I visited Liverpool this winter for a week and as I expected the weather was horrible. On the first day I took a ferry on the Mersey river and stayed the entire time inside because of the rain and strong wind. At some point when I was totally disappointed with the lack of pictures the sun came out literally for one minute and the view has changed dramatically. I was quite lucky to be close to the famous Liver Building which is on the right side of the photo. It is a I Grade listed building in Liverpool and one of its trademarks. The birds on the towers are supposed to watch over the city and the sea and legend has it that the moment they fly away the city will cease to exist.
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Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-19 2:37
adoro i cieli polarizzati e tempestosi mentre il sole illumina il paesaggio prima della tempesta.
Una ripresa splendida nella quale ha grande rilievo anche la composizione, sicuramente perfetta.
Ottima luce e perfetto bilanciamento del colore insieme ad una nitidezza impeccabile rendo la fotografia grandiosa e spettacolare.
Ciao, buon fine settimana e auguri di buona Pasqua.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-04-19 2:46
Wow, the sun made a very special effort for you here Kamila. How beautiful Liverpool looks in this light. A city I haven't visited for years but a place that I have fond memories of and your shot is super. The sky makes a wonderfully atmospheric and contrasting backdrop to the familiar cityscape.
Warmest wishes for Easter
rbassin (23073) 2014-04-19 2:50
une très belle photo sur la ville baignée d'une magnifique lumière.
le contraste est saisissant entre le ciel,la mer sombre et les bâtiments lumineux.
Bon W-E pascal
dta (78612) 2014-04-19 2:58
Hello KAmila ,
Agreat view of Liverpool , with superb light an stormy sky . May be alittle feeling of tilt to the left ?
annjackman (21899) 2014-04-19 3:02
I have to admit to not having been to Liverpool and probably the only UK city that I haven't visited. The light is superb in this stormy weather giving depth to the image. Perhaps the tilt needs correcting but nevertheless a superb shot.
Kind Regards, Ann
cornejo (43007) 2014-04-19 3:06
Hi Kamila, lovely overview of this interesting city in the storm, very well composed with interesting buildings illuminated by a ray of light escaped through the clouds. Very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting picture taken of an interesting place with good sharpness, depth and quality. A very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-04-19 3:09
quelle superbe lumière sur Liverpool avec comme toile un très beau ciel d'orage. Les couleurs et les contrastes sont magnifiques. Une très belle capture.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-19 3:18
despite being a huge Beatles fan I have never been to Liverpool. It is a place the I really want to visit but never seem to get around to it. This shot shows me just what I am missing. The light and mood in this fine image are captivating and the detailing just awesome. Love it!
Have a pleasant weekend - B.
williewhistler (16398) 2014-04-19 3:48
you have made excellent use of a few minutes of sunlight to create a very atmospheric photograph,it is full of interest and drama thanks mainly to your clever composition and that fine brooding sky.
Kind regards Les.
ikeharel (72227) 2014-04-19 3:49
The magnificent and prominent building on right, is on an enlarged print version hanging on our livingroom, a scanned version I posted long ago. It was a bond-storage on the port of Liverpool. Nowadays I see it is surrounded by newer and more modern building along.
Fine afternoon light enhanced beautifully the waterfront edifices.
Well done photo.
Enjoy a nice holiday weekend,
Sergiom (80830) 2014-04-19 4:40
Rien de tel qu'un ciel de tempête pour donner du caractère à une composition, surtout lorsque l'on a le soleil dans le dos. L'ensemble est d'une belle luminosité et d'une grande netteté.
CLODO (34552) 2014-04-19 5:03
You've encountered the english weather: you have sunshine 4 times a day between the rainfalls! The dark sky enhances the white faces of the houses.
have a nice Easter WE
npecanhuk (75502) 2014-04-19 5:04
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
carlo62 (49299) 2014-04-19 5:31
splendidi quei raggi di sole che colpiscono i palazzi, i toni caldi si abbinano perfettamente con il cielo tempestoso.
Gran bel colpo.
marabu61 (11059) 2014-04-19 6:02
Wonderful contrast between the sun lit buildings and the stormy sky above them. This is truly a very attractive take on the Liverpool waterfront. A further proof that bad weather sometimes can provide us with the most stunning light conditions and photo opps.
have a great time
Nicou (143238) 2014-04-19 6:20
Le ciel en fond est presque bleu et lourd avec du gris quelle vue de ces building qui ressortent ces bâtiments modernes sueprbe compo.
bravo et amitié
photoray (13981) 2014-04-19 7:03
Attractive Liverpool panorama from the water side, with the sun breaking through to radiate the varying architecture, modern and classical, and a background of impending dark storm. All in fine resolution and natural colors.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend,
dkmurphys (59279) 2014-04-19 7:15
Superb colors of the day. I like the postcard with that beautiful city. Well taken.
I wish you a joyful Easter!
holmertz (53590) 2014-04-19 7:57
At first glance I almost thought you were still in China. This riverfront would not be totally unlike the one in Shanghai, or at least what that looked like a couple of decades ago before the skyscrapers dwarfed the colonial style buildings. This brief spell of sunshine created a fabulous light which was enhanced by the contrast with the black clouds.
serp2000 (44336) 2014-04-19 8:00
My congratulations, Kamila!
Another interesting presentation of Liverpool. Just impressive combination of the stormy dark sky and the buldings of a downtown. Very interesting and so different architecture! TFS!
Noel_Byrne (31464) 2014-04-19 9:19
I would never have associated the skyline in the thumbnail with liverpool, so thanks for a unique and new view! I do know the Liver building, a great icon and one which has a connection in Dublin too, the Liver insurance offices in south Dublin also have a large liver bird standing on the sign, though the building is mon, low rise and horrible, not like this beauty. The sunlight has made a beautiful visn here, especially with the background sky being so threatening. Very nice scene of this city.
ricardomattos (7101) 2014-04-19 11:39
I know that the times have changed but it is always interesting to look at this city and remember the beautiful songs of the Beatles. A beautiful picture with a dramatic sky.
batalay (38951) 2014-04-19 18:45
Both the weather and the skyline surprised me in seeing this photo, but I guess neither should. It's been a very long time since the last time I saw Liverpool. The photo depicts a living museum, with buildings spanning several hundred years. The note is gift for Trekearth members like me who like a complete package.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-19 23:14
Fantastique lumière d'orage sur ces immeubles de Liverpool. Superbe photo!
emka (98894) 2014-04-20 0:00
Cześć Kamilka, Twoja notka przypomniała mi moją szalona wycieczkę do Liverpoolu w grudniu. Też zaraz po obejrzeniu ulicy beatlesów, wybrałam sie na taki rejs po rzece Mersey. Krótka chwila niesamowitego światła i dobrze ja wykorzystałaś. Wspaniałe zdjęcie.
Życzę wspaniałych zdrowych świąt
adramad (46034) 2014-04-20 4:16
This fabulous composition with this beautiful skyline of the city containing many different architectural styles, these beautiful buildings, which are a special light, as highlighted by the threatening sky, giving a touch of drama to the image.
Very well managed the brightness and sharpness, to enjoy this beautiful picture, which I love.
Gorgeous color, these natural shades.
You enjoy the weekend.
Silvio1953 (144514) 2014-04-20 5:33
ciao Kamila, fascinating urban view, superb sky, fantastic light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (120199) 2014-04-20 5:56
Bon POV sur les différentes architectures baigner par une belle lumière juste avant l'orage, un super beau contraste avec le ciel sombre, dramatique
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-04-20 6:01
Beautiful composition with the skyscrapers under such heavily dramatic sky. Balanced light and fine colour tone. Great shot. Really enjoyed a lot. TFS.
arnie (1805) 2014-04-20 7:13
A great capture, a really atmospheric scene with the bright water front and gloomy sky. Great detail in the buildings with good depth.
The building in the bottom left of the shot has a glass lift at the front which goes to the 4th floor giving a great view of the River Mersey. Also this is where the cruise ships berth.
papagolf21 (102460) 2014-04-20 7:58
Bonjour, chère Kamila,
Encore une prise de vue qui mérite les félicitations.
Sujet fort bien mise en valeur. La lumière est de toute beauté.
Quant au ciel, il vient couronner l'ensemble magnifiquement.
saxo042 (37890) 2014-04-20 11:12
The combination of sunshine and very dark clouds always make good pictures. Impressive buildings here and a very fine contrast to the background clouds.
abmdsudi (54619) 2014-04-20 21:47
What a wonderful place to be capturing the light break illuminating the fg skyline so well in contrast to deep grey sky, a winning combination, boosting the impact.
Beautiful setting & picture tone, congrats on being in a place to take the best advantage of it, TFS
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-04-21 0:48
beautiful light and menacging sky above the buildings.
excellent sharpness an colors.
mohammad_H (9920) 2014-04-21 2:02
Weathered the storm, with angry clouds in the background, buildings, dark interior, lighting good management,
good work and nice, lovely and spectacular
ourania (46364) 2014-04-21 3:35
I like very much how the sunlit cityscape stands out between the dark water and sky. You captured a very special moment, a dramatic and fascinating view. Your composition is simple and effective, there's pleasing space above the skyline. The light, but also the shadows, give special allure to the cityscape, its details are exquisitely sharp and interesting. There's great sense of depth between and beyond the buildings. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Easter week,
jhm (153792) 2014-04-21 5:09
Liverpool the birthplace of John Lennon of the Beatles, but also other members of these legendary group.
It light on the buildings makes these picture as nice contrast picture
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
A nice composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
rychem (36935) 2014-04-21 9:03
Piękny kontrast tych jasnych budynków i ciemnego nieba, a muzyka Beatlesów pobrzmiewa w tle :))
pajaran (61268) 2014-04-21 13:30
Interesantan tekst o gradu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan deo grada i trenutak sa oblacima, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenuta, lepa arhitektura.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the city and the time ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown part of the city and the moment the clouds, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, beautiful architecture.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
macjake (68510) 2014-04-21 17:54
it seems to be that Liverpool is having some sort of revival of late - or at least thats what i hear from people on TE.
lots of new modern architecture and such.
I would not think this is England at first glance, but surely it is.
well, at least you got yourself an atmospheric photo :)
not the weather you'd hoped for, but the result is still pretty good!
just be aware of tilt correcting the horizon line, i'll have to read the discussion you had with Ann :)
jacquest (18927) 2014-04-22 3:41
I like this scene where the light on the buildings makes a sharp contrast against the menacing sky. The mix of old and modern architecture is quite interesting to see and the details are quite sharp under the light.
lousat (92110) 2014-04-22 4:44
Hi Kamila,when the sun kiss the facades and the storm is coming,the result is always beautiful,and you know this rule,the pic is absolutely fantastic,great exposure,brightness and colors,a very different way to take a pic from Liverpool! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (39344) 2014-04-22 6:08
Isn't it disappointing when the weather doesn't behave!! I have a similar shot from a ferry that I took down the Manchester Ship Canal, starting at Manchester and ending at Albert Docks. The view is very similar but without the sudden spasm of light! In fact, I turned most of my shots to b&w because they were already so monochrome!
However, this is the classic shot showing the approach to Liverpool. The Liver Building, with its two Liver Birds is perfectly placed, being the culmination of the view from l/r across the frame. I love how the buildings are lit by the low sun and how well they show off against the black, threatening sky.
My warm regards,
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-22 11:06
piekna panorama,super wyglada ta stara i nowa architektura,niebo wyglada dosc dramatycznie,pozdrawiam
nikkitta (17066) 2014-04-22 12:07
Wow, the sun apears to give a perfect light at the buildings, allowing you to compose a good panoramic in layers with the dark waters and stormy sky
Well done, congrats for staying even when the birds seem ready to fly
mesutilgim (95400) 2014-04-22 12:49
Amazing capture of this stormy Liverpool !
Dark cloudy sky gives a perfect background to the scenery. Good notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (98691) 2014-04-23 2:42
Niebo i swiatlo stworzylo fantastyczny klimat tego zdjecia.
claudeD (39301) 2014-04-23 3:57
you are right. Pictures shot during good sunny weather conditions and others realize during bad conditions are very often 2 different worlds.Here you gat the moment to shot a very fine urban landscape shot.Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-04-23 6:17
very very very nicey shot.the effect the light and contrasting dark clouds creates is just beautiful.great framing.
Kielia (24077) 2014-04-23 7:52
I have seen so many impressions of this town here, but this one is particularly interesting! You have chosen an excellently working POV on this modern architecture that is so amazingly lit. The perspective is excellent. Best of all I like the dramatic sky. My compliments!
akustyk (4301) 2014-04-24 4:31
lovely weather (for making photos)!
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-04-24 8:10
Splendid view on the city with fantastic light and an impressive stormy sky. I like it!
jemaflor (98109) 2014-04-24 23:46
Interesting pov and light effect with the contrast with the cloudy Bg, sharpenss on these buildings is well managed.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-04-25 15:05
Sunlight before a heavy storm! Awesome timing and capture of this beautiful scene with sunlight hitting those buildings against dark clouds. Good details. Well done, tfs.
Alco (7443) 2014-04-26 20:13
You have chosen the perfect moment to take a picture of that place.The sun helps to see the details of the buildings.Beautiful dramatic sky.Very well done.TFS.
Have a nice day.
mkamionka (37247) 2014-04-28 6:09
zla pogoda nierzadko oznacza rowniez wspaniale swiatlo. Niestety zwykle przy zlej pogodzie nie chce mi sie wychodzic z domu... Wspaniale swiatlo z ciekawie oswietlona architektura na tle czrnego groznego nieba.
Bardzo efektownie to wyglada. Niewykluczone ze bede mial okazje odwiedzic Liverpool w tym roku w sierpniu ale nie jest to jeszcze pewne na pewno wybralbym sie wowczas zeby zobaczyc ten wlasnie widok, moze o blue hour?
pili51 (1853) 2014-05-01 11:44
the threatening stormy sky not avoid some sun rays which lit this beautiful mixture of architectural styles in the city. The composition is elegant and is structured well, creating a very nice and powerful graphical ensemble.
The light, the colors and sharpness in a high quality level.
jcpix (13930) 2014-05-01 18:57
Right place at the right time, and wow...this is what you get when the skies part just long enough for the perfect contrast! The menacing clouds play right into the strength of atmosphere collected with this moment. That small window of opportunity gifted you with a real beauty, you just can't beat natures little wonders. :) Glad you were able to seize the moment, it turned out to be a super result! Enjoy the new day ahead. All the best.
baclama (18832) 2014-05-03 9:59
les lumieres avec un ciel d'orage sont toujours splendides....
celle-ci ne fait pas mentir!
federico (3961) 2014-05-06 16:30
hello Kamila very beautyfull view over the city of Liverpool with the storm approaching, I particularly like the contrast between the dark clouds and the buildings hitten by a warm sunlight
PiotrF (18160) 2014-05-07 13:28
Piękne światło Ci się przytrfailo i znakomicie ten fakt wykorzystałaś. Ci od fotografii reporerskiej mowia czesto ze zrobić krajobraz czy widok miasta jest bardzo latwo, ale warunki takze w tym rodzaju fotografii potrafia zmienić się w ciągu minuty
tatadalou (7459) 2014-05-08 7:01
A piece of chance for the light, but what a result ! You've got the nice reflex and benefit so well the present light. Good job !
jmdias (65008) 2014-05-16 1:57
I saw one image of that building at right once. I like this kind of image with sunlight in the main subjects and the dark and stormy weather ahead. interesting the shapes of the building at left. like me, you forgot to correct the line of horizon. haha.
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-17 4:13
Wow! Znakomita fotografia! Jestem pod wielkim wrażeniem tej prezentacji. Fantastycznie uchwycilas te nowoczesna architekturę z super wyczuciem chwili. Swiatlo na budynkach pięknie zagrało z ciemnym burzowym niebem. Brawo!
danos (98561) 2014-05-18 3:32
impressive the view as the presentation of the stormy Liverpool,with the dark sky to enhance the light on the facades of the buildings making the image very atmospheric.
I like the created details as the excellent presentation.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
Didi (60588) 2014-05-20 16:14
Awesome dramatic sky
Not simple for me tou have this kind of lights condition
I must be ready with my camera when I travel
Yesterday it was possible for me but I was out without my camera
adores (45641) 2014-05-27 14:50
The sun light and the stormy sky made your shot just great. Good pov and wonderful atmosphere. Really the right moment!
mirosu (16265) 2014-05-29 23:29
This is an excellent photo, the beautiful Liverpool buildings are in superb late afternoon (??) light. The contrast against darker dramatic sky is perfect. You have really got the perfect lighting conditions for this outstanding photo. Focusing is very good, allowing to see all the nice details.
Very well done.