Last week I was waiting for my girlfriend to arrive back from a business trip, into Manchester Airport. Her flight didn't arrive till 10.30pm so I made my way to the redeveloped Salford Quays / Media City area of Manchester.
My recently acquired 24mm TS-E lens lends itself to architectural photography, these images would have exhibited big leans as if the buildings were falling backwards had I not used the shift of the lens to keep the verticals vertical.
I started off at Media City, the BBC's new development to replace their old White City London base.
Then I moved on to The Lowry, the theatre and arts complex designed by Michael Wilford, a very striking building.
The best thing about photographing this area is the owners relaxed approach to photography, which is becoming rarer and rarer due to ridiculous paranoia that photographers might turn out to be secret terrorists. Taken from the Media City developers website:
We encourage those wanting to take images of the exterior buildings and public piazza to do so, but please be mindful of events taking place around the area you wish to photograph.
Such an approach should be applauded, the owners of other big developments really should take note, particularly Canary Wharf.