Harland & Wolff by Chris Cardwell


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Harland & Wolff shipyard, Queens Island, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Famous of course for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic.

Anyone living in Northern Ireland who has any sort of interest in photopgrahy be it professional or just as a hobbie will undoubtly have a version of this photograph. It has been taken thousands of times before and it will be taken thousands of times again.

Taken with my Fujifilm Z200 and edited in Photoshop CS5.

Exposure: 1/100sec
f-stop: f/5
ISO: 200
Lens: Non-interchangeable, Zoom 35-210 eq.

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Belfast born and bred photographer now living out in Dundonald, Northern Ireland. Concentrating mainly on Land and Seascapes, Macro and Abstract, my work is shot both in colour and Black & White making use of Adobe Photoshop.

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  • isuckink
    isuckinkabout 4 years ago

    “It has been taken thousands of times before and it will be taken thousands of times again.”
    I live in Northern Ireland and I must say, regardless of this fact, this really is a lovely shot of Belfast. (:
    Romanticises the whole ship building era.

  • Chris Cardwell
    Chris Cardwellabout 4 years ago

    Thanks very much! I only took it a few hours ago this afternoon, was very overcast today so it could have been better! Got a nice reflection however so shouldnt complain!

  • Fred Taylor
    Fred Taylorabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot Chris, love the reflections in the water !

  • Thanks Fred, the reflections were great that day. The water was like a mirror

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant Stark image, love to see it in b/w!

  • Chris Cardwell
    Chris Cardwellabout 4 years ago

    Hi Berns and thanks! I tried it as a B&W and it wasnt quite as dramatic. Seemed a shame to loose the colours of the cranes and sunset. However I have some SC images im going to put up from the docks!

  • ragman
    ragmanabout 4 years ago

    I believe in this the magic lies in the traditional yellow paint of Samson and Goliath; thus colour works more dramatically yhan monochrome, (but maybe that’s an ‘Norn Iron’ thing!

  • Definately is a Norn Iron thing, anything for a not so simple life!!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesabout 4 years ago

    The yellow is what i remember as we go past in the car – love the tones of the sunset Nice POV !

  • I doubt many birds have flown into the 2 cranes, they do stand out pretty well! Thanks for the comment!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartabout 4 years ago

    never seen it looking so good.

  • Thank you very much Marie, thats very kind of you!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Leah wilson
    Leah wilsonabout 4 years ago

    this is realy nice the color is just right. I like alot of old construction type pic

  • Chris Cardwell
    Chris Cardwellabout 4 years ago

    The time was perfect for catching the sun setting, i was lucky to get the reflection aswell. Thanks for the comment!

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