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Manchester Piccadilly

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 18 March 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

We had our first real taste of spring weather on Saturday....the light was great in Manchester.

If you haven't visited Manchester in a while then I think you'll be surprised at how much this part of the city has changed in recent years. The railway station itself is on the other side of this new bridge and was refurbished in 2002 in time for the Commonwealth Games that year.


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NIKON D40 1/40 second F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie LC from Voiron, France

Le cadrage est excellent, la présentation classe et les couleurs douces et belles

18 Mar 2009 6:27am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A very well composed photo and there's lots going on to keep your attention. The guy in the foreground adds a lot to the image and I'm glad he's not concious of the camera and looking straight at it. The weather both Saturday and Sunday was gorgeous here and it was wonderful getting out with the camera in positively spring like conditions.

18 Mar 2009 6:35am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

This is has an element of danger...with the man looking back at the building with his bag as if he's waiting for something to happen, or he could have been captivated by that sun light hitting the windows, either way, it has a great story, bravo!

18 Mar 2009 11:07am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This guy looking back is perfect; you could not have paid a model to do a better job. Your timing was excellent.

18 Mar 2009 12:34pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great architecture providing a stage for an everyday adventure: urbanism, movement, hurry, visual axes - just perfect!

18 Mar 2009 1:03pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

one could say that this is a complicated image, but all the lines and elements are so perfectly arranged into a tight composition that the complexness is gone and it is a very strong image

and that man turnig back is just the cherry on the pie

18 Mar 2009 1:15pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Such an expression of Manchester, a beautiful mix of the old and new.

18 Mar 2009 1:23pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Great shot. You rally captured a lot in this image. The city looks very contemporary.

18 Mar 2009 1:27pm

Frida from Sweden

I have never been in Manchester but it sure seams like a place to visit. I think you have managed all the different shapes and lines in this picture very well. Great capture!

18 Mar 2009 1:33pm

peter from new york, United States

what a cool urban shot. the guy in the foreground adds an interesting element to it as well.

18 Mar 2009 2:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Outstanding composition! Superb processing!

18 Mar 2009 3:28pm

Wedding Creativo Daily Photo Blog from Chicago, United States

I love the lighting and depth. Great timing on the capture too!

18 Mar 2009 4:14pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Great catch Ian!!!:-) Lovely composition and tonality!

18 Mar 2009 4:53pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great capture of urban life ! love your framing with the guy in foreground who adds a real movement of life. beautiful modern urbanism in a nice spring light !

18 Mar 2009 9:28pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Very futuristic shot! I feel that I find myself in a thriller to science fiction, perhaps because of this man who seems to escape something

19 Mar 2009 12:41am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great "busy" city scene! you have a great eye for composition - i like the general geometry of this photo and it has a number of good lines through it for the eyes to follow!

19 Mar 2009 5:28am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice composition and street picture.

19 Mar 2009 7:22am

stephane from United States

Nice tableau. The lights are soft and cool and the look of the pedestrian about to leave the frame but still impose its presence looking back adding to the strong diagonal of the bridge and trolley and the arch. Nice vista, nice dynamics.

25 Mar 2009 4:28pm

1/40 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)