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Capturing local landmarks in the big city

written by Ian McSweeney

January's club outing took us to Belfast City to capture "Local Landmarks" as part of this month's Photo of the Month club competition. We met outside Great Victoria Street station bright and early, ready to explore the many sights throughout the city centre.

The day was overcast and pretty cold, but luckily it was perfectly dry so everyone was wrapped up ready to go - except for Des who decided this was definitely t-shirt and light hoodie weather!

To kick off the day, we decided to head towards the Titanic Museum. On our way, we stopped at City Hall (pictured below, left), the Waterfront Hall, "Nuala with the Hula" (pictured below, right), "The Big Fish" (pictured below, with Raw Club members) and the SSE Arena.

Outside the SSE Arena, was the brand new SoundYard installation recently opened to the public. For most of us, it was our first time seeing and experiencing it so we each competed for the best and most unique angle to capture the structure. James was without doubt the most committed, setting up the tripod, camera low and pointed straight up with him lying on the ground directly underneath to get his framing and focus perfect.

SoundYard installation
SoundYard by Jim McCartney

Next, we walked to the SS Nomadic and the Titanic Museum to the slipways. There, we watched the roller skaters in action before splitting up to explore the different areas.

A few of us headed back across the Lagan to the Albert Clock, Victoria Square and City Hall before finishing up back where we started.

If you're interested in finding out more about our club adventures, check out where we're off to next!

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