Lots of Cranes

Cranes, Samson and Goliath at Harland and Wolff Shipyard, Belfast, Northern Ireland

I took this photograph of Samson and Goliath some years ago and I may have included it previously. The old brick wall at the right is no longer there and sadly the blue sky has been missing these past few weeks.

This is an improved version with the sky extended at the top of the image, a touch of red removed and it has been sharpened in Topaz.

Samson or Goliath

Samson or Goliath
Harland and Wolff Shipyard crane

Another photograph of a Harland and Wolff Shipyard crane, this time viewed through a gap in two apartment blocks. The two cranes, Samson and Goliath, dominate the Belfast skyline and are much photographed.

Samson is the largest at 348 feet against Goliath at 315 feet. Unfortunately I don’t know which one this is. I need to see them together to tell them apart.

Blue, Red, Yellow


Goliath, Harland & Wolff crane
Goliath, Harland & Wolff Shipyard crane

This is a section of Goliath, one of the giant Harland and Wolff Shipyard gantry cranes that dominate the Belfast skyline.

There are two cranes, Samson and Goliath. Goliath is the smaller of the two.

They are a major attraction in the city and have been photographed countless times. The red and yellow against a blue sky make for a striking image.