Large Two Forms by Henry Moore

Large Two Forms by Henry Moore

Back in February 2005 I went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield in West Yorkshire. It was part of my graphic design course so I spent the day taking photographs and recording details of the weird and wonderful sculptures that I saw. The one above was probably the biggest in the park at around 25 feet tall (obviously I didn’t measure this and it is just a guess). This work of art from 1970, is made of bronze and simply called “Large Two Forms”. It isn’t my favourite sculpture of Henry Moore’s but probably the most interesting photograph I have from the day.

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.

Bird Sculpture at Ravenglass

Bird Sculpture at Ravenglass

According to most people I chatted with this morning told me the weather would be great. And the weather or at least good lighting is one of the most important factors in photography. The weather and lighting wasn’t good. After a interesting journey on the Ravenglass and Esk railway I found this interesting sculpture whilst exploring the very small village of Ravenglass on the north west coast of England.

Worlds Largest Mirrored Ball – Blackpool, England

Worlds Largest Mirrored Ball - Blackpool, England

This afternoon I set off for Blackpool. It was a lot later than I had expected to leave, but we arrived in good time and the traffic was clear for a Friday rush hour time. This evening it was raining but we drove into the centre of Blackpool to look at the sights. It was dark and wet so I couldn’t see the sea, but there were a lot of interesting things with lots of lights on them like amusement arcades, roller-coasters, casinos and bars – even the tower. I got completely soaking wet but it was worth it to get photos of the town at night. The photograph shows the World’s Largest Mirrored Ball. It was made by Michael Tranner and the Art Department in 2002. The quote below the ball says “They shoot horses don’t they?” Not exactly sure the relationship between a huge mirror ball and that quote but I liked the photograph and Claire standing underneath gives the image a sense of scale.