Albert Square Manchester

Albert Square Manchester

This public square in central Manchester has many different monuments and statues. It’s also surrounded by a wide variety of interesting architecture. For me it’s hard to take a step back and capture a wide photograph with people. But this is the reality of what this square looks like on a sunny day. I often focus too much on that one famous building or statue and forget to capture the general scenes around me.

Homemade scarecrow doll

Homemade scarecrow doll

Scarecrows come in all shapes and sizes. In this case a doll. I was exploring my dad’s new allotment. After seeing the great fruit and vegetables he’s growing for the family. I looked around at the neighbours. Some had little sheds. Some hand crafted signs. Then this allotment with a few doll scarecrows. This was my favourite, surrounded by colourful flowers.

Lost Shoes on the Mountain

Lost Shoes on the Mountain

Just as I got to near the top of Snowdon I spotted this pair of what seemed to be abandoned walking boots next to this rock. There wasn’t anybody around, but now when I look at this picture I have to wonder if there was a person sat on the other side of this large rock. If not I wonder how they got there and who in their right mind decided now was a good time for a spot of walking bare foot back down the mountain side?

Colourful Beach Huts

Colourful Beach Huts

This is a close=up view of the back of the brightly painted wooden beach huts at Whitby. I love the four different, bright colours that these huts are painted. It is more of a patterned photograph, but it reminds me of childhood summers by the coast (although I don’t recall ever visiting the town of Whitby before). I chose to zoom in and focus on the blue hut and let the ones in the distance blur out of focus.

Trio of Scooters

Trio of Scooters

I was very close to not lifting my camera to my eye to capture the above photograph. It was the bright red of the middle scooter that made me want to record this image, as I knew I would turn the rest of the picture black and white in Photoshop to focus attention towards the centre bike. The much more modern looking, larger scooter on the right put me off, I still feel it would have been better it all the scooters were the same, but this obviously was out of my control.