Preston in the Picture: Red telephone boxes

Posted on - 8th January, 2012 - 11:00am | Author - | Posted in - Photos

preston telephone boxes


As a photographer I am always looking for new challenges and with the start of the new year I thought it would be good to try and capture more images of my home town.

So the challenge I set myself was to produce one image per week for Blog Preston.

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In the main I am aiming to create new images rather than uploading ones I have ‘in stock’.

I will also be aiming to pass on details of how the photograph was taken for those that have an interest in photography.

So here goes; the first weekly photograph of Preston is of a scene that I would imagine is familiar to all Prestonians – the red telephone boxes on Market Street.


The red telephone box was designed by Sir Charles Gilbert Scott who coincidently also designed St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Preston’s Town Hall and the War Memorial.

The photo was deliberately taken in the rain to ensure that the light from the telephone boxes reflected in the pavement and gave a nice contrasty image.

Taken with: [Nikon D700, 16-35mm lens, ISO 400 f10, 4 secs] by Paul Melling

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