Urban landscapes: sailing through the portlands
BELFAST DOCKLANDS, NORTHERN IRELAND
This picture won’t find favour with many people; I suspect they believe scenes like this are unattractive. But I find industrial lands a fascinating subject because it’s a good challenge to find compositions amidst all the activity and buildings and equipment.
I think I found a decent composition with this scene. There’s the broad, diagonal thrust of the waterway, a colourful place to rest your eyes and a curious left border formed by the Caribbean Princess cruise ship my wife and I were on during this 2017 trip. Notice the other person (besides me) checking out the scene? I didn’t until fishing this picture out of the archives and giving it a careful look. 🙂
P.S. here’s a fun historical note: the Titanic was built in Belfast and there’s a very cool museum all about it.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter
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