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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 17th August, 2019)

Scotmans Flash Sunset

Scotmans Flash Sunset

Photo: Mike Lavin  (iPhone 7)
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Comment by: Veronica on 17th August 2019 at 07:52

The Midas touch at Sundown....I love the rolling clouds.

Comment by: Maureen on 17th August 2019 at 08:26

Just beautiful...thank you Mike.

Comment by: Gary on 17th August 2019 at 08:39

Excellent photo - ripples clearly defined.

Comment by: H.Nelson on 17th August 2019 at 08:43

I see no ships. Nice pic!

Comment by: kath on 17th August 2019 at 08:52

beautiful sky

Comment by: Philip G. on 17th August 2019 at 09:00

I remember the 'Flash, with such movement, on the day that my uncle landed a 2lb tench from beneath its high bank - A lovely fish it was, Mike. He'd set his float 'deep', and then fished on top of groundbait made from stale bread. A great Photo from yourself. Thanks.

Comment by: Poet on 17th August 2019 at 09:46

The gun metal clouds are majestic and the sun enamelled lake looks almost like a rippled sandy estuary at low tide.
A grand picture Mike.

Comment by: Eric on 17th August 2019 at 10:20

Loving the pic Lavino looks amazing wish I was there

Comment by: Pat McC on 17th August 2019 at 10:24

I lived in Wigan for 36 years and never saw this beautiful stretch of water. My loss.
I’ve always found the rippling sound of water so relaxing and now back home on the Pembrokeshire coast, I enjoy this daily.
Magnificent photo Mike, thank you.

Comment by: Maureen on 17th August 2019 at 11:11

Poet,your description is almost like music..lovely.

Comment by: Garry on 17th August 2019 at 13:12

Nice lovely photo Mike.

Comment by: FrW on 17th August 2019 at 15:41

The In-between both night and day,
Perhaps to kneel , perhaps to pray ,
The time when thoughts just run way ,
To a place we call our own

In that place we can be still ,
Bring back faces we truly will,
Children’s voices now unheard ,
have all gone silent without a word ,
They lie at home in safe warm beds
Their day complete their memories fed
Allowing dreams to unfold instead
a place only they can see .

So what this dream before me now ,
The waters edge is still somehow ,
There’s still some light but darkness too,
The In-between... a dream ....or true?

Comment by: Maureen on 17th August 2019 at 17:55

FrW..that's a beautiful poem..we have some very talented people on this forum.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 17th August 2019 at 20:56

Just a wonderful image !

Comment by: Anne on 17th August 2019 at 21:19

A beautiful blend of colours.
Well caught.

Comment by: Ken R on 17th August 2019 at 21:25

Great looking photo, gunmetal is surely the true description. The Sea Cadets used to have their boating excersiging here as well as some minor races. I enjoyed the big oars and especially the kayaks, good memories.
Walter Somers was our skip.

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