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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 25th April, 2009)

Time for a Chat

Time for a Chat
Taken at Gathurst Locks.

Photo: Dave Marsh  (Canon EOS 400D)
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Comment by: Mark Conroy on 25th April 2009 at 04:58

Always stop here to have a glug from my water bottle.
You've captured the moment Dave.

Comment by: Mick on 25th April 2009 at 05:56

Nice photo Dave.

I was talking to the woman who lives they lat week and she was telling me the house was originally built tp look over the old river Douglas lock.

Thats why you only the see the back of it from the canal.

Also the canal was built with only one lock at first the one closest to the railway the one next to the house came later when the Douglas lock stopped being used and the side bay window was added to the house.

Comment by: Dave on 25th April 2009 at 07:36

Mmm... lovely misty light, and the people make the shot. Nice one Dave :)

Comment by: harri on 25th April 2009 at 09:06

that is one nice photo good shot dave!!!!

Comment by: Ron D on 25th April 2009 at 09:29

Just brilliant . You can pass a scene hundreds of times with nothing to see, then A-Presto ,and the lighting, and everything is just there for the taking .Magic .

Comment by: Alan on 25th April 2009 at 15:52

Lovely colours. What filter did you use, Dave ?

Comment by: Harry C. on 25th April 2009 at 16:34

That's a nice a pic' I Haven't been there for years. Cheers H.

Comment by: Anna Blight on 25th April 2009 at 17:41

Very peaceful.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 25th April 2009 at 18:31

Thanks for your comments,Mark,Mick,Dave,harri,Ron D,Alan;the photo is raw without any filters and after more than 30 years of amateur clicking I have reached the stage when I can spot a good subject as it comes along.Do you remember the cottage further up by the weir, Mick.

Comment by: Mick on 25th April 2009 at 21:44

Yes Dave I remember the cottage and I remember the lad who live there walking in to the canal and drowning.

There was another cottage in between the Navi canal bridge and the viaduct railway bridge as well.

Then there was a white cottage almost underneath the viaduct on the dean wood side and even one up on a hill in the middle of dean wood.

Comment by: David Marsh on 25th April 2009 at 23:03

Thanks for all the information about this neck of the woods,Mick..and thanks to Anna,my daughter in Yorkshire who also tunes in to wiganworld.Take a stroll down there Harry C it's a lovely area that has changed little.

Comment by: Mick on 25th April 2009 at 23:34

Dave do you remember Gaffy Yard in Shevy ?

Comment by: winnie on 26th April 2009 at 20:41

what a lovely photo very pretty setting x

Comment by: A parr Aussie on 30th April 2009 at 03:11

Good,I dont need to add ,its all been said

Comment by: Anne on 1st July 2013 at 10:24

HVery reminiscent of a Constable painting.

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