B of the Bang Sculpture, Manchester

B of the Bang Sculpture, Manchester

The past two days have been really sunny, cold but with nice skies and lighting. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get but with my camera but this morning I decided I wanted to get up early and go to Manchester’s Sports City. Looking on the maps I choose to walk there, its probably about two or three miles from where I live but it is into an area of the city I have never explored before. When I woke up however it was very overcast with dark grey clouds. Still, I had made up my mind I was going to go so I did. It rained a little but I didn’t get soaking wet. After seeing the sculpture I wasn’t that impressed, the area beneath it was fenced off and two or three of the spikes had come off and were in a pile on the floor. I will have to go back one early morning when there is a nice blue sky. I like the above photo but I want a shot that gives a sense of scale because this thing is huge, 183 feet (56m) tall, thats taller than both Nelson’s Column and the Angel of the North.

Church Clock and Statue detail

Church Clock and Statue detail

Bad start to the New Year due to a friend being taken into hospital, she will be fine but its never nice in hospitals. This afternoon I took the train over to Macclesfield to visit her in Macclesfield General Hospital. I enjoyed the walk back to the station from the hospital and took a few evening photos, the lighting was very bad (cloudy, overcast and going dark) but I managed to grab this photo, I was experimenting with ‘depth of field’ in the above photo. The foreground (the statue) is sharp but the background (the clock and church) are out of focus. I made it a black & white image to give a more dramatic feel. The church is St Michael & All Angels (Church of England) in the centre of Macclesfield.