Our Camera Club, Wallasey Amateur Photographic Society, are running a photographic competition for its members and the theme is Merseyside. This obviously restricts members to a fairly small area and it's a challenge as many members already take photographs that are on their doorstep.
The image I've taken is not very original, but the Leeds to Liverpool Canal has only recently been extended to the Pierhead and has opened up new photographic possibilities for local photographers for reflections and colours, and as I've never taken this viewpoint including the canal, I thought I'd have a go. This canal, previously was a grassed area and plaza! The odd, grey shaped building on the left is brand new and houses the Beetles Exhibition as well as a classy bar and restaurant 'Matao' with commanding views over the Mersey towards Birkenhead and Wallasey (where I live).
The Cunard Building (left) became lit up as I'd already started taking photos from this viewpoint (it's is though they knew I wanted the lights on). I've changed the time on the clock from 4:40 (which looks like an unhappy face /\ to 10:10 \/ which is the classic advertising time for all clocks and watches). I've straightened up buildings, increased exposure, burnt in highlights, done a little cloning (especially on the wall, bottom left) and increased the colour saturation and dodged the sky to lighten it in parts and make it look more interesting.
All comments and votes very welcome indeed. Many thanks for all the votes and comments on my precious upload.
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