DescriptionThompson Drydock Pumphouse, Harland & Wolff, Queens Island, Belfast.The Pump-House held the offices of the Deputy Harbour Master and his engineers. There was also a Mess room upstairs for the Pump men, fitters, electricians & hydraulics personnel employed here. The Pump-House consists of a very deep pump-well (40ft or12m deep) which houses the pumps & engines which are capable of draining both Thompson and Alexandra docks. Three pumping engines, each of 1000Horse-Power, were installed. These could pump the dock dry in 100 minutes, removing an astounding 23 million gallons of water.Taken with my Nikon DSLR 3100 and edited in Photoshop CS5 aswell as making use of Topaz plugins for CS5.Exposure: 1/500secf-stop: f/7.1ISO: 200Lens: Nikor 18-55mm VR Lens.
Chris Cardwell, Northern Ireland Member Since February 2012 Artist Statement Ive had a keen interest in photography and interesting images for as long as I can remember. When I started eventually growing up I studied photography in college which expanded my interests into various genres such as portraits and close ups which were relatively new to me. My main interests are landscapes, close ups, very dark and moody images with lots of contrast.
Over the years ive done a bit of travel and im never without a camera because the opportunity of a lifetime only lasts the lifetime of the opportunity…
To me photography is one of the most efficient methods of expressing yourself or changing how another person feels towards a subject or about themselves, all without saying a single word. If by viewing a photograph you feel slightly lifted or better than you did before seeing it, then the magic has already worked.
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Equipment I use: Nikon D3100 DSLR Fujifilm S7000 & Z200fd Nikon 18-55mm Prime lens Tamron 70-300mm Telephoto Lens Sigma 10mm Fisheye Lens Nikkor 50mm Lens Sigma 600mm Super Telephoto Lens Neewer Wide Angle attatchment UV Filters and Polarizer’s ND Grad Filters Extension Tubes Numerous Tripods Adobe Photoshop CS5