The first time I went into the Manchester Unity Building to photograph the mezzanine floor I had to use my older wide angle lens, 18-105mm, and when I took the photo of the end of the corridor with the fountain and the grandfather clock, I felt it was all squashed up.
Once I got the new lens, the 14-24mm I knew that I wanted to shoot this scene again, and a week or so later I was given that opportunity.
This has so much more space and gives a better sense of where they are, don’t you think? It is amazing how just changing a little thing like zooming out, or stepping back can make a massive difference. It is something I try to teach people in my classes, sometimes you need to just take a step in a direction, any direction and it can change the whole composition. Well, for this one, it was a wider lens and it really helped the composition.
Again, it may be too dark, but I quite like that, and I like where the focus is in the image. I hope you agree.
I should be on my way to Harrietville when this is published. Apparently lots of stops on the way and ample opportunities for taking photos. I wonder how many I have already, anyone want to guess?