Setting Sun

Not had one of these on Some Photoblog for a while! I snapped this on a walk in my local park during the recent heatwave (and how glad I am the it’s cooled down since, this city is not made for heat).

Sun through the trees, aka one of my favourite things to photograph. Also nicely trimmed grass and, alas, litter.

I’ve Just Seen Black Widow And…

It was awesome!

Well, technically it was yesterday I watched it. But I wanted to make this post, as I made similar ones in the past – for Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, and Captain Marvel. Each of those stood out in some way. Black Panther had majority black cast and took place in Africa (and I’d never seen that many black people at a cinema), Infinity War was a culmination of all the previous films, featuring all our beloved heroes, and Captain Marvel was the first female superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe–only took them 11 years.

A Black Widow movie was due a good five or six years ago, but at least they finally made it, only for it to be delayed by the pandemic. But it’s here now, at last, also available on Disney+ for an extra charge (for now). It’s the first time I’ve gone to the cinema since the pandemic (last film I watched at the movies was Knives Out, which incidentally became one of my favourite films of all time). When the lights went out and the Marvel Studios intro started playing on the screen, I felt shivers down my spine. I was surprised by that myself!

As for the movie, 10/10 would recommend. And not just to Marvel fans.

Is The Only Way Up?

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Optimism

noun

  • hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something
my local park, smartphone shot

I’ve never thought about whether I’m an optimist or a pessimist. I’ve never called myself either. I may say that I feel optimistic or pessimistic about a particular situation, but that’s as far as it goes.

Prestwich Clough (Manchester), Canon DSLR

Maybe it means I’m a realist? I don’t know.

Lyme Park (Cheshire), Canon DSLR

I know I have anxiety, so to me the future seems terrifying at the best of times.

way from Hebden Bridge to Heptonstall (West Yorkshire), Canon DSLR

These shots are all aiming up, not down. But then again, it’s easier to take a picture that way.

tower steps in York Minster, smartphone shot

One thing is sure and that is that walking uphill (or up the stairs) is a good exercise!

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Is The Only Way Up?

Optimism

noun

  • hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something
my local park, smartphone shot

I’ve never thought about whether I’m an optimist or a pessimist. I’ve never called myself either. I may say that I feel optimistic or pessimistic about a particular situation, but that’s as far as it goes.

Prestwich Clough (Manchester), Canon DSLR

Maybe it means I’m a realist? I don’t know.

Lyme Park (Cheshire), Canon DSLR

I know I have anxiety, so to me the future seems terrifying at the best of times.

way from Hebden Bridge to Heptonstall (West Yorkshire), Canon DSLR

These shots are all aiming up, not down. But then again, it’s easier to take a picture that way.

tower steps in York Minster, smartphone shot

One thing is sure and that is that walking uphill (or up the stairs) is a good exercise!

Gay Village, Manchester

It lies alongside the Rochdale Canal, and is actually called Canal Street. Its origins go back to the 1980s when the first gay bars and restaurants started opening here.

trying to capture the rainbows flags and the tree branches at the same time

Previously on Some Photoblog I have posted pictures of the Alan Turing Memorial, which is in Sackville Gardens, a small park in the same area. As you may know, Alan Turing was prosecuted for his sexuality, despite contributing enormously to the Allies’ victory in WW2 by cracking German military codes. The 2014 movie The Imitation Game tells this story, with the ever brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch in the main role.

Apparently, the street sign for Canal Street occasionally gets vandalised–they scratch off the letter C. It’s such a lame, tired joke, honestly. Like, you think a million people haven’t already tried that before you?

Anyway, pictures by smartphone, taken on my lunch break!

Into The Tunnel

It’s only a short one, nothing dramatic. But, it is still a tunnel.

The above is a smartphone pic taken this month; the below two were taken with my camera in May 2019.

This mini tunnel is in Heaton Park, aka my favourite place that I keep posting photos of. I’m surprised I’ve not posted the tunnel before.

On the other side, there is just more greenery.

It made me wonder if we’re going through the tunnel now, what with us being halfway through 2021. And also, you know, the other thing. But if there’s anything the first six months of this year can be marked by, it’s the vaccinations. I’m just between mine.

Hopefully, there is light at the end of the tunnel.