Sunset behind coastal fisherman

Sunset behind coastal fisherman

After our Saturday morning exploring the centre of Blackpool we drove a couple of miles north along to coast to a quieter part of the beach for a picnic and a spot of sun bathing. It was a great afternoon and we decided to wait around for the sunset. There was a lot of haar (sea mist) over the sea, making the sunset a little diluted. At about 8pm two fisherman started setting up their rods over the sea wall so I thought it would add interest to an otherwise boring sunset.

Plane Landing into the Sunset

Plane Landing into the Sunset

Nice sunsets don’t happen everyday, certainly not in Manchester. I love taking pictures of sunsets and living near the Manchester International Airport (at the time) I saw a lot of planes. This photograph was taken back in December 2005 on the same day I stopped to take an even better picture (in my opinion) of a plane landing directly into the sunset. I was travelling from Cheadle to back home in Hale, via the airport. This photograph above was taken out of the moving car window, travelling at about 30 mph. It was a total grab shot so I was amazed to see the plane perfectly lined up with the fence. There was nothing I could do to avoid the fence and the blurring of this part of the picture just adds to
the fact that I was moving whilst taking it. For those interested I was travelling along Ringway Road from Heald Green / Styal Road up towards the Terminal One roundabout. Still, I prefer the original photograph I posted on the day.

Sunset over Imperial War Museum at Salford Quays

Sunset over Imperial War Museum at Salford Quays

Last October I was taking some photos of Salford Quays when I managed to get the picture above of the sun setting behind the Imperial War Museum North. I have enhanced it slightly in Photoshop but I am still not sure if I really like it. The whispery clouds in the sky are nice but the silhouette of the building doesn’t work well for me. Still one of my photographic goals to get a really nice sunset behind the buildings at Salford Quays, this example isn’t a good enough in my opinion but the building does have a nice shape so I thought I would share it.

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.