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Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 1st November, 2018)

The Orwell


The Orwell
Wigan Pier.

Photo: Paul Harris  (Nikon d500 18-55mm kit lens 100iso and f18)
Views: 2,411

Comment by: ALBERT parr on 1st November 2018 at 06:35

THIS IS THE BEST PIC.I HAVE SEEN' OF wigan PIER

Comment by: Essex Girl on 1st November 2018 at 07:20

Great photo to wake up to. Love the colours so dramatic! Wigan pier at its best.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st November 2018 at 07:33

That is a stunning image. I am truely impressed !

Comment by: JJP on 1st November 2018 at 07:36

I agree with ALBERT parr !! Well done Paul its a fantastic photo !

Comment by: Ron D on 1st November 2018 at 07:48

Superb a belter

Comment by: Maureen on 1st November 2018 at 07:50

Paul...that is just a beautiful shot.,no other word for it.

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st November 2018 at 08:16

I agree with Albert. Very atmospheric! I feel like putting my scarf and gloves on, so well does it give aa sense of chill!

Comment by: Fred Mason on 1st November 2018 at 08:16

THAT is a stunning shot of the canal and Pier.

Well done, Paul.

Comment by: Poet on 1st November 2018 at 08:32

HAVEN

Greetings Boatman
Of the deepening dusk,
I am the ochre window bleeding light
Like Sirius in the western sky!
Guiding the traveller in from Leeds.
Tie up and supper with me this night
There's plenty of pie and ale to be had.
The tall ships lie straight ahead
By the first morning light.

Comment by: Kathleen Pressey on 1st November 2018 at 08:47

This must be one of the best photos of Wigan Pier that I have ever seen!

Comment by: Veronica on 1st November 2018 at 08:55

Wigan Pier at its best - a romantic image if ever there was!

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 1st November 2018 at 09:30

Very nice pic Paul. Slow shutter from the F/18 smoothing the water out nicely.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st November 2018 at 09:44

And I am very impressed by Poets verse too !

Comment by: Anne on 1st November 2018 at 09:47

Isn't that just perfect.

Comment by: Mick on 1st November 2018 at 10:05

Im afraid I have to disagree with you PAD experts, because Ive seen far better photos taken of Wigan Pier reflections by Dave Oy Green, were you wouldnt know which way is the right way up

Comment by: Mortarmillbill on 1st November 2018 at 10:39

Despite what moaning Mick says I agree with everyone else that this is a belting photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st November 2018 at 10:48

For God's sake give credit where it's due!

Comment by: Philip G. on 1st November 2018 at 12:04

Steady on, Michael: Water reflections are always a couple of tones darker than the object being reflected and, as such, are easily discernible from the object . . . .
Paul. A smashing Photo'.

A boatman's view of pearly greys
And ageing-building's, meet,
Come steady heave of billowed sails
From heaven's rolling Fleet.

Comment by: Paul Harris on 1st November 2018 at 12:10

Thank you all so much for you lovely and kind comments.

As for Mick, I hope I can one day reach those loft heights of your expectations.
Photography is a journey and I'm enjoying learning it.

Comment by: britboy on 1st November 2018 at 12:34

Pictures of Wigan Peir always draw me back to my home town, none more so than this exception photograph.

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st November 2018 at 12:44

How did we all know you were going to say that, Mick? Great minds think alike, that's why.

Comment by: britboy on 1st November 2018 at 12:45

Poet...with your permission I would like to send your poem to a friend, only with your permission.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st November 2018 at 12:53

I am no expert Mick but I know a good thing when I see it.

Comment by: Poet on 1st November 2018 at 13:02

Britboy please feel free . I'm most flattered. Kind regards.

Comment by: britboy on 1st November 2018 at 13:08

Comment by britboy on 1st November 2018 at 12:34
Corrected version... :-o

Pictures of Wigan Pier always draw me back to my home town, none more so than this exceptional photograph.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st November 2018 at 13:11

How noble of you Paul - I hope you send more examples of your obvious talent for photography. The picture is like a breath of fresh air- don't let anyone put you off!

Comment by: Maurice Tyrer on 1st November 2018 at 15:24

It's a superb image,well done,Mick post a load of rubbish,and too much of it.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 1st November 2018 at 16:39

Yes, it is a brilliant photo,the colours are reflected beautifully.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 1st November 2018 at 16:52

Fantastic photograph . Welcome back Poet.

Comment by: Pat McC on 1st November 2018 at 16:57

Everyone has already said it; it’s absolutely blooming beautiful. Like you Irene, it makes me want to reach for my gloves and scarf!
Glorious photograph Paul, and with Poet’s poem to complement it, it’s just perfect. Thank you.

Comment by: Ken R on 1st November 2018 at 18:36

Good shot, but beware the
Devil Sky.

Comment by: B Bradshaw on 1st November 2018 at 19:09

BRILLIANT, 11 out of ten.

Comment by: Philip G. on 1st November 2018 at 20:13

Poet.
I like your verse, and in particular the easy shift from Leeds to Liverpool, while the 'sentinelesque' opening line couldn't have been more welcoming.

Comment by: Beryl on 1st November 2018 at 20:17

Wow! what a dramatic picture - excellent shot

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