The looming clouds enhance the sense of majesty projected by the varied architecture within this shot. Clouds are important to Aitchison for this very reason; they create a heightened sense of atmosphere that is felt within every aspect of the photograph. Castlefield Bridge & Beetham Tower are two landmarks of Manchester City Centre that are dramatically juxtaposed within this clever composition. In doing this Aitchison forces us to see other contrasting elements both contextually and compositionally such as: light & dark, contemporary & old, horizontal & vertical and natural & man made.
In a world where communities are eclectically formed, this photograph could be seen as a way of demonstrating how much more interesting a place can be when it is full of variant qualities.