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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 10th December, 2023)

Helicopter and Frozen Fields

Helicopter and Frozen Fields
The pilot would have good views on this wintery morning in Langtree .

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
Views: 1,538

Comment by: Garry on 10th December 2023 at 01:48

A Winter's day enhanced by a Black and White photo.
Great shot Poet.
Black and White photographs do have a place and this shot says it all.

Comment by: Alan, in Canada on 10th December 2023 at 02:13

Nice pic, but the writing on the side of the helicopter is a bit too small to read. And, Helen of Troy, thank you for your greeting on yesterday's photo. Happy Christmas to you also !

Comment by: PeterP on 10th December 2023 at 07:23

The landscape looks inviting even with the photo being in B/W. At 1st glance I did not spot the helicopter I thought I had a smudge on my laptop screen(HaHa) Who needs to travel a distance with scenes like this on your doorstep.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 10th December 2023 at 08:16

I knew that was one of yours as I scrolled up the photo Poet. A bleak & cold looking wintery landscape but a wonderful image.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 10th December 2023 at 09:23

Good photo Poet, but makes me glad I'm at home....brrrrrr!! I'm not a Winter person.

Comment by: Arthur on 10th December 2023 at 09:24

A Black and White photo is perfect for a Winters day, cold and dark days ahead.
A good choice.

Comment by: Gary on 10th December 2023 at 09:37

Colour may be nearer to reality - not always, it depends on the lens and the type of film or i/t used - but black & white is aesthetically clearer and conveys atmosphere.
Excellent portrait Poet.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 10th December 2023 at 10:23

Lovely picture Poet. There is something about a black and white picture that enhances certain photographs and this is one of them.
I see this scene often taking the bus from Standish to Chorley and never tire of it whatever the season.
Once you have passed that final row of houses on the the right on Preston Road the view is amazing over the fields all the way to Haigh and Rivington beyond. As well as the helicopter I can see glimpse of the tall chimney on Bradley Hall Industrial Estate to the right.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 10th December 2023 at 10:42

It'll be Barretts looking for a building plot

Comment by: Veronica on 10th December 2023 at 12:03

It does look inviting to go for a walk ..’the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak’ in my case with teeth chattering! I hope the pilot isn’t scouting for fresh fields Syd Smith. Leave our fields alone I say..

Comment by: Poet on 10th December 2023 at 12:15

The track over to Hic Bibi had become wet and muddy after so much rain but this sudden cold snap has made it iron hard and walkable again .
There was something a bit eerie about the noise of the helicopter .
Everything was so still and silent until it came , it's loud clattering seemed alien , like some Invader in the frigid air .
For a few minutes it took over the world . It was the only sound , the only thing moving .
Then it disappeared into someone else's sky , and here all was deadly quiet again .

Thanks for the kind comments . I'm pleased you like the picture , and all the best .

Comment by: Garry on 10th December 2023 at 12:37

Every time I look at this brilliant photo, I have to put more coal on the fire, and open a bottle of sherry.

Comment by: Sandra on 10th December 2023 at 13:04

Love the photo Poet, a Winters tail. B/W brings the photo to life.
Bet your living room looks cosy Garry, a real Christmas spirit.
The coal fire and sherry when it's freezing outside. Would remind me of the 1960s.

Comment by: Sandra on 10th December 2023 at 16:22

Winters tale. Sorry.

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