Photographer's Note

This was taken in May 2004 when the QE II visited the River Mersey. I had intended to call it "Little and Large in Liverpool" but comedy fans here might have apoplexy)
The view will be familiar to many and is taken from the Birkenhead (Woodside) perspective. The famous Mersey ferries were being utilised to convey passengers from the liner to Liverpool for sightseeing etc.
I was born here so I tend to get quite parochial about the area. However, the great view speaks for itself. The Liverpool waterfront is a World Heritage Centre and we Wirralians (across the river) have the best panorama. Only the Liver Buildings from The Three Graces (Other 2: Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building) are visible in this picture., which is unfortunate given that QEII is a Cunard Line ship. I took about 30 on the day of varying scenes but this seemed to be the most pleasing in the sense of inclusion of the Trojan ferry dwarfed by the cruise ship, but no less important.
Liverpool celebrates its 800th Anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter by King John in 2007, and is European Capital of Culture next year. It is hoped that this once busy river will attract a lot more cruise ships etc. (The docks are as busy as ever but a lot of shipping does not get as far as this spot.)
Tomorrow the City will be split in two as Liverpool play Everton,and many suppoprters now come from abroad.
Unfortunatrely, this is not the case with my local team Tranmere Rovers!! but I digress.
The photo has been cropped somewhat to take away some of the excess sky and water to create IMHO more balance and action. Additional colour correction also used.
The original is in excess of 500MB in size so I may have lost some detail in reducing pixel size. from looking at other posts I think i need to invest in a tripod as cold weather creates the shakes.
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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Eric The Fish (Beatlemeister) (19)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2004-05-31
  • Categories: Evento
  • Esposizione: f/11.2, 1/125 secondi
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2007-02-02 15:28
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