daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Projects and Construction > Manchester Metro Area

Manchester Metro Area For Manchester, Salford and the surrounding area.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 26th, 2005, 12:09 PM   #1
caw123
Hit the north!
 
caw123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Manchester
Posts: 4,678
Likes (Received): 0

Some night photos

I've been posting photos here for 2 and a half years now but I've never got off my arse and taken some night shots. Well, here's round 1. Taken on Thursday the 22nd.
I took 130 photos but at least half were blurry despite the tripod - I have no idea why. And some are diagonal, as those came out every time.

Started in Castlefield at 4.










This loveble one eyed vagrant insisted I 'shoot this'


sans tramp


Almost every photo of CIS came out, while only a handful of Beetham did. Mystery.


Daily Express
















If you thought this looked like a piss stained alley..........you'd be exactly right.


Bloody street furniture






I never knew GMEX was lit up as so.




Back to Castlefield. I took this shot SEVEN times and this was the best one.


A really famous person got out. Probably.


YHA




Merchants Bridge














Here are a couple of shit B sides, they didn't come out but I'm throwing them in because of those larrrvely christmas cranes. Please, someone get a good shot of these before they take them down? First is from GMEX tram stop, second from Mauldeth Road train station.




Fin.
__________________
Bespoke Upper Torso Coverage Solutions

"Manchester is located in the center of Lancashire plain in northwestern England like a big circle theatre."
caw123 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old December 26th, 2005, 12:24 PM   #2
jrb
10th February 2008
 
jrb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Manchester
Posts: 31,883
Likes (Received): 3437

Nice pics Caw!

A bit of healthy competition would'nt go a miss though mate!

Sony N1 coming to this forum very soon!
jrb no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2005, 12:43 PM   #3
highriser
Registered User
 
highriser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,316
Likes (Received): 29

Some fantastic pics there Chris, love the GMex one and the the with the tramp outside the Cathedral,
highriser no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2005, 01:57 PM   #4
vertigosufferer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Oldham in Gtr Manchester
Posts: 1,020
Likes (Received): 1

Some great nightime shots there, Caw When Beetham is finished and lit up, that GMex shot will be even better Do you get that strobe-like effect with cars headlights automatically, or is there some setting you need to use on your Camera?
vertigosufferer no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2005, 02:52 PM   #5
WeasteDevil
Salford Red
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Salford in Castellon
Posts: 1,548
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by vertigosufferer
Some great nightime shots there, Caw When Beetham is finished and lit up, that GMex shot will be even better Do you get that strobe-like effect with cars headlights automatically, or is there some setting you need to use on your Camera?
He has to set his camera on manual so that the lens stays open longer to capture more light. I've got one on my Christmas tree taken in total darkness except for its own little twinkly lights, and I had the shutter open for about 20 seconds. The thing, and the room looks like Blackppol illuminations, colour everywhere.

Great picture CAW, some are exceptional, but this is my favourite, superb:

__________________
"Manchester is the only English city which can look London in the face, not merely as a regional capital but as a rival version of how men should live in a community." - AJP Taylor
WeasteDevil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2005, 03:01 PM   #6
dgnr8
Mmm, Danone
 
dgnr8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Manchester
Posts: 1,792
Likes (Received): 10

Yep, that's a wonderful photo.
dgnr8 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2005, 03:07 PM   #7
kids
Registered User
 
kids's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 9,999
Likes (Received): 172

Brilliant shots chris

these are my fave


i think you were telling me about this picture when it was just a concept? /\


+ the one weastey mentioned



is this the deansgate bridge? has anyone else noticed how many spiders live in this tunnel?
__________________
“the city is redundant: it repeats itself so that something will stick in the mind... memory is redundant: it repeats itself so that the city can begin to exist.”.
kids no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2005, 03:12 PM   #8
Accura4Matalan
Registered User
 
Accura4Matalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 12,494
Likes (Received): 404

Absolutely top class piccies chris.
I love this one, shows the life in Manchester city centre doesnt die out after dark:
Accura4Matalan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2005, 03:30 PM   #9
rolybling
CAN'T BE ARSED
 
rolybling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Manchester
Posts: 4,991
Likes (Received): 82

lovely pics Caw, been meaning to get some night shots myself recently, no excuse just lazyness...again lovely pics, superb.
rolybling no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2005, 03:55 PM   #10
Bim
Music is my lover.
 
Bim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Manchester
Posts: 427
Likes (Received): 1

Great pics there matey.
Well i never knew there was a view like that from Mauldeth Road station!
I only live in West Point...so will have to start getting the train from there more often
Bim no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2005, 04:27 PM   #11
Pedrillo
.
 
Pedrillo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Madrid & La Mancha
Posts: 5,085
Likes (Received): 1

Fantastic pics!! The Beetham is
__________________
>> Foro Urbanity.es
Pedrillo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2005, 05:20 PM   #12
man med
DJ MedZ
 
man med's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Manchester
Posts: 1,445
Likes (Received): 124

thanx - really nice pix
__________________
.
.
.

https://soundcloud.com/deejay-medz
man med no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2005, 01:50 PM   #13
inquisitor57
No more heroes anymore
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Leicester/Manchester
Posts: 416
Likes (Received): 0

Superman

Great pics there, its amazing how many nice bridges Manchester has, I never seem to notice them when I'm just walking about! I don't think I'd have been brave enough to walk into that dark canal 'tunnel' or deserted alley way though, good to know someone will though
inquisitor57 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2005, 11:53 PM   #14
Martin G
Compulsive : Obsessive
 
Martin G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: GET TO FUCK, WHY DON'T YOU?
Posts: 7,301
Likes (Received): 40

Great pics as ever Chris.

But - compare and contrast this one:

Taken by Me, a few weeks earlier:



Taken by CAW just this week gone:




Uncanny, eh??

And to say Accura never even noticed!

__________________
147 metres: so is this the height of Birmingham's ambitions? The city surely deserves better. Arena Central / Arena Square / V Building The incredible shrinking tower: 245m --> 187m --> 175m --> 152m --> 150m --> 147m --> 143m --> ???m
Martin G no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 1st, 2006, 01:07 AM   #15
a_physicist
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 25
Likes (Received): 0

Ghosts!!!!

Bloody hell, this place is haunted.

a_physicist no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 1st, 2006, 10:51 AM   #16
ForeverSalfordRed
BANNED
 
ForeverSalfordRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Perth, WA
Posts: 278
Likes (Received): 0

Caw, is it the aperture or the shutter speed that gives that brake light effect from the cars? thanks
ForeverSalfordRed no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 1st, 2006, 05:20 PM   #17
WeasteDevil
Salford Red
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Salford in Castellon
Posts: 1,548
Likes (Received): 0

It's a mix of both. The aperture controls the amount of light let into the camera, and the shutter speed how long light is let in. Fast shutter speeds need a large aperture to get enough light in, and a slow one a small aperture to prevent over exposure. Getting the perfect shot requires a lot of practice getting the mix right. To get the break light effects you need to keep the shutter open long enough for them to pass from one side of the view to another, yet keep the aperture small enough that the light doesn't flood the film or digital sensor.
__________________
"Manchester is the only English city which can look London in the face, not merely as a regional capital but as a rival version of how men should live in a community." - AJP Taylor
WeasteDevil no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu