The allure of sunsets

I know, I’m supposed to be a real photographer: I studied Contemporary Photography – I’m supposed to look for edgy subjects, treated in a modern style.

But there’s something about a sunset. It seems to drill deep into our primitive aesthetic senses and command our attention. Sometimes, the search for new things to photograph, and for new ways to photograph them, has to take a back seat to the urge to record one of nature’s most flamboyant (earth-bound) displays. Continue reading “The allure of sunsets”

Salford Quays

On the last day of 2012, I went for a walk around Salford Quays. This is an interesting area to visit, since it changes quite rapidly. For the last ten years or so, it has been subject to extensive re-development, from a run-down area of old docks to its present form as the home of the Lowry Centre and the BBC’s new studios at Media City UK.

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Two days, two years, two walks, two pictures

After a week or so of sitting around eating too much chocolate and watching too much rubbish telly, the new year provides an opportunity to get out into the fresh air, clear the cobwebs and freeze various important bits off.

For the last day of 2012, we went up to Salford Quays and a wander around the Lowry, the Imperial War Museum North and Media City UK.

Then, for the first day of 2013, we took our now-traditional walk around Tatton Park. Both days were grey, cold and intermittently wet.

I like the juxtaposition of these two pictures; the similarities and the contrasts between two apparently very different locations.

Salford Quays

Tatton Park

Clouds and beach

I managed to get several decent pictures from a recent trip to South-West England, so I thought I’d post them over the next few days.

This was taken in the late afternoon at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. After what had been a pretty nice day, the weather took a turn for the worse and we arrived to cold, wind and rain. Not perfect for a trip to the seaside, but it does at least make for a dramatic image.