October 2021

It was a Sunday and I decided it was time I gave my camera a good workout. I have been using my smartphone only to such an extent that I wonder if my Canon thinks I don’t love it anymore. This story here I wrote in January is no fiction, it really happened. Autumn is the time I enjoy taking pictures most, this blog was started on the second day of September in 2015. So, workout the camera got and here are the results:

The leaves have only just begun to turn so I hope there will still be more!

Halifax, West Yorkshire

Following on from the Shibden Hall post, the actual town of Halifax deserves its own entry too. So here it is.

The Minster:

The Minster inside:

Flowers growing outside the Minster:

Hill outside the town:

Shopping street:

Sign on the shopping street:

Some house I thought looked nice:

Fun fact: Halifax is also a bank, so if you’re in UK and Google it, you’re more likely to see results for the bank first, before you get to results for the town. It’s understandable; the bank is one of the largest ones here, with branches all over the country, and the town is not that big, nestled between the giants of Manchester and Leeds.

There is also, of course, the one in Nova Scotia in Canada. I knew about the Nova Scotia one before I ever knew there was one in England. That is because I started reading Lucy Maud Montgomery books long before I moved to England. I learned a bit about Canadian geography from reading L.M. Montgomery. She studied at the Dalhousie University in the Canadian Halifax.

White Flowers in September

I don’t know what they’re called.

They have featured on Some Photoblog before. And it was the best photograph I’ve taken, ever. Still has not been topped. Anyway, here they are in the daylight.

Same as last time, I took this picture while walking down the street, waiting for my take-out order. At the same take-out place, and I think it was even the same take-out order (peri peri burger meal). Pleased to say, though, that I’ve reduced my junk food consumption!

Happy 6th Blogoversary!

It’s now been six years since I’ve published my very first post, Hello Universe.

This time, I didn’t forget the anniversary.

I like this type of pictures for end of summer/beginning of autumn time. I just think they’re neat. That’s it. Besides, I have nothing at hand that I’ve got six of (not started collecting Infinity Stones yet, and I forgot to buy a pack of six eggs last time I went grocery shopping), so hawthorn it is. If that is what it is, at all.

I’ve turned to smartphone pictures more and more lately, ever since the pandemic, in fact. When I started Some Photoblog, I would never have dared to post phone shots, even as I didn’t have a DSLR camera yet. I used a compact Fujifilm camera back then. But smartphone cameras have got better in the last few years, and I have become more confident in presenting pictures taken with these devices as “real” photography. I never claim to be a professional, and it’s not likely I ever will be.

With all that, the past 12 months have not been bad, this year has proved especially productive. 2021 might just turn out to be the best year of Some Photoblog, let’s see!

Manchester During Pride

Pride, the LGBTQ+ event, takes place in Manchester every year on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Last year it was cancelled (because, you know), but in 2021 it’s very much back on track. For this occasion, the city gets dressed up in rainbow flags.

This is the bridge in Castlefield.

The couple on the bridge remind me a bit of Joe and Jill Biden.

The sunny weather–not exactly a regular here–makes everything even better!