This building in Ancoats is fair coming along now. Windows are going in, and there is even a hint of panelling on one part of the wall. It’s a shame that it will look quite ugly once it’s done, but it’s nice to see that some of the windows will be of a reasonable size letting in lots of light (and views of the building opposite!!)
Taken with my Olympus Pen EP-1. Setting: Aperture Priority. Aperture: f2.8; Shutter: 1/2000; ISO: 400. Macro lens.
In my tour of Christmas markets (well, that’s what it feels like), I went out to see Altrincham Market today. I like a good market and I am constantly in search of a really good one within striking distance of home. So far Treacle Market in Macclesfield tops my poll, but Altrincham Market wasn’t bad – a nice little local market and definitely better than most of the ones within Manchester central. A particularly interesting feature today was seeing Joseph Hartley potting live (as well as selling his wares). Which was very cool.
Taken with my Olympus Pen EP-1. Setting: Aperture Priority. Aperture: f2.8; Shutter: 1/80; ISO: 100. Pancake lens. Cropped in iPhoto.
Today I went into town. Which two weeks before Christmas is possibly a silly thing to do! The place was heaving… One point of calm, however, was the Barton Arcade off Deansgate. It has a few upper end shops, but mostly seems to be an elegant cut through from Deansgate to St Anne’s Square, with a gorgeous roof.
Taken with my Olympus Pen EP-1. Setting: Aperture Priority. Aperture: f3.2; Shutter: 1/3200; ISO: 400. Pancake lens. Cropped in iPhoto.
It was very drizzly this evening. The sort of rain that is so fine it gets into your bones. It gave everything a bit of a misty glisten, which is a good excuse for explaining away the noise in the photo!
Taken with my Olympus Pen EP-1. Setting: Aperture Priority. Aperture: f9; Shutter: 1/1; ISO: 800. Pancake lens.
Today was a bit stormy here in the UK. We didn’t get the worst of it, but it was pretty windy and stormy around lunch time that prevented me from going out for my usual walk. I’m nowhere near anything that would make for a dramatic photo alas (no crashing waves or trees down) but we were a bit worried about this wind turbine near work that was shaking rather violently at times!!
Taken on my iPhone, through a window (so not so great!)
There is really something quite wonderful about the light in Winter sometimes. It makes everything glow. Particularly when there are a few ominous dark clouds around, but not enough to blot out all the sun.
Taken with my Olympus Pen EP-1. Setting: Aperture Priority. Aperture: f2.8; Shutter: 1/4000; ISO: 100. Pancake lens. No editing.
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