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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 29th February, 2016)

Haigh


Haigh
Lower Plantations.

Photo: David  (Canon PowerShot G15)
Views: 3,680

Comment by: Garry on 29th February 2016 at 00:00

Nice one.

Comment by: Ken R on 29th February 2016 at 01:56

Great picture David, brings back lots of memories.

Comment by: JJP on 29th February 2016 at 07:17

David, lovely photograph another good shot, thanks. But why do we see so many people looking down at their mobiles these days, the chap doesn't appear to be taking advantage of such a beautiful walk, more interested in texting I guess. Don't you just find it annoying when someone walks straight into you because they are not looking where they are going, enjoy the walk young chap !.

Comment by: Alex on 29th February 2016 at 07:47

I first thought it was Borsdane wood. Both lovely.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th February 2016 at 08:03

Perhaps the couple are lost and using the GPS or whatever its called....can you get lost at Haigh ?!
That said it's a great photo.

Comment by: Vb on 29th February 2016 at 08:29

This photo is crying out to be painted! A lovely composition triggering lovely memories. Walking from the Greenough St end and passing stone steps and a high stone wall. Then open ground passing the 'Camel's Hump ' and crossing the Yellow Brook we would then turn right and come onto the tractor's path and walk to Haigh Hall! I hope you are in the woods David with your camera when the bluebells are in bloom! Thank you for a great picture.

Comment by: AB on 29th February 2016 at 08:53

Pleasing to see trees that are not choked by ivy. Picture that revives memories for many of us.

Comment by: Garry on 29th February 2016 at 09:04

When you stop at traffic lights or a junction, look in your rear view mirror, you'll almost guarantee someone (mainly younger persons) will be on the phone or texting.
And most of the time it's unimportant ie what's for tea!
I've always said this, anyone stopped by the police for useing the phone whilst driving should be find a £1,000 and six points, that should stop um, because end of the day, their not learning.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 29th February 2016 at 09:47

Captured the misty morning atmosphere very nicely,most enjoyable, thanks David.JJP he should be paying attention to his two companions perhaps.

Comment by: Aubrey on 29th February 2016 at 09:48

Bang on JJP in everything you state about mobile phones.
David a really good photo.

Comment by: Johnny on 29th February 2016 at 10:00

There was a time, on a summers day, I'd be in those woods with some female companion!!

Comment by: Anne on 29th February 2016 at 10:48

Looking at his mobile could be he has seen something interesting and wants to find out more.... Then maybe not.
Good, piccy caught the atmosphere of the day.

Comment by: Carolaen on 29th February 2016 at 10:51

JJP. Absolutely and its the same the world over. We have lived in Somerset for many years and near us is a Garden centre that has a fabulous ice rink in the winter. About 3 years ago we were down there. At a table near us was a family of 5 (Mum and dad in their late 40s) a teenage boy and girl and a boy about 10. When we arrived they sat at a table all busy on their individual devices/phones. We were there for nearly an hour and in that time none of the family looked up, got a drink, went skating or even spoke to each other - just twiddled in silence on their mobiles. When we left they were still just sat there and I thought why do they bother going out. They could just sit at home and do what they do. Eh ho ! as we used to say.

Comment by: John Morris on 29th February 2016 at 12:21

Good photo David. With regard to texting; I was speaking to one of the salesmen in the Vodaphone shop about how you see a group of young people texting and not talking to each other. He said he thinks of them as the lost generation....and he is selling mobile phones.

Comment by: Henry7 on 29th February 2016 at 14:04

Great photo. Agree with all the comments about mobile phones, it's like an addiction these days. When I walk the dog in the countryside people are walking their dogs and pushing their babies whilst using their mobiles, why don't they take in the scenery instead of concentrating on some vacuous message. I agree with Gary regarding using mobiles when driving, I think it should be an immediate ban. If they want to put their own lives at risk that's up to them but don't endanger other peoples lives.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 29th February 2016 at 17:47

Lovely shot David!

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 29th February 2016 at 20:32

Like it. It has the mood, colours and light well balanced.

Comment by: David on 1st March 2016 at 22:42

Thanks :)
Vb, yes I'll be out and about when the bluebells are in bloom.

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