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Offline nasinclair

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Ellesmere Port
« on: July 26, 2015, 09:45:27 AM »
Hi, just wondering if anyone knows the best location to photograph ships moored at Ellesmere Port?

Offline Barry Graham

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Re: Ellesmere Port
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2015, 10:03:15 AM »
Hi. (This is assuming that you'll be going there by car). Follow the signs for the National Waterways Museum (still often referred to by its old name "Boat Museum") which is a short distance from junction 9 of the M53 motorway.   The Museum car park is on your right, but go past that, countinue round the bend and park on your left before you get to the Jabula restaurant.  At that point you're right by a pathway alonside the Manchester Ship Canal, which is my usual vantage point.  Ellesmere Port docks themselves comprise a long wharf just to the north of where the pathway ends, which is at the canal entrance to the Museum.  Unfortunately the wharf has no public access and is on the same side of the canal as the pathway, so although the ships moored there are visible you can't always get a good angle for photography.  It's better if you can catch them arriving or departing and of course there's the passing traffic to Stanlow, Runcorn and (occasionally) Manchester.  I hope this helps.  Regards  Barry

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Re: Ellesmere Port
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2015, 10:51:09 AM »
Thanks for giving some tips on this location Barry.

Long time since I was on Manchester ship canal a visit to Runcorn in 1975

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1135752

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Re: Ellesmere Port
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2015, 01:22:17 PM »
Nice one Derek.  I wish I had been more into photography in those days.

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Re: Ellesmere Port
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2015, 02:06:20 PM »
Hi Barry,

I did not take many photos myself then either. Camera was a Voightlander came to me third hand and light meter was naff. Fixed 35mm lens so no good for round here either!

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Re: Ellesmere Port
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Re: Ellesmere Port
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2015, 06:15:10 PM »
This is the view towards Ellesmere Port wharf from the walkway by the canal at a particularly busy time.  The partly hidden vessel nearest the camera is the 1977-built general cargo ship Doris T which has been detained there for several months with various deficiencies.  

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Re: Ellesmere Port
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2015, 06:35:56 PM »
Thanks Barry :)

 

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