Manchester UK from Car Park Rooftops

I thought that I’d try a different angle with my photography and use a different location. I chose Manchester and Salford – closely neighbouring Cities only 25 miles or so from my home and I chose to photograph it from the top floor of some of its car parks.

I’ve photographed a couple of cityscapes before – Liverpool and London, 12 miles and 200 miles from home respectively – but never Manchester.

The first car park I chose was the New Bailey one, but when I got to its top deck there was nothing worth photographing, so I drove off to the Manchester AO Arena car park.

I was disappointed again – I’d hoped to be able to capture a shot of some of the tallest skyscrapers that have sprung up over recent years.

A work in progress, but not what I was looking for.

So, I switched cameras to my Fuji X-T4 using a 50-140 mm lens and pointed it down to Manchester Victoria Rail Station below where I had a limited view of Metrolink trams arriving and leaving.

Tomorrow, I’ll post some shots from the third car park I tried – with better luck.

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My final shot from the AO Arena car park – a shot of street photography I suppose.

EXIF data were: Fuji X-T4 26 MP mirrorless camera with a 50-140 mm f/2.8 lens mounted.

1/60 seconds @ f/5 and 50 mm. ISO was 200.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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