A few nights ago, Pip suggested that I undertake a photography assignment prior to leaving Manchester. Her idea was to photograph the buildings of Manchester, which I agree is a great idea as it will allow us to have a record of some of our favorite locations here. Also, this will improve my photography and I'll hopefully take better photos when we travel in a few months time.
I'm going to share some shots from my photo walks here on this blog. The first day I went out, it was overcast and so I didn't get may good photos as the lighting was very dull and most of my pictures were flat.
|I started off the project with a non original photo of a fire escape. You have to begin somewhere don't you?|
|I like the composition but the grey dull sky didn't do me any favours.|
Today, it was a beautiful day and while Pip was at work, I spent no more than a couple of hours at home. The majority of my daylight hours were spent wandering around the city. Unlike my usual meandering where I end up walking the same streets, I ventured north of the city and came across the Royal Mill which lay next to a series of canals and locks. The area north is filled with apartment buildings converted from the huge cotton mill warehouses which I think is fantastic and I'd have loved to live in one of those old brick buildings.
|This is the main entrance to our apartment.|
|We have two churches next to our apartment. This one is St Philip's Church.|
|I've taken far to many photos of the other church so this one and the next are an|
attempt to photograph it from a different angle.
|Here I tried to make it look like Disneyland. It sort of does right?|
|Photographing from street level I found that many of my photos were of this angle looking up. I like this one though.|
|This sort of explains itself.|
|This is on King Street, I'd never noticed it before.|
|Jamie's Italian. We love this place!|
|China town. The arch is at the end of the street.|
I backtracked slightly and headed up a parallel canal which was again lined with old factories. It was a fantastic stroll too, and I will have to take Pip for a walk when we have a sunny day off together. I didn't realize where I was heading, but eventually the canal veered to the right and in the distance stood the Manchester City football club. By this time, I was getting a bit tired so I took a few shots of the stadium and caught a tram back to Piccadilly.
|The Royal Mill|
The remainder of my day was spent wandering the Northern Quarter where I found a great new cafe that had just opened called Takk. I was planning to take advantage of the sunset light but after many hours of walking and taking photos I decided to call it a day. I'll be out again soon to try to capture more interesting buildings among other things.