You know that irritating feeling when you know you’ve taken an awesome photograph, but can’t find it anywhere? Be it a computer file, memory card, stored on the cloud somewhere, you just can’t find that picture. That’s what happened to this image of Salford Quays in Manchester.
I knew I’d taken this picture when I last visited Manchester. I took it the same evening I took this shot of the Imperial War Museum North. Try as I might, however, I couldn’t find the picture anywhere.
Eventually my searching proved fruitful. It was on a memory card, but tucked away in an obscure folder. This kind of thing happens to me so often I think I may have to take a close look at my filing system!
Enough of me rambling on about the lost and found. It’s a long exposure shot with the camera mounted on a tripod. From memory it was a 25 or 30 second exposure time. I know the building in the centre of the shot was a restaurant or bar as loud music was playing and revelers were coming out as I was taking the picture.
I love the lights and contrast in this picture. Despite the fact it’s night time, there’s a surprising amount of colour in the image.
I will be linking this picture up to the #MySundayPhoto linky hosted by the Photalife blog. It’s well worth visiting if you enjoy photography. Simply click on the badge below and it’ll take you straight to the linky.