Friday Image No.171

John Rylands Library, Manchester. Fuji X-T2, 10-24 Lens, ISO800, f/6.4, 1/6″ leaning on the handrail. Post processing with Topaz Star Effects and Nik Viveza.

Yesterday was a trip into Manchester to shoot some interesting architecture. It was a great day out even though one of the best locations was indoors. I have a few shots from the day that I will be sharing but this one was early on. It’s from inside John Rylands library who are quite happy for you to take photographs providing you keep out of people way – full credit to them. If you’re ever in Manchester, it’s a great place to visit.

I have shot this staircase in the library several times, but I wanted to try it with the Fuji X-T2. Previously I have only used either a compact or Micro 43 camera. The Fuji handles the noise very well and 10-24 lens allowed for a great perspective.

I hope you like the shot and have a great weekend.

2 thoughts on “Friday Image No.171

    1. I’m pleased you like the image and the star effect. I don’t use it often but sometimes it suits the subject. It’s especially useful when you can’t stop the lens down to create the starburst as the shutter would be too slow. As for the library and the ceiling, it’s not as old as it looks. The building was finished in late 1899 (I think) and opened on the 1/1 1900 to the public. It was though built in the Gothic style but I can’t remember why. They run free tours around the building and even do one for photographers where you can access areas that are closed to the public. There’s usually a long waiting list but I did it once. Well worth the wait.

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