Manchester town hall

The clock tower of Manchester town hall. At first glance I thought there was a scratch on the negative to the right of the lamppost, but it’s actually a passing aircraft. The same with the two lesser marks at top left. I thought about removing them in Photoshop, but decided against it.

FILM - Manchester town hall

Olympus 35 RC & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 15 February 2019

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Man on a walkway

There’s a pedestrianised area beside this building that leads through the courtyard, under this footbridge, and down to where the buses stop, and that’s where I was when I spotted the lone figure up above. The flag atop the building was fluttering in the breeze, but I missed capturing it fully unfurled unfortunately.

FILM - Man on a walkway

Olympus 35 RC & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 19 February 2019

Cathedral glow

Following on from yesterday’s photo, here’s a shot I took just a few minutes later and in the same location. I liked the way the reflected sun was casting these rays across the paving, so waited for someone to walk into the frame and add a bit of interest.

FILM - Cathedral glow

Olympus 35 RC & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 19 February 2019

The shadow circle

It was a lovely sunny winters day when I took this (and a number of other ) photos, and the low light was casting great looking shadows all oer the place. I thought the circular arrangement of paving-stones outside the cathedral would make for an interesting shot, so I staked it out and waited for people to walk through the frame and add interest. I took three shots and think this is the best one.

FILM - Within the circle

Olympus 35 RC & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 19 February 2019

Ballroom dancers

Four chaps outside the ballroom entrance at Sheffield City Hall. It always surprises me when I look at a scanned negative and see that I’ve been “caught” taking the photograph. I think I was so engrossed in trying to catch the moment when the two guys embraced, that I didn’t notice the other two fellas watching me take the photograph.

The photo has been cropped – the original has a dark doorway off to the right of the frame, but the image looks better with the crop.

FILM - Ballroom dancers

Olympus 35 RC & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 19 February 2019