It's hard to believe that it's been a month or so since I last updated my blog. This past month has been hectic with work and also studies. I'm studying on 3 fronts at the moment (mad, yes, I know!) So its been hard to get the time to get out and take photographs, as I'd like to.
But last night, on my way back through Belfast, as I was crossing the flyover on the M3, I spotted the Titanic building in all its glory, like a glistening like a crown on the banks of the Lagan and so I decided to go and investigate as I had my camera gear with me.
There was an lamp post smack in the middle of my view, so this meant I would have to get in closer and use my wide angle lens. So I've used the Tokina 11-16mm lens. This really is a smashing lens.. and fantastic value at about half the price of the Nikon version.
I actually love the distortion around the edge of the image. I think it draws the focus very definately towards the subject.
The way that the "Titanic" was filled with Christmas lights really helped set the image off.
At one point a PSNI landrover cruised past me and sat at the nearby traffic lights watching me to make sure I was up to no good... or is that the other way around?! I always find its best to be straight-forward about how and what you do.
Anyway, have a Titanic Christmas in case I don't to say it nearer the time!!