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Tasle Alley, Manchester

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 19 November 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Another night time photo from city centre Manchester - this is a little side street not far from the town hall.

1/4 second handheld at iso 4000.

NIKON D700 1/4 second F/5.6 ISO 4000 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

Wonderful mood, wonderful angle, great foreground and getting very sentimental - love the atmosphere of late November nights.

19 Nov 2010 5:11am

@sunstone_maria: Thanks Maria!

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

Superbe. as tu utilisé un objectif à décentrement?

19 Nov 2010 5:31am

@Valérie Simonnet: Hi Valérie, no I didn't use a 'Lensbaby' or anything similar. This is simply the effect that you get if you point an extreme wide angle lens down at the ground (my feet are only just out of shot). Despite the mist everything is pretty much in focus which you wouldn't get with a Lensbaby.

sim from k, Iran

great pov great light and nice autumn in new york

19 Nov 2010 5:58am

@sim: Thanks! (although this is Manchester, England rather than Manhattan New York!)

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

All is perfect!!!

19 Nov 2010 6:21am

@flyingwind风飞扬: Thanks!

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Film Noir. Super photo!

19 Nov 2010 7:41am

@Richard: Thanks Richard!

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

Many thanks for the explanation. I will try..... could you send us some fog please ? :-))

19 Nov 2010 8:24am

@Valérie Simonnet: No problem! the way I know you have a lot of experience in this yourself but photographing at night in the city helps too as you get a cinematic feel to the images due to the streetlighting. I was at the very end of the alley in this photo and the light was mostly coming from a single street light which is what has created those strong theatrical shadows on the pavement.

I'm over in Paris at Christmas seeing family and I'll definitely be bringing some Manchester mist fog and rain with me if you can wait until then! :-)

k@ from Paris, France

A superb 16mm distortion, i love this expressionism.

19 Nov 2010 9:41am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

I love (also) the shadows of doorways, above the alley.

19 Nov 2010 9:55am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic atmosphere.

19 Nov 2010 10:07am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love this - such an intriguing shot - extremely well captured!

19 Nov 2010 1:09pm

Chris from Seattle, United States

I love the mood here! And the angular shadows really draws me in.

19 Nov 2010 5:10pm

karetnikov from Italy

Straight out of Caligari's Cabinet! With a hint of Czech and Polish animated cinema! Troubling and fascinating!

19 Nov 2010 7:40pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbes ombres, et beau noir et blanc.

19 Nov 2010 9:57pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Impressive night scene!

20 Nov 2010 4:37am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

looks like still from a movie - great atmosphere

20 Nov 2010 3:11pm

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Une perfection et une atmosphère fantastique !!!
Félicitations et bon week end

20 Nov 2010 6:45pm

CLODO from France

Hi Ian

Superb use of the ultra wide angle with a good B&W street shot. i use to go to Manchester (in fact Chorlton) 3 times a year to visit my daughter, so....

20 Nov 2010 7:44pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Works very well, great use of the surrounding lighting.

21 Nov 2010 12:04am

Burning Dodge Studios from Manchester, NH, United States

This image reminds me of a Streetcar Named Desire. Love the figures and I love the light.

21 Nov 2010 6:07pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

very nicely balanced and structured composition - i like the shadows extending in the foreground especially! i also like how you used the wide angle lens here to really stretch them out - this is a great effect!

22 Nov 2010 2:19am

yvanmarn from Slovenia

Very very nice, captures well a cold fall evening.

23 Nov 2010 7:05pm

1/4 second
ISO 4000
16 mm (35mm equiv.)