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Please bring back the Spring for our Birmingham in Pink feature!

Our 'Birmingham's gone all pink' feature gathering pace with loads of great pink and cherry blossom photos sent in. Just hoping the wind doesn't blow it all off the trees too soon. Take the passion link to view more photos.   

 

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22 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Crane Photography

There has been a large update to this photography feature, click 'View Article' to see a selection of the additions. Contact us if you would like to become a contributor to this or any other of our photography features, you can also suggest a new one!

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Crane Photography


There has been a large update to this photography feature, click 'View Article' to see a selection of the additions. Contact us if you would like to become a contributor to this or any other of our photography features, you can also suggest a new one!

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22 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Trees Are Budding in 'Boomingham'

I like to look for interesting juxtapositions that work visually but have a little extra. Here I saw the nest and then the core for Bank Tower Two and immediately recognised it as an opportunity to capture something that spoke of 'new growth', which is what Birmingham is experiencing recently. Canon 60D, 70-300mm zoom lens at 130mm, F4.5, 1/500th second exposure, ISO 100.

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21 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Using Different Lenses in Photography

Here are three photos taken with three different lenses of the construction of Bank Tower Two on Broad Street as part of the Left Bank development. Click 'View Article' to see the photos, descriptions and tips.

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Using Different Lenses in Photography


Here are three photos taken with three different lenses of the construction of Bank Tower Two on Broad Street as part of the Left Bank development. Click 'View Article' to see the photos, descriptions and tips.


These were taken just before sunset, using a Canon 60D hand held with ISO 400 film speed.

18-55mm zoom lens at 18mm, 1/125th second exposure, F/8

This is the widest end of the lens and does produce a little distortion.

 

28-80mm zoom lens at 80mm, 1/200th second exposure, F/8

I always like to fire off several captures because I find that a tiny camera shake can defocus the image and I can never tell properly till I see it on my laptop.

 

70-300mm zoom lens at 228mm, 1/1000th second exposure, F/5.6.

I definitely needed to fire off a few to make sure that I got this sharp (it's pin sharp on the 18mpx master too). The lens produces a sever magenta flare in the shadows adjacent to super reflective edges, most consumer lens have this effect due to the minute tint in the lens glass and can often be red to even green. I removed most of it in Photoshop Elements by reducing the saturation on only the magenta channel and if did not really effect the rest of the photo. It can still be seen but is much better.

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21 Apr 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham's "in the Pink" for Spring

We're looking for the best 'Blossom' photos across Birmingham. Here's a selection so far from BirminghamWeAre's 'People with Passion' - get yours to us by email at admin@freetimepays.

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Birmingham's "in the Pink" for Spring


We're looking for the best 'Blossom' photos across Birmingham. Here's a selection so far from BirminghamWeAre's 'People with Passion' - get yours to us by email at admin@freetimepays.


Winterbourne Gardens, Edgbaston, Birmingham by Christine Wright

 

Oozells Square, Brindley Place, Birmingham by Damien Walmsley 

 

Botanical Gardens, Birmingham by Christine Wright

 

Kings Heath, Birmingham by Elliott Brown

 

Oozells Square, Birmingham by Kev Maslin

 

Winterbourne Gardens, Edgbaston, Birmingham by Barry Whitehead

 

Kings Heath Park, Birmingham by Christine Wright 

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20 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Library of Birmingham at Dusk

Just after dusk the Library of Birmingham is lit up in multicolour, taken using a Canon 60D on a tripod with a delayed shutter, ISO400, F/8 and a 10 second exposure.

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14 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Three Brindleyplace in Reflection

Here's a nice addition to the Brindleyplace feature from Daniel Sturley of Three Brindleyplace reflected in the curved windows of the Deutsche Bank Building.

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14 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The City Skyline from Balsall Heath

There's a great spot in Balsall Heath looking back at the city centre, lots of new construction is continuously adding more shapes to the skyline. Here a photo by Daniel Sturley, send us yours to add to this Birmingham skyline photography feature.

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28 Mar 2018 - FreeTimePays

Amazing selection of night photography in Birmingham - we're building the 'Collection'!

Take the article to view a selection of magical 'night-time photography' from 3 highly talented Birmingham photographers - Tammie Naughton, Chris Fletcher and Barry Whitehead. We think you will agree - they're quite amazing! With Birmingham's amazing and talented 'people with passion' we're going to grow this quite unique 'collection' and showcase the work of these highly talented photographers! 

 

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Amazing selection of night photography in Birmingham - we're building the 'Collection'!


Take the article to view a selection of magical 'night-time photography' from 3 highly talented Birmingham photographers - Tammie Naughton, Chris Fletcher and Barry Whitehead. We think you will agree - they're quite amazing! With Birmingham's amazing and talented 'people with passion' we're going to grow this quite unique 'collection' and showcase the work of these highly talented photographers! 

 

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Malt House Pub, Brindley Place. Photo by Barry Whitehead.

 

Reflections on the canal. Photo by Chris Fletcher.

 

Reflections at The Mailbox. Photo by Tammie Naughton.

 

Reflections on the canal. Photo by Tammie Naughton.

 

Looking down to The Mailbox from Gas Street Basin. Photo by Chris Fletcher.

 

Selfridges at night. Photo by Chris Fletcher.

 

 

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26 Mar 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Birmingham Skyline from Frankley Green

There's a spot in Frankley Green with amazing views across the West Midlands, Daniel popped out there to get some photos of the city centre looking across Bartley Reservoir from about 7 miles out. Using various lenses up to 300mm, a tripod and a 2 second delayed shutter release. Click 'View Article' to see the variations.

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The Birmingham Skyline from Frankley Green


There's a spot in Frankley Green with amazing views across the West Midlands, Daniel popped out there to get some photos of the city centre looking across Bartley Reservoir from about 7 miles out. Using various lenses up to 300mm, a tripod and a 2 second delayed shutter release. Click 'View Article' to see the variations.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 Mar 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Secret Garden on the Library of Birmingham

Architecture is not all about the shape of the building, it's also about how it's used. The Library of Birmingham has a 7th floor (14th equivalent) garden terrace called the 'Secret Garden' and is open to the public. It offers fantastic views across the city centre and way beyond. Here is a small photo study from Daniel Sturley showing how magical it can seem even in poor weather. Click 'View Article' to see the other photos.

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The Secret Garden on the Library of Birmingham


Architecture is not all about the shape of the building, it's also about how it's used. The Library of Birmingham has a 7th floor (14th equivalent) garden terrace called the 'Secret Garden' and is open to the public. It offers fantastic views across the city centre and way beyond. Here is a small photo study from Daniel Sturley showing how magical it can seem even in poor weather. Click 'View Article' to see the other photos.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 Mar 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham hit by the Beast (March 2018)

This was the scene in and around Birmingham just over a week ago. Hit by the 'Beast from the East', it gave Birmingham's photographers and 'People with Passion' for the City a great chance to capture some stunning scenes across Birmingham.

 

Take the article for a selection of great photography.

 

For a huge gallery of Winter's scenes over Birmingham, take the project link below. 

 

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Birmingham hit by the Beast (March 2018)


This was the scene in and around Birmingham just over a week ago. Hit by the 'Beast from the East', it gave Birmingham's photographers and 'People with Passion' for the City a great chance to capture some stunning scenes across Birmingham.

 

Take the article for a selection of great photography.

 

For a huge gallery of Winter's scenes over Birmingham, take the project link below. 

 


Brindley Place, Birmingham at night (March 2018). Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

Tyseley Train Station, Birmingham (March 2018). Photo by Chris Fletcher.

 

Down by the canal, Birmingham (March 2018). Photo by Jay Mason-Burns

 

Sherbourne Wharf, Birmingham (March 2018). Photo by Chris Fletcher.

 

'One man and his dog', Birmingham. Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

Gas Street Basin, Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

 

 

 

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04 Mar 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Brindleyplace During the Snow

Here's a small gallery of shots around the canal at Brindleyplace during the March snow, photos by Daniel Sturley, a local resident. Click 'View Article' to see the rest.

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Brindleyplace During the Snow


Here's a small gallery of shots around the canal at Brindleyplace during the March snow, photos by Daniel Sturley, a local resident. Click 'View Article' to see the rest.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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03 Mar 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Gas Street Basin in the Snow

The snow did eventually arrive in Birmingham during the 'Beast from the East' and Storm Emma, Gas Street Basin looks magical in a dusting of snow, Daniel took a walk round and captured a small gallery of shots. Click 'View Article' to see the photos.

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Gas Street Basin in the Snow


The snow did eventually arrive in Birmingham during the 'Beast from the East' and Storm Emma, Gas Street Basin looks magical in a dusting of snow, Daniel took a walk round and captured a small gallery of shots. Click 'View Article' to see the photos.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01 Mar 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Library of Birmingham is Purple!

The Library of Birmingham is lit up in purple tonight, a light dusting of snow creates great lighting conditions for night photography.

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25 Feb 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The City Skyline from Small Heath and Tyseley

Daniel went out to Small Heath and Tyseley to get some blue sky shots of the Birmingham City skyline, this from Small Heath Station. Click 'View Article' to see the others.

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The City Skyline from Small Heath and Tyseley


Daniel went out to Small Heath and Tyseley to get some blue sky shots of the Birmingham City skyline, this from Small Heath Station. Click 'View Article' to see the others.


The city from Tyseley Station.

 

The city from Tyseley Station.

 

The city from Small Heath Bridge.

 

The city from near St Andrew's Stadium.

 

The city from near St Andrew's Stadium.

 

The city from Small Heath Station.

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The Birmingham City Skyline

The Eastside City Skyline from near St Andrews Stadium on a glorious cold winter day without a cloud in the sky. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

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24 Feb 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The City from Seven Miles Away

The view of the city centre skyline taken from Clent Hill on a cold but sunny February day. Clent is to the west of the city about 7 miles away, Daniel went out to capture this photo using a Canon 60D on a tripod with a 300mm lens. Always use a delayed shutter release he says, you can't touch the camera at this distance if you want it sharp! The Hagley Road cluster is in the middle, the nearly complete concrete core for Bank Tower Two on Broad Street is now looking to be the tallest from this perspective.

 

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17 Feb 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Malt House Pub at Old Turn Junction

The Malt House pub at Old Turn Junction at the heart of the Eighteenth Century British Canal Network at Brindleyplace. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

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15 Feb 2018 - Daniel Sturley

A Great Sky over Birmingham at Dusk

Birmingham UK, a beautiful sky over the westside at dusk. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

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24 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

View a selection of great Birmingham monochrome photography from Barry

Barry Whitehead is an inspired photographer from Birmingham who has taken a selection of wonderful monochrome photography. Take the article and enjoy Barry's work. Using the project link, follow Barry as he continues to share more of his great photography with us. 

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View a selection of great Birmingham monochrome photography from Barry


Barry Whitehead is an inspired photographer from Birmingham who has taken a selection of wonderful monochrome photography. Take the article and enjoy Barry's work. Using the project link, follow Barry as he continues to share more of his great photography with us. 


'Tunnel jogger knows the way in Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

'Looking across Selfridges in Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

'Inside the Lock up, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

'Looking up in the art gallery, Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

'The bull and the Rotunda in Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

'The Council House, Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

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20 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Sunrise Behind Arena Central

Nice colours as the sun rises behind Alpha Tower and the new HSBC UK Headquarters building at Arena Central.

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20 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham's given the monochrome touch - follow are growing gallery!

View of article and project to see more wonderful monochrome photography in our growing gallery. Sign up at BirminghamWeAre to share our many great passions.  

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Birmingham's given the monochrome touch - follow are growing gallery!


View of article and project to see more wonderful monochrome photography in our growing gallery. Sign up at BirminghamWeAre to share our many great passions.  


Livery Street, Birmingham from Tammie Naughton

'Temple of Relief', public toilets in Digbeth courtesy Mac McCreery

 

Down by the canal courtesy Mac McCreery

Looking down to St. Martin's in Birmingham courtesy Mac McCreery

Colmore Row, Birmingham in winter courtesy Mac McCreery

'Path to enlightenment' in Chamberlain Square, Birmingham courtesy Mac McCreery

 

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19 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Quite possibly the world's most photographed tree! - And it's Welsh!

In Llanberis, North Wales at Llyn Padarn there is quite simply one of the world's greatest sights! Photographed, painted and just admired - it is simply beautiful! Take our article to see some of the images we are collecting from those who have admired it, photographed it and painted it. This project will get large, very large!

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Quite possibly the world's most photographed tree! - And it's Welsh!


In Llanberis, North Wales at Llyn Padarn there is quite simply one of the world's greatest sights! Photographed, painted and just admired - it is simply beautiful! Take our article to see some of the images we are collecting from those who have admired it, photographed it and painted it. This project will get large, very large!


Photo courtesy Phil Taylor (Winter 2017/18)

 

Photo courtesy Sami Owen (Summer 2017)

 

Photo courtesy Mandy Llewellyn (Autumn 2017)

 

Courtesy Phil Taylor (Autumn 2017)

 

Art by Mikey Jones (Autumn 2017)

Photo courtesy Marilyn Williams (Winter 2017/18)

 

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14 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Great night time photography of Birmingham

Here's a selection of wonderful photography from Tammie showcasing a great City all lit up at night. Take the article to view the gallery of Tammie's brilliant photography.

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Great night time photography of Birmingham


Here's a selection of wonderful photography from Tammie showcasing a great City all lit up at night. Take the article to view the gallery of Tammie's brilliant photography.


Birmingham's Gas Street Basin

 

Big Wheel in Birmingham

 

New Year's celebrations at Resorts World, Birmingham

 

Car light trails through Birmingham

 

Gas Street Basin, Birmingham

 

Everything happens in Birmingham - monochrome

 

BT Tower in Birmingham

 

The Rotunda in Birmingham

 

Down by the canal in Brindley Place, Birmingham - monochrome

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