Taxi Graveyard

The Dock Rd 2017

The Taxi Graveyard – The Old Dock Road, Liverpool.  It was a great place to explore the old and the new mixed together to create The Docks.  We were on our way home from an event and decided to have a wander the Dock Road near the Blue Bridge,  There’s always so much to see and photograph down there.So many textures, macro landscapes and deriliction.   It’s better to visit at the weekend as many of the business areas are closed. 

Wandering down of the the streets we spotted two cabs. One had the engine and parts missing, it had been there some time as there was bushes growing up through the window. The other, someone had been sleeping in as there was a sleeping bag and clothes in it. The Taxi’s arein the original location and just has textures etc added to give it an extra feel of location. 

The yellow cab was that colour when we photographed it. Our cabs in the Liverpool Pool are daily black often with advertising on them too. We could not understand why it was yellow.  Many years later, I did a talk in Derby and the mystery was solved all their cabs are yellow.  

It was a fascinating place. We did return but they’d been moved. Now, it’s loosing it’s special feel as they’re building the new stadium and it’s all becoming very clean and tidy. 

There’s sixteen in layers in four Groups.Including a Print Layer. It doesn’t work in mono.   I’ve added  two textures including a replaced sky area and a crop to the final image. All processed in Photoshop.

Original Shot
Main Texture
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