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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 11th January, 2021)

Mist and Fog

Mist and Fog
Late afternoon in Winstanley Park.

Photo: Anne  (Leica C-Lux 3)
Views: 1,906

Comment by: Fred Mason on 11th January 2021 at 00:08

Stunning photo, Anne.

Great job.

Comment by: Jed Powers on 11th January 2021 at 00:38

I thought it was a photo in the old Post and Chronicle paper, mist and fog lol.
Seriously a really good photo Anne, is it late evening or early morning shot.

Comment by: Mick on 11th January 2021 at 08:18

Ive woke up to a similar miserable damp view up here in Shevy this morning, I can feel it in my bones.
So it will be a can of Mulligatawny soup and some well buttered toast sprinkled with white pepper for my dinner.

Comment by: Poet on 11th January 2021 at 09:04

January . The field smoking hard . Light fading . The crunch of boots in those crystalline carts tracks heading quickly home to throw a log on the fire . A fine winter picture Anne.

Comment by: Beryl on 11th January 2021 at 09:08

Wow Beautiful atmospheric photo Anne

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 11th January 2021 at 09:26

That is a lovely photo Anne, very atmospheric and quite spooky! I can see it as a cover for a mystery novel. Well done!

Comment by: DTease on 11th January 2021 at 09:32

Miserable and damp in Shevington Mick? I thought Shevington was where the roses bloomed all year round, the sun always smiles on the righteous and everyone gets free upside down pies from the Chippie?
A good scene well captured Anne.

Comment by: Maureen on 11th January 2021 at 09:38

Anne,that is a brilliant shot,good for you,let's have some more from you.x

Comment by: Veronica on 11th January 2021 at 09:46

That's a lovely shot of 'the remains of the day' ... well done!

Comment by: Gill on 11th January 2021 at 09:47

That's a beautiful photo Anne, thank you. Love the mist on the field with the sun breaking through, like the promise of a sunny day to come.

Comment by: Rubyshoes on 11th January 2021 at 10:43

I love looking at photo a day and do appreciate the lovely photos, although I rarely comment.
I am no photographer myself but have to say that's one fantastic photo.
Well done Anne.

Comment by: Jonno on 11th January 2021 at 10:48

DTease, you beat me to it re Mick and Shevvy !!!!
Very atmospheric photo Anne.

Comment by: Tommy T on 11th January 2021 at 11:53

There have been some good winter pic's on this year, keep them up and well done.

Comment by: Edna on 11th January 2021 at 12:07

Well done Anne, like Irene said, "quite spooky" but really good photo.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 11th January 2021 at 12:39

That is a seriously good photo Anne. I know its a winter scene but the poem '' seasons of mists '' come to mind. Poets words are a perfect match for your pic.

Comment by: Frank Orrell on 11th January 2021 at 14:56

The comments are right Anne, it is a well exposed and atmospheric picture. I think Jed "mist" his vocation, he should have been a newspaper critic.
I should think he knows by now the reason for the Post and Chronicle picture quality.
Talking of mist reminds me of the days in the 1960s/70s when we had more severe foggy weather and a stretch of the M6 became known as death valley. Drivers going south from fairly clear conditions in Standish would suddenly hit thick fog in the Douglas valley around Shevington and there were many bad crashes. We would attend some of these incidents to take pictures with police permission but it's almost impossible to get clear images in thick fog. I remember one photographer trying to take a photo of firemen with cutting gear working on a mangled car but, when he developed his film, there was hardly any detail on the negatives so he used special inks to draw outline on the printed picture of the uniforms' and helmets' buttons and badges. The picture ended up looking like a child's very bold drawing. I apologise if it seems callous of us photographers taking pictures at these sometimes tragic incidents but both the police and fire service were grateful for the pictures for their own investigations and records.

Comment by: Mick on 11th January 2021 at 15:36

Teasy the morning mist soon cleared and the temperature went up and dried up our damp street.
We dont get blooming rose through out the year, but the village location is just at the tail end of the gulf stream which blows up the Douglas valley so the climate is slightly better

Comment by: Rh on 11th January 2021 at 15:51

Spooky? Each to their own I suppose . This to me is like walking towards Heaven !
Anne , the colours , shades and textures you have captured are quite wonderful . Well Done .

Comment by: Veronica on 11th January 2021 at 18:15

Had I the Heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with silver and golden light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I , being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

W.B. Yeats
When I see a sky like the one above I'm reminded of one of my favourite poems.

Comment by: Mick on 11th January 2021 at 19:03

Frank in the 60s me and some mates were members of the AFS and on one bonfire night we where on duty.
It was a very foggy night and as we walked up Wallgate to catch the bus home home we could hear the fire engines turning out, we got to the bus station and found out the buses wernt running so we tried the trains, got a train which only went to Gathurst because of the thick fog.
Walking up Gathust lane we could here wagons piling into each other on the M6 so we went to look from the golf course footbridge but couldnt see much, we could only hear the sounds of more crashes.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 11th January 2021 at 19:09

A lovely atmospheric shot - well done Anne :)

Comment by: AnneJqnyl on 11th January 2021 at 21:27

Thank you everybody for such lovely comments.
I'm wondering if I am the lone female piccy poster of late, if so, come on girls join in, give the lads some competition. No need for a camera these days, phones give good results.

Comment by: John Walsh's Mate on 11th January 2021 at 22:31

They're after t'negative.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 11th January 2021 at 22:36

Sadly my phone only does calls and texts, Anne, though it has a timer to boil my morning egg and an alarm if I need to get up early! I'm afraid that is its limits but I love to see other people's photos and yours today was beautiful. Dolly dear, (Veronica), did you ever watch Sex, Chips and Rock and Roll on tv, where W. B. Yeats's lovely poem is quoted? (Of course it isn't Brief Encounter, my dear, but one has to compromise in this day and age!). Laura. xx
Anne..... you must think I'm potty, but Veronica and I sometimes have a little "Brief Encounter Moment" on photo-a-day. It's just a little joke between us and we would never distract from people commenting on the photos!

Comment by: DTease on 12th January 2021 at 08:04

Dear Irene, my phone has a timer as well. I put my egg on my phone 24hours ago and it still hasn’t boiled, what am I doing wrong?
Regards DTease.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th January 2021 at 09:09

Photography isn't my forte , I leave it to those who can. Although having an iPad should allow me to - my hands shake too much! I agree Laura dear, stuck in a time warp on that station with the clock..;o))

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 12th January 2021 at 09:10

You need an egg from the coot on today's. (Tuesday's), p-a-d, wouldn't dare fail to boil!

Comment by: Edna on 12th January 2021 at 12:49

Irene, I love you and Veronica's " Brief Encounter" moments. I am sure people don't mind.We need a bit of banter between friends, now and again.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th January 2021 at 15:25

Don't encourage us Edna! WW 111 might erupt.

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