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

Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 4th February, 2021)

Night Lights


Night Lights
The M6 Motorway from an evening walk up the hill to Windy Arbour.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T4 : 16-55mm F/2.8 )
Views: 1,988

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 4th February 2021 at 00:03

Amazing! I am not usually up late enough to see photo-a-day change from one photo to another. Fabulous photo.

Comment by: Maureen on 4th February 2021 at 09:37

How did I know it was Daves photo before I even saw his name....just brilliant.

Comment by: Mick on 4th February 2021 at 09:43

What I cant understand is why the first and third lamps on the right of the photo are not twinkling like the others.
Irene I agree with you, it is amazing how the photos change over spot on midnight every day in the year.

Comment by: Maureen on 4th February 2021 at 10:04

How did I know it was Daves photo before I even saw his name....just brilliant.

Comment by: DTease on 4th February 2021 at 10:51

Dave, what were the blue lights off? Just curious.

Comment by: David Barker on 4th February 2021 at 10:55

Brilliant photo Dave , you can see the lorries container trailer red tail lights ,higher than the cars ,on he left ,and the lorry cab lights higher on the right.
Mick, looks like the LED lamps are out, may need replacing .
What was the shutter speed for this Dave please?

Comment by: Edna on 4th February 2021 at 11:31

Your photos do stand out Dave.I agree with Maureen.Very good. Maureen hope your ok!

Comment by: Veronica on 4th February 2021 at 12:44

Could it be Mick's leccy bike when he took a wrong turning on't motorway, looks like he's going hell for leather in a blue light ! :o))

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 4th February 2021 at 12:45

Maureen, I had the same thought. Brilliant image.

Comment by: Maureen on 4th February 2021 at 13:18

Hello Edna,and thank you,I'm not doing so bad,just have to get on with things don't you.x

Comment by: Beryl on 4th February 2021 at 13:33

I always like this sort of photo. Thank you Dave

Comment by: Veronica on 4th February 2021 at 14:29

Yes it is a brilliant photograph, it fascinates me when flying home after a holiday and looking down over curving motorways and seeing all the lights. ( Good job it wasn't lit up like it is now during the last war when Hitler's bombs fell.)

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 4th February 2021 at 15:32

Thanks all. :)

DTease - cab lights I think.

David - 4.5 seconds.

Comment by: James Hanson on 4th February 2021 at 15:46

Maureen asked, "How did I know it was Daves photo before I even saw his name."

A simple explanation is as follows - if it's Dave's, it's not a photograph, it's an image. An image is different to a photograph. That's how you can tell it's Dave's.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 4th February 2021 at 18:13

Speaking of looking out of plane windows Veebs, I recall the first time we flew out of Ringway, my girlfriend looked out of the window, then turned to me saying,... " ooh look down yonder, all them titchy folk favver little ants don't they?.....They were ants as it happens, as we hadn't actually taken off at that point.
Oh!, what fun we had on that trip.

Comment by: Mick on 4th February 2021 at 18:51

Hey Ozy, just after you left from visiting me at my 4 bedroom house on Monday, I also got my Covid letter, I booked one at Haydock for yesterday Wednesday.

While I was their I knocked up this video of my experience to help others who are wondering what its like, and as it happens it turned out I was officially the 10,000,000 person to receive it.

https://youtu.be/eo-01Ox4guE

Comment by: Veronica on 4th February 2021 at 18:53

Ringway Ozy - thats giving your age away... mind you that horrible purple carpet is still in one of the Flight Lounges.

Comment by: Edna on 4th February 2021 at 21:08

The difference between a photograph and an image is...An image is any object thats modified or altered using a computer. A photograph is anything taken by a camera or photocopier..So Dave's picture is a photo.

Comment by: Maureen on 4th February 2021 at 21:48

Exactly Edna.x

Comment by: James Hanson on 4th February 2021 at 21:54

Edna, all I can say is - "Get to know"!

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 4th February 2021 at 21:59

The blueish lights to the right are HGV trailer top LED marker lights, red marker lights on the other side.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 4th February 2021 at 22:39

Do you still get a toffee after the jab Mick?
Last time I had a jab was for polio in about 1956, and they gave us all a toffee afterwards. I've still got mine.
I reckon if I have the toffee, I won't need the jab, as by now, it'll probably have mutated and developed the power to render me immune from pretty much anything.

Comment by: Maureen on 4th February 2021 at 23:14

James Hanson,is it really necessary,just enjoy the 'photo' ...it isn't a contest.

Comment by: John B on 4th February 2021 at 23:59

Mick filming in NHS premises without consent is i think illegal, reported it as inappropriate

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 5th February 2021 at 09:10

Edna, Maureen, whatever you do, don't stop posting. We are all being made to feel as if we are idiots lately on here. We're not. Enjoy the photos and you are entitled to your opinion on them. I have never yet heard either of you say anything nasty or inappropriate.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th February 2021 at 11:23

Hear, hear, there are one or two or lacking in good manners...
I wonder if 'Orderly Manor' was found in the end ! :o)) .

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 5th February 2021 at 11:25

Mick, Ozy passed our 1 bedroom hovel on his way home too. I'm surprised you wern't challenged filming inside a vacination centre, I would have thought it's not the done thing.

Comment by: Maureen on 5th February 2021 at 11:31

I totally agree Irene,a certain persons comments really annoy me..I don't post at all when he puts any photos on..I refuse to let him get under my skin with his negative comments..P-A-D is the first thing I look at every morning,and there has been some beautiful shots on..and thank them for taking the trouble to put them on here.

Comment by: Mick on 5th February 2021 at 13:00

Standisher do you live in a flat ? The doctor said I was welcome to video this historical world event taking place, (his words not mine).

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 5th February 2021 at 15:59

It truly wouldn't bother me if someone was taking photos or films. After all, they take photos and films in hospitals when a new baby has been born and even sometimes when, sadly, weddings have had to take place at a hospital bedside. That is just my own personal view and I accept that other people have a different view on things. If It was illegal I'm sure Mick would have been stopped from filming.

Comment by: Edna on 5th February 2021 at 16:17

Maureen, Irene and Veronica. WW. Has been a life line for some people. Especially if they live alone. We can do without people with an attitude. We will all just have to "rise above it" xx

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 5th February 2021 at 17:01

I don't live in a flat , nor a 1 bedroomed hovel. You don't do irony do you Mick ?

Comment by: Veronica on 5th February 2021 at 18:51

Yes and behave in an "Orderly Manor" ....;o))

Comment by: Mick on 5th February 2021 at 22:28

Dont understand what your asking me that for Standisher, is it something to do with Standish not having any hardware shops and us up here in Shevy have Bewleys

Comment by: DTease on 5th February 2021 at 23:23

You're the 10,000,000th on my list as well Mick.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 6th February 2021 at 07:06

Standish does have a hardware shop, it's opposite the doctors surgery. I don't live in Standish

Comment by: Veronica on 6th February 2021 at 17:04

Standisher that's handy having a hardware shop opposite the doctors!

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 6th February 2021 at 19:15

It is Veronica. The new developement that used to be Chadwicks butchers is just across the road, next to the doctors.

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