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Photography: Black Country structures

Horse and Jockey, Wednesbury

I took this photo a few weeks ago. The sun was quite high in the sky but in the wrong position for a good shot. I need to go back and take the shot again from the same place but much earlier in the day. This is the Horse and Jockey pub in Wednesbury and quite a big traditional English pub.

2 Sisters offices

I took this shot yesterday, as you can see it was quite cloudy and the sun was low in the sky. It’s quite an interesting shot though.

Bridge across the Black Country New Road

This bridge across the Black Country New Road is interesting. The angle of the shot gives it a lot of depth.

Bridge across the new road

This view of the bridge also gives a unusual amount of depth. The bright colour contrasts with the natural colours of the surrounding landscape.

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This is another shot of a pub. I took this shot sitting in the car and the upward angle of the camera makes the building look more imposing. This is quite a new pub and the sun had just come out and the cloud was clearing.

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3 responses

  1. Hi Mike, This week you made it easy on me. The top picture is amazing! The pub has so much history and character. I want to go there!

    I really like how you contrasted that picture with the one below it that shows a stark modern building. Such a different architectural style! The modern building certainly isn’t inviting. Architects could learn from this post, Mike.

    The modern pub doesn’t have the charm of the older pub. Perhaps it would have been more successful if it did.

    Love the blue bridge picture with perspective!

    3, July 2014 at 12:20 pm

    • Hi Carolyn,

      I like Victorian buildings. I want to photograph that one again though earlier in the day. That modern pub looked deserted so either it hasn’t opened yet or isn’t very popular. We don’t usually go around there, but went to look at some woodland. The bridge was higher than I thought. We often drive under it, but that’s the first time we went over it.

      I think architects could learn a lot from photographs anyway. I see some awful modern buildings.

      3, July 2014 at 1:48 pm

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