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Mark BJ

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« Reply #900 on: December 11, 2015, 02:23 PM »
Thanks so much Greeny.


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« Reply #901 on: December 15, 2015, 09:46 AM »

Winter Medlock
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« Reply #902 on: December 15, 2015, 03:12 PM »
More very atmospheric photos, Mark. Your pictures illustrate very well the photographic potential in this relatively small area if one is prepared to search out locations and best light conditions. Your ‘Winter Medlock’ photo is much enhanced by the colour in the sky background.
I have been tempted to raid my own archive again and found the winter scene below. I took it from the Boodle path looking down on the Medlock just as it bends to go under Waterhouses Aqueduct sometime in the late 1960s. It’s not much to look at scenically but for me it evokes a memory of a walk on a bitterly cold day. There was a slight haze over the river and the sky was threatening more snow. It seemed like I had the entire valley to myself. Wonderful – wish I could do it again!



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« Reply #903 on: December 16, 2015, 09:26 AM »
I know the spot very well.  Thanks for posting SoN... and, I like the scene - looks great to me.

Here's the Aqueduct from the other side during the Winter of 2010:


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« Reply #904 on: December 17, 2015, 04:54 PM »
This is one of my photos of the aqueduct taken in the late 1960s. I took it originally in 3D, mainly because I thought the tree would provide an interesting feature.



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« Reply #905 on: December 21, 2015, 01:38 PM »
Great shot SoN... please keep them coming.  You can see Boodle Wood through the arch.

He's another view of the wood from the tow path of Fairbottom:


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« Reply #906 on: December 21, 2015, 04:08 PM »
Brrrr ....  that scene looks as chilly as my photo of the river in winter.

I wonder how many people today remember cows grazing by the Medlock – not many I should think but cows did and here is the proof. No doubt they came from Valley Farm. This shot dates from October 1965.



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« Reply #907 on: December 22, 2015, 10:08 AM »
I vaguely remember cows in Daisy Nook but have never seen a picture - great capture!

These aren't as rare but they move slightly quicker.


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« Reply #908 on: January 01, 2016, 08:24 AM »
I've seen cows grazing by the Medlock.In the mid forties they belonged to Harry Andrews of Valley Farm.

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« Reply #909 on: January 01, 2016, 11:51 AM »
Hi Bardsleycrow - I had always imagined they had escaped from the farm that day and it was a 'one off' kind of thing but from what you say it could have been a regular occurrence with the farmer's blessing. " The grass is always greener ....."

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« Reply #910 on: January 03, 2016, 04:39 PM »
Happy New Year.  Couldn't resist...


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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #911 on: January 04, 2016, 01:45 PM »

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« Reply #912 on: January 06, 2016, 10:57 AM »
I was taking a stroll past Tree House Farm close by the Boodle some time in the 1970s when I glanced in a field and saw this sight. When I look at myself in the mirror each morning and then I see this photo I don’t feel so bad.



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« Reply #913 on: January 06, 2016, 04:45 PM »
That's a cracker!  Here's one from just a little way along the path:


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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #914 on: January 07, 2016, 09:39 AM »
Another round of lovely photo's Fudge