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Chill Factor

Large piece of tin that houses the new ski slope at The Trafford Centre.

Chill Factor

Large piece of tin that houses the new ski slope at The Trafford Centre.

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Chilly but so graphic.
David Johnson: Has all the grace of looking like it was just plonked there!
Utilty box. Designed for length but not longevity I suspect. richard

(Where have you been?)
David Johnson: Lawks Richard, Spring cleaning took on a whole new meaning these last 2 weeks, moved out another child so complete shift/redo/refurb/titivate of Maison Max...my wife tells me it was worth it.......yessss!!!
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle a bit worse for wear
  • 21 Jan 2008, 08:42
How to make a tin shed beautiful.
David Johnson: If you ever pass this on the M60 over the Barton flyover, you may question how I made it look like this..has all the grace of a container sliding into the ooze
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jan 2008, 09:10
Something tells me it doesn't look too good on a grey rainy day without the "max factor" Rather like a sloping DIY superstore!
David Johnson: They sprinkle a bit of stardust over it at night with some well placed lighting...other than throwing a rug over it there's not a lot else you can do! When this goes tits up it would make a great IKEA
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 21 Jan 2008, 09:11
superb David, not sure i wouldn't have cropped out that door,window bottom left? think it kind of distracts from the image, your thoughts on that take David?
David Johnson: Oh Tim I'd given this enough tugging and pulling to get it into some form of vertical correctness, I did edit>distort that door out but it mad the place look 'odd', found it gives a good visual starting point to swoop along from.....that could be bollocks btw.
Nice POV and great perspective
David Johnson: Thanks Richard, burst into the overflow carpark for this viewpoint.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 21 Jan 2008, 11:41
Nice perspective and nice sky !!! This blue on the building is amazing ...
David Johnson: One of those rare january sunny days, Ann
Saw this building recently from afar - it sure is some structure. Nice capture.
David Johnson: Won't be long before the first micro-light gets into difficulties coming into Barton airdrome from the turbulence created by this big block...you heard it here first!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 21 Jan 2008, 14:27
Excellent find. I like the strong lines and how it picks up the blue of the sky. Isn't it supposed to be gray and rainy in the UK all winter?
David Johnson: Spot on with the weather report...seems like we are all going to be washed out to sea soon...apparently we've beaten the record for January rainfall already!!!!!!
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 21 Jan 2008, 16:32
I like the viewpoint David.
David Johnson: Burst into the overflow carpark, take a snap and leg it before security says'Oi you'
  • Les Auld
  • Southport in the rain
  • 21 Jan 2008, 17:03
Lines, lines and more lines stretching away into the distance, like the viewpoint David, makes the building look more than it is.
David Johnson: Ay Les, but inside has lots of snap potential, will have to use daughters point and shoot as its manned by jobsworth security chappies.
My guess is that we are seeing a building which is more beautiful in your photograph, than in real life. Lovely lines. (:o)
David Johnson: Well you're not wrong there Ros, but it slots nicely in amongst the Golf driving range and the mega 5 a side footie shed...couldn't they have given it the las Vegas treatment and built it to look like a Glacier?????????
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jan 2008, 23:20
You've given it glamour, it doesn't look as good as this in real life. Only really viewed it from the motorway on the way to the Trafford Centre.
David Johnson: Give it a couple of years and it will be as shabby as anything, not enough punters using the shops and bars inside already,to be fair the inside does have the wow factor as it really does snow real snow!!!! Have you seen how they are expanding the Trafford Centre!!!!!!!
  • Ellie
  • wet UK
  • 22 Jan 2008, 00:17
Super composition, won't say what I think about the building!
David Johnson: Join the list, will be part of theme park Trafford...where all your retail dreams will come true...once they've finished everything...which is quite sad.
  • urban8
  • Stoke-lying-somewhere-over-the-River-Trent
  • 22 Jan 2008, 06:30
Quality photo, David!
By first viewing of this was driving along the m-way and came around the bend and, wham, huge odd shaped structure sat there - I almost crashed!
David Johnson: Yeh they weren't very creative with the exterior...they should have done it Las Vegas style!!!!
  • Nig
  • Gym
  • 22 Jan 2008, 08:11
Very well copmposed
David Johnson: Probably its best angle and that really isn't saying much.
  • Zeus
  • Tropical London
  • 25 Jan 2008, 21:10
Nice lines and blue.... looks abstract-ish from this angle! H.
David Johnson: Hmm just a big old tin shed full of snow and ice...

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