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Jan 05, 2005 04:11 |  #1

When I was a teenager I used to be forced by my school to go on 'Cross Country' runs passed this place - usually in the winter. I came to hate the place and not go back much. The area also has a bit of a reputation for flashers!

I decided to pay a visit over Christmas and got this shot.

I like the heavy contrast - but I'd be interested in your thoughts.

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I also remember that when the windmill was working the miller tied his horse to the sails and a gust of wind threw it into the air and killed it.

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Jan 05, 2005 09:13 |  #2

Hi Damian,
The reflection of the windmill and sky in the water is gorgeous, I like it.
I also like a photo with a story, or some history behind it( shame about the horse though).

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Jan 05, 2005 09:37 as a reply to  @ lomond's post |  #3

lomond wrote:
Hi Damian,
The reflection of the windmill and sky in the water is gorgeous, I like it.
I also like a photo with a story, or some history behind it( shame about the horse though).

Cameron

Thanks Cameron, how's the back.

I wonder how many people, like me, have terrible memories of cross country running and steer clear of places as a result! :)


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Jan 05, 2005 09:48 as a reply to  @ dewmuw's post |  #4

If only we had done corss country running with such nice scenery!

You captured that well, the shadow works because of the water to hold foregorund interest

If you ever go back I would like to see a shot with the windmil pushed a little over to the left in the frame :)


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Jan 05, 2005 09:52 as a reply to  @ dewmuw's post |  #5

The back's just fine, thanks for asking Damian.

"Cross country running" what's that ??

I can cross my legs, sing some country and maybe run a bath, but not all at once.
School sports, my mind has gone blank.

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Jan 05, 2005 09:56 as a reply to  @ lomond's post |  #6

Well I'm glad you went back. What a terrific shot. :) :) :) Just to bring back FOND memories I trust you ran by. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Jan 05, 2005 09:56 as a reply to  @ RichardtheSane's post |  #7

RichardtheSane wrote:
If only we had done corss country running with such nice scenery!

You captured that well, the shadow works because of the water to hold foregorund interest

If you ever go back I would like to see a shot with the windmil pushed a little over to the left in the frame :)

Having broken my mindset about the place I am planning to go back in the morning to get the sun from the other angle.

Thanks for the tip.


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Jan 05, 2005 09:57 as a reply to  @ lomond's post |  #8

lomond wrote:
The back's just fine, thanks for asking Damian.

"Cross country running" what's that ??

I can cross my legs, sing some country and maybe run a bath, but not all at once.
School sports, my mind has gone blank.

Cameron

Let me refresh your memory. It was something we did at school to allow teachers time to smoke behind the football changing rooms.


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Jan 05, 2005 09:58 as a reply to  @ stoneylonesome's post |  #9

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Well I'm glad you went back. What a terrific shot. :) :) :) Just to bring back FOND memories I trust you ran by. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yeah in my vest and shorts to recapture the realism! :D :D :D


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Jan 05, 2005 10:10 as a reply to  @ dewmuw's post |  #10

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Let me refresh your memory. It was something we did at school to allow teachers time to smoke behind the football changing rooms.

LOL

How true is that?

Or allowed the teachers to let their sadistic tendancies fly!


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Jan 05, 2005 10:56 as a reply to  @ RichardtheSane's post |  #11

RichardtheSane wrote:
LOL

How true is that?

Or allowed the teachers to let their sadistic tendancies fly!

Geez and all these years I thought it was just our teachers here in the States the did stuff like that. :rolleyes: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Jan 05, 2005 11:53 |  #12

What a lovely shot Damien, great reflections which i like very much.




  
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Jan 05, 2005 12:50 |  #13

lovely pic, i really like the way you've "found" the reflection :D


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Jan 05, 2005 14:50 |  #14

dewmuw wrote:
When I was a teenager I used to be forced by my school to go on 'Cross Country' runs passed this place - usually in the winter. I came to hate the place and not go back much. The area also has a bit of a reputation for flashers!

I decided to pay a visit over Christmas and got this shot.

I like the heavy contrast - but I'd be interested in your thoughts.

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I also remember that when the windmill was working the miller tied his horse to the sails and a gust of wind threw it into the air and killed it.

all the things we were made do as children we seemed to hate Damian
but cross country running cries

' freedom'
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running wild and free
I wish we had done it when at school & got away from heavy lessons for a while
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love the picture very much. beautiful shot

awful story about the horse
if it's true
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I mean, a windmill moves in the wind
what did he expect
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the horse must have been justa clothe's horse
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good way to hang out the washing
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any chance of getting a photo of the flasher hanging onto the windmill
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Jan 05, 2005 15:41 as a reply to  @ marie's post |  #15

It doesn't seem to have been a lucky mill.

Quote from http://www.wirral.gov.​uk/er/bidwind.htm (external link)

"The last miller to work in the mill was a Mr. Youds. Fortunately he did not meet the same fate as one of his predecessors. In those days there were two doors on opposite sides of the mill. As the sails could face any direction, and came close to the ground there were times when one door could not be used. The miller must have forgotten the position of the sails and he used the wrong door, was struck by the heavy wooden sail and killed."

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