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March's Pictures

Gaskell House
Gaskell House (Nisis DV5)

And the plaque that we saw was on this building. Like I mentioned it didn't looks like it fitted in with the rest of the buildings, and a strange accessory to Plymouth Grove. Travelling from here down the A6 caused me to think that one day when I have time I shall have to take my camera bag and many rolls of film and take the journey from Manchester to Stockport on the A6.

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Gaskell Plaque
Gaskell Plaque (Nisis DV5)

Whilst tripping 'round Manchester we stumbled on a building with this blue plaque outside. The house seemed strange in that it didn't appear to fit in with it's surroundings.

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The Drive
The Drive (Nisis DV5)

I don't know why but I love this drive thing at Dunham Massey, perhaps it's because it reminds me of a Stephen Poliakoff screenplay, which I think was Perfect Strangers, however I could be wrong. Either way the picture doesn't really live up to what was there because the sun was in front of me and there is no way to control the exposure with the DV5. However where the detail on the ground is missing due to under exposed the clouds do look slightly menacing which I like, so I kept it. I did take another one in landscape and because this took in less bright sky the ground was less under exposed and looked better. The problem with that shot is that it looked so bland.

0 comments have been left20:19 25 Mar 2006Tags: clouds dunham symmetry
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Deer Park Alpha
Deer Park Alpha (Nisis DV5)

I missed the shot that I really wanted which came along a little later. This solo Deer ventured towards the path little by little. He was moving a little slow and I didn't have much time for the shot, so I got the best that I could in the circumstances. The contrast is quite bad though. He eventually crossed the path that we were on leaving the protection of Deer Park keep out signs.

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On Reflection Again
On Reflection Again (Nisis DV5)

Simple shot of nothing much with the reflection adding something to the picture... well that was the hope anyway. Dunham Massey again just coming to the end of the walk.

0 comments have been left20:05 25 Mar 2006Tags: dunham reflections lake
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The Tree
The Tree (Nisis DV5)

This is the tree that had the plaque under it. I didn't know whether it would come out that well what with the LCD screen causing problems with the low sun. I think the sky came out quite well and for a hit and miss shot I think it works well.

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Under the Tree
Under the Tree (Nisis DV5)

Back to the same problem as I've mentiong about these small LCD screens in the light. They're small so things that are out of focus aren't really clear and when the sun is hitting the screen you can't see a thing. This is what was under one of the trees at Dunham Massey.

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Deer Shelter
Deer Shelter (Nisis DV5)

Off to Dunham Massey today for a nice walk. Looked a grim day but once there it was nice enough to stroll in the sun. I thought that this pic looked nice with the felled tree pointing to where the Deer hide out.

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Ice Bar
Ice Bar (Sony Ericsson K700i)

If you can read it then there needs to be no introduction, otherwise the intro is "Here's Stockholms Ice Bar".

A strange concept, it's -10 degrees Cecius outside, you come in from the cold to a nice warm hotel and you book to go into an Ice Bar. The Ice Bar is made of solid ice; you drink out of glasses made out of solid ice. You have to put on a coat and gloves before you go in because it's so cold and you drink different flavours of Vodka, but in the environment you can't say your Vs, and all of this from a warm hotel in what can be a cold country.

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Town Hall Interior
Town Hall Interior (Nisis DV5)

One snap of the Town Hall interior that sort of give you an impression of what Manchester Town Hall is like. What appears to be someone walking into the shot is a bust. It was intentionally framed like that but the strength of the flash does make it look a little silly.

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Midland (Nisis DV5)

This is the front of the Midland Hotel, which I think I used to assume was the back. Badly framed and everything. The DV5 tried it's best to succeed over my failings. I shall get a better snap some time, when it's not so cold and I have some time.

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Eamonn O'Neill
Eamonn O'Neill (QTEK 9100)

A bad snap of Eamonn O'Neill me in the town hall and maxed out digital zoom on the DV5. He was there talking to people about the Irish market in the square which was only slightly different from the European markets a few months ago. We skilfully evaded his microphone before talking this shot.

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Glass and Steel
Glass and Steel (Nisis DV5)

Just opposite the Bridgewater hall is this impressive building. With it snowing, a harsh wind and my Wife and Daughter disappearing into the car park this is the best shot I could get of this quite impressive and yet quite anonymous building.

0 comments have been left19:36 12 Mar 2006Tags: building bridgewater glass
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Atrium Car Park
Atrium Car Park (Nisis DV5)

Walked around the inside of the Town Hall in Manchester today. Looks very impressive. I have been there once before by that was for a medical, so I don't think that counts. Whilst it's of poor quality, here's a sort of atrium within the Town Hall. Taken with the DV5, it's not the camera just a mix of bad light, and poor photographer.

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CIS (Nisis DV5)

The whole thing about Manchester nowadays is that it has changed, stop for five seconds and something that you used to know has gone and has been re-build in glass. This picture was taken of what I think is the CIS building, from a car park that I didn't know existed which is part of a bus station that I didn't know existed. I sort of felt the shot looked right, but now looking back it at, I could have made sure that the fastening for the window wasn't in shot.

0 comments have been left20:31 4 Mar 2006Tags: tower cis
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Manchester Dome
Manchester Dome (Nisis DV5)

Manchester has got a pretty good set of buildings and I don't think we are afraid of showing them... wither that or I'm starting to look upward. This strange dome on the top of a building is quite intriguing, but it's just opposite the Manchester wheel near the Triangle.

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Cross Street
Cross Street (Sony Ericsson K700i)

Here's Cross Street and the scene that in 1996 was obliterated by a bomb, supposedly the biggest bomb detonated on mainland Britain so far. Nothing much has changed in some ways, the bridge is still there, and the road still runs the same way. Of course the changes are that for I don't know how many years it was a building site and the other difference is that traffic is unable to drive down Cross Street as it did before. Apart from that and the fact that a nice little cafe use to be on the left (that disappeared before the bomb) I think it looks very much the same, just more glass, which is sort of ironic I think.

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Manchester Fountains
Manchester Fountains (Nisis DV5)

Same busyness as usual, just this time I have a visit to the centre of Manchester where I made time. Stupidly cold, so I had to pop in and out of shops to keep warm, but time for myself, which is ever precious. This is a picture of the fountains in Piccadilly gardens. However the gardens in Piccadilly have gone so I'm not sure what you call it now.

I did notice today that Manchester has got a pretty good skyline/view as far as buildings are concerned. I sort of knew this already because I did a tour of Manchester some years ago from a tourist leaflet, sounds tacky but there were some things that I never knew about Manchester that I do now.

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