Posts Tagged ‘B&W


Fire, Smoke & Water

This is my latest fire image. It’s hard to tell from this whether you are looking at smoke or fire. I think that it is effective as either, but you can deside for yourselves what it trully is…

“Fire & Smoke”
Fire & Smoke

This was taken a few months ago during a violent storm in England. One of many this year…

“Ripples In Blue”
Ripples In Blue

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A Breif In Black & White, part 2

The second part of this study of my Black & White photography picks up with a picture of, you guessed it, my watch! Well, the one I had at the time anyway. This was taken with my Kodak Z740 and was also one of my first fully intentional DOF shots.
Dark Time

Are these two lost? Good question? This was taken in 2005, at Whitby with my IPAQ rx3000. To me this simple image is just that, simple and open to interpretation.
Overlooking Water

Obviously a popular place for my Black & White photography, this now, so I’m told, disused RAF cold war tracking station was taken on the way to Whitby. It’s a simple and yet grand structure in the middle of the some of the North East’s most beautiful countryside. It’s well worth a look in person, as so far, I feel that I’ve failed to fully capture it with my lense.
RAF Dish B/W

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A Brief in Black & White, Part 1

This is just a quick study my Black & White photography over the years. Some are more recent, others were taken as far back as 2005; unfortunatly with my 1.2mp camera. But on the plus side, the grain does work well with the grunge theme…

This first image was only taken a few months ago with my Nikon D40. Over exposed, obviously, this is in fact a black cat. I’ve gone for the more artistic feel with this one, again, obvliously, and she now looks almost silver. I’m personally quite pleased with the effect though I do understand that it’s an aquired taste.


Again, with the Nikon, this was taken without a flash at a high ISO. Inlike most of my Black & White images which are normally taken in colour and then mastered in B & W later, this image is almost as it was when the shutter opened… (Grain and all!)

Backy Ash

This is one of my older images, taken in Whitby, on the East Coast back in 2005. It came out really well though considering that it was taken with my IPAQ rx3000. (1.2mp)


This now counts as an historical image. It was the once iconic Maths Tower of the University Of Manchester before its demolition back in 2005. University Place now stands there, and even thought the new complex is bigger and better, there’s something kind of compelling about this form of 60’s architecture that we just love to hate.

Maths Tower

This was taken in 2006. This is one of my favorites. An early attempt at high key, notice the nearest light almost disapearing into its own glare. I like this one but again, it’s an aquired taste.


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Building Of An Icon: 2005 – 2008

Starting a couple of years I go, I decided to follow the construction of various buildings in Manchester. Manchester is a growing city now, ever since the IRA bomb in 1996, and Beetham Tower, AKA the Hilton has to stand as one of the most prominent examples of this.

Hilton on the way...

November 2005

Unfortunatly, I did start this project until the tower was well underway, but this is the first real image that I have. All these pictures are available on Flickr.

This was taken with my Vivitar 3765,  F. 2.9

Errecting an Icon

December 2005, the outer skin has been completed on the lower floors, and now the upper levels are well underway.

Taken with the Kodak Z740, 31.3mm, F. 4.5

Skinned Tower

Still in late December 2005, this beautiful clear day provides the perfect lighting to show the construction of the floors. After the outer skin has been fitted, the more extensive work of fitting out the interior can begin.

Taken with the Kodak Z740, 63mm, F.3.7

Working At Height

Now in March 2006, The outer contruction is well on the way to completion.

Taken with the Kodak Z740, 31.1mm, F.4.5

Height @ Hilton

May 2008: The finished article. Completed in late 2006, this is now the tallest building in Manchester and can been seen for miles around, dominating the skyline.

Taken with my Nikon D40, 18mm, F. 10

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