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Trawling through the archives I came across this shot of a light ship, a mobile lighthouse !
Now docked in the Marina in Hull it used to be stationed on the sandbanks at the mouth of the river Humber.
Taken in summer on a lovely sunny day.

Thanks for stopping to look and for your continued support.

Camera:Sony A100
Lens:10-20 Sigma
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Light ship
Username:Nettles Nettles
Uploaded:18 Dec 2007 - 8:13 AM
Tags:Architecture, Boats, General, Hull, Lightship, Marina, Ships, Transport
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Douglas_George
18 Dec 2007 - 8:20 AM

Nice shot you dont see many of them about like the reflections well done.

Dougie

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norton
norton  11 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 8:30 AM

The composition,colour and reflections are great,nice image,well captured...........

Tony.

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robway
robway  10317 forum posts Wales
18 Dec 2007 - 8:38 AM

Lovely shot, image sharp throughout, sky and reflections excellent.
John

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
18 Dec 2007 - 8:43 AM

Like the composition Annette,
Fred.

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brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 8:45 AM

Beautiful harbour scene, nicely composed image.
Johanna

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MDaniel
MDaniel  8 Ghana3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 8:48 AM

lovely exposure on this shot. Like the stillness of the shot also

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Hoffy
Hoffy Plus Member 10262 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 8:48 AM

The large sky gives good scale to the image.
Sorry my away was Hospital. So not that nice.
Good to be back though. That pigeon is lost you know.

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CliveA
CliveA  9 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 - 9:04 AM

The Spurn lightship; I remember when it was painted red. It seems to have been always here in the dock Annette, probably replaced by the lighthouse.
I was born in Hull and we used to go and look at the trawlers in Queens dock. There was also a fireboat which fascinated me. All gone now.
Lovely reminder
Clive

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 9:05 AM

Excellent shot Annette. Water as calm as a millpond giving some super reflections. Spot on.
Ron

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats Plus Member 961 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 9:10 AM

That is a well composed and nicely balance shot with lovely reflections.
Paul

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franken
franken Plus Member 123435 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 9:19 AM

Interesting image. There's one of these in Cardiff bay and is now used as a cafe.

Ken

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  8450 forum posts England
18 Dec 2007 - 9:21 AM

Like the reflections.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94422 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 9:34 AM

I was going to express my surprise that it was black, then I read Clive's comment about the fact it used to be red! Are they renovating it? Is it still in use?
You've caught it well, I love the reflections in the still water. Summer............what's that?! Wink

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GalleryGirl
18 Dec 2007 - 9:47 AM

Super! Lovely reflections and sky. Super angle. Great shot!
Marilyn x

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
18 Dec 2007 - 10:56 AM

superb capture

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keith_yorkie
18 Dec 2007 - 11:10 AM

Spurn Lightship, built in 1927 served for 50 years as a navigational aid at the mouth of the River Humber. Now a museum she is open to the public April to September. As far as I recall she has always been black, maybe red primer when refurbished!!
PS nice shot, maybe a bit more angle and reflection would have improved it, also wait 'til yellow truck had passed!!!!
Boss...x

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MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 - 11:14 AM

Beautiful reflections and the lighthouse I have never seen a floating one before.
Mavis

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
18 Dec 2007 - 11:22 AM

Nice one with really good reflections.
Cheers
Alan

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caotiquemind
18 Dec 2007 - 11:25 AM

Like so much the boat perspective and its reflections. Beautiful capture.

Noe

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 11:26 AM

Good one Annette.

Robert

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18 Dec 2007 - 12:14 PM

Nice work Annette, nice reflections and perspective

Dave

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cheesey
cheesey  9 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 - 1:13 PM

Great shot Annette, well captured.
Regards Cheesey.

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 1:14 PM

Interesting picture Annette I always thought lightships were painted orange. Good capture.

Albert

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tigertimb
tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 1:47 PM

Fascinating image; I've never seen one of those before. Great sky, nice warm tone and lovely reflections that I would have liked to have seen extended just a little to include the whole boat.
Tim

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AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 1:56 PM

This is a stunning image Annette - beautifully crisp with wonderful reflections, and here to remind us of lovely summer days gone for now.
Anne

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
18 Dec 2007 - 2:21 PM

Thanks Tim,
Unfortunately I couldn't get the whole reflection in due to the dock edge which would have showed and spoilt it.
Annette

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8660 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1182 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 2:28 PM

You found some good images in the fair city of Hull... Wink
Like the use of vertical format here, it gives height for that glorious sky.
Moira

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woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 2:30 PM

Curiously, despite the black bulk of the ship this contrives to be a colourful image. I, too, always thought lightships were red (I have seen Calshot Spit and Goodwin) - am I imagining the colour while seeing black?
Regards
Bill

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Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 2:56 PM

Excellent composition,lovely.
Tom.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 3:02 PM

Lovely image Annette, nicely captured and composed.
Bob

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helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 4:50 PM

A super image with excellent reflections and detail
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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 5:08 PM

Nice lines here Annette.Well detailed too.Great reflections.
Mick.

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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 5:15 PM

Lovely shot, excellent clarity and reflections.
Pete.

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alwolf  7341 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 5:54 PM

Great image, superb detail in this shot.
alan

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User_Removed
18 Dec 2007 - 6:07 PM

super shot Annette, a great reflection you caught there on that water

Regards
Dave

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JudeC  8 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 6:36 PM

Perfect shot - Jude.

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
18 Dec 2007 - 6:36 PM

well composed and I love the clouds reflections, super!!

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microchip  7 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 - 6:47 PM

Very nice shot good comp,Excellent reflections,
Alan

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imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 7:04 PM

Excellent love the reflections of the sky

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18 Dec 2007 - 7:07 PM

Excellent, great comp and details
Mark

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18 Dec 2007 - 8:07 PM

Beautifully composed with a lovely sky and wonderful reflections.
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rmr  7 Wales
18 Dec 2007 - 8:40 PM

simply superb,a wonderful summer image ,hull is looking good
well done
mark

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chubs  7 England
18 Dec 2007 - 8:56 PM

Yet again a beautiful image

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18 Dec 2007 - 9:42 PM

A fine shot, lovely colours, composition and reflections

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paulb20
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18 Dec 2007 - 9:43 PM

Good composition Annette and you have captured some excellent reflections. Like the sky too.
Paul

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Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 10:07 PM

Excellent colour and definition.
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MandsH  8 England
18 Dec 2007 - 11:15 PM

I've never seen a mobile lighthouse, excellent shot with great reflections
mandy

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Andree_Borrel
19 Dec 2007 - 12:03 PM

First class

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bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2007 - 12:16 PM

This is super Annette.
Congratulations.

John.

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19 Dec 2007 - 4:26 PM

i´m 60 today, mom Wink

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19 Dec 2007 - 8:49 PM

And I'm 61. Lovely colours and composition.
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19 Dec 2007 - 10:38 PM

its an amazing sight
happy Christmas to you
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clur  8 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2007 - 1:48 PM

Great sharp image,
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ChristineL  1039 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Dec 2007 - 2:45 PM

beautiful clarity and detail Annette,
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Hop-A-Long
20 Dec 2007 - 7:39 PM

Great composition Annette. Love the reflection to. Nice one.
Andy

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21 Dec 2007 - 5:00 PM

Great details Annette

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andrewrit  8 Northern Ireland
21 Dec 2007 - 5:24 PM

Excellent colours This is a wonderful image.
Merry Christmas
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AlanC1  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2007 - 5:28 PM

A fine shot well done
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newy17  9273 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Dec 2007 - 6:32 AM

a beautifully crisp clean shot annette love the composition and format,,
ian

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panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2007 - 3:35 PM

Fantastic image Annette, well composed, and the water is amazingly still, giving super reflections.
Happy Christmas.

Regards Phil

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Portknockie
26 Dec 2007 - 7:21 PM

Remember it well Annette...great shot..and the detail is great..

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