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War Museum, Manchester

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 18 June 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A long exposure photo of Daniel Libeskind's war museum in Manchester.

NIKON D700 753/5 seconds F/8.0 ISO 200 25 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Everything looks like Disney Hall now. Who started this trend? This is great in light and sky.

18 Jun 2010 5:10am

@Bettina: It was really the advent of computer aided design that allowed architects and engineers to start designing structures like this.


Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

Wonderful shot Ian !

18 Jun 2010 5:23am

sara from paris, France


18 Jun 2010 5:56am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Fine image..wonderful!

18 Jun 2010 7:02am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Fantastic abstract image! Great capture!

18 Jun 2010 7:13am

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Brilliant! Quite minimalistic and abstract.

18 Jun 2010 9:04am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

I like this mixture of right, diagonal, curved lines and the light of this beautiful abstract

18 Jun 2010 9:07am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

you are the master of long exposures - beautiful

18 Jun 2010 10:57am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great shot Ian!

18 Jun 2010 12:58pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the architecture, elegant framing and excellent b&w as always.

18 Jun 2010 1:55pm

Eduard Crispi from Vic, Spain

excellent capture!

18 Jun 2010 2:09pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

wow, love the lines !!

18 Jun 2010 3:19pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

that sky is silky smooth!

18 Jun 2010 3:22pm

Chris from Seattle, United States

Truly great one for all the obvious reasons. The long exposure in the sky really complements the angles of the architecture, doesn't it. Your work continues to inspire.

18 Jun 2010 3:39pm

Sanjay Sharma from New Delhi, India

You are amazing Ian...Your architectural photography is inspirational. Do you think the camera makes a great difference to the way you conceptualise a picture...I mean D700 vis a vis D40? How do you rate Nikon D90? Please respond.

18 Jun 2010 5:51pm

@Sanjay Sharma: I wouldn't say that the new D700 has made any difference at all to the way that I compose, or 'conceptualise' a photo as you put it in your question. The bigger brighter viewfinder of the D700 compared to the D40 is very nice to have but the two cameras are fundamentally very similar to use, especially as they are both Nikon DSLRs.

The medium format film Minolta that I've used recently to take a few photos is another case entirely and I had to completely alter the way I worked. Composition required a lot more thought - the viewfinder is used completely differently on that camera as it is a square format and is used by holding it at waist level and the view is a mirror image. Also the lens is not interchangeable so I couldn't use my favourite focal length which is wide angle.

You asked what I thought of the D90 but I'm afraid I've never used or even held that particular camera.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very beautiful shot that makes me want to try this, too!

18 Jun 2010 10:14pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful building, beautifully captured!

19 Jun 2010 2:48am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Thanks for that link. Very interesting. My son goes to a new Arts High School in Los Angeles built by Coop Himmelblau, an architecture firm also featured in the article about deconstructivism.

19 Jun 2010 7:15am

Mags from Paris, France

Very graphic and beautiful

19 Jun 2010 8:43am

Sanjay Sharma from New Delhi, India

Thanks Ian for your comments...Your 'the dying of the light' is one of the best pictures that I have seen for a long time, a ten minute exposure...unbelievable...I am soon planning to bye my first DSLR and it would hopefully be a Nikon D90...Thanks once again and wishes.

19 Jun 2010 6:07pm

@Sanjay Sharma: you'll be amazed at the improvement in image quality when you step up from your compact camera to the new DSLR....I know I was when I made the switch from my compact Fuji F31 to a Nikon D40

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Beautifully composed, very elegant.

19 Jun 2010 8:09pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Magnificent shot.

20 Jun 2010 7:17am

Vahid from Tabriz, Iran


20 Jun 2010 8:33pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

a very intriguing and compelling composition! so cold in its metallic forms and tones and yet very engaging and imaginative!

21 Jun 2010 3:59am

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Perfect architecture shot!! Great light too!!

21 Jun 2010 11:23pm

Remus from Portugal

well done abstraction with strong graphic feeling!

3 Jul 2010 5:47pm

Hochzeitsfotograf from Germany

Great Location. The tonal value and slight toning really emphasizes your pictures!

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1 Mar 2011 11:37am

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753/5 seconds
ISO 200
25 mm (35mm equiv.)