The Atlantic Container Line vessel - Atlantic Sea was christened successfully in Liverpool this week - and here's the photos to prove it!
Another magical day of photography in Liverpool - with the christening of the new Atlantic Container Line vessel - Atlantic Sea. HRH Princess Anne made a special trip up for the event - and I had the pleasure of photographing her visit. I've photographed her on 3 other occasions, which in comparison were rather hurried affairs. This day there was plenty of time for her to relax and enjoy the wonderful hospitality that Liverpool brings! As you can see from her many different expressions - she had a fantastic day!
This time last year I had just arrived back from a job for Conde Nast Traveller in Buenos Aires. I put jet-lag to one side and hit the streets of Liverpool to capture the final day of the Giant Spectacular/Sea Odyssey. And what an incredible day it was! Following and documenting these Giants was truly memorable, but perhaps more so was the faces of the people who lined the streets. Liverpdulians have a reputation for embracing events like these and this was no different. Anyway, enough rambling - here's some photos!
I'm not sure whether the moon is the right distance from the sun or the earth is spinning on a particularly unique axis... or whether i'm just back in good ol' New Zealand and the sky is as clear as a bell. I think it's the latter.
Such a stunning night for a moonlight stroll along the beach.
I just had to go back afterwards, grab the camera and take a couple of shots.
Stepping off the plane from Buenos Aires - I came into Giant Spectacular 'fray' late in the piece - there were already photos from every conceivable street angle posted on the net. Fantastic photography I might add - from local professional photographers, sight-seers... you name it!
So it was nice to be able to hit the Mersey today to bag a few shots as the Giant Spectacular sailed gracefully out of town into the Waterloo sunset (well almost...)
In all - It's been an incredible past couple of days and a real testament to the people of Liverpool for making it happen. These events take months of planning and massive amounts of investment. But when you see the streets lined with excited smiling faces, it all becomes worthwhile.
Liverpool, I salute you.