Posts tagged ‘Liverpool’

Commissioned

A few weeks ago my Niece commissioned me to take a photograph of Liverpool Waterfront for a 30th birthday present for a friend of hers who used to study at Liverpool University. Below are some of the shots I took that day. In case you’re interested it was the third image below that was chosen as the birthday gift, which (even though I do say so myself) looked pretty damn good mounted on white board with a black frame:

Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

© Mark Simms Photography (2018)

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River of Light 2016

A few shots from last weekend’s River of Light event jointly organised by Wirral Borough Council and Liverpool City Council to celebrate the UK tradition of “Bonfire Night” on the 5th November. Not sure if they will do this again…..it wasn’t overly successful. In my opinion if you’re going to advertise something as the “River of Light” you better make sure you light up the river! So for me the organisers get 10/10 for ambition and effort, but 5/10 for execution: 

© Mark Simms Photography (2016)

Three Queens

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Cunard’s first trans-atlantic crossing from Liverpool to Canada/USA, the “Three Queens” (Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth cruise-liners) visited Liverpool together for the first time over the weekend just gone. We even had a fly-past by the “Red Arrows”, the famous Royal Air Force display team, as part of the celebrations. 

Although Cunard’s main HQ is now down in Southampton, Liverpool was Cunard’s home from 1840 until 1967 and is still very much the spiritual heart of the company. Indeed the Cunard Building, completed in 1917, is one of the famous ‘Three Graces’ at Liverpool’s Pier Head.

There were many thousands of people who lined the banks of the River Mersey for miles on either side, so when you found a spot from where you could take relatively clean, unobstructed photos you didn’t dare move. I grabbed a spot pretty close to the action on the Wirral side of the Mersey, right opposite Liverpool’s famous waterfront. This gave me a great view of each of the ships individually with some wonderful backdrops, but unfortunately I couldn’t get a view with all three ships together……..they were just too big and I was too close.

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

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