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BBC Media City, Salford

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 17 February 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The new BBC building in Salford photographed last Sunday night.

The water is the victorian Manchester Ship Canal and you can still see some of the remnants of the heavy industry that used to dominate this part of Manchester.

NIKON D40 15 second F/11.0 ISO 200 18 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

Superb shot, Ian! Love the b&w.

17 Feb 2010 5:01am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SO u go into the city too, once in a while. LOL. Superb reflection shot n i think u did rite by dividing the pic with the horizon rite in the middle. Well done

17 Feb 2010 5:49am

Mirko Herzner from Germany

Interesting architecture for sure. Your shot provides such lovely contrasts: Old heavy industry and modern architecture, light and darkness...

17 Feb 2010 6:05am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful BW it makes me think of a big liner

17 Feb 2010 6:16am

Jingz from Germany

wonderful bw photo :)

17 Feb 2010 8:54am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb shot at night in B&W and great play of reflections !

17 Feb 2010 10:04am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Classic, Ian! Can't get enough of these elegant compositions and perfect captures.

17 Feb 2010 10:49am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

lovely shot - I too like that it is in black and white - very beautiful!

17 Feb 2010 11:11am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice composition, and I really like the design of this building. Artistically it is very appealing and on a functional level designing it perpendicular with the natural curve of the channel was genius.

17 Feb 2010 1:34pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

What a waste of licence fee money, if you ask me. But a fantastic photo Ian!

17 Feb 2010 1:48pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

excellente cette compo ainsi que ton nb

17 Feb 2010 5:50pm

Louloupix from NEW YORK, United States

Really stunning picture. I love the reflection and the nice contrast.

17 Feb 2010 6:44pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

BBC Media City - sounds soooo grand eh?
Great long exposure Ian, which still manages to retain the darkness of the night. Any special work (i.e. burning) required to achieve this?

17 Feb 2010 8:16pm

@Curly: Thanks!...yes it's a fairly straightforward conversion to B&W although I did lighten the sky a bit and, as I often do, I added a slight sepia tone to the whole image. By the way the top of the building (and it's reflection) is a vivid neon blue on the original photo! Ian

alex centrella from California, United States

well caugh !

17 Feb 2010 8:54pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

strange to see the cranes have is it finished now?

17 Feb 2010 10:00pm

@Ted: Hi Ted...there are still a couple of cranes working on the overall building site that you can't see on this shot but I think this particular building is in it's fit-out phase now by the BBC.

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

I like the cranes in the background. Wonderful capture!

17 Feb 2010 10:49pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent night shot - love the reflection that gives this composition and nice symmetry!

18 Feb 2010 2:42am

K.B.R from Switzerland

Beatiful archiecture,
Very nice b&W shot, well framed!

18 Feb 2010 10:22pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

As always, very delicately shaded! :)

19 Feb 2010 5:03am

15 second
ISO 200
18 mm (35mm equiv.)