Tuesday 17 January 2012

Canning Nightscapes

This view across Liverpool's Canning Dock is looking towards the Albert Dock - a hugely popular tourist attraction. The Maritime Museum is on the right (Tate Liverpool is also housed in these wonderful old dock warehouses).  I was looking for a night shot of the nearby Museum of Liverpool from this location but felt that this would also make an effective 'nocturne'. I waited a few minutes for the wheel to stop (left of frame) and hoped that it would be static for the 20sec exposure. Long exposures at night often produce peaceful scenes - as is the case here. There is a sense of unreality - this could almost be a model.  (f18, ISO 400)

This is a view of the new Museum of Liverpool, also viewed from the Canning Dock. The waterfront museum was opened last year (2011).  It may not be everyone's idea of great architecture but it looks good at night! This was a 30 sec exposure at f14 (ISO 100)