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The Albert Dock, Liverpool

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 7 April 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A 2 minute long exposure photo of the 1840s Albert Dock in Liverpool.

NIKON D40 1237/10 second F/5.6 ISO 200 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

A wonderful composition. But I always say that.

7 Apr 2010 7:34am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!....personally speaking, I'm more pleased with this one than with the previous photo of the lighthouse (despite the great reaction that one got)

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very precious! The red pillars really stand out, making them look like stilts the buildings are resting upon.

7 Apr 2010 7:36am

@MadScientist: Thanks very much!....I was very pleased with the way this photo turned out (despite it being in colour :-)

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Love the softness created by the exposure and those colors are fantastic. I've got to get one of those neutral density filters!

7 Apr 2010 9:24am

@Larry Lefever: Thanks Larry!

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the strong red of the pilar.

7 Apr 2010 10:02am

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thanks Luca!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

fantastic - love the way the sky looks

7 Apr 2010 10:47am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

good compo. the symmetry works

7 Apr 2010 10:54am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excellent structural composition! The vignetting also works very well.

7 Apr 2010 12:22pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What can I say my friend... just another magical shot! Absolutely masterful, both the long exposure and the post processing! Marvelous work Ian!

7 Apr 2010 12:38pm

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

An exposure time perfectly justified ! The atmosphere is great and the picture is very nice ! Bravo !

7 Apr 2010 12:55pm

Céline from Paris, France

Wao, nice shot, well captured !

7 Apr 2010 1:10pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

The long exposure worked really well with this.

7 Apr 2010 2:15pm

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Beautiful image! Nice capture!

7 Apr 2010 2:53pm

Adrian from Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

Loving the tones in this one and the long exposure really shows them off.

7 Apr 2010 4:33pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

the long exposure has flattened out the water and the clouds so they are almost invisible and the attention sets squarely on the buildings - this is really good composition as well!

8 Apr 2010 6:02am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

I agree with you that this is a far better shot than the lighthouse. That one is very nice and has a rich quality in the foreground with lots to enjoy beyond. The light itself has a slightly disturbing distortion, though not one that bothers me, and a slightly 'illustrative' look, almost like a computer model - that does bother me to some extent, but not a deal breaker. Overall I think it lacks atmosphere and statement, there's something disjointed about the components - which is hard to explain when your previous CD cover shot of the light works as a more complete shot and full story... but despite that I do prefer yesterdays - just. But this Albert Dock image is the real deal, its a very complete image with atmosphere and story to spare. I can't remember a better colour image in your portfolio, and its giving some of your B&Ws a hard time too, its right up there. An expressive colour shot, now that's a rare commodity in my book.

8 Apr 2010 9:09am

foto-rolero54 from Belgium

Photographs of good qualities, I like

8 Apr 2010 10:05am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Definitely like it, a lot...but hard to explain why...I think it's the strong colours and striking, simplicity of the construction. Nice one Ian.

8 Apr 2010 12:27pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

I like the moody sky and the vignetting effect; the colour standing out against the grey works well.

8 Apr 2010 9:33pm

tim from high desert, United States

This is great. Has the great tones and textures of your B&W but the color really adds here. Your color work is at least as strong as your B&W, consider posting more.

10 Apr 2010 4:23am

1237/10 second
ISO 200
30 mm (35mm equiv.)