Liverpool’s Waterfront And The Royal Albert Dock - My Continued Inspirations 2007 - 2019

Liverpool’s Waterfront And The Royal Albert Dock have been inspirations to me.

The images in this chapter are a compilation of pictures taken of the Waterfront, The Royal Albert Dock and surrounding areas.

Also Depicted in these links are photographs I have taken of The International Mersey River Festival and many other spectacular events.

The variety of views, different perspectives, and lighting moods both day and night are a photographers dream, when photographing everything across Liverpool’s Waterfront. The photographs were taken 2007 - 2019.  

Liverpool’s massive popularity has helped me raise more awareness for the charity #Bloodwise_uk (formerly known as Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research).

I "tag” subjects and events with Bloodwise, when I have uploaded images to social media.



I hope you enjoy viewing my photographs which I have shared with you,

if you wish to donate on my behalf to #Bloodwise_uk plese click on the Bloodwise hashtag in this sentence.


It is 12 years I have been in remission from a rare and deadly form of Leukaemia (Acute Promyelocytic Myeloid Leukaemia) for a second time.

Using my work to raise awareness and make money for the charity is my way of “Giving Something Back” after all the life saving treatment given to me at Whiston Hospital.

Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis was in 2001, in April 2019 I was diagnosed with Pneumonia.

I continue to pay for chaperones who  assist me with my work, set up my equipment and drive me to the destination of each assignment.

Life has not been boring for me, but I have lived to tell the tale.....









































The image above was chosen to promote Liverpool’s "Light Night" in 2013.

A high quality version of the file was bought  by "Open Culture"

 All the money from the sale was donated to #Bloodwise_uk.

The picture was used on marketing to promote Light Night.

The actual photograph was taken 7/3/11





































The Photograph (Just Above And Left of paragraph)  titled "Moon River”  was used in many of my own exhibitions.

“Moon River” was included in various publications and continues to be highly commended on websites.


The composition was published in the book "Liverpool A Historical Perspective" & DVD "Liverpool Unequalled" by local Liverpool Historian Frank Carlyle.

My work has featured in many of Frank's productions, in return I have been given copies of the books and dvd’s that I used to raise money and awareness for #Bloodwise_uk

by selling them and using them as raffle prizes.


The image “Moon River” was taken at night in Birkenhead looking back at Liverpool’s majestic Waterfront.

It was the closest the moon had been to earth for 10,000 years.

The sun set in Birkenhead and the Moon rose over the Liverpool Waterfront within seconds,

families came out to look and wonder at a natural phenomenon the atmosphere was incredible!

The image was taken 19/3/11








Tony Snell of Radio Merseyside was involved with Frank Carlyle’s productions that my work featured in, and he highlighted my work so my photography would be a feature of Frank's Productions.

Tony Snell has been very supportive to me with mentions on Radio Merseyside.

I have also been a live guest on Frank Carlyles Mersey Radio program and a guest on radio  Merseyside on three Occasions

(Linda McDermot (“The Late show” live in 2008),

Helen Jones (recorded) and Jimmy McCracken (recorded).

My work has been commended regularly on local radio and of course any compliments received in the Media have made reference to #Bloodwise_uk

Links to references in both paragraphs above

Tony Snell


Linda McDermot


Helen Jones


Jimmy McCracken


Frank Carlyle



Transition Ceremony Fireworks Pier Head Waterfront Liverpool  10/1/09



The Transition Ceremony closed Liverpool’s Year Of Culture (2008)  and officially started the city’s Year Of The Environment(2009).


I have never been so determined to get a photograph.

Helped by two chaperones that included my driver I was wearing several layers of thick clothing, a thermal hat and scarf facing Liverpool’s Waterfront on a January evening.

Sittting in my wheelchair with several thick blankets and hot water bottle, a cable release was attached to camera, so I would avoid getting out of my chair to capture the photograph

I had continually eaten plenty of high protein nutritional food and drank plenty of warm drinks, throughout the event.


My equipment was  positioned facing the three graces originally,

a zoom lens was attached to my camera  to get as close to the buildings as possible (28-300mm lens).


The finale to the firework ceremony involved fireworks set off at an angle on the right,

therefore I asked my chaperones to quickly attach my wide angle lens (12-24mm lens) and alter the position of my tripod.


The resulting image is of a triple burst orange firework exploding on The River Mersey across Liverpool’s Waterfront.

The photograph shows Liverpool’s traditional architecture and contemporary skyscrapers.  

The moon can be seen on the  left of the photograph, adding extra atmosphere to the night sky.




I Hope you have enjoyed viewing my photographs which I have shared with you,

if you wish to donate on my behalf to #Bloodwise_uk plese click on the Bloodwise hashtag in this sentence.


Photographs taken By And Copyright Holder ©David Lydiate Official Supporter Of Bloodwise
I use this photograph to raise awareness for #Bloodwise_uk ONLY.

Bloodwise is the charity formerly known as Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research
Should any mass media, retail outlet or street trader want to publish or sell this image please contact

Can people please print the hash tag #Bloodwise_uk if sharing, thank you for the interest in my work.



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