Night Time At Salford Quays, Manchester

April 19, 2013  •  3 Comments

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.

BBC Media City Manchester - available to buy as a print or canvasMeda City, Manchester

Then I moved on to The Lowry, the theatre and arts complex designed by Michael Wilford, a very striking building.

The Lowry - available to buy as a print or canvasThe Lowry, Manchester 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:

  • Are the general public permitted to take pictures at/of MediaCityUK?
  • 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.


Comments

Nick Cockman(non-registered)
Great set of images Mark, it's refreshing to read about easy access to this area after so many stories from other big developments, I have the Salford Quays on my list of places to visit and hope to come back with a few shots as good as yours, the Lowry shot is superb.
Toad Hollow Photography(non-registered)
That lens of yours does a great job with work like this, Mark! I love the colors and tones in the sky, and those architectural details you've captured here are absolutely wonderful!
Graham R(non-registered)
Nice photos, Mark. It's good to hear that photographer's are welcome, even ones from Yorkshire :-P
No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January (1) February (4) March (4) April (1) May (1) June July August September October November December
January (4) February (1) March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December