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Street scenes

A couple of photos from Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Just street scenes, but I thought they made for interesting subjects with plenty to look at. It would have been nice if I hadn’t broken my ankle on this day – not just because of the pain and incapacitation it caused, but also because I think I could have easily shot another roll of film had I had the rest of the day and, as I’m very happy with the way this single roll turned out, I expect I might have been similarly pleased with any more I might have made.

Maker's this Sunday
Love Boutique

Olympus 35 RC & Kodak Portra 800 (shot at 400asa). Lab developed. Home scanned and converted with Negative Lab Pro.

Taken on 10 August 2022

35mm · Film photography · Photography

Between journeys

Back near the start of May I visited the Photo North photography festival in Manchester. Rather foolishly I didn’t allow enough time to enjoy it thoroughly and, to make matters worse, the train there was delayed too. As a result, instead of walking to the location as planned, I ended up grabbing a taxi. The light in the station was really nice as I made my way to the cab rank, and I grabbed a few photos, including the one published here today.

Window seats

Olympus 35 RC & Ilford HP5+. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 9mins @ 20°.

Taken on 7 May 2022

Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

Landscape Photographer of the Year

Well, sort of…

On a recent visit to Manchester I arrived at Manchester Picadilly station to find a series of boards displaying the winning entries for the most recent Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

There were some beautiful and striking images on show and I took a couple of photographs of people looking at them – this one from the balcony overlooking the ticket-hall area.

I’ve cropped it from the square original due to a winding error (I didn’t wind it on enough and got two slightly overlapping frames).

FILM - Landscape Photographer of the Year

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Ilford Delta 400.

Taken on 23 April 2019

35mm · Film photography · Photography

Close Encounters

This is one of the main atrium / escalator areas in the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester, UK. The design of the overhead lighting was very striking and so I took the shot. Upon scanning the negative it reminded me of the climactic scene in Steven Spielberg’s classic movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where the alien mothership descends at Devil’s Tower (although that had fewer retail outlets and escalators if I recall correctly… 🙂 ).

FILM - Close Encounters

Olympus 35 RC & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 15 February 2019

35mm · Film photography · Photography

By the sunlit fountain

People enjoy the unseasonably mild February weather by the fountain in Picadilly Gardens, Manchester.

The 35 RC’s lens had coped quite well with the conditions (shooting straight into the direction of the low sun). There’s some noticeable flaring in the shot (top left, and lower-centre right), but nothing too severe and the contrast has remained in place.

FILM - Fountain

Olympus 35 RC & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 15 February 2019