Photographer's Note

I dedicate this picture to Craig (macjake) whose photographs of architecture in his native Canada and other places are second to none. I am sure he will have much to say about how photography of this building could lend itself to the subtle use of HDR too!

Yesterday I took a trip to Glasgow's new Riverside Museum of Transport to see Bloodhound SSC, the next planned British contender for the World Land Speed Record.

But this was my first ever visit to this new building and I actually found the building more interesting than much of its contents. It is one of Glasgow’s most recent modern cultural buildings, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and officially opened on June 21, 2011. Great panes of reflective glass feature in the side of the building facing onto the River Clyde and moored at the quayside across from it is the steel-hulled tall ship "Glenlee" which you can also visit. You can read more about the building here.

As I was standing trying to find a good viewpoint to capture a reflection of the ship in the glass frontage of the museum, a young fellow whizzed past on a bicycle and I managed to catch him - just. Unfortunately, I'd been working with a small aperture (and so a slow shutter speed) so he's not quite so sharp as he could have been. But I liked the overall effect.

I shall try to upload some other pictures from this interesting place later.

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