Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 10th October, 2021)
Plenty of greenery there.
Another good un Dennis. I bet Mick's house is hidden behind some bush or other, or it's just off camera
I can see ASDA and a bit of Wales
Dennis I don't think that is taken from school lane Haigh across Wigan with asda in the foreground and winter hill in the background
Joe Bloggs, that is Billinge Hiall in the background.
You’re looking the wrong way Joe, those are the Mountains of Wales in the background.
The church just above the foreground trees looks to be Saint Marks on the A571.
A good panorama Dennis.
p.s. the group of houses on the very edge of the right is where my house is although mine is just off picture.
I recognise the Welsh Mountains, I see them every day from my bedroom window. A lovely sight especially with the cloud formations above them.
I see the back of Shevington blue club from my bedroom window, where they keep the bins and the empties.
Get some great sunset shots from there Dennis, excellent photo plenty to look at, a good test shot for the D7500.
That's a brilliant shot Dennis, much appreciated.
Mick, can you put us all out of our misery & post a pic of your house in Shevington please ....preferably a pic without a tree, bush, bus, dustcart...in the way !
Dennis, that's a good telephoto lens you have for I think the 2 white chimneys in the distant LHS are part of the UPM paper mill on the Deeside Industrial Estate Flintshire and the mound behind them could be Moel Famau Mountain & the Clwydian Range. If you climb Moel Famau and look east you can see Winter Hill and the Wigan area
It is a wonderful scenic photo, I initially thought the chimneys were at Fiddlers Ferry, I know the cooling towers could be seen and where an iconic landmark as were the ones at Westwood, now all demolished. On frosty winter mornings it often looked as though there was a large fire burning in the distance, though it was just clouds of billowing steam rising from the eight cooling towers.
If anyone is interested in Wigan Casino 1970s and 80s, tune into TPTV next Sunday 17th October. Documentary film about Northern Soul.
Keep on Burning: The Story of Northern Soul (2012) on Sunday at 2.10pm. In 1970s, the Wigan Casino was home to a music phenomenon which became known as Northern Soul. This documentary looks back at the music and the people involved. Casino owner, Russ Winstanley and DJ Tony Blackburn are among those interviewed.
Helen of Troy, not all the comments from Mick are actually being made by me.
I'd have thought the chimneys are nearer than Deeside - I think they're on the Pilkingtons' Greengates works in St Helens.
Looks like you're spot on there David. https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6103815