This is another shot of the Canning dock next to the Albert dock in Liverpool. As you can see from the sky there is a slight pink tinge - almost a pink moment! The pink sky did get better and is more apparent in a subesquent shot that I took that I will post soon.
In my previous post of this subject from a different POV I ponted out that the Canning dock would have been used as one of the docks in Liverpool that was part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Liverpool has a shameful history in relation to the slave trade. It was a very suuccessful port on the back of the slave trade which was, in part, responsible for the wealth and growth of the city. Other cities, especially Manchester, were envious of the city's wealth and access to the sea and they campaigned for the end of the slave trade in this country as a consequence. Liverpool MP's were the only ones who voted against it.
Manchester in it's envy of Liverpool poured it's energies into getting the Manchester ship canal built so that they coudl access the sea and link up with the inland canal systems. This was one of the main factors in Manchester's subsequent emergence as a powerful city in it's own right.
This rivalry between Manchsester and Liverpool is manifest today in the intense rivalry and hatred found amongst the supporters of each city's football teams, though I doubt the fans themselves understand the genealogy and origins of their own prejudice towards each other.
In more recent years Liverpool was criticised when the Maritime museum (two hundred yards to the left of where I am stood taking this shot)opened and had completely left out any reference to the slave trade and any black history in Liverpool. This was subsequently rectified and a whole new section of the museum was opened with recreated dock side, slave ships and sound effects.
Hand held at a half second exposure.
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siudzi (23837) 2013-02-24 2:28
Amazing how great clarity you achieved here to provide us with such a great view and its reflections! Bravo! Perfectly executed and composed city scape. Like it a lot!
Have a nice Sunday!
jhm (122334) 2013-02-24 2:40
Excellent taken this specially mirror image.
We get wonderful reflections also the old lighthouse boat care for an extra touch on these picture.
You chose very well angle, the care for depth and perspective.
Excellent composition a perfect captured.
Colors and sharpness are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-24 2:55
Here you present us a well detailed picture with lots of different interesting elements.
As historic buildings we see two domes and a tower with a well lit clock, together with a modern skyscraper and a part of the docks where that vivid red boat is a real eye-catcher.
Wonderful reflections occur at more than one place. In the water on the FG they're almost perfect. The reflection of the clock is of a high intensity.
And the long building at the left reflects another part of town in its glass facade.
Splendid picture with excellent clarity and composition.
Best regards, Paul
Romano46 (4764) 2013-02-24 3:05
questo soggetto la hai giÓ proposto, ma direi senza tema di essere smentito che questa Ŕ una delle migliori per la maggiore ampiezza della composizione, molto gradevole nella sua simmetria. La nave dipinta di rosso dona una nota di vivacitÓ, al pari delle luci che esprimono il confine tra la notte e il giorno.
Ciao e buona domenica
carlo62 (12492) 2013-02-24 3:24
hai sfruttato al massimo questo momento, con scatti molto belli e piacevoli, i riflessi sono splendidi e l'esposizione Ŕ eccellente.
Noel_Byrne (7259) 2013-02-24 3:27
Another beautiful shot, the calm water reflecting the variety of buildings is avert pleasing indeed and the ship is a very important element to the composition, really nicely done.
Thanks also for the fascinating note, I have to admit that I did not know about Liverpools history in the slave trade, so very pleased to learn so much here. I imagine nearly every European city has its dark history, i watched a show on tv recently about Ireland, and it said in the middle ages, Dublin was the largest slave trading port in the world, and one of the most cosmipitan cities too. I love learning the fascinating and dark histories of where we come from, this is a wonderful example.
All the best
timecapturer (30226) 2013-02-24 3:42
another striking late afternoon shot. Glorious light and immaculately sharp detailing make this so effective and beautiful. A flawless execution and delightful presentation.
Enjoy your Sunday - regards Brian.
cornejo (17988) 2013-02-24 11:23
Hi Michael, Excellent photo of this interesting and beautiful composition, with a beautiful reflection and a lovely sky. Interesting and very nice picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice very good quality work, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Greetings and best wishes from the south of Spain.
ktanska (21495) 2013-02-24 12:29
Very good series of reflection on blue hour. Different geometric forms, lights and architecture styles makes this fascinating. And that red lighthouse ship is a gem!
npecanhuk (53861) 2013-02-24 14:55
Another beautiful picture of that place!
Again, those symmetrical reflections are so attractive and I really like them!
Colors, exposure, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
fabbs99 (5334) 2013-02-24 19:59
Amazing shot Mike
Nice lights and exposure
Very well done
All the best for a Happy Week ahead
JFS (32053) 2013-02-24 23:46
Another beautiful reflection in the "blue" hour, i love the tones and the smooth atmopshere. Good!!!!!
dkmurphys (36727) 2013-02-25 6:28
Another splendid capture wit the calm moment in the small port. Well seen, enjoy a fine week.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-25 9:14
this is very also nicely framed scene which I remember from before. I think I like it even better - this format somehow highlight the best features of the composition. Good POV and angle and I have to say that again - I love this mirror like reflection!
Royaldevon (17741) 2013-02-25 10:23
Another fine shot where the reflections are even more pronounced than in your more recent shot because of the proximity. Again, a stunning mirror image.
I love the effect of the red ship, with its reflection, it takes on the appearance of a huge sea creature with eyes and an open mouth!
Excellent clarity and fine composition.
My warm regards,
yaya13baut (3344) 2013-02-26 9:32
again a fine reflection in the Liverpool docks, playing with the graphical of the new buildings.
good sunset light and soft colours, nice to have the vivd red boat that gives punch to these colours.
macjake (39207) 2013-03-03 4:37
I can't get enough of these Liverpool images.
seeing them now I can't understand why other TE members don't have similar blue hour shots like this posted here on TE. whats with that?
have you found new uncharted waters with this location at this time of day???
Very interesting note about how they..ahem...'forgot' to mention the black slavery history! at least it was properly corrected in time.
Gotta love that red ship! the best subject in the photo.
tatadalou (3235) 2013-03-11 16:07
Your reflections series is awesome! I am blown away by the very flat surface on water, which let us enjoying these nice reflections. I love this shot that mix classic architecture, contemporary architecture and the boat, with its red colour, contrasts with this cold universe.
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (3612)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/2 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 2:21