- Some would say the official bird of the Norfolk Virginia waterfront is the "crane". This photo was taken from the Elizabeth River Ferry
landing in downtown Norfolk looking towards the Berkley
section of the city. The five tower cranes are part of Metro Machine's Berkley shipyard. Between the shipyards and their tower cranes and the port terminals and their gantry cranes, the waterfront that was once the home of ships masts and funnels, is now dominated by cranes. Canon 40D, 1/250 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200.