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.
Frozen canals always intrigue me and make me want to jump on the ice. It looks as though the canal boats are imprisoned. This photograph shows an alternative view of the bridge over the Bridgewater Canal which I published a few days ago. If you look closely you should be able to make out a fellow photographer on the bridge taking a photograph of the famous Packet House (and me). You’ll have to wait till tomorrow to see the view he had from the bridge!