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Christmas In Manchester 2005

This is a Set was taken back in 2005 with my Vivitar 3765, hence the poorer quality. I like these images as they show a Manchester of change. The first picture is simple and shows Manchester’s Town Hall

Xmas @ Albert Square

The following images are of the first Christmas in the ‘then’ newly refurbished Manchester Arndale Centre. To make the best use of the empty space at the time, they placed this modern display there. Now, four years on, the centre is full of shops and there is little room for such an elaborate display. 

Xmas @ Arndale 5

Xmas @ Arndale 1

Xmas @ Arndale 6

Xmas @ Arndale 3

Xmas @ Arndale 4

Xmas @ Arndale 2


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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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This a series of images showing the big wheel in Manchester back in the Christmas of 2005.

All where taken with either my Vivicam 3765 or my Kodak Z740.

“Next To The Wheel”Vivicam 3765
Next To The Wheel

“Wheel Of Fortune”Kodak Z740
Wheel Of Fortune

“M/cr 1” Showing the wheel in relation to the city – Vivitar 3765
M/cr 1

“Reflections Of The Wheel”Kodak Z740
Reflections of the wheel...

“Big Wheel”Vivitar 3765
Big Wheel

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Bite Me! It’s in my nature

Good old nature photography: Simple, effective and bloody EASY to find the subject matter. This Apple was taken olver 3 years ago. The tree has long since gone.


These were Plums, after just transforming from flower to fruit.

Plum Crop

If I remember correctly, this Mushroom ended up as part of my breakfast, but not before being captured.

Dark Mushroom

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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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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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