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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 21st October, 2013)

College Avenue


College Avenue
College Avenue - between Wigan Town Hall on the right and Wigan Life Centre South on the left. A 5 shot bracketed HDR image :-)

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D800 with Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 AF-S G )
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Comment by: Ken R on 21st October 2013 at 00:04

Where is Spiderman???

Comment by: John H on 21st October 2013 at 01:28

Fantastic shot!!! brilliant, this photograph is perfection at its best. I love the converging lines [vertical buildings on both sides] The dramatic sky, a beautiful shot, I love it

Comment by: kath on 21st October 2013 at 06:45

I noticed this on my recent visit. I think they've done great job of brightening up the area.I love the sky too.

Comment by: Mags on 21st October 2013 at 07:09

I like the two types of architecture , they complement each other well. Another great picture

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 21st October 2013 at 07:14

Your very interesting photo, Dave, got me thinking about the changes to College Avenue in my lifetime.
On the left used to be the old baths and the Pavilion (which was a skating rink before a cinema, see :-
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/40054 ). Both were demolished to make way for the International Pool (see:-http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5312 ) which was then demolished to make way for this Wigan Life Centre South.
The building on the right hasn`t changed externally - just it`s purpose; from being Wigan and District Mining and Technical College to Wigan Town Hall.
Look in Album, Places, Baths also Wigan Baths.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 21st October 2013 at 07:15

Wow! This is a beautifully idealised image, like painting with a camera. Yet everything is there honestly, from the sunbeams to the wet flags, straight lines really straight and the colour is what you know is there if you stop to look. Thank you, Dave.

Comment by: Mick on 21st October 2013 at 08:14

I wonder whats that police car doing there.

Comment by: Helen on 21st October 2013 at 08:23

A great photo !

Comment by: Harry C. on 21st October 2013 at 08:34

That's impressive Dave, I keep trying HDR but can't quite get it right.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 21st October 2013 at 08:43

Occasionally they get it right,Dave and your photo illustrates this to their credit.

Comment by: Jod on 21st October 2013 at 09:54

Great shot Dave!
Great lead-in lines, good HDR treatment to emphasise the colours, and a dramatic sky with 'God Rays' to boot!!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st October 2013 at 10:18

AWESOME......Cheers!!!

Comment by: twitter on 21st October 2013 at 11:18

best ever , well done dave.

Comment by: Cyril on 21st October 2013 at 11:38

Is that Hayley in her red anorak.

That is very ominous sign, a black cloud hanging over the town hall.

Comment by: Maureen on 21st October 2013 at 11:44

Brilliant shot Dave,but where were you to get this photo.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 21st October 2013 at 12:57

Thanks all :)

I was on top of the multi story car park on Millgate.

Comment by: Janice on 21st October 2013 at 13:31

John H and Robin Leigh have said it all. Superb image Dave. Harry C, don't know if you have the software for HDR or not but have a look at Photomatix. You can use bracketed or single shots. HDRsoft.com

Comment by: Jenny on 21st October 2013 at 14:19

Fabulous! Best pod in a while. Thanks Oy.

Comment by: linma on 21st October 2013 at 14:28

Mick - he's probably nipped into the cafe across the road to get a bacon butty for his breakfast.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 21st October 2013 at 14:50

Brilliant Dave.last time i saw this street view ,they were just starting on the demolition of what stood there before ,they have done a good job .

Nearly forgot to mention the sky....
WOW !!

Comment by: mac on 21st October 2013 at 15:14

Fabulous the best ever on PAD.

Comment by: baz on 21st October 2013 at 15:15

if you notice the lad with the red top stud on top of the wall (looking at the police car hummm I wounder...

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 21st October 2013 at 19:08

Interesting effect with the glass fronted building on the left, where it appears it is transparent; particularly with the skyline continuing off to the left:
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Nice to see Billinge Hill (-ish) on a photo of the town centre!

Comment by: Garry on 21st October 2013 at 19:37

mmm another with fake colours added. I;m not into them tricks. Straight genuine shots for me.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 21st October 2013 at 22:24

Dave; Re your 25th April 2010 P-a-D; look at your comment on 17th April at 08:59 in reply to mine of 16th April at 23:13.

Comment by: Ron D on 21st October 2013 at 22:45

Fine verticals and perspective. .Good photography. Splendid.

Comment by: Chuck Turner on 22nd October 2013 at 02:03

Looks like a stage set with perfect lighting. I guess Shakespeare was right after all.

Comment by: Ellen on 22nd October 2013 at 02:42

I left it too late; everything has been said!
...However, I just LOVE the sky!

Comment by: Harry C. on 22nd October 2013 at 08:52

Thanks Janice.

Comment by: David Barker on 24th October 2013 at 21:57

Excellent photo Dave,everything just perrrrrfect.

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