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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 10th June, 2020)

Gathurst Bridge


Gathurst Bridge
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Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,452

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 10th June 2020 at 00:12

Another good one Mick. Congrats!

Comment by: Mick on 10th June 2020 at 07:11

I pedaled under this bridge last night, it looked like there are new owners in the bungalow.

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th June 2020 at 08:07

You can almost feel the chill under the bridge followed by the welcome warmth as you walk forward into the sunlight. What a difference a bit of sunshine can make to a day.

Comment by: Pat McC on 10th June 2020 at 10:55

Scenes like this make me wish I could paint. A really summery scene - beautiful colours and reflections in the river make it look like a mirror.

I'm seriously thinking of getting a bike, having seen how well-travelled Mick is; the mileage he must covers and places seen.

Comment by: Stan on 10th June 2020 at 12:07

Pat McC he's nowt else do.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 10th June 2020 at 12:49

I remember seeing the grooves worn into the stone work under the bridge,on the corners, made, I presumed, by the constant rubbing of the horses ropes.

You mind yourself Mick, riding a bike along a canal towpath at night !

Comment by: Mick on 10th June 2020 at 13:11

Stan thats not quite true, I have a large 4 bedroom house and a garden to maintain.
Also its not just about pedaling miles and miles its matter of stopping to take some snaps and then the work involved in getting them from the camera to the computer and then sending them in to Wigan World.
And then theres the worry if you are going to be attacked again just for doing a bit for Wigan and the Wiganers around the world

Comment by: Veronica on 10th June 2020 at 14:12

You love it Mick... It's become your vocation in life.... Sometimes we are richer for it on PAD, sometimes not quite ... But you can't win 'em all, not with the two big O's about but they are professional...keep up the good work is what I say.. Despite your negative comments, sometimes there's a nugget of gold...besides we mustn't disappoint the ex-pats.

Comment by: Philip G. on 10th June 2020 at 14:15

Which is your favourite subject Mick, Plants Animals Buildings ...? And would that have been you that I spotted yesterday, when baling out a fish pond in a film of yours - I followed you through a couple (films, not ponds).

Comment by: Mick on 10th June 2020 at 15:19

Veronica Im not trying to win anything, but if I ever get bored going out I could spend more time sat at home touching up the snaps that I have taken to make them look better.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th June 2020 at 15:52

Mick ' touching up' is nothing but artifice.. And not your own work... Which you don't need to do.. Same with paintings! Go to Art classes instead... ;o))
Having said that you might get your ears boxed with teacher!

Comment by: Mick on 10th June 2020 at 19:03

Yes Phil it was me, and they are my feet having a paddle, I had just bought a new fish pond pump. and so far its doing a good job in keeping the water cleaner

Comment by: Philip G. on 10th June 2020 at 22:55

Thanks for your kind reply Mick.
And what a contrast by our recent Album paintings: Yours of lightning bolt and mine of mellow yellow.
Screwed the Cobalt Blue-Raw Umber mixes for all they were worth I did, skipping the more-vibrant French Ultramarine-Burnt Umber mixes entirely. And this smashing view from beneath Gathurst Bridge doesn't half remind me of Peter de Wint's 'Bridge over a Branch of the Wytham'. Take care.

Comment by: lynne on 11th June 2020 at 01:54

You peddled along the canal towpath, Mick? What if you'd have fallen in? It would have meant wasting the time of the emergency services and staff at the hospital. Very inconsiderate of you considering t the present situation.

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