As part of the regeneration programme along the river Lagan in Belfast the Lagan Lookout is a weir that was compleated in 1994. A series of massive steel barriers are lifted as the tide goes out keeping the river at an artifial constant level.Before being built when the tide went out it left a series of mud flats that were very unsightly and produced a very pungent smell in that part of the city.
With the completion of the weir and extensive dredging the quality of the water has improved dramatically and a marked increase in wildlife has been noted further upstream as a result.
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ikeharel (69827) 2013-11-02 4:51
Good morning Arthur,
Red & white boat contrast the dominatng grey and blue tone. That's what caught my first impression.
Bridge and city skyline, mainely old architecture, "break-out" with a modern high-rise building.
Well taken from across the waterway, clarity and light superbly rendered.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
carlo62 (46443) 2013-11-02 6:33
una bella foto, pulita e luminosa, ottima la composizione, con la barca rossa ben posizionata e i leggeri riflessi sull'acqua.
Noel_Byrne (30487) 2013-11-02 9:43
Fine shot, and fine use of the word pungent too :) This area of the city looks beautiful, and in amongst all those blues, the red boat looks very striking indeed. A calm peaceful day in a wonderful part of the city, what more could you ask for!
All the best
lousat (89828) 2013-11-02 16:12
Hi Arthur,i'm watching a beautiful work of regeneration,remember me a bit the new Genova harbour,an excellent capture whit a lot of things to see and great details,just the colors seems a bit cold,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mcmtanyel (21810) 2013-11-02 21:46
So, if I understand correctly, at high tide, the barriers are down and the river is connected to the ocean. At low tide, the barriers act like a spillway. I still can't wrap my head around the sea level going up and down - so much simpler around the Mediterranean where the tide is barely discernible.
Your photo was shot from good POV, has great light and color management as well as excellent DOF. Its crowning touch is the strategically placed (within the frame) red boat.
ourania (44318) 2013-11-03 7:58
a fine and interesting view and good news to accompany it:) The view of the bridge and the cityscape looks very narrow in the frame but it's comprehensive and clear even in its shady parts (I think it could be a little brighter, though). The blue tones are overwhelming and give a pleasant feel of calmness. The tall building and the colourful boat are well placed, your composition seems to be structured around them. The little clouds seem to be flying around this modern tower. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
adramad (44846) 2013-11-03 8:12
A wide view of the city, where we can see many contrasts between the different styles of buildings, the little red and white boat, chromatic adds a large interest.
Splendid blue dominant, both in the sky and on water.
Well done. I love
Magnificent management of brightness and good sharpness.
Have a good evening.
jhm (151446) 2013-11-04 5:05
This is a very quiet picture about these place with water, a bridge and a lovely background.
Depth and perspective are excellent created.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
Miguel82 (27674) 2013-11-04 7:45
Lagan river view from the quays Arthur, a windy place very nice to walk I see exactly where is it just after Hilton hotel nice view of the bridge, a boat, the clock tower and the big fish in the right bg, excellent global view, all the best and warm regards
Cricri (117853) 2013-11-04 8:59
C'est une très belle présentation, une vue intéressante de ce pont barrage, les bâtiments de style différents ne laisse non plus indifférents, le bateau rouge attire le regard, la lumière , les détails tout est joliment bien rendu
claudeD (38122) 2013-11-04 12:11
Very fine picture fromBelfast showing this interesting view. I like your composition, the fine colors and sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mesutilgim (94536) 2013-11-04 13:28
Nice capture from Belfast with good pov and layout.
The red tucker adds a unique taste to your compo.
TFS and best regards
pajaran (59513) 2013-11-04 23:05
Interesantan tekst o reci i gradu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepa panorama.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo jezero za ribolov, nadam se da ima velike ribe.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the river and the city, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful panorama.
Good work, nice place and time shown, beautiful colors.
Nice lake for fishing, I hope you have a big fish.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
danos (96760) 2013-11-05 0:00
excellent the panoramic view of the Lagan Lookout with the high building to be placed perfect in the scene.A good technical work to clean the river and the wild life to be returned in the area.
cornejo (41377) 2013-11-06 3:59
Hi Arthur, good picture of this interesting view of this place, very well made, very good sharpness, interesting light and color. Great and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.