Beetham Tower over Castlefield, Manchester

Beetham Tower over Castlefield, Manchester

Castlefield is one of my favourite areas of the city of Manchester and has became the UK’s first designated Urban Heritage Park. It was traditionally a very industrial area, with interesting railway viaducts and canal systems. Living within about ten minutes walk of this part of the city I come here a lot to take pictures and regular readers will have seen this view point a number of times. I think this is one of the better and probably last photograph I will publish from this spot. I find this image an amazing contrast of old traditional industrial England with the modern architecture of the Beetham Tower or Manchester’s Hilton hotel in the background. This 48 floor tower was completed last year after its two year construction and now completely dominates the cities skyline. I think it is interesting how one building can completely change the look of a place. I took this picture this evening as part of a photography club competition, the weather turned out great so I thought I would show you, I hope you like it.

Fishing Pond at Abney Hall Park

Fishing Pond at Abney Hall Park

Taken back in March of this year, the photograph above shows the fishing pond at Abney Hall Park. It was a lovely day when we went, Claire and I had a great picnic. It is definitely somewhere I hope to go back to this summer. Apart from the few twigs in the bottom left hand corner of this picture I really like the image. I realise it doesn’t have a particular focal point but I wanted to share the image to show you want a nice place Abney Hall Park is. More of an afternoon walk / picnic place rather than a full day out, but I know that many people don’t know where the park is or have never been to it.

Castlefield canal boats at night

Castlefield canal boats at night

I am sat here in my one of my grandparents arm chairs after what seems a whistle stop tour of London and a complete mad rush of a week before hand. I am spending the next few days resting with family in Nantwich in Cheshire, where I am hoping to get a chance to write up my adventures, plan my next couple of photographic trips and work on some new features for the website. The photograph above is of Castlefield, the boat to the right still wasn’t in the perfect place but I have now worked out that Monday evenings are the most popular for boats mooring overnight on this part of the canal. The picture above was taken this time last week on my previously talked about night walk around Manchester taking photos for a competition. I didn’t enter this one but now I have enhanced it a little for the website it looks much better than I had originally thought, oh well I can’t do everything!

Sunset reflection on GMEX, Manchester

Sunset reflection on GMEX, Manchester

The photograph above shows the side of GMEX Exhibition Centre from the GMEX Metrolink platform. It was taken on the 25th of January, after being inspired by a few interesting reflection photos online I have started looking out for reflections in my photography. I feel this sunset works particularly well on the side of the GMEX building in Manchester.