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All I Ask is a Tall Ship ...

By RockArea  
... I don't think I'd know what to do with the star to steer her by!

This is Charlestown in Cornwall. It's a pretty little port, created in Georgian times and is largely undeveloped. It's privately owned and is the home to a couple of old sailing ships which are used on film projects, as indeed is the port having been used in Tim Burton's strange 'Alice in Wonderland', a fairly recent 'Dr Who' episode with Matt Smith and also Poldark and Hornblower episodes.

It's a good place to wander around and taking care to avoid modern cars and paraphernalia can provide a timeless shot which begs for sepia if you want to be predictable (see V2)!

Thanks for your attention.


Tags: Cornwall Port Ships Charlestown Rigging Landscape and travel

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 5:46PM
The processed image is superb a timeless image with loads of appeal.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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7 Mar 2013 5:46PM
Nice capture and works very well in mono, as well.
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 5:52PM
Nicely composed. Prefer the colour version
9 10 10 England
7 Mar 2013 7:00PM
Works so well in mono but V1 and the colour gets the click.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 9:24PM
I like both and would be hard pushed to choose a faveWink
milky 14 Wales
7 Mar 2013 9:49PM
Beautiful capture i love cornwall been to charlestown a few times beautiful ships----MilkyWink
Ayoob 7 Australia
8 Mar 2013 12:07AM
Both excellent and very well taken..........Grin
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 8:30AM
Your B/W is brilliant..... 2 super shots
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
8 Mar 2013 8:55AM
A well chosen viewpoint David.Cannot be easy to get these main subjects in and leave the rubbish out but If I was aware of it I may have cloned out the car half way up on the left hand side.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Mar 2013 12:39PM
When I first saw this, I thought how much like a Frank Meadow Sutcliffe style image this was...then I saw V2! Wink A fine capture, David, like both versions, and think V2 wins it for me Smile
Trev Smile
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 6:05PM
Thanks everyone! Darn, didn't notice that car or I would certainly have cloned it out!
Sezz 13 617 15 England
12 Mar 2013 11:32AM
Like them both equally David! These tall ships have so much character, would love to have seen them in their real time with all the hustle & bustle of a busy port Smile

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