I’ve been photographing Manchester landscapes on and off now for a quite a number of years. But what really surprises me every time I look at skyline is how rapidly it’s changing. I remember the Beetham tower being built… that seemed to go on for ages… but nowadays, buildings seem to fly up in a matter of months.
Anyway, that brings me to today’s landscape photograph of the month. This is fairly unique at the time of writing. I was taken from the roof of a new building that is been built next to Porcelenosa at the bottom on Regents Road. I was there for a commercial job, so took the opportunity to capture it. A typically gloomy and moody August morning in Manchester. Slightly unfair because it had been really sunny up to this point. Anyway what made me chose it was the down to two reasons. I loved the growth show in the foreground. Constant change captured in the moment. But I also love the viewpoint of the railways snaking into the centre over Castlefield. Especially how they head towards the GMEX centre. you can imagine this 70-80 years ago during its heyday…
I’m not quite sure if I prefer it black and white or in colour so I’ll let you decide.
Available to buy as a print or canvas from here.
Canon 6D / Canon 17-40mm f4 lens
Focal length: 17mm
Exposure: 1/13 second