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Trafford Centre, Manchester

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 26 September 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The central dome of the Trafford shopping centre. It looks great in b&w doesn't it!

NIKON D700 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 200 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Top! 5*****

26 Sep 2011 5:03am

@Ralf Kesper: Thanks Ralph!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I spent a few hours in Manchester in 2005 but I did not regrettably visit this site. What a magnificent dome and architecture!

26 Sep 2011 5:30am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

He does, absolutely !
Beautiful process of the light !

26 Sep 2011 7:10am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!

Stefanie from Paris, France

Very very nice. Perfect in b&w!

26 Sep 2011 7:52am

@Stefanie: Thanks Stefanie. Yes, the key to it was b&w as the colours are quite gaudy in real life.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Just perfect.

26 Sep 2011 9:45am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

You make it look far better than the reality.

26 Sep 2011 11:36am

@digitalCG: apart from the square crop and b&w it's straight out of the camera - it's amazing the difference getting rid of the colour makes sometimes to even very familiar places.

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great capture Ian!

26 Sep 2011 3:10pm

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks fantastic, more like a cathedral to consumerism rather than "just" a shopping centre.

26 Sep 2011 4:30pm

@Curly: Yes, that's a good way of putting it Curly!

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great composition! it pays off to look up every now and again :-)

27 Sep 2011 2:47am

@DarkElf: It surprising how few people look up even in places like this!

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Yes, it does! I think it would be more fitting as the dome of a church, it has that feel to it. Love the detail, and the light! 5stars. :O)

27 Sep 2011 5:38am

@janina: Yes, very ecclesiastical isn't it!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Love your B+W images, great!

27 Sep 2011 7:25am

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

DallarD from Orléans, France

Beau noir et blanc

27 Sep 2011 12:34pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Wow...what a shopping looks like a church! Wonderful viewpoint, light, clarity, detail...just lovely, Ian!

27 Sep 2011 7:21pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Impressive perspective!

27 Sep 2011 7:58pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Interesting that our shopping centers have become our new 'cathedrals.' Love this in black and white...a wonderful mood and slightly softened details.

27 Sep 2011 8:15pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful !

27 Sep 2011 9:11pm

raha from tehran, Iran

great :)

27 Sep 2011 9:23pm

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

Ian, you are simply superb. I'm very much impressed by your B&W photography and your sense of art.

28 Sep 2011 2:59am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

ah yes...the grand cathedral of shopping!

28 Sep 2011 9:07pm

---------Photo-Spice---------- from Konstanz, Germany

Great BW image and combination of shade and light, works very well....

Cheers, JH

30 Sep 2011 10:09am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What magnificent architecture through your perfect composition and choice of tonality! How I love the way the light, patterns and details are interacting! Exquisite work of art Ian!

1 Oct 2011 5:40am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent angle of view and perfect B&W so well balanced !

4 Oct 2011 6:59pm

Wolfgang from Germany

Great photo and processing, particularly with the light and the details.

15 Oct 2011 8:29am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Magnificent! The light, tones and composition are stunning

18 Oct 2011 5:44am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

outstanding. beautifully photographed

22 Apr 2012 1:56am

1/400 second
ISO 200
16 mm (35mm equiv.)