Image title: Edgeley Stockport St Matthews spire and rooftops

Edgeley Stockport St Matthews spire and rooftops

The spire of St Matthew's Church Edgeley extends upwards into dark rain clouds. A sloping roof is punctuated by four chimney stacks, some adorned with tv aerials. This was the view from platform 4 of Stockport (Edgeley) Station at around 4.30pm on the afternoon of Tuesday 3 November 2009.

I was struck by the silhouetted outline of the buildings and the contrast with the leaden sky, coloured pale gold by the afternoon sun. The outlines have a quality of the work of artist Trevor Grimshaw.


Edgeley Stockport St Matthews spire and rooftops



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I used the 300mm zoom lens to enlarge the roof and spire, and cropped the image further. I also removed the overhead cables from the railway, which cut across the image and couldn't be excluded - except in Photoshop. Another 'chronogenic' image - one that conjures up an atmosphere of past times. I went to school at Our Lady's Edgeley from 1964 to 1969, I time I remember vividly.

silhouettes, church, townscape, Trevor Grimshaw, Stockport, Cheshire, Greater Manchester

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