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The stonework is not on the boat here but on the harbour edge at Dunbar.It marks the spot where there once stood a Roman fort when they were here many moons ago.I have heard all about what these Romans did for us but they must have been a messy lot as they never even tidied up before they left.It was nice of them to leave their boat behind though !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G11
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jun 2012 - 12:04 PM
Focal Length:6.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:What the Romans did for us.
Username:mikbee mikbee
Uploaded:10 Oct 2012 - 11:51 PM
Tags:General, Humour / fun
Votes:65

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
10 Oct 2012 - 11:59 PM

This boat has aged well Mick, if the Romans had built the Titanic we'd still be using the ice cubesSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile, nice shot,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:11 AM

Gosh, Mick, almost verging on landscapes today: good clean shot of the boat filling the frame but with the inevitable odds and ends that just add to the flavour of the shot.
Even a touch of rust there, I think, on the keel plate and the rudder needs a a bit of refreshening.
Ronnie.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:25 AM

Good spot Mick. Love the textures.
Matt

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:48 AM

Not a very good boat, but you owuld know how to fix it up-- just borrow their stuff and make a masterpiece!

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gajewski
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11 Oct 2012 - 1:01 AM

It must be a royal pain -- dealing with all those leftover ancient Roman plastic buckets.
-=\Walter

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NDODS
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11 Oct 2012 - 4:21 AM

A great image Mike, certainly one which fuels ones imagination, and makes one think.

Regards Nathan

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fificat100
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11 Oct 2012 - 5:53 AM

What a great find! You did well to make such a great story out of it, Mick. The old boat fills the frame nicely - someone's in the middle of giving it some well needed t.l.c. Highly amused by the stonework appearing to be actually on the boat! and all that foreground clutter - are you sure you hadn't had a picnic?!!!GrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
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11 Oct 2012 - 7:12 AM

The Romans must have built very strong boats to carry all that fancy stonework.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 7:26 AM

Well spotted, Mick.

"Romanes eunt domus"? People called Romanes, they go, the house?

Excellent title... one of the funniest films I've seen.

Dave

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fentiger
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11 Oct 2012 - 7:56 AM

This is rather quirky ~ a well seen capture.

Albert

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morpheus1955
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11 Oct 2012 - 8:14 AM

Excellent shot Mick, great composition, colours and textures

Hugh

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:22 AM

great find plenty to see here and mull over shame I cant give you my award being a day late but I really like this image Mik

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barbarahirst
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11 Oct 2012 - 8:29 AM

love that bucket!!!

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:35 AM

brilliant detail mick wonderful colour and tones love the comp a belter nice one Wink
andy

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 9:17 AM

Some Roman inventions have stood the test of time better than others. The stone boat sank without trace in history...
Meanwhile that bucket sits immediately below the plank. Presumably for diving practice?
Moira

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AnnChown
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11 Oct 2012 - 9:24 AM

A fine spot Mick - but that boat looks a bit pristine for my liking.
Ann

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woolybill1
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11 Oct 2012 - 9:26 AM

Clearly the most important thing the Romans did for us was invent the little-known but highly artistic pastime of dry-land boating, Mick.
These days it is mostly confined to the south-east coast of England - witness the large number of uploads from Dungeness, mine included - but here you have supplied incontrovertible evidence of its existence north of Hadrian's Wall.
Thank you for supplying this valuable historical documentation!
Regards
Bill

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JohnChambersPhotography

Now that boat has stood the test of time very well indeed. almost looks wood texture now,Mick.lol. are you not well this is almost a landscape/seascape. good intro enjoyed it.

John

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gingerdelight
11 Oct 2012 - 10:30 AM

Wonderfully composed Mick!
Carol

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cats_123
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11 Oct 2012 - 10:54 AM

nice to have a feature fireplace on your boat, Mick GrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
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11 Oct 2012 - 10:56 AM

I'm singing the blues when I look at this one Mike!
Great history lesson today Sir!
Nice one.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
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11 Oct 2012 - 11:17 AM

This really made me chuckle, 'cos I thought it was on the boat itself! You're right about the Romans - when I visited the Forum and the Colosseum recently they still hadn't finished building them, but left them in ruins! Wink
Trev Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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11 Oct 2012 - 11:25 AM

Thanks for cheering up a dull, wet day Mick. Messy lot !!
Joan.

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SlowSong
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11 Oct 2012 - 11:44 AM

Thanks for the larf mick. Grin

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CaroleS
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11 Oct 2012 - 12:28 PM

Brilliant pov, Mick, really looks as though the stonework is balanced on the plank. The one thing I am spectacularly hopeless at is history, these Romans of yours made some nice tidy blinds, had some eye catching noses and wore a great line in off the shoulder dresses (men as well)Wink

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ugly
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11 Oct 2012 - 12:59 PM

Wood stone sand all diffrent texture...
Very nice work...
May have need a bit more room for boat rear end as I think if there a push back you have area that the baot can go in to...
As you can see there is a wall in front..

Nice work..

Dave

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Oct 2012 - 1:33 PM

A shot that's got the lot! a really cracking spot! there's even lots of grot, nice one bye bye I think it's time to trott!, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
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11 Oct 2012 - 2:31 PM

Boats without rust...whatever Next. What were the Romans thinking of leaving a boat like that behind. someone could have pinched it.

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pamelajean
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11 Oct 2012 - 3:23 PM

Lovely curve to that boat, Mick, and it looks like someone is tarting it up, much to your disgust no doubtTongue!
Hope he doesn't splash any paint on that commemorative plaque.

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 - 5:06 PM

This is a brilliant image Mick and very well captured by yourself
Jim

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netta1234
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11 Oct 2012 - 5:26 PM

A great image ,and I am sure there's some rust on the bottom of it
NettaSmile

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lifesnapper
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11 Oct 2012 - 6:24 PM

Great picture Mick, and I'm a great fan of evereyrhing Roman, so this washes well with me. Hope they left some rust behind for you.

John Smile

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SandraKay
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11 Oct 2012 - 6:48 PM

This is different, Mick. I love the illusion that the stone column is actually in the boat.
Sandra

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Fefe
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11 Oct 2012 - 6:51 PM

Glad there was so many comments for me to read there............. Gave me time to finish my peanutsGrinGrin
I thought the Romans gave us easy, inexpensive fancy dress costumes MickWink............ Bet Texans dont have to resort to togasTongueSadGrin
Diane

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sweetpea62
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11 Oct 2012 - 7:15 PM

A brilliant image Mick,great capture,well done..Lin

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11 Oct 2012 - 7:16 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Moira

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Lillian
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11 Oct 2012 - 9:24 PM

Impressive!
And all been said
So I reiterate allWinkSmile
Lillian

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Daisymaye
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11 Oct 2012 - 10:20 PM

An optical illusion. So well spotted Mick. A great shot........Sandy

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annettep38
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11 Oct 2012 - 10:22 PM

they forgot to leave the most important thing behind! rust.... Smile

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 - 1:24 AM

Well, there's a loooooooooooong looking boat here, MickSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile!!!!!!!! Is it for real, tooTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue?????????????? Like this image a lot!!!!!! AniaWink

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12 Oct 2012 - 6:04 AM

Super find and great capture Mick lov the pov .
Rob

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Skeet1Away
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12 Oct 2012 - 11:42 PM

Mick, high an dry think there might be a hole in that bucket all the water got out, nice shot....


Paul.

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14 Oct 2012 - 12:20 PM

very nice image indeed, Mick!

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14 Oct 2012 - 3:21 PM

That boat has aged well Mick, rather like your good self!Wink

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elainebaker
15 Oct 2012 - 8:09 PM

Love this image. Very well captured. Elaine

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