OUR PRO’S verdict
The best night shots are usually to be found 15-20 minutes after sunset, because the sky will have rich, blue tones, even on an overcast night, so it will contrast really well with the warm tones of streetlamps and floodlit buildings. There may still be light in the sky for a while after this, but it depends the weather conditions, the time of year and the latitude – higher latitudes give you a little more leeway. It’s the colour of the sky that makes this shot of the Lowry Centre my favourite from the whole session. The composition is really effective, too, thanks to the strong converging lines. Ross brought along his own 18-200mm lens, but used the Sigma 10-20mm super-wide-angle lens we brought along here, and the exaggerated perspectives this lens gives helps make the shot work.