Perspective

Photography, Places

#cffc #perspective

I like taking perspective shots with my camera, taking different views of things

Here’s a few of my personal favourites

Silves church, algarve , looking up

Caldera hotel, San Rafael, algarve, Portugal

Trees, caldera hotel, algarve, Portugal

Old town hall, Eccles, city of Salford

War memorial, memorial square, eccles, Salford

Ordsall Hall, Ordsall, Salford

Daleks, illuminations from Blackpool at Salford Quays , 2017

Mediacity uk at night, Salford Quays

Warehouse

Places, Poetry

Salford (Via Trafford Park), 3rd September 2018

 

This is the place

where mighty ships cargo

lay resting after its journey

after a long ride on the waves

 

Men toiled in the heat

as silent shipping crates

moved to the sound of the warehouse mice

avoiding the company cat

 

Inwards and Out

the orders of the day

some on road – some on rail

having come in from sail

 

To be changed in an instant

to wear or to eat

grain for the flour mill

or silk for the mayors seat

 

Changes in time led to changes afoot

as sons and daughters move on in their new fancy boots

dancing away to a shanty or two

like their elders before them – they think that its new!

Central

Photography, Places, Poetry, Transport

07F84285-F2F6-4D6B-9F2E-1D812B6F7F74Salford 23rd August

a tale of Manchester central, which I knew as G-Mex when I were young (sic)

I

It’s the place

where mighty wheels

rolled over lines of steel

to take you north and south and east

to wonderous places where stress released

II

Slap bang

In the middle of town

The rail network changed – they shut it down

Exciting times lay ahead,

Sport and music from the railways bed

III

Conferences held under railways arch

Entertainment and sport – set among trees of green

Next to connections set up for the place

Travelways and walkways, Roman Wall, Air and Space

Rolling on to Altrincham, Bury and the Quays

And new lines to the home of Man city and the Beeb

Leading to th’ airport and parks and the trees

IV

and just by the tramstop – in the place by the field

the stations old tale is all but revealed

showing the vehicles that stopped at this place

before changes to the line – Piccadilly replaced.

The bees have landed

Art, Arts, Photography, Places

#beeinthecity

Salford and Manchester 23rd July

There’s been a swarm of colour land on my home city

Hard working and landing on the landmarks around the place

Bringing a buzz to the neighbourhood!

The bees will bee (deliberate typo) in the surrounding area till the end of august

Check them all out at https://beeinthecitymcr.co.uk/art-trail

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Blue Beeter – at the home of Children’s Bee Bee Cee!

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St Johns Bee – Created by Schoolchildren in Salford and on display in the Lowry

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Diverse-bee and Friends –  created by Withington Girls school and on display in the Lowry

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Beedazzle – at home in the Lowry Outlet

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Gravitbee – landed by the ship canal

#beeinthecity

#beeinthecity Update

17th August – Have been checking out the Little bees that have been added to the trail

Greater Manchester – If there’s any you would like me to photograph – let me know

In the meantime – I’ve found some archive photography from 13 YEARS AGO!

(Good evans I was only a bairn (sic))  – Cowparade was a forerunner to #beeinthecity

and I have one or two photos in the archive should you want to see them.

Looking out for the next image

Outdoors, Parks, Photography, Places

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Salford 4th June 2018

Another photography post, and yes, the image of the local park.

I posted it because after my journey into foreign lands, i’m now thinking upon my next photographic project.

which turn i’ll take – is anybody’s guess.  however there’s plenty of scope for me to take a look at.   Could be the Birds, Could be landmarks or i could tie up some of the poetry pieces with the photographic stuff.

Same Park, Different Walk

Nature, Outdoors, Parks, Photography, Places, Poetry
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Ordsall Park Motif

Salford, 10th May 2018

With the appearence of what seemed to be the slight raise in the mercury, i decided to walk down toward the local park and take a couple of snaps with my trusty Nikon D3100

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Trees in the Park

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Sun Peeking through the Apple Blossom

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Apple Blossoms

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Walking the Dog

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Spot to Rest

Astonish

Places, Pleasures, Poetry

Astonish

As the acrobat flew into the air

Some held their breath

totally transfixed by the mid air cartwheels

only a single rope stopped the artiste seeing

night stars before sundown

incredible feats of daring occurred under the big top

some may have called him foolhardy, but at the end …everybody

hailed the master acrobat and his tip top tumbling act

By the dock

Photography, Places

Rise/Set

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Salford 3rd April 2018

My response to the photo challenge rise/set

A pic of the sun going down at the quayside in Salford

i like the way the waters of Ontario basin caught the sun on the surface of the water

caught the image quite by chance, while out with my Nikon camera,  as I’m reletively new to using this kind of camera I was pleased with the final result I got.