Leeds cityscape photography – award winning image of Leeds

I was delighted to win the CBS Outdoor “I love my city” competition with this image.  It was taken on 19th February from Observation Wheel Leeds (Leeds eye) as part of my project to collect views from the wheel.

I was out and about during the afternoon and noticed that it looked like we might get a good sunset that evening.  I’d put my camera in the car boot just in case!  19th Feb was my 3rd trip up the wheel as I’d been up twice as part of the media previews day on the 15th.

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Places of interest from left to right

On the horizon & upper part: Bridgewater Place, Leeds Trinity, Pinnacle, K2, Broadgate House (Lewis’) Leeds Arena, Unite tower

Lower part & foreground: Leeds Markets 1904 building, Victoria Quarter, Arcades, Headrow


About the photo

Taken on Tues 19th Feb at around 5.40pm by Paula of Ollievision Photography.

Equipment: Canon 5D Mark 3 and EF 15mm 2.8 fish eye lens.  Image correction via DxO Optics Pro 8 and Lightroom 4


Thanks to the management and staff of Mellors Group for all their help in obtaining the hundreds of images I took during the weeks the wheel was in Leeds.

To see more of my Leeds cityscape photography please visit Lovin’ Leeds.

You can view images of the observation wheel in this blog post of photographs taken from the top of Pinnacle, the building in the centre of the above image.

Article By Paula Brown of Ollievision


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