Cargo Ship sailing out of Liverpool at Sunset

Cargo Ship sailing out of Liverpool at Sunset

Sat on Crosby Beach enjoying Gormley’s Another Place sculpture, I decided it was going to be worth while waiting around for an extra hour or so for the sun to set. My judgment of the lighting was correct and just as I stood up off the beach to walk along back to the car (photographing as we went), I noticed this huge cargo ship coming out of Liverpool. Thinking it would make a good point of interest for a sunset photo, I kept an eye on it until it was parallel with the beach and was able to capture the above image.

Another Place Sculpture by Antony Gormley

Another Place Sculpture by Antony Gormley

Having seen dozens of images taken on Crosby beach of “Another Place”, I knew exactly the type of photographs I wanted to capture of the hundred of so live sized iron sculptures. A year or two back after the Southport Airshow we drove back home via Crosby, but I didn’t get any website worthy photos as it was very overcast and the tide was right in. Yesterday however the tide was going out and the the sky was blue. In the above image you can just make out three of the figures. One is obviously really close to my lens but the other two are further out into the sea. The lines on the horizon are wind turbines.

Liverpool Skyline over the River Mersey

Liverpool Skyline over the River Mersey

I have previously posted a zoomed-in section focusing on the Royal Liver Building, as well as a photo of a ferry in front of this marvellous view. However, this is the photograph that I really wanted to get from Birkenhead. You can make out many of the very famous buildings in the city centre of Liverpool and as regular readers know, I do enjoy a good reflection on water. Similarly to Manchester it is amazing how much a city can change, I am sure some readers will struggle to recognise a couple of the more modern skyscrapers for example.