Here I am stood on The Strand looking over the half tide dock - Canning Dock - in Liverpool. What you can see in the distance is Birkenhead on the other side of the River Mersey.
Canning dock was opened in 1737 as a protected tidal basin but it was officially named after the Liverpool MP, George Canning in 1832. Canning Dock would have initially served ships involved in the trans Atlantic slave trade.
Along with the Albert Dock and others, Canning Dock was abandoned as a commercial shipping facility in 1972 due to the rising cost of dredging and falling numbers in port traffic. It was restored in the 1980s.
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Romano46 (4806) 2013-02-21 11:56
una Liverpool magnifica che nessuni si sarebbe sognato di vedere, legato come siamo all'idea di una città grigia, fumosa e immersa nella mebbia.
Ma arrivi tu con questa tua foto e la nostra immaginazione ne esce stravolta perchè ci offri un cielo meraviglioso che si specchia nelle acque tranquille del porto dando luogo a riflessi spettacolari.
Complimenti per aver colti questo momento magico con finezza di particolari grazie ad una luminosità e nitidezza di tutto rispetto.
Ciao e buona serata
yquem46 (32229) 2013-02-21 12:06
A beautiful urban shot under this gorgeous sunset colors
The buildings are reduced to mere silhouettes
Excellent reflections as well
Good photo job, best regards
korbee (6295) 2013-02-21 12:33
seeing this imediatly Gary and the pacemakers was in my head;=],Ferry cross the Mersey.....,Unique city,people and music,this is well presented Michael.
What I like most here is the rather blue mood in the background.
Sunsets or rises are never boring....
fds (5301) 2013-02-21 12:53
this a very beautiful postcard from liverpool in this very hot sunset
great reds colors and great reflection in the water
npecanhuk (53881) 2013-02-21 17:55
This picture also pleased me a lot!
You had a great idea and did an excellent photo job!
Highlights here are the colors, management of light and composition, again with superb reflections!
TFS - congrats,
JFS (32077) 2013-02-21 22:02
Another excellent work of yours, a delicious sunset and superb POV. Thanks;)
wolf38 (28146) 2013-02-21 22:53
Hi Michael. My compliments for this fantastic photo. I like the beauty of the scene and the high technical quality.
timecapturer (30256) 2013-02-22 2:45
glorious tones in this wonderful sunset shot. Immaculate detail and reflections make this so striking. Like it a lot!
Have a good weekend - Brian.
jhm (122366) 2013-02-22 5:17
I like the pink colors about the totally picture.
Excellent depth and perspective picture.
A lovely picture made with high quality and sharpness.
Excellent captured, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Noel_Byrne (7301) 2013-02-22 8:57
Another beautiful reflection, and this time with the rich dusk colours. The points of light look great here. So nice to see such calm water at this time of day to allow an image like this.
All the best
federico (1601) 2013-02-22 12:01
great reflections and wonderfull colors
really well done
emka (58078) 2013-02-22 15:35
Hi Michael, Wooow, what a fabulous night shot. Wonderful, perfect reflections, gorgeous colours of golden hour. Spectacular composition. Magic moment caught.
jjcordier (62280) 2013-02-22 22:32
Très belle photo à laquelle la lumière du soir donne de superbes couleurs. J'aime bien l'effet silhouette des reflets des bâtiments du port.
SnapRJW (18690) 2013-02-23 10:13
Hi Mike - This is a super shot. The urban environment as captured here is every bit as beautiful as a rural sunset. The colours are very well managed and I love the mistiness across the horizon. Very good detail and a real good fell for depth. Top class. Warm regards Rosemary
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (3642)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-21 11:38