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Irish Sea Tall Ships Regatta

From 31st August to 2nd September 2012 Liverpool played host to the inaugural Irish Sea Tall Ships Regatta – so I popped down with my camera to see what I could see:

I was expecting great things from this event, but in truth I was a little disappointed and as a result I struggled for inspiration – and personally I think it shows in the quality of the photos.

It wasn’t helped by choosing the wrong location for the “Parade of Sail” on the Sunday. I decided to stay on the Wirral side of the River Mersey so that I could get shots of the tall ships with the world-famous Liverpool waterfront in the background. It was a reasonable plan, except that the ships stayed close to the Liverpool shoreline on the other side of the river. For those that don’t know, Liverpool stands on the north side of the Mersey estuary and as such the river is quite wide at that point. Consequently, even with my 70-300mm lens I was struggling to get the shots I was after. The last two shots in the set above show the magnificent waterfront buildings in the background, but the ships are too small and get a little lost. The regatta did eventually sail across to the Wirral side, but unfortunately further down river from where we were positioned…..:0(…..ah well, I guess that’s photography for you!

It was good to catch up with the Pelican of London again. The last time we saw her, she was moored in Oban harbour on the west coast of Scotland.

Copyright: © The Photography of Mark Simms (2012). All rights reserved.

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