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!
This month has seen one of the heaviest snow falls in the UK and with snow come photographic opportunities. However, until yesterday I hadn’t had the opportunity to get out with my camera. In my opinion the Packet House in Worsley was always crying out for that extra special element when I photographed it back in the summer. The frozen canal in the foreground and snow topped roof really give it an extra sparkle.
Fireworks are a photographic subject which I am very keen on. This is one of my more simple firework photographs showing three main explosions and two smaller ones. Titled “Lines of Fire” I love the colour contrast between the deep blue and the yellow lines. It may not be everyone’s favourite or one of my best firework exposures, but I still liked it enough to want to share it with you. It was captured at a professional display in Salford. It was raining at the time of capture.
I wanted to make this photograph a little special using digital post production, as I thought that it captured a great little moment. When I took the snap I didn’t see the man’s arm pointing or the two women sat under the umbrella. However when looking through my photographs at the end of the day, I thought this would make a great picture if only I could draw more attention to the three people at the back of the barge. So I converted the majority of the image to monochrome (black and white) and “colour popped” the umbrella to bring back the original colour and draw your eye to this focal point in the picture.