Photo-a-Day (Monday, 21st October, 2013)
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Nikon D800 with Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 AF-S G )
Where is Spiderman???
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
I noticed this on my recent visit. I think they've done great job of brightening up the area.I love the sky too.
I like the two types of architecture , they complement each other well. Another great picture
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.
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.
I wonder whats that police car doing there.
A great photo !
That's impressive Dave, I keep trying HDR but can't quite get it right.
Occasionally they get it right,Dave and your photo illustrates this to their credit.
Great shot Dave!
Great lead-in lines, good HDR treatment to emphasise the colours, and a dramatic sky with 'God Rays' to boot!!
best ever , well done dave.
Is that Hayley in her red anorak.
That is very ominous sign, a black cloud hanging over the town hall.
Brilliant shot Dave,but where were you to get this photo.
Thanks all :)
I was on top of the multi story car park on Millgate.
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
Fabulous! Best pod in a while. Thanks Oy.
Mick - he's probably nipped into the cafe across the road to get a bacon butty for his breakfast.
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....
Fabulous the best ever on PAD.
if you notice the lad with the red top stud on top of the wall (looking at the police car hummm I wounder...
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:
Nice to see Billinge Hill (-ish) on a photo of the town centre!
mmm another with fake colours added. I;m not into them tricks. Straight genuine shots for me.
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.
Fine verticals and perspective. .Good photography. Splendid.
Looks like a stage set with perfect lighting. I guess Shakespeare was right after all.
I left it too late; everything has been said!
...However, I just LOVE the sky!
Excellent photo Dave,everything just perrrrrfect.