Fountain in Albert’s Square, Manchester

Fountain in Albert's Square, Manchester

I had taken my tripod with me on Wednesday for my photo walk around town and decided to use it. I was experimenting with capturing the water from this gargoyle at various shutter speeds. I saw this composition and liked the three elements and how I could frame them, although I realise now that the tripod should have been set a little lower to give separation between the lamp and the building in the background. I also meant to find out what the building behind the fountain was but forgot. I took about half an hour over this photograph, like I said I was experimenting with different settings to get the water looking blurred in some and sharp in other pictures. This was my favourite of the set although I am still not happy with the extreme blue of the sky, I tried to tone it down but it didn’t seem to look right. Still, it’s the composition of this picture that made me want to share it with you.

Westmorland Hotel Waterfall

Westmorland Hotel Waterfall

We set off early this morning for Scotland, this is the second time I have travelled up by car and also stopped at the Westmoorland Hotel, just of the M6 motorway at Tebay in the Lake District. The full English buffet breakfast was delicious and good value for money. I would certainly recommend this when traveling up north. We didn’t stay the night at the hotel just enjoyed the breakfast. The photo below shows the view out of the window of the restaurant.