Titanic Series No11. Her Slipway

Chris Cardwell

Dundonald, United Kingdom

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Todays date is the 14th April 2012. It is 100 years to the day from when the Titanic struck an iceberg and slowly began her descent to her icy grave in the North Atlantic.

Today I had the fortune of being on a tour boat in Belfast Harbour, the home of the Titanic. Here in this image is the very place where her mighty hull first entered the water, sliding down from the Arrol Gantry slipway at 12:15 pm on 31 May 1911. 22 tons of soap and tallow were spread on the slipway to lubricate the ship’s passage into the River Lagan.

On this very sight today we have the brand new Titanic Experience. A state of the art interactive centre dedicated to all things Titanic, giving an indepth experience of what the ship and city she was built in were like at the turn of the century.

To explain this photo, we have 2 slipways side by side. The Titanics is on the right of this photo, the Olympic is on the left. If you can image the stern of the Titanic would be sitting just to the right off the centre of this image, near the waters edge, ready to roll backwards into her natural environment.

Taken on my Nikon D3100 DSLR and edited in Adobe Photoshop making use of Topaz filters.

Exposure: 1/400sec
f-stop: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikor 18-55mm VR Lens.

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