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Ploughing Competition Westhoughton

By philtaylorphoto  
15 September 2019. Westhoughton, Nr Bolton, Lancashire. Ploughing Competition with vintage tractors at Brinsop Hall Farm. The event, which is now in its 10th year attracted 14 competitors this year, including eventual overall winner 80 year old Henry Taylor from Clitheroe with his 1940 Fordson tractor with vintage trailer plough He's no stranger to success, having won the previous year.

It's been a crazy week for me. Last Sunday I was 20 feet up scaffolding at the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships (previous week it was World Gravy Wrestling), so far this week I've had wide angle lens work close up with homeless mens' feet and leg ulvers, a pub reopening,, a nursery school,, an Angry People in Local Newspapers benefits claimant, the Tour of Britain hill climb, and two architectural jobs, and three days supplying national papers after a baby was thrown to his death from a bridge, Sometimes you just need a job to make you smile.

Tags: Photo journalism Competition Vintage Tractor Ploughing Brinsop Hall Farm Westhoughton

Voters: mike9005, dudler, woolybill1 and 9 more

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dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
15 Sep 2019 5:43PM
This is rather beautiful, and excellent use of the fisheye...

It's nice to know that - despite all the noise and awfulness of the news - that there are people who know what they're doing, and apply their skills in a way that brings joy to at least a few people.

He's ploughing a beautifully straight furrow, despite the fisheye, by the way... So have a user award, for the sheer joy of a steady hand and a clear eye.
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
15 Sep 2019 6:18PM
Thanks John. This week was supposed to be relaxing, chief photographer off, so just planning to do a few jobs to help out. It all went horrible with the baby thrown off the bridge This job was the one that the news editor might be the straw that broke the camel's back after two 14 hour days in a row, and was reluctant to ask me to do it.

Having said that, I have two more architectural to do before bedtime
Toobi_Won 10 77 8 England
15 Sep 2019 7:18PM
Were you up the scaffolding to keep out of the way of the flung black puddings, Phil?
I got hit with a haggis once Sad
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
15 Sep 2019 8:28PM
No, you have to be up the scaffold, inches from the Yorkshire puddings, both you and your UV filter will take several hits during the day.

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