Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Working backwards ....

Last night (to begin) ...
 It stands tall at the Broadway Roundabout.
This was the view looking towards the Royal Victoria Hospital ... blue lights of an emergency vehicle just coming in from the right.
RISE is now an accepted landmark on Belfast's cityscape.  For me it has still the power to draw me with the camera ... so yesterday, a dry evening, seemed a good time to get some night shots ... there are lots of daytime ones scattered around the blog ... but so far, none with the spotlights.
 Would it be possible for drivers on the roundabout to ignore RISE?
 I think not!  The magnificent structure certainly dominates the skyline.
 Walking under it in the darkness is a very different experience from a daytime visit ... the sense of bog meadows and growth seems stronger at this hour.
From a photographer's point of view ... using the camera flash gave an interesting blue cast onto the white coated steel ... this picture is as it came out of the camera ... actually ... all of these RISE shots are straight out of the camera (SOOC).
It's not the first posting with RISE as the subject matter ... and it will hardly be the last!
The message of hope that this symbolises is a strong one for a city emerging from the Troubles and in the grip of economic recession.

Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy,
be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day. 

Church Hymnal number 618
Jan Struther (1901-53)

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