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Old August 5th, 2005, 08:05 PM   #1
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Picture Request Thread

I'm off into Bham for a major photo session either Saturday or Sunday. I'm gonna be capturing the usual suspects;HCT, Orion, Masshouse, Post and Mails demise etc. I'm also interested in having a look around the Gun Quarter after seeing Brum 2003's thread so I'll get a few shots from round there as well. Is there anywhere or anything else I should definitely be pointing my camera lens at.....let me know and I'll try my best.
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Old August 5th, 2005, 08:10 PM   #2
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Nice one Smiley. If you can (and you fancy it), see if you can go up the red cage car park on Brunel St and take a pic from the angle that the old New St pic is on the Old Brum thread. It would be interesting to see how the new station develops from this angle!

It's next to Orion so it's not out of your way...

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Old August 5th, 2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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Yeah I know the one, I've poked my lens through that red mesh on many occasions to get pics of Orion in its early stages.
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Old August 5th, 2005, 10:51 PM   #4
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Some photos I took today around the Financial quarter.















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Old August 5th, 2005, 10:57 PM   #5
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The BST site Smiley? and a few of Holiday Wharf ... Oh and if its not to far out your way the land around the BT Tower, thats only if you can Thanks
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Old August 5th, 2005, 11:00 PM   #6
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I should be able to get all those in no probs....seeing as we've gone render mad at the moment try and think of some new vantage points within the city centre that would have a lot of the recent proposals in them.
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Old August 5th, 2005, 11:02 PM   #7
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Excellent pics btw Soul 13, you ought to post them on this thread below so they can be appreciated by a wider audience

http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=237696
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Old August 5th, 2005, 11:07 PM   #8
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I should be able to get all those in no probs....seeing as we've gone render mad at the moment try and think of some new vantage points within the city centre that would have a lot of the recent proposals in them.
Yes, Good idea ... do you think you could get to the top of the Matthew Boulton college Or Park Central? how about ST Andrews aswell, we havent had one of those for a while. that gives us quite a large scope to play with
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Old August 5th, 2005, 11:10 PM   #9
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If I drive I'll get a few distance shots (I'll class the view from St Andrews as distance) but if I go by public transport (fancy a few beers in town ) I'll only be taking shots from inside the centralish area
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Go to the NIA and then take some pictures from there, theres some great shots. Especially at night when Quayside and BT are lit up
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Go to the NIA and then take some pictures from there, theres some great shots. Especially at night when Quayside and BT are lit up
No, bugger off
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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:15 AM   #13
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OK boss
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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:24 AM   #15
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Don't forget the old wasteland near Duddeston Station where the old scuzzy hags hang about and drink meth and absinthe will you Smiley?
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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:31 AM   #16
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They are my best friends so i normally hang out around there anyway.....they're all abit camera shy so i'll probably give that one a miss
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Pah! Lightweight!

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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:49 AM   #18
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If I go into Brum by train I stop at Duddeston....just for you Martin I'll get your special photo
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Duddeston station used to be a hive of activity - carriage sheds, shunting yards, acres of tracks and electric powerline gantries - now it's overgrown, deserted, run down and as derelict as it's possible to imagine. Quite why railtrack closed that whole depot down is a mystery - it would have seen better servuce retained as a secondary goods yard or even a new EMU depot instead of the Soho site (on the line between Brum and Wolverhampton). Duddeston used to have four platforms too - and now it's a stunted island platform with the other one overgrown and completely abandoned.

What it used to look like:




What it now looks like:







depressing, huh?
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Old August 7th, 2005, 01:38 AM   #20
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It's not exactly the highlight of the Walsall to Bham rail journey...
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