Liverpool River of Light #3

The building lit up in green is the Cunard building – the middle one of the Three Graces.

The Fly by Night piece (above) is the one that I had most difficulty photographing. The illuminated panels were badly lit and varied from dim to off except for a circular section of one of them through which the dazzling back light shone through. This seemed to totally make a mess of any attempt to dial an appropriate exposure setting.

In the photograph above you get three for the price of one – all Three Graces: the Liver Buildings, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. They are reflected in the stretch of the Leeds-to-Liverpool Canal that continues towards the Royal Albert Dock.

The domed building above is the Port of Liverpool Building. Walking back towards the Strand, in a building to the right I found the Light Piano display (below). The individual lights were connected to a piano and actuated by visitors who were freely allowed to play the instrument.

I walked back from there to the Albert Dock end of the Canning Dock to photograph Singularity. The three photos below show the various strands illuminated in different colours. Each colour began at he vertex opposite from darkness and then travelled along the strands to music.

The final installation I went to see was Dance Together, photographed below. Lights travelled rapidly around the inner surfaces of the three levels of disks – sometimes providing a pattern but, at other times, news reports or advertisements,

The image that I’ve chosen to feature is of Canning Dock looking towards the Royal Albert Dock.

EXIF data were: Pentax K-1 36 MP full-frame dslr camera with a Pentax 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens, Shutter speed 1/30 secs @ f/2.8 and 48 mm. ISO was 6400.

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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