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Manchester Big Wheel
Manchester Big Wheel

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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: Manchester city centre
Date: Dec 31, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2007

This is the Big Wheel in Manchester, England. The city centre has been rebuilt after the bombing of 1996. The Big Wheel is right in the rebuilt area.

Extract from Wikipedia:
At 11.20 am on Saturday 15 June 1996, the IRA detonated a large bomb in the city centre, the largest to be detonated on British soil. Whilst this bomb caused over 200 injuries, it caused no deaths, and the principal damage was to the physical infrastructure of nearby buildings. The consequent reconstruction spurred a massive regeneration of the city centre, with complexes such as The Printworks and the Triangle creating new city focal points for both shopping and entertainment. The regeneration took over a decade to complete. The latest and final part of the renovated Manchester Arndale opened in September 2006, allowing the centre to hold the title of Europe's largest city centre shopping mall.

Place: 367 out of 712
Avg (all users): 5.7301
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6630
Avg (non-participants): 5.9512
Views since voting: 1542
Views during voting: 458
Votes: 352
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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02/08/2007 03:13:24 PM
Ha! I know this one all too well...especially with having to pass it almost everyday on my way to work :) It's a nice angle that you've caught it from.
01/26/2007 02:14:28 AM
Thank you all for your votes and comments. This was my first try on DPChallenge. Be sure I will post more :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 03:42:35 AM
Realy cool shot here.... tops in my book.....
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01/25/2007 03:38:35 AM
Good timing on capturing the sky's colors and not having just a plain black sky. I like the point of view and crop here.
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01/24/2007 10:44:43 PM
nice observation, except that it makes my neck hurt ;-) love the colors. nice job with a tough exposure, as well.
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01/21/2007 07:23:12 PM
I like the up look of this picture. I love the simple backround. Good cropping.
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01/19/2007 10:04:52 PM
great perspective
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01/19/2007 09:21:08 AM
Nice lighting
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01/17/2007 06:20:51 AM
nice color, nice composition ..
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01/15/2007 03:02:44 PM
A striking angle - adds to the sense of size and motion. The purple of the sky feels unnatural - perhaps that is entirely what you intend - but nothing else in the photo ties to that feeling of unnatural, so it just feels odd to me.
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01/13/2007 04:53:42 PM
Cool shot.
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01/12/2007 01:25:15 PM
Good angle
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01/12/2007 12:56:22 AM
I saw this in "Perspective" :-)
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01/12/2007 12:37:11 AM
Who is in Manchester, who is in Manchester!! Nice perspective I have several similar pictures of the wheel. good luck
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01/12/2007 12:30:46 AM
Best: Does Manchester have one too? I like the aggressive angle and crop
Worst: Image quality..
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