Although the inside of the Great Hall of this tudor mansion is very interesting, I think it is the outside of Ordsall Hall where the best photographic opportunities are. This was taken in early evening and there wasn’t much sunlight around, however with my camera on a tripod this was the resulting image. In 2008 five million pounds was spent regenerating and restoring the hall. It was only re-opened to the public in May last year, but it is well worth a visit if you’re in the area.
The Quays area of Salford is somewhere I have taken my camera dozens of times to capture the modern architecture, but recently I visited the nearby historic house of Ordsall Hall. I had seen it on a map a couple of years ago and planned to capture a photograph of the outside of the hall when I was next in the area, but this never happened. It was an evening out with Sale Photographic Society when we had a private tour of the whole hall that finally got me to go down with my camera. The above photograph is taken inside the Great Hall, the staircase on the bottom left of the frame leads to the Star Chamber.
This photograph of fireworks taken at a display in Salford is the culmination of a full year of photographs. It is the end of 2010 and I have big plans for 2011 and for future adventures with my camera.
Here we can see the snow covered tow path and frozen canal leading your eye to the Packet House at the end of the Bridgewater Canal. The canal runs from here to Runcorn and then into the Manchester Ship Canal. I often make the mistake with my photos of shooting too wide a view. In this case I think quite the opposite. I have close-ups of the Packet House that I published earlier, but in this photograph I think that the area around the Bridgewater Canal at Worsley is shown in the right amount of detail.