Another afternoon in Liverpool #4

As I promised yesterday, this final post about that afternoon in Liverpool will be some more street shots.

I couldn’t resist photographing this violin repair shop in the Bluecoat display square.

As I walked along Lord Street towards the docks, I listened for a while to the elderly saxophone player. He wasn’t the best I’ve ever heard, but he was worth stopping for.

Sometimes it’s worth turning around to look at what’s behind you. I was walking along the Strand to take yet another photo of Canning Dock – one of my favourite subjects, when I paused to look across the shot and noticed this view of the Liver Building clock, framed among the two more modern buildings.

I never tire of this view of Canning Dock, but the best times are at sunset and in the blue hour – especially when the water is calmer and you get great reflections of the buildings and the lights.

In the photo above you see the Ferry Terminal on your left and the Liver Building to your right. The stretch of water is the terminal section of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal.

Above, you see the Port of Liverpool Building reflected in the black glass exterior of the Open Eye building.

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Today, I’ve chosen a black and white conversion that I did in Lightroom of a second photo I took that afternoon of the Canning Dock. The water looks smoother in this photo because I used a ten-stop circular filter to extend the exposure time. From my point of view, the distracting colours are excised by the conversion and the architecture becomes more dominant.

Once more, I used my Fuji X-T4 26 MP mirrorless camera with its 16-55 mm f/2.8 lens.

The EXIF data were: 3 seconds @ f/5.6 and 25.7 mm. The ISO was 160 and the shot was handheld.

Tomorrow the post goes on holiday to Scotland.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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