A couple of years ago I saw this video by the excellent Craig Roberts from e6 blogs and ever since I have been eager to get down to Manchester and check out Salford Quays. Well, I finally made it!... but only for a short visit (one full day and night) so a return trip is an absolute must.
Even if you only have a passing interest in architecture the Quays are hugely impressive. There is a lovely mix of modern buildings and traditional structures to be admired. The Lowry, The Imperial War Museum North, MediaCityUK, and Salford University are all just a short walk from one another. There are also a good number of industrial structures such as bridges, locks, and renovated warehouse buildings to photograph.
With so many compositions on offer it can be difficult to know where to begin. Because my stay was so short I only really began to scratch the surface photography wise. Sunset came and went far too quickly. When I return to the Quays in the future I will definitely ensure I get at least a couple of nights to take advantage of sunset and the blue hour in order to make the most of photography on offer.
Have you ever been to Salford Quays? Would you like to visit? Do you have any shots you would like to share? Feel free to comment below.