A near escape !

I'm not happy with any of the photos I took today but picked this one in the end simply because it reminded me of the exciting times on the main road going past our house last night. A young bullock escaped out of the field onto the road in the dark last night & the police closed the road & brought out specially trained police marksmen with guns to either shoot it or somehow bring it under control ! Poor thing, Harry said it was a real spindly little thing & was quite happily eating grass in a field this morning !!! A bit over the top I think !!!
Anyway it could have been a roastie dinner !!!!
This photo is taken in Kirkham after I had been to the vets for Jenny's medicine ( She is still hanging in there!! ).
What a story! Poor guy, all he wanted was to see if the grass was greener on the other side. Nice street shot Pat!
posted October 26th, 2011  
Oh heck - sounds like the Lancs police are short of some real emergencies!! Glad it's not on a plate just yet!
posted October 26th, 2011  
Wow what a drama that must have been! Glad she was non the worse!
posted October 26th, 2011  
What excitement! Beats an evening in front of the TV!
posted October 26th, 2011  
B/W street photography...hey Pat how could I not like this image :)

Looks good in B/W and I like those reflections in the window too. A busy Kirkham street scene well shot

posted October 26th, 2011  
All day breakfast..signs always make me smile..and with all the cuts maybe the coppers needed something for the canteen dinner ladies to play with that is of coarse if there are any dinner ladies left...as for slappies...years ago i was with a union rep from Wigan who told me that slappies are found in chip shops...in the town...it is a chip shop pie inside a muffin and given a good slap to break up the pastry..is all i can guess...however after walking through the town last sunday early morning the streets were littered with so many empty pizza boxes, i expect these days though..slappies have gone the way of flat caps and ferrets...
posted October 26th, 2011  
Rob
I really like this shot, it looks so natural and the people all look so relaxed. No one is looking directly at the camera, there are no false smiles and it shows true life. It's very good :-)
posted October 26th, 2011  
@phil_howcroft @decani I think I can detect a little wave from the guy with the crisp packet ??
posted October 26th, 2011  
@happypat ha ha Pat possibly ...or maybe it's the posh way they eat crisps in kirkham :)
posted October 26th, 2011  
@shutterbugger @judithg @sarah19 @jmj Thank you all !! I would be interested to ask anyone who knows about black & white photography if they actually shoot the photo in B&W or process the taken picture on something like picnic ? I never think my pictures come out sharp enough when I process them !! @phil_howcroft Actually Phil you are probably the best one to answer that question . Do you take your B&W shots in B&W on the camera ?
posted October 26th, 2011  
Rob
@happypat It's only a small wave and he does have a crisp between his fingers lol.
posted October 26th, 2011  
@tsingtao A ''slappy sounds a very Lancashire sort of dish & in this cosmopolitan world you are probably right & they are no more !!! Pity !! Britains national dish is reportably now a curry !!!!!
posted October 26th, 2011  
@happypat Pat ..all my B/W shots are 'post processed' in Photoshop Elements .....they have some nice B/W effects which you can tweak a little......

PSE is about £70-00 to buy, although there are some excellent free 'open source' photo editing software out there.........GIMP is probably the best, but is may be quite hard to get used to after using picnic

So in answer to you question, I shoot in colour and convert to B/W on the computer
posted October 26th, 2011  
@phil_howcroft Thats interesting Phil & I'm glad you film in colour because I want the option of posting in either . Jack my grandson says he is going to put me on Photo shop next time he comes so will hopefully be happier using more B&W shots ! Thank you for the reply 1
posted October 26th, 2011  
@phil_howcroft @decani Ha Ha but it's still a wave !!!!
posted October 26th, 2011  
Rob
@happypat Remove his hand with photo editing..lol
posted October 26th, 2011  
I always shoot in colour because I don't want to be limited to just a b&w. If you turn it b&w and you find it a bit dull, try bringing up the contrast a little bit in picnik. Works wonders!
posted October 27th, 2011  
Nice b&w street shot.
posted October 27th, 2011  
Well I reckon it is a lovely shot and i love the story. Poor bullock just wanted to see if the grass WAS greener!
posted October 27th, 2011  
Fabulous name for a shop - I think brekkie is the best meal of the day to have out - I do it on Saturday mornings with my daughter, after gym. Glad the drama with the little bullock was resolved without blood shed.
posted October 27th, 2011  
that does look like a must stop place for a snack.
posted October 28th, 2011  
Doesn't sound like a happy ending, what a waste.
posted October 30th, 2011  
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