Abstract Cottonopolis

This post was inspired by my team, Manchester City winning the Capital Cup yesterday…..Well done chaps !!!

When we think of a city, we see buildings, people, shops, trains, buses etc. However there is another side to the urban environment, a more abstract vision.  I’ve taken the photograph’s posted here in and around the city of Manchester (UK).  See if you can recognise any of these places?

 

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Manchester La La La

 

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Distraction

 

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Stop Staring at Stairs

 

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Ethiad

 

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I See It

“There’s often beauty in unexpected places…”

This months featured Artist is Joy Jordan , who I find inspiring. She captures simple but beautiful images of nature that transmit a sense of peace and self reflection.

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Joy Jordan – Winter

 

It was therefore no surprise when I discovered that as well as being a talented photographer ,Joy also is a teacher (and student ) of Mindfulness.Knowing this Joy’s images make perfect sense, as they convey emotion through beautiful details,textures and colours all captured in soft light.These are some of the qualities which drew my eye towards Joy’s work.

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Joy Jordan – Spring

 

Joy describes her work …..

“My photography is more than a creative outlet,it’s a mindfulness practice.It’s a way to pay attention and stay open. I find solace in the natural world. I look for light,texture and details.There’s often beauty in unexpected places. I try to tell visual stories that have an emotional impact. It’s persistent yet patient practice. I make mistakes, learn something, and try again.Each day I remind myself :Slow down, pay attention,and be kind.I hope this comes through in my images ”

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Joy Jordan – Fall

 

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Joy Jordan – Summer

 

Thanks to Joy for sharing her thought provoking and beautiful images.If you would like to see more of these and are interested in mindfulness  see FlickrBorn Joy blogspot , and  Born Joy Mindfulness Facebook

Vintage Homes

Not long agoI was fed up of trying to take pretty photographs of nature in the rain and grey skies, and decided instead to have a scoot round the house looking for interesting objects to focus on. It’s amazing what you find that you have forgotten about, and how you can see them in a different light (literally sometimes)………..so here they are and roll on Spring !

 

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And one left over from New Year….

 

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