Birmingham is a city packed with stories to tell, with architecture from the medieval to the twenty first century and with 2000 years of recorded history covering invasions by Romans, Saxons and Normans. Each have left their legacy from the Roman Fort to the Saxon street and place names which are still in use to this day.
Birmingham was the birth place of the industrial revolution with the Soho Manufactury leading the way for mass production and Cadbury's at Bournville showing how world beating production could be combined with a pleasant environment. I have included all the most important subjects you would expect such as the Council House, Beetham Tower, BT Tower etc but also some of the less well known gems such as Selly Manor and the Saracens Head. I have also included a few surprises such as the St Patricks Day Parade and even the Bronze Bull in the Bullring.
For the photography I have used the very latest Canon
1DS mkIII camera which I have mounted on a gyro stabilizer.
The Gyro contains two titanium discs which spin at 20,000
rpm thus holding the unit steady, even when the aircraft is
moving. When coupled with image stabilized super long lenses
this allows close up aerial photography with a resolution
the city has not seen before.
This book is available from amazon and all good book shops
Birmingham from the Air
By Jonathan CK Webb, published by Breedon Books
Hardback ISBN: 978-1-85983-683-5
The book contains over 130 images of Birmingham including the following: