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Hovis Mill Panorama October 2016
I will never tire of this scene of Macclesfield Canal & Hovis Mill so I have returned many times to capture it in different light, different times of year and with different equipment. Here then is an updated version taken at sunset in October 2016
Macclesfield Brick Project Part 1 May 2016
Macclesfield Brick Project Part 1. It took dozens of shots and hours of clever editing to stitch this panorama of the complete first wall of the Brick Project. This fantastic community arts project has transformed a dingy underpass into a colourful and vibrant space.
The full version is about 110 megapixels and all the individual tiles can be seen
Macclesfield Brick Project Part 2 August 2016
Macclesfield Brick Project Part 2. It took a huge amount of shots and clever editing to stitch this panorama of the whole of the now complete new wall of the Brick Project. This fantastic community arts project has transformed a dingy underpass into a colourful and vibrant space.
The full version is about 100 megapixels and all the individual tiles can be seen
The United Reformed Church Saltaire
A missed train connection yesterday meant that I had a couple of hours to kill and so managed a lovely flying visit to Saltaire, one of my favourite places from my childhood. The town was built by the visionary industrialist Titus Salt who was a leading light in the Yorkshire woolen industry. The town combined quality social housing, good sanitation and great facilities for recreation and education, in contrast to the slums of many of the nearby cities. Here is the entrance of the United Reform Church, built in 1859 - a real Victorian architectural gem and Grade I listed. Saltaire was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001
Milky Way over Macclesfield
A stitched panorama taken in South Park, Macclesfield of the Milky Way arcing over the light pollution of the town. This is one of the shots printed and going to be displayed in the Invasion: Macclesfield exhibition, starting on the 17th June 2016 for Macclesfield's Barnaby Festival.
Macclesfield Planet Fisheye Version
Cafe Nero, Cheshire, Cheshire East Council, Cobbles, Costa Coffee, Jones Jewellers, Macclesfield, Macclesfield Town Centre, Macclesfield Town Council, Market Place, Market Town, Max Spielmann, Mini Planet, Mini World, Natwest Bank, north west, Panorama, Square, St Michael's Church, Tiny Planet, Tiny World, Town Hall, U.K., United Kingdom
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Nature Always Finds A Way
The magical Angkorian temple of Ta Prohm, was built in the 12th Century and was a Khymer dynasty monastery apparently home to around 12,500 people. With the fall of the Khymer dynasty in the 17th century it was left abandonned and neglected for centuries allowing the jungle to reclaim it. It was renovated to stabilize the temple works but the gigantic trees remain showing the majesty of nature. It can be found near Angkor Wat and Siem Reap in Cambodia and was extensively used as a setting for the first Tomb Raider movie with Angelina Jolie
Leather's Smithy Walker's Pub Macclesfield Forest
It's been a few years since I was last in the Leather's Smithy for food. I got there after a great but chilly Winter walk from the Cat and Fiddle, through Wildboarclough and Macclesfield Forest to be greeted by a roaring fire, friendly welcome, good beer and lovely meal. Just what was needed!
A Firey Sunrise over Macclesfield Forest
It was a misty morning as I waited for the Sun to rise in one of my favourite places armed with my longest zoom. The Sun eventually made its appearance over the tops of the trees of Macclesfield Forest to give a firey start to the day and the mist soon burned away.