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I see no ships

By cats_123  
Good morning this fine Saturday...the sun is shining at the start of this Bank Holiday weekend...I suspect some of you are getting the opposite end of the weather just so that we canenjoy ourselves!!!! GrinGrinGrinGrin

V2 an alternative crop



Quote:Nelson turns a blind eye at the Battle of Copenhagen, 1801

In fact, a retreat would not only have wasted the initiative, but Nelson’s ships would have been forced to retreat across the line of fire from a still-active section of the Danish defences. Nelson turned to his flag-captain and said, ‘Foley, you know that I have lost an eye, and have a right to be blind sometimes’. Then he did raise his telescope to his blind eye and said, “I really do not see the signal.”

Nelson went on to win the battle and to negotiate an armistice, followed by a peace agreement. The phrase ‘to turn a blind eye’ had entered the English language. Admiral Parker was deemed by the Admiralty to have shown a lack of vigour in the overall campaign and was recalled; Vice-Admiral Nelson took over his command.



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Comments


24 Aug 2013 9:26AM
Only hardships..............GrinGrinGrin

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nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
24 Aug 2013 9:32AM
He must be a photographer with his dark dressing trying to work out how to frame his shot, Jeff.
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
24 Aug 2013 9:36AM
The ships are on the other side - poor fella must have his good eye closed Smile Great bit of history there Jeff !!
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
24 Aug 2013 10:47AM
Version 2 for me.

Ken
saltireblue Plus
6 5.6k 33 Norway
24 Aug 2013 12:02PM
Practising his own version of Tai Chi, perhaps?Smile

Malc
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 20 10 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 12:11PM
Well spotted and captured Jeff, v2 for me Smile


Cliff
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
24 Aug 2013 12:23PM
V1 for me
mrswoolybill Plus
9 902 1445 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 1:23PM
I like V2. It exaggerates the height above the road where we stand, so looks even stranger.
Moira
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
24 Aug 2013 1:41PM
You would have to be blind not to see,
the poor chap needs his legs waxing !!
Mick.
24 Aug 2013 1:59PM
Like both. He just dropped his little red ball.........Sandy
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 2:32PM
Interesting shot and narrative Jeff. I think I prefer the crop in V1.

Ray
24 Aug 2013 4:53PM
Great candid, Jeff - think V2 works best for me Wink
Trev Smile
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 7:24PM
V2 for me, I dont think the area adds anything to the composition and the handrail etc. distracts from the main subject, nice image.
Nigel
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 10:37PM
Normaly I would say V1 was the better image as V1 is cut in two but on this occasion I really like the extra interest that the black line presents . And apart from that they both work well.Smile
Regards John.
24 Aug 2013 10:58PM
Great summer seaside photo Jeff. Don
widtink 3 406 2 Scotland
25 Aug 2013 12:14AM
V2 for me Jeff Smile Nice shot

Rod
Potra 3 Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 2:03AM
V2 is stronger. Love the colors and textures. (and the model is not bad either...) Smile
M
25 Aug 2013 10:09AM
Great shot SmileV2 for me Jeff

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