Fountains in Piccadilly Gardens

Fountains in Piccadilly Gardens

Going into Manchester for lunch I noticed that the fountains were working again. This was taken after lunch when the fountains were actually on. Sadly it had clouded over. Before lunch I have a few photos of the same view with a lovely blue sky but not fountains. For whatever reason I’ve never taken a night photograph of these fountains. They would look even better close up with a very wide angle lens high up. Next time I’m in Manchester at night I’ll make sure I see if the fountains on and light up.

Albert Square Manchester

Albert Square Manchester

This public square in central Manchester has many different monuments and statues. It’s also surrounded by a wide variety of interesting architecture. For me it’s hard to take a step back and capture a wide photograph with people. But this is the reality of what this square looks like on a sunny day. I often focus too much on that one famous building or statue and forget to capture the general scenes around me.

Manchester Town Hall Sun Burst

Manchester Town Hall Sun Burst

Looking up at Manchester’s Town Hall from Albert Square I noticed the position of the sun. Having taken many photographs of this building over the years, I wanted to try for a new take on an old subject. Sun bursts seem popular at the moment. Composition between the details on the building, the clock tower and the sun behind was a bit tricky. It took half a dozen attempts but this is the one I’m happiest with. The texture of the clouds behind also help this photograph stand out.

New Wakefield Street Graffiti Manchester

New Wakefield Street Graffiti Manchester

Living as a student in the centre of Manchester for a few years, I discovered many of the best places for graffiti. One of my favourites is New Wakefield Street just behind Oxford Road Station. Each year there is a music and art festival where the murals get replaced. This is what was here in winter 2013. I have seen and photographed many different works of art on this wall over the past ten years. This piece is a collaboration between Low Bros from the Weird, Dulk and Nicolas Barrome.