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Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 6th January, 2021)

Lock No2


Lock No2
Lock No2 on the canal near Lockgate Place near Poolstock. A cold misty afternoon on 30th December 2020.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T4 : 16-55mm F/2.8 )
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Comment by: Frederick Cunliffe on 6th January 2021 at 06:49

Excellent photo Dave, thanks for the memories!

Comment by: Garry on 6th January 2021 at 07:14

Another great example of your beautiful skills Dave, looks almost colour and half B/W.
Thank you.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 6th January 2021 at 07:37

That is a really good image Dave, almost monochrome but not. The green growth on the lock gates brings the whole into sharp focus. Excellent.

Comment by: Gary on 6th January 2021 at 08:23

If we had a photo of the year competition for 2021 I suspect we'd be already looking at the winner.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th January 2021 at 08:47

True to life , some days are less colourful and grim. But there's a beauty in the landscape all the same.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 6th January 2021 at 09:16

"A misty, moisty morning" in Winter but the greenery makes me think of Spring. A really lovely photo which somehow takes me back to childhood when the cold weather didn't bother me!

Comment by: Arthur on 6th January 2021 at 10:32

Not be long now before Nature wakes up.
If there were a contest for the best photo in terms of quality and positional shots, you'd be looking at this man whose has taken this superb photo.

Comment by: Alan on 6th January 2021 at 10:37

Dave's photos stand out more than all the rest, always different.
Great Winter photo.

Comment by: Wiganer on 6th January 2021 at 11:16

All my daffodils and crocus bulbs are shooting up, quite alarmingly.
The climate is really changing.
Excellent photo of Winter.

Comment by: Mick on 6th January 2021 at 11:22

I agree with you Arthur & Gary, If there were a contest for the best photo in terms of quality and positional shots, you'd be looking at this man Dave Oy Green.
But then again if there were a contest on whos got best camera and who best at touching up a photo, Dave Oy Green would win that as well.
But seriously do you not think some of these over praising comments on Pads you just might put of some of the point a shoot amateur photographers off from sending in their efforts

Comment by: Tommy T on 6th January 2021 at 11:39

You wouldn't last long if you fell into that water, this frost seems to be sinking deep into my old bones.
Another goodun from oy.

Comment by: Gill on 6th January 2021 at 11:51

Lovely photo Dave, I agree with all the comments above. Looks like you've even captured a gull coming in over the canal.

Comment by: Arthur on 6th January 2021 at 12:21

On the contrary Mick, others would be inspired by Dave Oy's photos on P-a-d. No one in a million years would be put off by these comments witch are all justified.
The problem with you Mick is you say things before you disengage your brain. Come on, give credit where its due.

Comment by: Arthur on 6th January 2021 at 12:36

Wrong Mick, everybody amateur or professional clickers gets plenty praise
for their photos on here. Your one of the top critics on p a d by the way.

Comment by: Garry on 6th January 2021 at 12:45

What would put people off from taking photos is people like you Mick.
You've said some horrible things and comments in the past.

Comment by: Mick on 6th January 2021 at 13:55

No Arthur trouble with me is I tell the truth and Ive already said I agree with you that it is a good one.
Others might be inspired by Dave Oy's photos but how many can afford a top notch camera like Dave uses

Comment by: DTease on 6th January 2021 at 14:08

It doesn’t seem to put you off pointing and shooting Mick.

Comment by: Beryl on 6th January 2021 at 14:18

Very atmospheric, would particularly look good as cover of a murder mystery

Comment by: Wiganer on 6th January 2021 at 15:11

You say you tell the truth Mick, well how do you know Dave's photos be touched up, your prity sure it has.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th January 2021 at 15:47

Mick is loving all this interaction....he's becoming an expert at it.

Comment by: Janette on 6th January 2021 at 16:31

Brill photo,it looks absolutely freezing !

Comment by: James Hanson on 6th January 2021 at 17:15

Yes Dave, no Dave, three bags full, Dave. L.M.H.O. at you lot.

Comment by: Edna on 6th January 2021 at 18:04

Whooo!! This looks eerie, But really good winter photo Dave.Like it.

Comment by: David on 6th January 2021 at 19:53

Cool symmetry. I've never been down that bit of the canal. Must go and have a toot one of these days

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 6th January 2021 at 20:21

Thanks folks. As for "Touching up" my photos... of course I do. I do the same things digitally that used to happen in the darkroom. Dodge and burn, contrast adjustments, exposure adjustments etc. In the same way that I like to polish my car to make it look its best - I polish my photos to make them look their best too. #notsorry

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 6th January 2021 at 20:58

Watch out.

Comment by: Frank Orrell on 6th January 2021 at 22:13

Dave is a professional photographer and his pictures always reflect his skill. Whatever the standard or ability of contributors to wiganworld they are memories for a lot of people and a great archive of these memories will be there for future generations.

Comment by: Mick on 6th January 2021 at 22:38

I thanks for pointing that out Dave, have you not found it easier to go to the car wash to keep your car shiny, that what I do.

Comment by: Jed Powers on 7th January 2021 at 00:28

Dave would have done a great job at the old evening post, the photos at that paper were as though they were taken in fog even on bright summer's days.
Lol.

Comment by: Frank Orrell on 7th January 2021 at 10:04

Jed, I worked as a photographer at the Post and Chronicle for many years and the pictures taken by the lads there were of excellent quality. It was the reproduction of the images in the poor quality of newsprint that caused the fog as you called it. I've read this comment many times in wiganworld over the years about the Wigan Observer pictures being a lot better but their photographers were lucky that they had the top of the range web offset reproduction method.

Comment by: Colin Harlow. on 7th January 2021 at 13:31

When the Evening Post & Chronicle set up their printing and publishing plant at Brock Mill in 1965, all the printing equipment were used/second hand, even the building had to be converted to a printing house.
When the Wigan Observer moved from Rowbottom Square to new premises at Woods street, everything was brand new the building and new printing press and all the other ancillarys nothing could be used or saved from Rowbottom Square.
The Wigan Observer at the time had all the very latest technology in newspaper production. Frank is absolutely right about about the Evening Post equipment, it was totally out of date against web offset production. The was a photographer at the old Wigan Observer and his name was Jimmy Blackburn, he was always annoyed about his photos having the faded fog look.
When the Wigan Observer and Post amalgamated in the 1980s and moved to Martland Mill, both papers had the same technology the photos B/W or Colour were breathtaking. Frank is spot on about the Evening papers equipment, but served its purpose.
Loveley photo Dave.

Comment by: Mick on 7th January 2021 at 13:47

Frank when I was working in the North Sea my dad use to send me the Wigan observer, and I remember the lads who I worked with were always amazed at the quality of the print and photos.
Frank when me and you was watching the attempted rescue of the driver from the M6 viaduct crash, wasn't you working for the Observer and the photographer on the other side of the Dougie was the Evening post

Comment by: Frank Orrell on 7th January 2021 at 16:12

Thanks Colin for your comments. Mick, I was working for the Wigan Observer at the time of the M6 viaduct incident in 1986 and Brian McAuley was there for the Wigan Evening Post. Like Colin said the two Wigan papers amalgamated in the early 1980s when I was working for the Post and Chronicle. Then shortly after the Post and Chronicle became the Wigan Evening Post and separated again. Then would you believe it the two papers amalgamated again in the mid 1990s. At some point along the way the company also acquired the Reporter group and also brought out the Wigan Leader. So at that juncture us photographers were working for four papers and expected to turn out four different pictures from every job. Sorry if all this seems a bit confusing but imagine how we felt.

Comment by: Jed Powers on 7th January 2021 at 16:13

Fair comment Colin, I didn't know that. I thought both wigan papers was printed on the same machine.

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