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Bolton tops the charts for Coronavirus infections

By philtaylorphoto  
Always a tricky thing to display, the local paper just goes with a stock shot of the hospital and Coronavirus.

Bolton town hall is iconic, and was featured in my coverage in the Guardian earlier in the week. To work it needs the defining things, town hall, masks and signage.

Makes a change from the hospital and testing.

The burst of sunshine gives it a bit of a Martin Parr feel.

Tags: Photo journalism Bolton Mask Town hall Covid-19 lockdown

Voters: Edcat55, MadVillPics, mike9005 and 18 more

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dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1809 England
4 Sep 2020 4:40PM
Yes, the Martin Parr vibe comes through loud and clear, Phil.
philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
4 Sep 2020 4:45PM
On the previous frame there was a seagull on the bridge, and a group of women In curly perms and padded shoulders. The hill had no mask on, so ditched that shot.

It's THAT lens, photographing a bridge again. No sales on this one today.
philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
5 Sep 2020 9:45PM
I'm mystified why this photo has racked up 21 votes, not my usual drama stuff.
philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
5 Sep 2020 9:46PM
I'm mystified as to how this has racked up 21 votes, not my usual drama stuff.
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1809 England
7 Sep 2020 2:22PM
A good deal of visual impact, including pretty colours!
philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
7 Sep 2020 2:28PM
Well, today it made Mirror, Metro, Star and France24. I really wanted a broadsheet.
philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
27 Sep 2020 12:48PM
Ot's become the Mirror's go to shot for Bolton stuff. It's been used that many times I'm now bored with it.

Thankfully the infection rate has fallen, let's hope it stays that way.
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1809 England
27 Sep 2020 2:35PM
Yes indeed.

A dose of commonsense all round would be nice, and a recognition that the scientists:

1 know more than the rest of us, DC included;
2 don't know everything; and
3 know that they don't know everything...

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