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306|365 The Imperial War Museum North (IWMN) Daniel Libeskind | by PeterChinnock
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306|365 The Imperial War Museum North (IWMN) Daniel Libeskind

Hi all! Hope you're all well?!

Had a nice day yesterday, took a sort of day off, had just handed in a coursework on Monday and then starting a new project today so thought i'd just take it easy.

After breakfast I decided to head over to Salford quays as there was a nice sky, it was fairly windy too so looked good to get some long exposure shots! By the time i'd got ready (had to give the camera a quick charge, oops!) and actually got there the cloud had thickened up to a greyish blanket with little spells of clear so it was a game of timings!

Spent a few hours there wandering around, getting different angles and waiting for the clouds to break a bit. It started raining quite heavily so i went in for a bit and had a wander around, really great museum and the best thing is, its free! Came out to a clearer, drier sky so kept shooting. A lot of shots were ruined when the sun popped out mid exposure and the metal cladding gets incredibly bright so they just blew out quite badly. Good thing I took so many heh?! :P After this angle it started raining again, and raining HARD. Decided to call it a day and packed up quick smart to head back to the tram stop. Got DRENCHED on the way back. Luckily by bag is pretty much waterproof so everything was nice and dry except me. Nothing more horrid than wet denim eugh... Was planning on getting some LE of the Lowry too but that will have to wait for another day now.

Took about 50 long shots all together but this was the best of the bunch I think, quite happy with the composition.

Unfortunately my sensor isn't the cleanest and despite a good blow from the puffer there was still a fair bit which made the processing stage take several hours but I wasn't too fussed as I was quite happy with my shots for the day so it was sort of the icing on the cake really. I think some of the shots had about 40 spot removal brush actions by the time i'd finished! I'll definitely have to post up some more of them sometime I think.

New project starts today, oddly enough to do with deconstructionism so this shot ties in quite nicely, the museum was produced from the shards of a globe shattered by conflict and pieced back together.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_War_Museum_North#Architecture

Looking forward to it!

Hope you all have a good day! Half way through the week already! Blimey!

Please do Hit 'L' for this one!

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Taken on April 17, 2012