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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 4th January, 2014)

Touch the foot


Touch the foot
Tradition continues in Mesnes Park.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X100)
Views: 3,843

Comment by: Jim on 4th January 2014 at 00:04

Excellent photo, looks beltin in monochrome.

Comment by: kath on 4th January 2014 at 07:00

I wish......

Comment by: Harry C. on 4th January 2014 at 08:16

Mesnes Park is coming back to life and becoming popular again, let's hope the vandals etc. keep away. Nice pic again, prefer colour personally though.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 4th January 2014 at 09:00

Family Tradition.....very nice Dave...cheers!!!

Comment by: Anne on 4th January 2014 at 10:22

Who is the young lady?
Once again super pic.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 4th January 2014 at 10:45

Anne: That's my eldest daughter - visiting home for Xmas :)

Comment by: Garry on 4th January 2014 at 11:09

Touched it's foot many times, done nowt for me! Why black and white?? colour brings photos to life! BW went out along with BW TVs years ago.

Comment by: Jod on 4th January 2014 at 12:21

Great processing in this shot, Dave!
Garry, your uninformed comments show you up again. Any photographer, whether favouring colour or black and white, will tell you that images in the latter teach you about lines, patterns, composition and technique.
Dave is most certainly an expert in his field, and you would do well to be less critical!

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 4th January 2014 at 12:36

For me the composition was all about the triangle formed by the statue, my daughter, and her shadow.

As for the black and white - I like it. No other justification needed :)

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 4th January 2014 at 12:52

Excellant photo. Brings back lots of happy memories. Agree with all the above comments about how good he picture is.

Comment by: Pat on 4th January 2014 at 13:33

Oh happy memories of the magic shoe, polished by myself, as a youngster, then my children, and now by my grandchildren!

Comment by: christine bishop on 4th January 2014 at 15:41

good picture ,well done

Comment by: Garry on 4th January 2014 at 15:53

Don't understand jod's comments..but he understood mine.
IT'S a matter of opinions, all I'm saying is I personally prefer Colour as apposed to BW.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 4th January 2014 at 16:11

Has he had a new shoe since I last gave it a rub.

Comment by: Mick on 4th January 2014 at 17:52

You can make a wish by proxy if you watch this video.

http://youtu.be/kPCvPY4fDMo

Comment by: jill on 4th January 2014 at 18:14

Rhubarb!

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 4th January 2014 at 18:22

I'm with Garry on this one, it would have been much better in colour.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 4th January 2014 at 18:27

Garry, I agree a lot with your comments about "colour bringing life to a picture" see:
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=22487&gallery=Ashton&offset=80
and then:
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=22515&gallery=Ashton&offset=80
to see what I mean.

However, sometimes colour can be distracting when the "life" (and, dare I say it? - "the soul") of the picture is represented by such things as form, shape, contrast, texture and other aspects expressed by Jod, IMHO.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 4th January 2014 at 21:14

There`s that man again! brilliant picture Dave..brings back so many happy childhood memories.

Comment by: Michael Collier on 4th January 2014 at 23:33

Nice shot Brian as for b/w some shots look better in b/w and this is one of them as long as your happy with it that's all that matters.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 5th January 2014 at 09:24

Jean; About whom are you referring? Are you dry in Mach.?
Neil; Not seen those photo`s before; there`s been many comments re b/w versus colour on previous P-a-D`s.

Comment by: Susan on 5th January 2014 at 12:35

Many, many years ago I too rubbed the famous foot. The week after I won £17 on the Pools Coupon. But then the week after that I got done for speeding..Just can't win! Lovely photo...

Comment by: Garry on 5th January 2014 at 13:28

Jean, don't listen to Ernest.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 5th January 2014 at 13:55

Yes Ernest, many comments re b/w, made some myself. Interestingly the argument for/against monochrome is complex; it's not ...er "Black and White"

Comment by: Roy H on 5th January 2014 at 14:46

You could never get a sky like that in monochrome.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 5th January 2014 at 14:54

Ernest,there`s only one man on the photo !
Yes we are dry in Mach,bad in Aber.


(thanks Gary!!)

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 5th January 2014 at 18:20

Thanks Jean; thought you were referring to a writer of a comment.
Roy H ??? It is in monochrome.

Comment by: Garry on 5th January 2014 at 20:43

Ernest you thought wrong AGAIN.

Comment by: christine on 19th January 2014 at 14:01

actually it's more atmospheric in black and white because during dark winter days that's how everything seems, and I don't know the first thing about photography!
It takes you back to the days when the park was a pleasure to walk in
I have given it a wide berth for years because of the unsavoury reputation it got.
Must start going back again though.

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