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.

Photoshop Collage

I was cleaning my constantly growing catalog of images and I found few architecture shots that had potential to look good if I make collage out of them. I end you with those...

Urban Legends

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

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Home town trip

Rzeszow, fairly large city in south east Poland where my story began 32 years ago when I opened my eyes to see beauty of this world for first time. It is a place where I met best friends, place that I explored thoroughly, place where I found my love... It is also place I left behind to seek better days...

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We had some great skys over Manchester lately.Read more

Photos of foggy autumn night in Manchester

Fog. Atmospheric phenomenon of visible mass of water droplets or ice crystals suspended near the surface of the ground. Drivers hates it, pilots despised it and children's are spooked by it. However, photographers loves it. And so do I. Therefore last evening when heavy fog descended upon city of Manchester and brought feeling of mystery to every street or alley around me I didn't hesitate a moment and went out shooting. Even tough wandering around alone in night like it might feel little spooky sometimes but it always brings me plenty of joy. Especially when I end up with least one photograph that I really like. Last night I also had few ideas how I could creatively use my speedlights . I could light up trees or other objects in order to create unique moods. I'll probably aim for Heaton Park since it's one of my favoured places and I have never done night photoshoot at this location before. Looking forward to another day to feel like mistborne again.

Blackpool Illuminations

Recently I visited Blackpool to check out its famous illuminations. I found it a bit cheesy but despite heavy wind I had good time nonetheless. 

reflections and colors at Media City uk

Photos taken at media city area in Manchester. Nice place for anyone who likes photographing illuminations, architecture, bridges or water reflections as most of buildings are surrounded by water.

Caribbean festival

It took place in Alexandra Park few weeks ago but somehow I forgot about those photos. As they say better late then never...