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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 11th June, 2014)

View from St Wilf's


View from St Wilf's
The steeplejack's view of Standish Market Place.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
Views: 3,750

Comment by: Rev David Long on 11th June 2014 at 08:27

Please note - this is the steeplejack's view - but seen through the lens of my camera. He, Richard Thompson, took my camera up to the top of the spire to take shots of the view from up there for a calendar I'm putting together for St Wilfrid's.
I didn't ask if I could take the shots myself - although I did go up St Catharine's spire last February (see P-a-D for 24/2/13), that was a climb up scaffolding ladders - not an open, almost vertical, single stage climb. I don't think I would have got H&S clearance for it anyway.
I'm told someone took similar shots when work was last carried out on the spire. It would be good to root them out.

Comment by: kath on 11th June 2014 at 09:21

great shot. It makes me feel dizzy! Some flowers in the empty beds would be nice!

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th June 2014 at 09:37

Love it! I like Standish but never thought I'd see it from this angle.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 11th June 2014 at 09:45

Fantastic,looking forward to more !

Comment by: Lizziedownunder on 11th June 2014 at 11:24

Too high for me....but a great shot.... cheers!!

Comment by: JP on 11th June 2014 at 17:38

Did nothing for me, sorry.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 11th June 2014 at 18:03

Terrific shot, Rev. Well done to Richard also.

You can make a panorama print from two or three shots 'stitched' together.

This would look fantastic.

Looking forward to your other shots from the spire.

Comment by: Nev Buchanan on 11th June 2014 at 20:21

David, does Steve Bradburn not have the last set of photos taken when the spire was scaffolded?

Comment by: Patrick on 12th June 2014 at 01:05

Great shot! although it definitely makes me feel queezy if I look too long

Comment by: Paul on 12th June 2014 at 06:48

A simple photograph that will become an important photograph in years to come. I cycle on that road most weekday mornings. 'Record' images that simply capture a place as it is, will always have long term interest.

Comment by: alan lad on 12th June 2014 at 20:03

Another belter.

Comment by: Mick on 14th June 2014 at 18:57

Nuns at St Maries used to tell me that when Im on my way up to heaven that would be the view I would get.

But from the other church.

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