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Belfast in England ?

Belfast in England ?
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Copyright: David Holliday (hifimusicdai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1281 W: 505 N: 2127] (15641)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Toshiba PDRM700
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/150 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 6:20
Viewed: 1442
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
HMS Belfast is an ex-Royal Navy Town-class cruiser and now a museum ship operated by the Imperial War Museum. Commissioned in August 1939 shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, Belfast spent much of the early war years undergoing repairs after being damaged by a German mine in November 1940. Recommissioned in November 1942, she saw action escorting Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union during 1943 and participated in the Battle of North Cape in December of that year. In June 1944 Belfast took part in Operation Overlord supporting the Normandy landings. She saw further action during the Korean War.

Decommissioned in 1963 following a number of overseas tours Belfast was initially expected to be disposed of as scrap. After a campaign by a private trust she was preserved as a museum ship and berthed on the River Thames in the Pool of London. Opened to the public in 1971 Belfast has been maintained as a branch of the Imperial War Museum since 1978. In Royal Navy service for 24 years HMS Belfast was, in the view of historian and Imperial War Museum director Noble Frankland, capable of representing "a whole generation of [historical evidence]". A popular tourist attraction, Belfast receives around a quarter of a million visitors per year. As a branch of a national museum, Belfast is supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, by admissions income and the Imperial War Museum's other commercial activity.
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David, This one really captured my attention in the gallery. Opening for a closer view, one knows the location in of course England. The ship itself is a thing of beauty. I like all of the muted colors and the lines throughout. Now for the fun part... there's no way that ship could get UNDER the bridge. :) Lisa btw.... interesting notes

Hi David
Interesting capture and note
Depth, light and details are wonderful
Have a nice weekend

Hi David,
very well framed,perfect POV,great DOF,very nice composition,well taken,I have seen a lot of photos of background bridge in dpreview reviews regarding lenses,well done,

HI David..nice shot..well composed...great details as always.


good shot brill title e details and note
tfs regards bryan

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-11-29 15:19]

Hi David,

Excellent point of view of this old warship, excellent framing and great DOF. With in the BG the two tower, a very good composition.
Have a good day.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-11-30 0:58]

Hi my friend David ...
England with the famous tower bridge, we saw pictures of many times,
but we were so good in a way never seen,
nice sharing, Greetings

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-30 5:13]

Hi David,

Good POV following the side of the Belfast down the Thames to the bridge and beyond. A nice piece of history, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-12-01 11:23]
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Hi David,
lovely view of the bridge which you know it too well.
Nice view of the Thames to be shared and the ship too.
i like the waves in the river, so silvery.


Bonjour David.
Impressionnante image où le décor se mélange au sujet.
Un point de vue bien géré, mais qui manque un peu de netteté.
Bonne journée.

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