A walk around Manchester, UK, with a camera #2

Here we are, back in New Islington Basin Manchester, UK for another day of reflections, buildings, boats, birds and bridges.

It was still quite early on a Saturday morning, so the canal water was still quite undisturbed, allowing some great reflections.

Canal boats, water and reflections always seem to go well together, don’t they?

We’re in the Basin itself now, looking back up towards where this link flows back into the Rochdale Canal.

There’s a bit of a breeze now, so there are ripples in the water’s surface.

It’s time for me to start my walk back up towards Redhill Street and its former Mill Buildings.

I know that it looks scruffy with its graffiti but I took a liking to the scene’s authenticity, its cobbles – the underpass to the stairs that would take me back to street level and the bridge over the canal. I liked how the underpass was framed and lit from those stairs.

More cobbles that I photographed from street-level, looking back down to the canal

Back walking on Redhill Street now, I was returning to cross Great Ancoats street where the next leg of my tour would begin.

I noticed the young woman in the photo crouching to feed the geese and swans and thought that it made a charming shot. The Showhome poster illustrates the continuing gentrification of the area where the former Victorian Mill and its chimney contrast against the much more modern high-rise building to the left of the image.

EXIF Data were: I used my Fujifilm X-T4, 26 MP, cropped-sensor, mirrorless camera paired with a Fujinon XF 16-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens,. Shutter speed was 1/1000 secs @ f/4 and 24 mm. ISO was 160.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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