Salford, Lancashire, UK.
As I was driving past this building, I noticed how the security light was casting light over the wall and door. I thought that this would make a good picture so I pulled over my car and took this with my phone.
I drove to this street in Ancoats that I had seen a few day shots of on social media. Originally the houses were built for the workers of the factory at the end of the street, but in a rapidly regenerating city this is now a melancholic reminder of how things were. I love the historic charm of these terraces and being stood at the end of the street felt almost like I was stood in a museum! The night sky shrouded the modern buildings in darkness, hiding their often unimpressive features from my cameras view. As I was shooting handheld and wanted to keep my ISO as low as possible, I chose to use an aperture of f2.8. This probably seems like a strange choice but I think that it has actually worked well as the shallow depth of field along with the pools of light has added atmosphere to my image and helped to recreate my feelings at the time of capture. The only post processing was a conversion into monochrome and basic image adjustments to preserve as much of the original features as possible.
I am very pleased to announce that this image was shortlisted in this weeks WPOTY competition!
A few more from Salford Quays, this time after sunset. I’m beginning to like architectural photography yet it’s something that I’ve never considered doing before. It was the water that drew me in to shooting here since it’s my favourite subject.
I am pleased to announce that my image ‘Frosty Glow’ (above) has been Highly Commended by the Disabled Photographers Society in the Winter 2015 competition! This was my first entry into a competition so am very happy to gain a ranking award! It’s also very rare that I work in colour but this image just looked better this way 🙂