Mersey mis­sion

Carl Walker finds in­spi­ra­tion in the im­pres­sive in­dus­trial build­ings and wa­ter­scapes of Mersey­side’s his­toric docks

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My grandad passed down a man­ual SLR cam­era to me when I was 14. I fi­nally up­graded to a Nikon D-SLR, a D3100 (which I still love us­ing), in 2011, and I haven’t looked back.

I pre­fer to shoot my land­scapes dur­ing the evening or morn­ing in or­der to get the best pos­si­ble long shad­ows and softer light, and I’ll of­ten be found with a wide-an­gle lens, 10-stop ND fil­ter and a Trig­ger­Trap mo­bile app cap­tur­ing long-ex­po­sure shots of wa­ter and sky­lines. I love moody, high-con­trast skies, and I’ll spend a lot of time cloud­watch­ing in the morn­ing or

I pre­fer to shoot my land­scapes dur­ing the evening or morn­ing in or­der to get the best pos­si­ble long shad­ows and softer light

evening wait­ing for the right con­di­tions. My Hoya po­lar­is­ing fil­ter is al­ways with me as well, and I’ll of­ten leave it at­tached while I’m walk­ing around, just in case I want to sub­due or high­light re­flec­tions, deepen blues or re­duce glare from grass and veg­e­ta­tion.

Ar­chi­tec­ture, wa­ter and any­thing his­toric is usu­ally what grabs my at­ten­tion, and liv­ing close to Liver­pool, with its his­toric docks and spec­tac­u­lar old build­ings lin­ing

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