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New Looks at Old Subjects


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New Looks at Old Subjects

19 Feb 2014 9:17PM   Views : 682 Unique : 548

Finding images to shoot in Manchester after regular fortnightly visits to the same spot for over two years now becomes a challenge. But there's still material there, no matter how many times we visit, as long as we keep our minds open and keep looking.

I decided to concentrate on St Ann's Church yesterday and first of all took the opposite shot to the normal one. So instead of looking towards the altar, let's look away from it:

I also checked out the organ keyboards as no-one was playing, which was unusual. This was a very low exposure, making use of the surrounding wooden dividing sections and also the tilting screen on the Pentax MX-1:

I also decided to experiment looking outwards, using the ancient stained glass windows to peer through at St Ann's Square beyond. It doesn't matter if it works or not, there's nothing to lose, no film costs with digital cameras, so we can just try things out. The glass is very gnarled, being from as far back as the mid 1700s, so I was looking for something a bit surreal:




The last image is the first, well, actually two different images, combined. The quest continued when I returned to the computer:

There's always something to be had if we look and actually see things. After all, it's only been a couple of years in the same places......Smile

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