Digital Pictures Index

9 May 17       Into town for one of my occasional 'brainstorming' sessions with a fellow Alamy contributor (it's usually about
four pints worth of brainstorm) and also to try out my new toy - a Garmin vívoactive smart watch.  The main reason I bought
it was for the GPS facility, for geotagging my photos (and, as it lives on my wrist, I'm less likely to forget to take it out with me..!).
I have a GPS unit for the Nikon but I've found I don't use it all that much as it clips into the hot shoe, which means I can't
then drop the camera into the carry case.  Also I can only use it on the one camera.  The Garmin watch records my location
at regular intervals and logs it to a file, then using Geosetter software, this can be used to transfer
the GPS locations to the images.

This first image is a screenshot of the Geosetter program. It shows the track of my ramblings around the city centre
and when I click on an image it pinpoints the image location on the map (purple marker), and also shows a preview.

PS - I didn't pay full price for the watch, I bought mine from
 It's 'factory overhauled' but looks brand new to me, not a mark on it.

Central Library, St. Peter's Square.

The Albert Hall with No.1 Spinningfields behind.

The '100 Barbirolli Square' office building from the former
Manchester and Salford Junction Canal.

The Rochdale Canal, near the junction with the former
Manchester and Salford Junction Canal.

The Rochdale Canal.

The Rochdale Canal and the crane on the Axis Tower site.

At long last the eyesore of the derelict Odeon cinema on Oxford Street
is being demolished, to make way for yet another huge office block -
Landmark.  Behind is the No.1 St. Peter's Square building.

No.2 St. Peter's Square (SimpsonHaugh and Partners 2017).

No.2 St. Peter's Square.

No.1 St. Peter's Square (Glenn Howells architects 2014).

Cornbrook Metrolink tram stop.

Two new, but totally uninspiring, apartment blocks on Pomona Island.

'Nine Dock', one of the exhibits of the Unlocking Salford Quays sculpture trail.

The Alchemist restaurant and bar (Reid Architects) nearing completion.
 To the right is the Digital World Centre building.

The Alchemist.

Lots of rowing (or is it sculling?) teams out in the fine weather.

One of the NV apartment blocks, the X1 MediaCity
apartment block and the Regent office building.

X1 MediaCity.

Wakeboarding at Salford Watersports Centre.

Another newly built apartment.  The architecture is rather avant-garde
but rumour has it that the developers didn't get planning permission,
so it will probably have to be demolished in a few weeks.

Sunset over the Quays.

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