Photographer's Note

Here is the famous B of the Bang in Manchester, built to celebrate hosting the Commonwealth games in 2002.

The sculptures name was given after Linford Christie who claimed to start his race on the "B" of the word Bang!

This particular photo was taken on a very dark morning (what else would you expect from the north of England?). I felt this gave the sculpture (if that's what you want to call it) more a sinister feel.

So once I back in Leicestershire, I was quick to fish through the photos to find the 3-4 taken of this particular monument.

The image has been very slightly cropped. The contrast was adjusted to further darken the clouds and highlight how big the scuplture is compared with the background.

Finally the image was sharpened however at this point I decided the image looked slightly peculiar. I could not decide wether or not I preferred the softer lines in this photo, or the sharper edges seen in my Workshop. You be the judge, let me know which is better. Soft or Sharp.

And with reference to Kev, the sculpture is the tallest in the UK, and elevated through a 30 degree angle. The sculpture stands at a whopping great 56 metres (or 184 ft, whatever you prefer). Meaning it is almost as tall as the famous Nelson's Coloumn, and is almost three times the size of the angel of the north.

Just as a visual reference, if you look in the bottom right corner, you will see an LDV. This gives a sense of REAL perspective. Also you can see roadsigns and other things, should you look.

Cheers to Kev for pointing the perspective out!

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