Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Beatles Story

Back up north now and amongst all the things Liverpool is famous for; the maritime history, the football etc, the story of the most successful band ever to live is of course way up there. Despite my family's origins being Liverpool, I didn't really start to listen to The Beatles as a fan until about 5 years ago. Of course, I have always loved their songs but as an avid collector of their music, particularly their albums, that took a bit longer to develop. Have you all seen Across The Universe by the way? That has to be one of the most underrated films ever and an absolute must for Beatles fans.

This picture is taken quite obviously outside The Beatles museum in Liverpool, by the Albert Dock. This was the 2nd time I have visited the place but it was the first time for my fiancé, who I was taking there. This is an HDR from 3 different exposures and is 1 of 2 pictures I processed of this scene, but this version was by far the better one.

There is an extra treat today (because I like to go that extra mile sometimes), please take the chance to see more Beatles photos below. These are pictures I took the same day from within the museum.

The Cavern Club

Yellow Submarine

Sgt. Peppers

Yellow Submarine Artwork

John Lennon Tribute


  1. Great post Pete. Bought back happy memories of my eldest brother who died a few years back. He was an absolute Beatles NUT. Love the soft tones of the Lennon picture - suits it perfectly.

  2. Thanks for the comment Tim. I'm glad to hear your brother would have liked this, I'm genuinely touched by that sentiment. To me, one of the happiest things about photography is when someone, somewhere connects with a particular photo you have taken for their own reason. Sometimes people have told me that a picture I captured is very special to them because they once lived there or have other memories associated with it. It's such a nice feeling to hear how photos you have taken mean so much to other people in a different way. Thanks again for your contribution.

    1. Thanks for the reply Pete. Anything to do with the Beatles brings special memories back of my brother who suffered a violent death. A connection with an image can trigger some wonderful emotions! Good work!

  3. Great collection of images Pete. I too like the soft look of the Lennon tribute.
    The museum looks a great place to visit.

  4. Thanks for the comment Marc. Glad to know you guys like the Lennon picture, it's probably my favourite of the bunch.

  5. Hi Pete,
    If you don't mind we'll post a link to your blog on Beatles Story's Facebook page.
    The photographs are magnificent.
    Many thanks,
    Richard, Beatles Story

    1. Hi Richard, I don't mind at all, please feel free to post a link. Delighted to learn you like them! All the best, Pete

    2. Done. We have 10,000+ fans so you should get a few good hits on the page. Many thanks! Richard