Sunday, 17 May 2015

Spinningfields Up

After my morning in the Victorian Northern Quarter, I moved on to the brand new Spinningfields area of Manchester, down towards Salford and the River Irwell.

The skies are being closed in by the new high-rise offices and apartments!

Fuji X-T1, 12mm Samyang lens.

Building Becomes Sky

Closing The Sky

Building Up

Dark And Light Corner

 The Beetham Tower is on Deansgate,
about half a mile from Spinningfields,
but as the tallest building in Manchester (so far),
deserves an image!

Beetham Sky

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Fairy Glen

We wanted to see the Bluebells at their finest, so I decided NOT to take a camera in order to concentrate on the beauty of the nature around me.

I ended up taking loads of images with my Iphone instead!!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Green - Manchester Northern Quarter.

I set myself a task of finding as many different green subjects as I could in one hour whilst visiting Manchester's vibrant Northern Quarter this morning.
Fortunately there are plenty of bright colours in this bohemian centre of alternative culture (and green is very popular)!

Fuji X-T1, 50mm Super-Takumar F1.4 M42 lens.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Hoghton Tower

A sunny Bank Holiday Monday saw Josie and I visit this ancient de Hoghton family seat in Lancashire County.

There's a link to their website with some fascinating details here:

Fuji X-M1, 18-55mm lens.

de Hoghton Flag Above The Guardhouse

The Rear Gardens

Corner Bell

Hidden Doorway

Garden Doorway
Great Hall Doorway (note the smaller door!)

Corner Doorway

Entrance Arch

Great Hall Windows
Nooks And Crannies

Hall And Blue Skies

Ramparts Garden

Rose Garden

Main Garden

Josie And The Hall