Manchester UK from Car Park Rooftops #2

Having failed to strike gold with photos from two previous car park top floors, I tried my luck with a third – The First Street car park.

This was more like what I was looking for – unfortunately the tall buildings were in clumps like these few, so I had to sweep the camera around looking for the next clump.

I suppose that I could have used a 10-24 mm wide angle lens to make a group from the two shots above, but I hadn’t brought it with me – and there would have been some barrel distortion making the outer-edge buildings seem to lean inwards. Editing afterwards would have helped correct that, but, as I say, I hadn’t brought that lens out with me.

I could also have attempted a panorama shot, but I suspect that the software would have baulked at traffic movements in the lower part of the frame.

I continued sweeping the camera round, omitting some of the (to me) less interesting views. I’m not from Manchester, so I can’t name the buildings you see. I’ll just post the remaining images.

At one point, just before I packed-up ready to move on, I heard a loud rumbling and, looking down, managed to catch this shot of a train entering Oxford Road railway station.

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I took the shot that I lead with today using the Fuji X-T4 26 MP mirrorless camera with a 50-140 mm f/2.8 lens to obtain a close up of the clock tower in the penultimate photo above. Below the clock tower you can see the railway station.

EXIF data were: 1/250 seconds @ f/5.6 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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