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Champagne & Cocktails

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 21 June 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

An old, pre-recession, sign on a window in the Spinningfilelds business district of Manchester city center.

NIKON D700 1/45 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

It looks like a movie poster from the last century. Very evocative.

21 Jun 2010 7:13am

@Richard: Thanks Richard!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

These dark spots on the ground look already like a bad omen!

21 Jun 2010 8:11am

@MadScientist: Yes, it's an image that suited B&W processing I suppose. It was the 'Champagne & Cocktails' sign that seemed so out of step with the current economic situation and mood.

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Both passers-by have to like neither the champagne nor the cocktails to take off so quickly! I like very much the reflections and the composition of this black and white.

21 Jun 2010 8:31am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I like everything about this photo - the movement, the sharpness, the contrast - it is beautiful!

21 Jun 2010 10:11am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very nice. Great motion capture and b&w. No recession Champagne in the UK?

21 Jun 2010 10:53am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the reflections.

21 Jun 2010 11:50am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Excellent B&W.

21 Jun 2010 12:03pm

Chris Ward from Manchester, United Kingdom

This captures the mood really well. I've always thought that Spinningfields is a strange place where the buildings don't seem to match the lack of human life there.

21 Jun 2010 12:19pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Tout est parfait, compo et NB

21 Jun 2010 12:31pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a beautiful street photography ! I love the reflections on the buildings and the motion blur of the passerby

21 Jun 2010 12:38pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Very ncie compo!

21 Jun 2010 11:24pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great street scene and i like the dynamic feel captured through the people walking by - everything is so still, one can almost feel the breeze by...

22 Jun 2010 2:46am

Mags from Paris, France

Wow, great composition!

24 Jun 2010 8:02pm

1/45 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)