Have I mentioned that the floors of the Manchester Unity Building that I have been photographing are also the business floors for Smile Solutions? Which is part of the reason why people can’t just go and wander around the spaces. However, if you are a patient there you get to see some of the amazing rooms and features that I have been photographing. One of the first places you get to see is the reception room.
The wonderful staff sit behind this glorious art deco counter ready to help people and to let the dentists and orthodontists know that their clients are there to see them. The room sits in the corner of the building of the mezzanine floor, and if you go back to the image I did from the outside, across the corner, then this floor is the one all lit up, or the first floor.
You can sit on the leather couches while you wait. Take in the view or just look at the room. If you love art deco then you won’t be bored.
All of the images have been taken with the new Nikon 14-24 2.8 lens. You can get some really good wide angles with it. I haven’t been disappointed with it at all. Perhaps the two and half thousand price tag really was worth it. These images are more than just architectural shots, I would call them Architectural Fine Art Images. I try to convey a mood, or I focus in on something. The first image was more about the counters, whereas the one above was about the lovely pink flowers. They were such a contrast to anything else in the room and were really lovely.
This is my favourite image, by far, out of the three. I love those flowers, and the table the vase is sitting on stands out so much more. From this angle you can see some of St Paul’s Cathedral out the window as well. This image really gives you everything you need to know about the room. Do you get what I mean about the pink flowers.
All three images have been processed in the same way. The flowers have been the focus for all three, though in the first image at the top, it really didn’t work. I don’t like the large gap in the middle. The other two images work so much better.
Not very many more images to go now. I have done most of them now. I have a few more to do, so you will get to see a few more. I hope you aren’t getting too bored?
I have one more image for you today, the fish tank which is also on the mezzanine floor.
I have been working on this as well. I was asked to do something sort of abstract. Does this meet the criteria? If you look closely at the image and look through the fish tank you can see the outside of the reception area.
I thought the fish tank would be hard to do, but once I got up close to it, there were so many things inside it to explore. This side looks fantastic.
Easter is here now. I have a few trips planned, and hopefully a meeting with a woman I have met through our blogs who happens to be in Australia right now. I also a loan of a Canon 60D to try out and review, so I am hoping to get out over this next weekend to try it out. Some new photos, just what I need.