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This one is for Mick {mikbee} for obvious reasons, and also for Jim {JimV} in Canada for whom it will have nostalgic connotations as he started his career, he tells me, in shipbuilding at Scott and Sons, Bowling, a yard which was sited very nearby to this scene. The harbour area at Bowling (on the R. Clyde) is now little more than a silted up graveyard for smaller vessels, one of which is pictured above.
I have tried to identify this vessel and it's type but failed on both counts: if anyone can tell me what kind of vessel she was I'd be most grateful. At a rough guess, it measures aprox. 50 - 60 ft. from bow to stern.

My thanks to all who commented on By a Babbling Brook.......your attention is greatly appreciated as ever.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:60mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-0.67
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No
Title:"Beyond a Refit?"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:23 May 2012 - 12:08 AM
Tags:Algae and seaweed clad., Bowling, Bowling harbour, Photo journalism, Rusting vessel
Votes:82

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achieverswales
23 May 2012 - 12:16 AM

Morning Ronnie, sorry but no identity from me! The range of tones and composition are excellent.

Regards

Trev.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 12:20 AM

How well mossy green and rusty red harmonize in this wreck.
Lovely refelections too.
Wink but you shouldn't have told Mick the exact location, he might get a serious cold till he has finished with the close ups Smile

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 12:23 AM

One of those shots that you think oh I wish I had taken this, fantastic mate. - gary

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 12:32 AM

Ronnie that is a lovely shot.we were over at bowling with CC but don't remember seeing thos beauty,
Like gary-d - I too wish iI'd taken this one!
Great work, great reflection, great subject.
KateGrin

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 12:34 AM

Definately looks past its best Ronnie,cant help with the id," Nikshot "is your man but i think he is on holiday at the moment.

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23 May 2012 - 12:42 AM

Well done Ronnie -Just amazing.......Grin

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smasha69
smasha69  2 Australia
23 May 2012 - 12:53 AM

Stunning shot

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 1:31 AM

An incredible conglomeration of rust and grot, slime and rubbish--- wonder why they keep it?

A wonderful image for you though! (and me)

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 3:06 AM

It has almost blended into the scenery...well spotted and captured Ronnie. brilliant tones and the reflections are superb.

Barry

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 3:29 AM

A wonderful shot of an extremely sad sight Ronnie, it always grieves me to see a ship end up like this, derelict, abandoned. dumped, which has me wondering, how on earth are they allowed to do this in Bowling? As to your query, I have nothing I can add, the funnel colours are new to me and. try as I might, I simply cannot conjecture what its purpose in life may have been!
Rgds., Jim

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jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
23 May 2012 - 5:45 AM

Lots of texture and details

Peter

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mikemullumby
23 May 2012 - 5:57 AM

Great shot,and a very apt caption Ronnie.

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samarmishra
23 May 2012 - 6:24 AM


Quote: An incredible conglomeration of rust and grot, slime and rubbish--- wonder why they keep it?

A wonderful image for you though! (and me)

Hi Ronnie, this is really a great image. I do agree with Jennifer. Ronnie, very well spotted and well taken and presented too..

Samar..

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
23 May 2012 - 6:32 AM

What a treasure, a relic for sure...
I think Mick will salivate for not finding this beauty!
Stunning composition, and great find! Well seen. IB

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tonyguitar
23 May 2012 - 7:00 AM

We have some relic hulls here in Royston near Comox BC Canada. The power of nature reduces them to moss and shadows in very few years. As long as lubes and fuels have been drained, they provide homes to marine life. This image is very good and the plain sky is minimized. I wonder how this would look in sunrise or sunset light? Has the look of mid afternoon. Still a vote worthy image. TG

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 7:18 AM

Like the reflections in this Ronnie, and yes you've got your work cut out repairing her WinkWink

Glyn

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SUE118
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23 May 2012 - 7:24 AM

A boat of many stories, pity it ends it's life in mud.

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Deep_Bhatia
23 May 2012 - 7:26 AM

Nice image. Deep

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Ade_Osman
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23 May 2012 - 8:16 AM

I've sailed on worse Tongue

Ade

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WhiteRose1
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23 May 2012 - 8:22 AM

A sad sight but probably has more intrinsic beauty in this state than it ever had as a sea going vessel. Beautifully done, Ronnie.

Dave

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 8:35 AM

Scrap, Ronnie !! probably polluting the water. I don't know what the authorities do about these wrecks. Visual statement.
Ron.

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23 May 2012 - 9:01 AM

The deatail is amazing in this shot but it also tells a story
mike

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JohnChambersPhotography

Well a good weekends work I think here, ...good find well presented like it a lot

John

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 9:25 AM

It's a wee graveyard for boats of all descriptions down here Ronnie, have to watch where you step sadly.

Dougie

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digital_boi
23 May 2012 - 9:49 AM

When i seen the title on the email i was wondering how you got a capture of me !!! a fine sharp cature Ronnies it has all the grott one needs for this shot

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Cor  5 Belgium
23 May 2012 - 9:53 AM

Beautiful- So well taken- And i love reflections - TOP *****
Cor.

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TrevBatWCC
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23 May 2012 - 10:05 AM

I think it needs more than a lick of paint! Wink Right up Mickbee's street this one! Sad to see it in this state, but what a super image it's provided you with, Ronnie, wonderful colours, tones and textures - and reflections, too Smile
Trev Smile

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Lillian
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23 May 2012 - 11:08 AM

Definitely at the end of the road/water for this boat Ronnie
but certainly not photographically as you have bought her alive again
Exceptional image as you have captured this perfectly
Lillian

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23 May 2012 - 11:40 AM

i can see why mick will love this. like its reflection too.lesley

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mikbee
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23 May 2012 - 11:55 AM

This has got to be the grottiest boat I have seen Ronnie !!
My guess would be it was a dredger working on the Clyde.
A first class bit of rust and grot.
Great shot.
Mick.

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AnnChown
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23 May 2012 - 12:09 PM

The green and rust go so well together - love those reflections too.
Ann

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23 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

I do believe this might just be beyond repair. Not even a bunch of your magnificent flowers in a bucket on its deck would help! However, it does remind me of a houseboat we hired on the Norfolk Broads a few years ago...Sad
A fine clean and sharp image, Ronnie.

Malc

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23 May 2012 - 2:17 PM

Excellent shot Ronnie,wonderful texture and tones..Lin

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23 May 2012 - 3:28 PM

A well written pre-narrative, supported by a most impressive photograph. I can't possible even begin to describe the quality. Top notch.

Regards Nathan

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Michaela_Solway

It seems to blend in with the surroundings... Very well observed & captured & a lot of rust that will please someone!

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23 May 2012 - 7:57 PM

Ha ha, great title Ronnie, and who better to dedicate this image to. Great stuff.

John Smile

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Niknut
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23 May 2012 - 7:59 PM

Lovely shot !!!....with some great colours & textures.....sad to see an old tub just rotting away like that !!

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23 May 2012 - 10:28 PM

love the strong rich colours Ronnie

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23 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

Splendid decay and delapidation, Ronnie Smile
Alun

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24 May 2012 - 6:11 AM

Beautiful shot Ronnie so well captured.Smile
Rob

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reflectionsinlight

like the earthy tones as the boat returns to nature

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User_Removed
24 May 2012 - 7:30 PM

Ronnie
This reminds me so much of the Vital Spark from Para Handy. Certainly looks like that type of Clyde Puffer.
Kenny

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24 May 2012 - 10:17 PM

What a wreck, green gunge, grot and rust this boat is worse than some of those on the Gloucester to Sharpness canal and severn estuary near Purton. The Big O may not be joking with his tongue in cheek comment, some of those boats I saw on the Kennet and Avon canal between Bath and Bradford on Avon when on my canalboat holiday last March left a lot to be desired and hardly looked fit for use!

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25 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

Great shot Ronnie, hard to tell for sure without all he rigging, but judging by the remains of the foremast it's more likely to have been some type of trawler.

Whatever, a sad way to see a boat.. After 24 years in the RN my first ship is now at the bottom of the sea off the south coast acting s a reef! (well beyond a refit and very sad)

Scylla

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26 May 2012 - 10:47 PM

Great shot Ronnie - like the reflection
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twelvemegs
27 May 2012 - 10:26 AM

Excellent capture Ronnie.

David

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7 Jun 2012 - 9:40 PM

Nice reflection........and supper sharp image......like the rust factor, same that things get to this stage....but the again makes a supper shot.....right up Mikbee's street.

Paul.

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