Good Morning Everyone,
This is the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) building at Salford Quays.
The BBC is a very well known and respected company so it was a great boost for Manchester when they decided to move their studio here, to Salford Quays.
The whole area has been completely revitalised with some fine hotels, a theatre, shopping malls, high class apartments and museums.
In addition, it is the start of the Manchester Ship Canal. Tourist boats run from here to Liverpool. Along the way, passengers are given an in-depth narrative about the history of the canal.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a lovely day, Bev :-)
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lousat (78353) 2014-02-12 1:15
Good morning Bev,interesting capture of this building,the BBC is one of the most famous broadcasting corporation in the world,and one of the first to broadcast too in Europe.Perfect choice of point of view and quality,the bridge remember me the Calatrava work in Venice..ehehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
macjake (57362) 2014-02-12 1:33
hasn't the BBC gone through alot of controversy in the past couple of years?
what ever happened to that man who worked on the BBC, & was finally caught as a sexual predator, and apparently the BBC knew about it but kept it a secret???
on a much lighter note, it seems to be that Manchester is becoming a popular spot for photographers now!
lots of new buildings.
obviously I really enjoy these city shots. You captured some pretty sweet light, exposure, and composition overall. a very technically sound shot!
saxo042 (37588) 2014-02-12 2:28
You found a very good position to get this bridge and the building combined into one composition. Both parts show very interesting architectural details and you even managed to get some red eye-catcher into the picture.
arnie (1803) 2014-02-12 2:46
Good POV of the BBC building in Media City.
Not being funny but as a Salfordian, the building is actually in Salford and not Manchester it took Salford council a lot of work to get the BBC to move here. Plenty of monetary incentives. The T.E. does not have Greater Manchester in its county list.
npecanhuk (66814) 2014-02-12 2:49
Hi! Truly interesting modern architectural details! Very attractive picture of them! Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that really pleased me! Cheers, Neyvan
holmertz (42235) 2014-02-12 3:11
This is a very interesting and attractive set of buildings. Your POV takes great advantage of the architectural shapes for a composition filled with fine lines and curves. The two persons on the bridge contribute a lot more to the composition than they could possibly have imagined.
serp2000 (40612) 2014-02-12 3:27
good idea! I have got the photos of the new york times and AP agency. And I'd like to share these photos too. i think it is really interesting presentation of the worldwide news corporation. Fine point of view, I like this graphic, the bridge adds more interesting details to the composition.
Greetings from Russia!
dta (67992) 2014-02-12 5:10
Hello Berverley ,
Intéressante architecture moderne . Point de vue bien choisi et excellent cadrage . l'effet graphique est superbe .
Sergiom (61906) 2014-02-12 5:57
Un très beau cadrage vertical qui accompagne bien cet immeuble tout en hauteur. Beaucoup de verre et d'acier dans cette architecture moderne. Une très belle lumière qui fait ressortir les éléments principaux.
Nicou (124129) 2014-02-12 6:01
quelle vue et iamge sueprbe quelle modernitl et ces formes géométrique le ponta vec ces courbes le bâtiment a égalemetn uen forme arrondie et ce tons gris bleu le graphsime sueprbe iamge.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-12 6:17
this shot is a lesson in how to compose and take modern architectural images. All perfectly balanced with enticing lines, pin sharp clarity and a real sense of the size and scale of each component. Your placement of the centre piece of the bridge is inspired and makes the image so compelling. Wonderful!
Being battered as I write this, and I think it is heading your way, take care. B.
Romano46 (18466) 2014-02-12 10:10
il trattamento del contrasto e del colore sono stati perfetti e ti hanno portato a trasformare la foto in qualcosa di simile ad un disegno dal tratto e dalle tinte assai delicate.
Apprezzabile la morbidezza dei colori e la nettezza delle linee.
Perfetta la composizione.
Ciao e buona serata
amaryllis (35167) 2014-02-12 10:43
Un beau cadrage de cette architecture moderne de la BBC
Belle présentation avec le pont
williewhistler (14697) 2014-02-12 11:20
I do like the composition with all those lovely lines and curves creating so much interest,the complementary colours are well exposed with the couple on the bridge perfectly placed in frame.
without a converging vertical in sight it`s a fine piece of photography.
Kind regards Les.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-02-12 11:56
Have heard on the radio and TV about this place but have never seen it, until now.
Love your Pov, over the bridge on to the buildings.
Well managed and presented.
Hope you are keeping dry and not to near any rivers.
jacquest (18809) 2014-02-12 14:39
The combination od the bridge with the building is a good idea to create even more graphism. I like the curve of the bridge over the water. The light has given natural colors and allowed very clear architectural details.
mvdisco (17774) 2014-02-12 17:18
Bonjour Beverly, HI,
Superbes architectures modernes et perpective du pont,
Bien présenté à la verticale et une jolie composition,
Beau contraste et couleurs...
Tous mes compliments..Michel
danos (87873) 2014-02-12 22:56
very nice the panoramic view of the BBC building,with the foreground bridge to completes perfect the whole scene.
The brilliant light of the day,enhance the vivid colours as the beauty of the scene.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-13 0:14
The curved bridge is very attractive. Nice POV.
subhendu_bagchi (25869) 2014-02-13 1:08
namaste, excellent composition in vertical. I like those beautiful buildings at back with such a nice bridge in FG. Like how you use the diagonal. Very good shot with excellent light and colours. Tfs.
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-02-13 2:14
Hello Bev - This is a beautifully balanced composition with striking architectural layers. I like the elegant sweep of the bridge and the way its curve contrasts with the more geometric lines of the buildings. You speak about the Manchester Ship Canal and the possibility to take a trip along it and hear its history, now that is a trip I'd love to do as I find the industrial history of England very interesting.
Are you keeping dry and warm?
cornejo (32722) 2014-02-13 10:15
Hi Bev, I like this good picture of this interesting composition with the bridge and modern buildings, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
annjackman (20091) 2014-02-16 9:44
You chose an excellent viewpoint for this picture of the BBC building. The bridge connects very well from the corner of the composition and I like those diagonal cables. The small touch of red in the person's coat is a lovely added touch. There is also an attractive array of different coloured glass in the picture.
Kind Regards, Ann
ikeharel (58847) 2014-02-19 0:35
Modern strings-bridge and new buildings on the background, view from over the river and up to the top of the high dwelings building and the BBC. ( I am adict to BBC's series, most watched nowadays here is the old "End's of the summer wine").
Fine clear shot, interesting details included - make this an intriguing sight.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (30739)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-12 1:12