Sunny Saturday

Funday, Botanic Gardens
Belfast on a sunny day 13.05.23. Free Fun Day with Bollywood dancing, arts and crafts. In support of Belfast Asian Women’s Academy, one of the Lord Mayor’s charities

Walking around Belfast on a sunny Saturday (yesterday) produced these images. I had walked up towards Queens University and Botanic Gardens and found a free Fun Day in progress at the Gardens. There was Bollywood dancing, arts and crafts and a guy with a bubble machine

Palm House, Botanic Gardens
Palm House, Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens, colourful as always.

Buildings, Bedford Street
Belfast Buildings, Bedford Street

I posted a photograph a short time ago of The Grand Central Hotel in Bedford Street taken with my iPhone. This is another one taken just a bit further up the street.

Writers' Square looking towards St. Annes Cathedral
Writers’ Square looking towards St. Anne’s Cathedral

This image of Writers’ Square, again taken with the wide angle lens on my phone.

I’ve found my phone is fine for grabbing quick images and they look good, very good even, on the small screen. When moved onto the computer with a large screen however they don’t look quite so good. Having said that, I’m fairly sure these images would meet the quality standard required for many uses.

Wide Angle Phone

Grand Central Hotel, Belfast

I recently published an image of Ewart’s Mill that included a small section of the Grand Central Hotel. I would’ve liked at the time to have shown more of the hotel but lack of a wide angle lens and traffic on the busy street prevented this. My new phone has however, I think, a lens equivalent to 13mm and this photograph of the hotel was taken a few days ago.

St. Anne’s Cathedral viewed from Writers’ Square

Later I came across this young couple standing in Writers’ Square where the darker flags intersect.

The widest ‘proper’ lens I own is a Canon 17-40 zoom. The Canon produces images vastly better than a mobile phone, but then there’s that saying about the best camera being the one you have with you.

Writers’ Square

Writers’ Square is opposite St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast. The Square can be difficult to photograph as there’s often something going on there and when there’s something going on there’s usually safety barriers all over the place. At the time of writing there’s a circus in the Square.

This photograph was taken in November. I’m showing it in both colour and black and white because I can’t decide what one is best. Unusually for me I’m leaning towards the colour image! I’ve asked a number of people but opinion is roughly evenly split.

Usually the Square is photographed with the Cathedral in the background. This photograph was taken facing in the opposite direction to include the words inlaid into the stone and the sun setting over the buildings in the background.


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Writers Square, Belfast
Writers’ Square, Belfast. Writers Square is opposite St. Anne’s Cathedral


Writers Square, Belfast
Writers’ Square, Belfast. Writers Square is opposite St. Anne’s Cathedral

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