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.
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).
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)