My Sunday Photo, The Steam Hall At MSI

When I attended Blog On MSI I really tried to focus on photography sessions,  John Arnold’s  had included a photo walk around the steam hall at MSI into his session.

To say I have boys and have spent many hours traipsing round and taking trips on steam trains, if I am honest I don’t get excited about them.

My Sunday Photo, The Steam Hall At MSI G

My Sunday Photo, The Steam Hall At MSI

But I do get excited about urban looks and cities;  the new and the old blending together like it was meant to be. Cobblestones and old telephone boxes make me smile the hugest smile that probably makes me look a little mad. But hey I can’t help it; some simple things in life are just so beautiful. Yet people walk by or over them every day, they never stop to marvel at their beauty and that makes me a little sad.

My Sunday Photo, The Steam Hall At MSI

My Sunday Photo, The Steam Hall At MSI

My Sunday Photo, The Steam Hall At MSI

But then beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and one mans treasure is another mans junk. I am instantly motivated by all things pretty and flowery yet there is something deeply moving about an old rusty phone box, think how many love stories have been played out in that tiny little space, how many hearts broken but also how many beautiful happy moments, how many prank calls, reverse charges and people sheltering from the rain? If only we ha little cameras to watch back in time.

My Sunday Photo, The Steam Hall At MSI

My Sunday Photo, The Steam Hall At MSI

So actually as I walked round looking at the beauty of these ordinary objects it made me smile, made me wish I could see the memories and traces of time gone by. But I had to be content in seeing these little icons of our wonderfully amazing country, looking at them in a different light.

My Sunday Photo, The Steam Hall At MSI G

My Sunday Photo, The Steam Hall At MSI G

The incredible thing about going outside your comfort zone is that John was at hand, like a little photography angel looking over your shoulder into your lens, offering tips and advice on how to improve the shot; stand back, zoom in, up the iso all such welcome advice.

My Sunday Photo, The Steam Hall At MSI G

Sometimes that’s what it needs isn’t it? Someone to make you see things in a totally different prospective, someone with a huge creative passion and a different set of eyes, to analyse your shots and always strive to improve that photo.

Photalife

29 Comments

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th May 2016 / 8:52 pm

      I know it is Fiona, I love wandering and snapping away in my own little bubble x

  1. 15th May 2016 / 12:13 am

    Looks like a lovely walk to try out new things! Love the clever cropping of the phone booth! #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th May 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Thanks you it was fab x

  2. 15th May 2016 / 12:15 am

    I love the photos looking up on the building and looking across the cobbled street – such an interesting perspective 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th May 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks Louise, I was just drawn to these two shots x

  3. 15th May 2016 / 12:24 am

    I was particularly drawn to the first two images. The distressed red phone box makes for a great subject, and I’ve always liked the forced perspective of looking up at a tall building.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th May 2016 / 8:58 pm

      I love that perspective too Tim its so imposing, and I am always drawn to icons such a phone boxes and post boxes x

  4. 15th May 2016 / 12:24 am

    I was particularly drawn to the first two images. The distressed red phone box makes for a great subject, and I’ve always liked the forced perspective of looking up at a tall building.

  5. 15th May 2016 / 7:07 am

    These are fantastic photos! I like photographing stuff like this – not that I get the chance very often – it makes a change from nature. I will definitely make the effort to go to a photography session next time!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th May 2016 / 7:34 am

      It was fab Sarah, I am so glad I went x

  6. 15th May 2016 / 9:06 am

    I love these photos, it’s good to step out of our comfort zone.

    Thank you for linking up

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th May 2016 / 7:36 am

      Thanks Darren, yes it is x

  7. 15th May 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Hi Sarah, brilliant photos as always. Love them all, but I’m particularly drawn to the one taken looking up the building. The angle makes for an interesting photo.

    xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th May 2016 / 7:37 am

      Thanks Debbie, do you know I think thats my favourite too, that and the phone boxes x

  8. 15th May 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Gorgeous shots. I particularly love the phonebox though, so iconic! 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th May 2016 / 7:37 am

      Thanks Emma, I know there is something so interesting about a phone box isn’t there? x

  9. 15th May 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Great photos. I love the low angles for something different.

    I think as soon as you start getting interested in photography, you do notice a lot more than you might have done previously. I’m always taking ‘weird’ photos!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th May 2016 / 7:42 am

      ha ha yes I love an odd angle xx

  10. 15th May 2016 / 9:59 pm

    I like finding the extraordinary in the ordinary too 🙂 Super set of photos!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th May 2016 / 7:44 am

      Thanks Lisa, yes its lovely to see the beauty in normal things x

  11. 16th May 2016 / 10:09 am

    These are fantastic photos Sarah I’m loving seeing all the different photos you are taking now and how passionate you are!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      17th May 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Ah thanks Karen, I am so glad I did that course now x

  12. 16th May 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Great photos and it is no wonder that you are shortlisted for a award. Your front page of the blog looks stunning. I love these shots; you really have made it look fun!! 🙂 Jess xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      17th May 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Ah thank you Jess thats lovely xx

  13. 17th May 2016 / 9:42 am

    Coming from third world country every day I am in awe of how beautiful UK and its details are. You guys are so lucky!

    Lovely photos =)

    #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      17th May 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Yes, but don’t you think all parts of the world have their own kind of beauty? x

  14. 23rd May 2016 / 3:15 pm

    Love how you turned the 100th steam train viewing into a positive with these great photos. The phone box red and british racing green from the train really pop against the cobblestones and brickwork

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      23rd May 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Thanks Katy, ha ha yes I managed to turn it around and am so thrilled I saw it though different eyes xx

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