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Old and New

By TrevBatWCC    
For those expecting animal images from Chester Zoo, much to my dismay, we decided yesterday to abandon the idea Sad Some Camera Club members had stayed for the weekend in Chester, and met up outside the Zoo entrance with the rest of us who had made the effort to turn up. However, the weather was so atrocious and raining very heavy with no sign of let-up, and as most of the exhibits are outdoors (if they hadn't taken shelter from the rain!) we decided to call it off. Some members decided they'd go into Chester centre - which to me would have been equally as wet as inside the Zoo - but a couple of us, on my suggestion, went into Manchester and visited the Museum of Science & Industry, as at least we'd be indoors. They are several exhibit halls, and though you have to go outdoors to access the different halls, are at least close by to each other. Ironically, though it still was raining, it had eased off when we got there!
So, you're going to have to settle for images from the Museum, I'm afraid. This is a shot from outdoors (obviously!), and liked the contrast between the old and the new, with the Beetham Tower (or Hilton Tower), the 47 storey mixed-use skyscraper in Deansgate, in the background.
If the bad weather yesterday didn't sicken me off, I'm feeling even more cheesed off today as the sun has been shining brightly all day! Sad Some consolation, I suppose, is that we didn't have to fork out £16 entrance fee (£13, I believe for us old 'uns) and it's free to go into the Museum of Science and Industry! Wink

Techie stuff – see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Manchester Architecture Beetham tower Museum of Science and Industry

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Cor 9 Belgium
30 Apr 2012 3:07PM
A SUPERB image. So well taken and created. 10XSmile

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djh698 14 5.4k 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 3:14PM
excellent considering the light and rain
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
30 Apr 2012 3:28PM
The rain scuppers so many plans, doesn't it Sad. Still, you didn't have to break the bank, which was one bonus, and you came away with a fine image. Carol
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 3:48PM
Sorry about your aborted trip to the Zoo. It really was a ''get up and go back to bed day''
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
30 Apr 2012 3:55PM
It is bad enough getting soaked in the rain Trev,
but to pay 13/16 quid for the privelage is just not on !!
A good substitute here however.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
30 Apr 2012 4:03PM
love your processing, shame about the zoo.lesley
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 4:18PM
That looks like real Manchester weather!
The contrast of old and new here is quite amazing, with that tall angular structure.
Our proposed U3A Photography group outing last month was called off because of snow. We're hoping for better weather next week...
charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 4:20PM
A brilliant subject and so well processed...a cracking shot Trev. Sorry, but you're gonna have to have my award Tongue

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 4:54PM
That's a place I haven't been to for a great many years.
A very well taken image, excellent composition, the figures help with the scale of course.
I wonder if you have considered b&w for this? Just a thought.
JenniCh 12 32 2 England
30 Apr 2012 5:23PM
Great image, very well processed ............ Jenni
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 5:27PM
we were going to Beaulieu last week but as it was raining hard and on seeing the price 34 quid between us, we decidedto give it a miss - great shot Trev
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 5:59PM
Somehow the cold, wet weather seems fitting for this scene and your processing suits this image perfectly. So glad you managed to find something else to do and to save £13 into the bargain Smile

Sue Smile
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 6:10PM
Well you certainly have had a good result with this one Trev - even if you didn't get to see the animals Smile
LesF 11 182 9
30 Apr 2012 6:15PM
Cracking image Trevor, love the comp, a winner all the way this.

moiral 8 12 Scotland
30 Apr 2012 6:24PM
Your treatment of this shot almosts makes it 3D Trev. A wonderful piece of processing.
Beats hanging over the edge of a cliff Grin. Moira
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
30 Apr 2012 6:26PM
Excellent Trev, a strong diagonal composition, with old and the new. Looks like a great alternative choice.

GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 6:38PM
Ah! The best laid plans of mice and men! Nice image.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 6:48PM
Plans might have gone adridt
But dare I say this is one of your best
30 Apr 2012 7:16PM
Wonderful composition Trevor and superb processing.
I’ve seen shots of the tower before, never this view, well done.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 7:36PM
A cracking image Trev. I've never been a fan of HDR but it has to be said that you are a great advocate for the technique.
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 9:11PM
very nice shot....wonderful processing
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 9:15PM
There's an animal in there somewhere, maybe it's sheltering from the rain?
Shame about the zoo, Trev, but this is a great image.....and free!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
30 Apr 2012 10:09PM
Superbly worked image. Much better than soggy animals. Smile
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
1 May 2012 12:25AM
stunning Trev
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
1 May 2012 12:00PM
A stunning image of the highest possible quality.
Highest regards, ans somewhat envious.

metro074 8 8 Australia
1 May 2012 1:05PM
OH my!! This is superb! A wonderful composition. 10/10
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
1 May 2012 2:47PM
A cracking image, Trev, and look at all the positives to come from the day...this (and I suspect further) image, and the fact that you now have extra money in your pocket to spend sensibly on beer as you didn't have to fork out for the zoo.

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
1 May 2012 3:37PM
Some nice lines here, Trev and I always like the shine on wet cobbles.

superb image
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 10:28AM
wow, well that - to me - is a fantastic piece of work, one to be very proud of, I love the detail in this and such lovely tones Trev, the moody sky and all the puddles just add to the scene, wonderful work


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