Wow, what a mad few weeks. In all honesty I’m feeling on top of the world at the moment. So it seemed an apt headline for today’s landscape photo of the week. I’ve got quite a few new landscape photographs going live this week, from Manchester, The Peak District and Yorkshire, so it had been quite a hard choice to choose. This certainly made it easier to choose which photograph to use.
So, firstly I need to say thank you to City Tower Manchester and their help getting me on to their roof. Not quite what I was expecting and not the easiest place to shoot from. Especially as the Health and Safety people would have gone mad!
Anyway, I have a few lovely shots from the hour or so I spent up their last week. Please check them out here. In today's case, it was one of the few single image photos I was happy with. There was a lot of visual clutter on the roof, so trying to find a composition that worked, that didn't have scaffold or a steel beam jutting into the photograph was quite hard.
It would also be good to be up there for a sunrise, but I had to operate within their office hours which I suppose is fair enough. None the less, the light was relatively nice, if a little hazy. Anyway, this was a must composition. Yes the Beetham tower has been done to death, but few, I would imagine from here! Plus it is the only building that breaks the horizon line from this angle.
It’s amazing how much this city has changed over the years and even on this photograph you can see the continued development of our wonderful city. I feel privileged to have been able to capture this particular moment in time, as Manchester continues to evolve.