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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 24th January, 2022)

Amberswood Lake

Amberswood Lake

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 24th January 2022 at 00:15

What a nice painting. It’s so detailed, it could pass as a photograph. Who’s it by?

Comment by: Alan H on 24th January 2022 at 09:29

A bit different to Melling’s flash. Wonder if the giant pike lives in there.

Comment by: DTease on 24th January 2022 at 09:42

I think it's a screenshot from one of Mick's videos.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 24th January 2022 at 11:00

It's lovely round here, usually pretty quiet. Don't think a lot are aware of it.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 24th January 2022 at 12:47

Good pic Mick.
I have to say it is so sharp it doesnt look like your usual pics but perhaps you are a better photographer than you let us belive ....or is the fake Mick posting this ?

Comment by: Veronica on 24th January 2022 at 12:50

It's a very sharp image, the blades of grass are showing clearly.

Comment by: Bill on 24th January 2022 at 13:59

Alan H, I was talking to a man who was present when Wigan and district anglers rescued the fish when Mellings Flash was drained and no above average size fish were recovered, and what they caught were released locally.
Possible folk lore I would think!

Comment by: Lynne on 24th January 2022 at 14:18

It isn't a painting. Probably the cameras fancy picture settings.

Comment by: Pw on 24th January 2022 at 17:09

Mellings flash went years before Amberswood lake was created.There was a big pike in a small flash called the Big Vee nearby which I saw on a few occasions.When this was drained the pike was stuck in the mud an could not be reached.

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th January 2022 at 18:09

I remember Melling's Flash, Melling's Farm and The "Three Bridges" well.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 24th January 2022 at 18:43

Can remember Mellin's flash,it was massive.Also remember going to Melling's farm with my parents as a child.

Comment by: John G on 24th January 2022 at 19:49

Mick: I think you’ve captured a UFO left of the photo in the clouds. I don’t think it’s the sun due to the shadows on the ground and banking opposite.
You have to open up or zoom in a bit, but it’s there.
What a shot!

Comment by: Edna on 24th January 2022 at 21:21

Lovely scenery! and colours.

Comment by: Pw on 24th January 2022 at 21:26

If the photo is facing towards Wigan(west) it could be an aircrafts lights on the flight path to Manchester airport.

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