Manchester photo gallery update

I had been quite inactive as of late in terms of personal project. Newly created family take a lot of my free time. However I have little update to my Manchester photo gallery. Hope you enjoy it.


Portrait session

Despite been dedicated landscape/cityscape photographer I lately notice I enjoy doing portrait sessions more and more. This time was for beautiful model from Poland, Izabela.


Best of Manchester Vol3

Simple post update with my recent works focused around Manchester. You can find all those images as usual on my Instagram. However I would want to post them one by one on this blog therefore I decided to make periodic updates containing batch, share worthy images gathered throughout recent trips and assignments.


Mountainscapes

I spend few days relaxing, breathing fresh mountain air and photographing beautiful polish Tatra mountains. Even though it’s one of the places I’ve been frequently visiting throughout the years I’ve made images I really like. This time my focus was on quality of light therefore most presented photos in this post were taken during golden or blue hour. I even manage to wake up for sunrise what doesn’t happen very often 🙂


Pursuit of Portraits

When I first start photography I was taking pictures of anything that wasn't moving or taking back to me. Now I'm finding myslef enjoying taking portraits of people more and me. Here are shere few images I recently captured with lovely model Caoimhe.


Sunset at Heaton Park

After few gloomy weeks of cold and snow, finally first touch of spring came upon northern England. It was perfect moment for little cycling trip around Heaton Park. Armed with freshly purchased Capture Pro plate for easy camera access whilst cycling I was ready to go. I must say that in past 3 year I’ve visit this location many times however never shoot there at 200mm focal length. At this time of the year park don’t look quite as nice but it was going to be my challenge. Also this will be part of my side project I started for this year of photographing few of my favorite parks around Grater Manchester.

I met with my good friend Greg who also like cycling around however if anyone want to join for the shoot let me know in comments or email me.


Daytime Long exposure

When I discovered basics of shutter speed as new photographer, long exposure immediately fascinated me. Whether it was creating silky water effect or transforming traffic into red and white lines those kind of photos were most enjoyable to take and retouch. I've started caring tripod everywhere.  After while however, smoothing waterfalls or creating light beams wasn't enough so I bought my first ND filter and start experimenting with daytime long exposures. Trapping time, movement of clouds or water into one frame creates surreal feel of images that I like very much.

Here are few photos taken by using this technique at Media City UK, popular Manchester location.

 


Recent Manchester photos

Small addition to my architecture / Manchester / urban gallery. Mostly taken within last week in several places around Grater Manchester.


Magic of blue hour

Blue hour is the period of twilight during dawn each morning and dusk each evening when the sun is a significant distance below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue. This effect is caused by the relative diffusibility of short blue wavelengths of light versus the longer red wavelengths. During the blue "hour" (typically the period is about 40 minutes in length), red light passes straight into space while blue light is scattered in the atmosphere and therefore reaches the earth's surface. Because of the quality of the light, this period is treasured by artists.

Yes. I'm not actually that smart to write such nice lengthy sentences, explaining visual occurrences happening in nature on our little blue planet. Therefore I'm using whats already written on wiki page to explain for those who don't yet know what blue hour is. If you like night/long exposure photography this is the time you want to have your tripod and camera ready.

Idea for this was to catch light left by passing trains during previously mentioned blue hour.


Urban Legends

Few shots from my urban explorations taken last week or so at random locations around Manchester.

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