John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK (HDR) by Stephen Knowles

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Built in the 1890s, the John Rylands Library is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world; both the building and its collections are of outstanding international significance.

The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, was founded by Enriqueta Rylands in memory of her husband John Rylands. In 1889 the architect Basil Champneys designed the striking gothic building, which took ten years to build and was opened to public readers on 1 January 1900.

The Library became part of The University of Manchester in 1972 and currently holds the Special Collections of the John Rylands University Library. Mrs Ryland’s memorial to her husband is now part of the third largest academic library in the United Kingdom, and the Deansgate building houses over 250,000 printed volumes, and well over a million manuscripts and archival items.
John Rylands
His achievements inspired the foundation of the Library.

John Rylands was Manchester’s first multi-millionaire. He was a shy man of humble origins, but became one of the most successful businessmen of Victorian England.

Five shots were taken in RAW with a Nikon D300s with a Sigma 10/20 lens mounted on a tripod and a shutter release cable was used.
Aperture priority mode was used and each shot was one stop apart.
Photo taken with kind permission given by staff at the library.
5 Aug 2011 – 100 views.
Featured in Your Country’s Best group May Jun 2011.
Featured in Nikon DSLR User Group Aug 2011.

The setting are:
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
F 18
Post processed in Photomatix pro 3 and CS4.

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  • NancyLewis
    NancyLewisover 3 years ago

    Nice angle

  • Nancy thanks for the comment

    – Stephen Knowles

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 3 years ago

    Your wonderful image has been accepted into Your Country’s Best


  • Thanks Sheila

    – Stephen Knowles

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...over 3 years ago

    Awesome view and HDR.

  • Cheers Joe, I appreciate the comment.

    – Stephen Knowles

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 3 years ago

  • thank you

    – Stephen Knowles

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Great Work .!!

  • Thanks so much for the comment.

    – Stephen Knowles

  • funkybunch
    funkybunchover 3 years ago

    great shot, looks like an amazing place

  • Cheers, thanks very much for the comment.

    – Stephen Knowles

  • reindeer
    reindeerover 3 years ago

    wow! love the view!

  • Thanks so much for the comment.

    – Stephen Knowles

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature Phillip, it’s much appriceated.

    – Stephen Knowles

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