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Wishing For The Day by MikeShawPhotography Wishing For The Day by MikeShawPhotography
I had just finished work this morning and spoke to a few friends from there about places to photograph and one recommended a place called Shakerley Mere in Holmes Chapel that is only a few miles from work.

I thought I had nothing to lose if I gave it a try, the drive to here was one that gave me issues, I could see the sun rising and there was faint hints of it in the sky and the clouds were making some very interesting shapes in the sky, I passed many fields that I could take some good images from but I could also see some very dark clouds looming.

Do I take the risk and head on or cut my loses and fire some shots off and turn around and go home?

I carried on and found the place, a small lane takes you into the car park area and as I went in I passed the mere on my left, I could see the sun starting to rise and give of some wonderful colours and from the trees I could see the reflections on the water, the swans, geese and ducks were also stirring, it was a bit of a mad scramble to get to the right side of the lake before I lost the light but I made it.

This is a place I shall visit again, its a wonderfully peaceful place to be as you wait for the day to begin.

I am going to get a few hours sleep and then come on here and rescue my message centre :heart:



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Thank you for any comments favs etc, its always appreciated
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erene Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Breathtaking shot. Love the contrast of warm with cool colours!
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Sparia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student General Artist
is there a super love button? :D
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PRibeiro Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work


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KaytanaPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that contrast of the yellows and oranges to the blue.. 'n you did a great job with the title on the image as well... most of the time that addition takes away from the image but in it's weird lil way you really did make it work for the image! Overall stunning, I can't really put more to it than that :D
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ynissim Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
divine beauty
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Beautiful reflection shot!:love:
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AngeliqueRaindrops Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
This is gorgeous! :)
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MikeShawPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Thank you :hug:
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AngeliqueRaindrops Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Welcome. :)
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gaZeNn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Very nice, love the colors :)
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