Month: February 2007

The Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool

The Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool

Its tricky getting a shot of this building that others haven’t. Its a heavily photographed building, and trying to put a new spin on it is tricky. I was just wandering around waiting for my parking ticket to timeout and grabbed a few shots. I was carrying a lot so I didn’t really feel like running up all the steps and I wanted the clouds in the shot too. This has been HDR’d from handheld then converted to black and white in Photoshop.

Camera: Canon 30D // ISO: 100 // Shutter Speed: 1/125 // Aperture: f8.0 // Focal Length: 10mm // Sigma 10-20

Beetham Tower in BW

Beetham Tower in BW

This isn’t a reprocessing of this old shot from last year. I was out yesterday for a walk around Liverpool as it was a nice sunny day. I really like the shot from last year but I want to make it better, or at least I should try and make it better. I was out just in time to add a bit of lens flare to this shot. Ideally I’d love to get a shot with a really nice sunset sky in the circle.

Handheld HDR from 3 RAW’s // Camera: Canon 30D // ISO: 100 // Shutter Speed: 1/160 // Aperture: f4.0 // Focal Length: 10mm // Sigma 10-20

In flight

In flight

This was taken a few weeks ago when the Seacat crashed. You can see it in the background. One of the cool things about this area is the amount of pigeons. Normally pigeons are annoying, but in this instance they’re great fun to photograph.

Camera: Canon 30D // Focal Length: 16.0mm // Exposure Time: 1/6400 // Aperture: f/5.6 // ISO: 100 // Sigma 10-20mm

Another from Princess Dock

Another from Princess Dock

Another from Princess Dock the other week. I’m posting it now because I forgot I had more. I was happy with the previous image, so I just forgot I had more. Again this is a HDR image with some additional tweaking in Photoshop. One thing that I noticed about this image, that I should have corrected in the last one, was a yellow tint to it. This can happen with HDR processing sometimes. The reason why I noticed it this time was because I was using the original 0ev exposure shot to lessen the HDR effect and produce a more natural shot. When I added it as a layer the building went from white to yellow and I figured I should correct that in the final image. Its something I should watch out for in the future.

All in all I love this area. It totally changes my perception of Liverpool and really gives it that city feel.

HDR from 3 RAW’s // Camera: Canon 30D // ISO: 100 // Shutter Speed: 1/320 // Aperture: f5.6 // Metering: Average // Focal Length: 10mm // Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6

Falkner Street

Falkner Street

There are parts of Liverpool that are in dire need of being rebuilt, and then there are parts that are just lovely. This was taken just outside of The Quarter cafe. It’s a lovely little place that serves a mean hot chocolate. The only problem I had with this shot was the cars. The street is timeless but the cars are modern and they just didn’t really fit in with the architecture. If I was documenting the times I would include more detail, but I’m not. I wanted a nice shot. I did HDR this image too as I wanted to bring out more detail in areas, but of course that brought out more detail in the cars. So I took the 0ev exposure image and used it as a layer in Photoshop to darken certain areas.

Camera: Canon 30D // ISO: 100 // Shutter Speed: 1/60 // Aperture: f8.0 // Focal Length: 20mm // Sigma 10-20mm

Bollywood Steps at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool


















This is the full set from Bollywood Steps last year at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool. It was really enjoyable and I liked the way they lit up the cathedral. Its always great to see something you know well used in a fresh new way. For most of these I used the Canon 100-400 IS L which I don’t use often but love when I do. It has a great reach and the image stabilizer is fantastic.

I forgot to mention that Canvas Night was great. I chatted to lots of cool people, watched some funny films, listened to some lovely music by Neil Campbell and Nicole Collarbone, and enjoyed a good night out.