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Crow's-nest

By Philip_H
A redundant 'Scotch' type derrick on the west bank of the River Hull, within Kingston upon Hull’s historic Old Town. The crane is a distinctive port-related feature and a rare reminder of Hull's shipbuilding past. The crane is sited on the north side of the old Queen’s Dock basin - historically important for being the last major relic of Hull's first enclosed dock (known in succession as The Dock, Old Dock & Queen's Dock). The 11 acre Queen's Dock was opened in 1778 and closed in 1930. The main dock was filled in to create pleasing city centre gardens (Queen’s Gardens) and the dock basin was reused as a dry dock from 1957 up until the end of the 20th century.

Framed in the left ‘triangle’ is the silvered dome on the great central lantern of the Postmodern Combined Court Centre (1988-90).

Framed in the right ‘triangle’ are the church towers of St Mary and Holy Trinity.

Many thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Gatehouse' and to Heather (Mrsbass) for her much appreciated UA Grin

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Dome Architecture Dry dock Old town Lantern Hull Crane Kingston upon hull Scotch type derrick Queens dock basin Church towers Crows-nest

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Comments


Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
16 Mar 2013 2:44PM
A very cleverly taken image Phil !! Very well taken and accompanied by a super write up Smile

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
16 Mar 2013 3:07PM
A fascinating mix of old and new, Philip, well composed and captured. Carol
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
16 Mar 2013 3:11PM
Excellent history, and the use of the crane in the composition is very well found, Phillip.

Dave
16 Mar 2013 4:14PM
Gosh....what a lot you have in this one
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 4:15PM
Brilliant composition to get the two buildings of interestet framed by the old derrick. I really like the mono as well. Great shot Philip.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
16 Mar 2013 4:22PM
1st class composition.

Ann
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 5:33PM
A very creative compositon, Philip, and mono suits it well.
16 Mar 2013 5:44PM
A great mix of old and new
Suzicoo 4 480 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 5:51PM

Quote:A great mix of old and new

looks good in mono
Suzicoo
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1494 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:02PM
Clever composition. It could easily be too busy, I think it works because of the strong frame of the A-shape, the square crop - and of course the b&w conversion.
Moira
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:46PM
An interesting foreword couple with a wonderfully composed image depicting the old and new in perfect harmony.

Nathan
16 Mar 2013 10:11PM
Beautiful composition !
George
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
16 Mar 2013 10:30PM
A great capture in mono, wonderful compo.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 8:55AM
What an amazing shot
and liking the composition
Lillian
xwang 7 55 8
19 Mar 2013 10:14PM
Beautiful mono. Interesting composition, it combined the time together..wonderful writing up.

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