Manchester Sunset Cityscape

This months photo of the week (yes I have decided to bring it back but on a monthly basis – much like Buck Fizz are making a comeback) is of Manchester. Again.


Not just any photograph of Manchester mind. This was taken from the roof of the iconic CIS Tower.A bit of history – for those of you who don’t know… this CIS Tower is an office skyscraper on Miller Street in Manchester opened in 1962 and rises to 387 making it the second tallest building in Manchester (for now) and the tallest office building outside London.

Recently sold for £66 million, I was asked by the Workman Group (a client of my design agency), the business who are the building management company responsible for the maintenance and ongoing refurbishment of the building to shoot a skyline of Manchester for their new offices. Getting access to the best vantage point in Manchester was a real priviledge and to spend two hours on the roof in December and it wasn’t raining, was incredible if not freezing!

I have several images from this set I’ll publish over the next few weeks, but I love the colour of the sunset and atmosphere generated by the sunset.

Created using 5 portrait images at 80mm, then I stitched it together to create this stunning panoramic landscape skyline of my beloved city.

Available as a fine art print, canvas or metallic print, this would look simply stunning as a feature image in any mancunian’s home. You can purchase the image here:

Shot information
Canon 6D / Canon 70-200 f2.8 lens
Focal length: 80mm
Exposure: 1/400 second
Aperture: f16
ISO: 800