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Taken about an hour before sunrise yesterday on the Shoebury foreshore - a blue sky dawn…

I had the pleasure of talking to the owner of this vessel a few weeks ago - The Answer was the last boat to be built in Southend by Frank Peter in 1959. Bann has owned The Answer since 1982 and maintains it in very good order, working on the hull when low tide occurs during daylight hours - the patchy marks are where he's rubbed down the worn paintwork on the hull - eventually the whole hull will be repainted and she will look pristine again ready for fishing trips in the Thames Estuary during the coming season…

Quite a few of the boats are missing from the sands at the moment - being repaired/renovated in local boatyards - I'm very much looking forward to their return...

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix GX7
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 12-35/F2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Feb 2014 - 6:18 AM
Focal Length:13mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Answer...
Username:Greyheron Greyheron
Uploaded:17 Feb 2014 - 7:49 PM
Tags:Boat, Dawn, Fishing, GX7, Landscape / travel, Reflection, Shoebury foreshore, The Answer, Transport
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 8:03 PM

Wow...great shot

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pablophotographer

25 super seconds!

I have known myself of fishermen who unfortunately had to give their hand bulit boats for destruction because of a silly legislation that should only punish fishermen who don't use nets but trawlers which wipe out fish regardless of their size...

Perfect shot, bravo.
p.s. As the famous Clyde Butcher says: "the best time to take a picture is while you are still breathing..."

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 9:31 PM

A beautiful early morning scene, such wonderful light and composition

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 9:36 PM

Another terrific exposure, Mike, in which once again you've managed to capture sufficient detail in the boat and the foreground features to ensure that the pre-dawn lights and their reflections don't overwhelm.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2014 - 9:19 AM

Superb exposure Mike. Wonderful.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2014 - 4:41 PM

My thanks and appreciation for your interest, support and wonderful comments Grin

Mike

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2014 - 8:42 PM

Another cracker from Shoeb Mike. The shoreline lights provide extra interest.
Derek

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2014 - 9:21 PM

The lights and reflections make it for me too Mike. Great early morning photography.
Brian.

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2014 - 8:40 PM

Derek and Brian - many thanks for your comments Grin

Mike

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ChristineD
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21 Feb 2014 - 6:48 PM

wonderful light and composition

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Greyheron
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21 Feb 2014 - 8:25 PM

Thank you Christine Grin

Mike

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24 Feb 2014 - 9:19 PM

Superb!

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Greyheron
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24 Feb 2014 - 11:29 PM

Appreciate your comment Grin

Mike

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