Category: Lancashire

May 7, 2018 / / Blog

Blackpool – the beach, prom and Cleveleys Its got a bad press, Blackpool.  It’s glory years are long gone, there is a drug problem which I’ve never seen, for myself, but you hear about it…  But despite all that, you can get a great set of photos on the right day. We went over on a sunny winters day, so very few people around other than dog walkers and the occasional drunk.  Our main foci were the piers and a spiral thing at Cleveleys which we shot at sunset. There’s always…

September 29, 2017 / / Composition

Salford Quays Architecture If anyone wants to learn about shooting architecture “up north”, I can think of not better place than Media City at Salford Quays. This trip was a 1-2-1 with a fellow professional photographer who shoots gigs for a living – he wanted to spend an evening learning about architecture and tilt-shift lenses. So we met around 4:30 and worked through till well after sunset, taking in all kinds of views and angles. Kit Used on this trip Click on any of these pictures to learn more or purchase…

March 3, 2017 / / Architecture

Water and Rail Meet at Castlefield Manchester Castlefield is incredibly central in Manchester, a stone’s throw away from the massive Beetham Tower and Deansgate Station. It’s a stunning place for every photographer to enjoy, be that shooting the architecture reflected in still waters, taking a model down there and using the industrial backdrops or shooting a car down there – with girders and bricks reflected in its shiny bodywork. Great on a Dull Day Castlefield Manchester is one of those places where you don’t really need bright sun to enjoy it…

October 3, 2016 / / Architecture

Manchester Looking Fantastic Manchester, the UK’s second city, is famous for its rain, grey skies and grim climate! I should know, I lived there for 4 years in 1990’s and rarely saw the sun. You just needed some waterproof clothes and boots – it wasn’t a problem, but the buildings never really looked great. Roll on 25 years and I was back to photograph my old University for a job – after which I popped into the centre for a stroll. Here is a set of images from that walk:-…

December 27, 2015 / / Lancashire

Pendleton High Waters Pendleton, on the edge of Pendle Hill near Clitheroe, has didn’t quite flood like the rest of the valley, but the water was pretty high – after lunch on Boxing day we went out for a look around the place – see what damage had happened! Luckily it didn’t break the banks but the fields were flooded and there was a fair old river pouring down the Lidget, a little lane that goes to Wiswell. Water from the lidget went down East View to the middle bridge,…