Over the last year I have taken so many images of the Manchester Unity Building and when I got the new lens I had to try it out on it as well. I can fit so much more into the image than I could with my previous wide angle. The image quality is just amazing.
Can you believe those clouds are the ones that were there, I haven’t done anything to them really. I did add some gradient to the sky. I wanted to darken it a little. I did try doing something else to the sky, but it just didn’t work, so I went back to the original and started again. I think I started this image about three times all together. I love the colours of the building and how they came out. This was taken just as the sun was going down, but we didn’t get a real sunset.
Trying to work out what to leave in the image was hard. There are so many wonderful details. I ended up leaving in heaps of them. I am hoping that your eye starts with the lights around the first floor and then it shoots straight up to the tower.
This was taken about an hour and half later. It was dark and the lights of the city were on. I liked how you can see the statue of Burke and Wills and the tower of the Town Hall. The lights at that top of MU building look fantastic and I tried to get some shots of just it, but I was getting too many light spots, reflected light and it made the image look so messy. You can see some in this one as well.
The clouds in this were pretty amazing, and I think it was the wind that caused that, it getting pretty windy by the time I did this image.
I don’t do this enough, go in at night and take photos. Partly because I don’t like doing it on my own, and also because I am usually too tired, but I think I will try to do more. You get to see a whole heap of different things and that is always good.