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Yesterday I was suprised to find a huge amount of hits on two of my early images, both showcasing 60’s/70’s architecture. I’m still not sure why there is such an interest in these two pictures but I thank you anyway…

Both images were taken in the summer of 2005 with my IPAQ rx3000, hence the lower quality. (1.2 mp).

The University of Manchester’s “MATHS TOWER”, was taken a few months before it’s demolition in 2005. The “LANCASTER SERVICES 1” was taken a year before it was renovated, or certainly repainted in 2006.

Each image is accompanied by a picture from 2006, showing the evolution or destruction of each structure.



Maths Tower - Manchester University



Old Maths Tower



Lancaster Services 1




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New Page – Nine Centuries From Flickr 2005 -2009

I have created a new page to mark every hundredth image to be posted on Flickr. This was originally a recurring and updated post but it was becoming so large and repetitive, I felt that it was better simply to dedicate a page for the topic instead.


Orange Spring

Waterloo Place

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eight centuries (Updated)

Today, I’ve decided to showcase a more broader selection of my work, presenting every hundreth shot, starting here, with Number 1, taken back in June 11th 2005 with my IPAQ rx3000, hence the lower quality.

This was simply a shot of the sunlight beaming through my apple tree.
Apple Tree Sunray

#100 – This image of a University Of Manchester walkway was taken with my Vivitar 3765 on cold morning back in February 2006.

#200 – I actually can’t remember exactly which stretch of motorway we were on at the time that I took this image, but it was clearly sunset on August 5th 2006, and I used my Kodak Z740 at a decidedly fast shutterspeed.
Beams @ Dusk

#300 – This was one my early technical attempts at macros using my Kodak, back on May 26th 2007.
Light Bee

Good old Waterloo Place at Manchester University. This is an old favoirite on this blog, but I couldn’t exclude it as it does happen to be Number 400 in our list!
Waterloo Place

#500 – This is a shot of the road leading to Ambleside in the Lake District. Taken on August 3rd 2006 with my trusty Kodak Z740.
Lone Cloud

#600 – This one of my personal favorites, takenon 26th July 2008,  in Llandudno, North Wales. The first of this list to be taken with my Nikon D40 as well.

#700 – This was taken on the 20th August 2008 in my back garden. Nikon D40, 55mm.

Orange Spring

#800 – And last but certainly not least, taken 25th October 2009 at the Museum Of Science & Industry (MOSI). Nikon D40, 42mm, thank you!

Steam Power

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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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Manchester: Part 1 – A Growing Cityscape

Since I first began to take up Photography seriously back in the summer of 2005, my home city of Manchester has often being my subject. It is not soley out of local pride of a strong technical interest is architecture which has driven this, but often because Iive and work here!

I would and still do, take my camera out at lunch time and on the way home and take a few shots. The challenge was to find new and interesting places to capture the city from, so particularly in 2006,  height was definatly my thing. 
Dusk And The Two Towers

This was taken on the 13th February 2006, by my Kodak Z740. This shot captures two of the landmark towers in Manchester. The foreground being the Arndale Centre’s tower, which stands over one of Britains largest shopping centres, and in the distance, on of my favoured subjects, Beetham Tower, duing in it’s construction.

Wheel Of Fortune

This shot, taken a few months earlier, at Christmas 2005, shows one of the wheels which has graced the city over the years. This stood, as does one today, in what is known as Exchange Square, at centrepeice of the city centre used for events.

This was a lucky shot to be honest. Taken after a few drinks at about 11:00pm, again with the Kodak, the fact that is came out at all was great! This is still one of my favourites.

Pastel Manchester

This was taken earlier one in the afternoon of  the 13th February 2006. This to me, sums up modern Manchester. Is this reletively small area in the heart of the city, we can see various decades of architectural designs, such as the 50’s/60’s on the bottom left, and what I suspect is a late 1970’s tower in the top right.
Modern City

Now back a little earlier, November 2005. This shot was taken with my Vivitar compact. This builing, which faces the historic Piccadilly Gardens in the city centre, had just been completed at the the time and almost every floor was empty.

I forget what it became, but besides offices, but the ground floor became shops; Rather expensive ones, too!
G-Mex Vs Hilton

And to finish with a more recent shot. This was only taken this year, 15th April,  with my camera to hand, which was my trusty IPAQ rx3000. The shot obviously suffers for the low resolution, but with a small amount of ‘photoshopping’, I tried to create a more artistic image.

In the foreground with have the ond Manchester Central train station, which for many years now has been known as the GMEX Exhibition Centre. It has just recently, changes it’s name back to Manchester Central, though to my knowledge, no rail services are planned!

In the background, the faded image of Beetham Tower is barly visable, in an attempt to highlight the changes this city has gone through over the pasted hundred years or so.

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