All content copyright © David Richerby, 2012
|Sunday, 1st January||New-year fireworks|
|Monday, 2nd January||Birkenhead Docks|
|Thursday, 5th January||Stena Lagan in the wind|
|Friday, 6th January||Ships|
|Saturday, 7th January||Sunrise
|Sunday, 8th January||Sunset|
|Monday, 9th January||Ships|
|Tuesday, 10th January||Eships Quest|
|Thursday, 12th January||Ships|
|Saturday, 14th January||Birkenhead Docks
Cunard war memorial
|Sunday, 15th January||Ships
|Saturday, 21st January||Royal Iris
|Monday, 23th January||Ships|
|Tuesday, 24th January||Ships|
|Wednesday, 25th January||Ships|
|Thursday, 26th January||Ships|
|Friday, 27th January||Ships|
|Saturday, 28th January||Ships|
|Sunday, 29th January||Pacific Huron|
|Tuesday, 31st January||Ships|
Accompanied by the blaring of assorted ships' horns, which is a pretty awesome noise.
I went for a wander around Birkenhead Docks as it's possible to get rather closer to the ships there than in Liverpool. In places, you can walk up to the water's edge whereas, in Liverpool, you can't even see half the docks, let alone get to them. Unfortunately, there were hardly any ships there.
Well, the apparent sunrise, anyway, when the sun finally broke through the clouds.
This is a series of eight 30-second exposures, merged together to emphasize the movement of the clouds.
The Cunard war memorial, representing Victory on the prow of a ship. To me, he always looks like he's saying, “Er, excuse me! Hello? You forgot your wreath!”
I think these tanks are from the old Mobil terminal in Birkenhead Docks. They're presumably on their way to Norton's in Liverpool Docks to be cut up for scrap.
Antony Gormley's iron casts of his body on Crosby beach.
Irish Ferries seem not to mind having literally half their fleet in dry-dock at once.
Ships this large only come into Birkenhead a couple of times a year. I was going to take the train over there to photograph it coming into the docks but they weren't running! Grrrr.