Taken for a commercial client, this interior shows a trendy apartment bedroom for short-term use in the heart of the city centre of Manchester. I really like what the owner has done here, with the very minimalist look of black curtains but white wardrobe and walls. This is very similar to the look I had back at my parents house when I was in college, before I moved into the city centre. The orange tree and small orange prints above the bed really add to the modern and trendy feel that comes across in my opinion.
Here we see a very traditional style of Chandelier that I found hanging inside the main apartment of Antoni Gaudi’s La Pedrera which is just the other side of the Passeig de Gracia (one of the major avenues in Barcelona). It is a sharp contrast to his unique style of architecture. This is probably the reason for me photographing it in the first place. After seeing the internet details on the roof, such as the weird chimneys and large central atrium (see tomorrow’s photo), I felt this had to be recorded.
My second day trip to Glasgow in as many years and this time rather than going on the tour bus, I met my friend Bob from University who has lived in Glasgow all his life. By doing this I got to see much more interesting parts of the city such as this shopping mall called Princes Square. We were walking back to the train station when I captured this and so it was taken in a bit of a rush. For a shot that was taken hand held from a moving escalator I don’t think I did too badly.
Last week I spent a couple of days taking photographs at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Ever since Kov pointed it out to me I have been looking for an opportunity to come back with my tripod and camera to take better photos. Impressive as the theatre itself is, the entrance from St. Ann’s Square is just as impressive in my opinion. In the above photograph we see a detail of a neon sign which is under the walkway between the two main staircases. Behind me is the glass lift and the reflection on the glass walkway above was what caught my eye. It was a difficult image to capture without putting a couple of flash guns on the stairs. Fortunately I always shoot RAW on my camera and I was able to recover the detail in these dark shadow areas to a level similar to what my eye saw when composing this photograph in the viewfinder.