I’ve spent quite a lot of time walking around various places in the city with my new camera in an effort to get used to it! It’s so different to my previous camera and I’m just finding my feet with new distances that my lenses can deal with. These pictures are quite random and by no means technically great but I’m posting them anyway so that I can see how I progress in the next few weeks!
Some notes about the pictures…
Most of these pictures are taken around the St. Paul’s and Jewellery Quarter areas of Birmingham. The leafy square of St Paul’s is such a contrast to the industrial buildings standing on the streets behind it. I love the old signage that remain on many of the buildings, and I also found a few new streets where I got unexpected views (like the BT tower between old factory walls). I’ll definitely be visiting again to explore some more.
I also stumbled across a few cars: some toy ones just randomly inside an old building, and also an old BMW outside a vintage clothes shop that I’ve never seen before (and was unfortunately closed for lunch!). These were both quick snaps with my 85mm lens where I was walking a little too close for proper shots, but at least I’ll know for next time :)
And finally, of course there has to be time on an autumn photo walk to have a break in a coffee shop. Urban Coffee is one of my favourite places in the city and I’ve enjoyed warming up in their lovely emporiums in the last few days :)