Lit by streetlights and shops and traffic one of Sheffield’s many urban trees shades the causeway on Sheaf Street.[sb0155731] (Simon Brown)
It’s cold and dark. It’s Wednesday. It’s early evening and everyone appears to be rushing somewhere else. And yet, this is image shot from the steps of Sheffield’s best cinema, The Showroom
. There’s a good restaurant & bar too; so why the rush?
“What is a photographer’s life?”
“It’s just a life, looking through a lens.”
Speaking in “Annie Leibovitz: Life through a lens”
Autumn sunlight patterns a foundry wall on Sheffield’s Brightside lane. The light accents a bricked up gateway; just part of the massive changes the steel industry has seen in recent decades.[sb015460] (Simon Brown)
There are a couple of spins on this image. One would be that Britain has lost it’s industry and this is a sign of decay.
The truth though is rather different. Forgemasters has simply changed with the times, they don’t need this gate so they bricked it up. Because they’ve changed, and know they’re going to be working in the future they remain world leaders in heavy precision steel.
Behind a temporary bar at the head of Fargate Santa awakes, slightly surprised. (Simon Brown)
You mean it’s December already? Has anyone seem my reindeer?
By the way, you have remembered to be wonderful to each other over the past eleven months haven’t you?
Beside the River Aire a heron sculpture looks over the newly redeveloped Calls Landing. Once a busy area of docks and warehouses this is now one of those chic areas to live and entertain.[sb015314] (Simon Brown)
A patch of winter sunlight in the middle of Leeds. A welcome warmth on what was a perishingly cold and showery day’s photography.