Waiting in the Aisle

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 60D and Tamron SP AF 10-24mm (Tripod & Shutter remote release)
Shutter 0.6 sec, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 100, Focal length 10mm

Orb

Shot overlooking the Staffordshire and Cheshire border..

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 60D & EF-S 18-135mm lens
Exposure 0.4 sec, Aperture f/18.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 135mm
Processed in Adobe Lightroom 4

Super Wide!

A shot from my first day out with my shiny new lens (Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5 Di II) which I’ve been mulling over for nearly a year before purchasing it recently. It was a lovely day out with my son, who also loves photography and it was his first day using a fujifilm S4000 bridge camera (he usually has a fujifilm or olympus compact).

Shooting Information:
Canon EOs 60D & Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5 Lens
Exposure 5 secs, Aperture f/16.0, ISO 800, Focal Length 10mm
Processed in Adobe Lightroom 4

Twirling

Some days ideas just pop in to my head. Here’s one of them, inspired by an arts project my little boy did at school.

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 60D & EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens & Kenko 12mm AF Extension Tube
Exposure 2.5 secs, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 40mm
Processed in Adobe Lightroom 4

Playing with Sparklers

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm Kit Lens
Exposure 30 Secs, Aperture f/3.5, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm

Hidden in Plain Sight – post 29

Built in 1838 as the Leek Union Workhouse, it was intended to house 300 inmates and was designed by J. Bateman & G. Drury. Additional buildings were added to the  site in 1871 (Fever ward) and then in 1896 (The Infirmary).

In 1904, the workhouse adopted the fictional address of 251 Ashbourne Road at the suggestion of the local Registrar so those born in the workhouse didn’t have the stigma of where they were born later in life. The house numbers on that side of Ashbourne Road still don’t run in order as the property is still listed as number 251.

The Workhouse closed sometime between 1920 & 1930 (I will change this when I find an exact date).

It’s now a small NHS hospital that specialises in Dementia and Geriatric care but also provides a number of outpatient services for the town.

English Heritage granted a Grade II listing on 7 June 1972.

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens
Exposure 30 secs, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm