Reflections of the Imperial War Museum North

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I haven’t had much time for blogging over the festive period. I have, however, been able to edit a photograph or two and I thought I’d share one picture that I’ve been working on. It’s one I took last week of the Imperial War Museum North.

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The Imperial War Museum North at night, reflected in the quayside at Media City UK in Salford, Greater Manchester.

The opportunity to take this picture unexpectedly presented itself when I found myself traveling up to Salford, Manchester so I could make an appearance on the BBC Breakfast sofa (I was discussing shared parental leave benefits and you can read about it here). It had gone 11pm when I arrived and not feeling tired, I decided to do some night time photography. This shot was a highlight.

I didn’t think the image would work. My first few test shots were pretty dire.

I then put my camera on a Gorillapod, perched it on a railing and upped the exposure time to 25 seconds. This was the result and I don’t mind admitting I’m very happy with it!

It’s quite a significant moment for me as I’ve tried time and again to capture reflections in water. For once I’m glad I got it to work! I hope you like it also.

If you have a spare few moments and are looking for something to do over the Christmas break, please do take a look at my other photography posts.



22 thoughts on “Reflections of the Imperial War Museum North”

  1. Hi John, you’ve done yourself proud capturing that reflection! You could put that photo upside down and it would look the same the mirror image is so clear.


    1. As it happens, I didn’t get much sleep. My mother was kind enough to inform me I looked tired on screen! Nothing like honesty hey?

    1. Ha ha, it was a damp night, but not too bad. No storms thankfully, although that would have presented different photographic opportunities.

    1. You’re absolutely right Paul. I think part of the reason the image works so well is that the building is very impressive.

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