Light ship

By Nettles  
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.

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Tags: General Transport Boats Architecture Ships Marina Lightship Hull

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


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18 Dec 2007 8:30AM
The composition,colour and reflections are great,nice image,well captured...........

robway Plus
12 318 Wales
18 Dec 2007 8:38AM
Lovely shot, image sharp throughout, sky and reflections excellent.
18 Dec 2007 8:43AM
Like the composition Annette,
18 Dec 2007 8:45AM
Beautiful harbour scene, nicely composed image.
MDaniel Plus
10 3 3 Ghana
18 Dec 2007 8:48AM
lovely exposure on this shot. Like the stillness of the shot also
Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
18 Dec 2007 8:48AM
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.
18 Dec 2007 9:04AM
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
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
18 Dec 2007 9:05AM
Excellent shot Annette. Water as calm as a millpond giving some super reflections. Spot on.
Paul_cats Plus
11 61 22 Scotland
18 Dec 2007 9:10AM
That is a well composed and nicely balance shot with lovely reflections.
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
18 Dec 2007 9:19AM
Interesting image. There's one of these in Cardiff bay and is now used as a cafe.

18 Dec 2007 9:21AM
Like the reflections.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 171 England
18 Dec 2007 9:34AM
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
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 9:47AM
Super! Lovely reflections and sky. Super angle. Great shot!
Marilyn x
fatmod Plus
10 22 England
18 Dec 2007 10:56AM
superb capture
18 Dec 2007 11:10AM
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!!!!
18 Dec 2007 11:14AM
Beautiful reflections and the lighthouse I have never seen a floating one before.
18 Dec 2007 11:22AM
Nice one with really good reflections.
18 Dec 2007 11:25AM
Like so much the boat perspective and its reflections. Beautiful capture.

glyndwr Plus
9 66 10 Wales
18 Dec 2007 11:26AM
Good one Annette.

18 Dec 2007 12:14PM
Nice work Annette, nice reflections and perspective

18 Dec 2007 1:13PM
Great shot Annette, well captured.
Regards Cheesey.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
18 Dec 2007 1:14PM
Interesting picture Annette I always thought lightships were painted orange. Good capture.

tigertimb Plus
9 40 66 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 1:47PM
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.
AnneWorner Plus
9 620 43 United States
18 Dec 2007 1:56PM
This is a stunning image Annette - beautifully crisp with wonderful reflections, and here to remind us of lovely summer days gone for now.
Thanks Tim,
Unfortunately I couldn't get the whole reflection in due to the dock edge which would have showed and spoilt it.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1556 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 2:28PM
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.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 2:30PM
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?
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
18 Dec 2007 2:56PM
Excellent composition,lovely.
Bob_V Plus
9 1 2 United States
18 Dec 2007 3:02PM
Lovely image Annette, nicely captured and composed.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 4:50PM
A super image with excellent reflections and detail
mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
18 Dec 2007 5:08PM
Nice lines here Annette.Well detailed too.Great reflections.
Pegon Plus
11 78 1 England
18 Dec 2007 5:15PM
Lovely shot, excellent clarity and reflections.
alwolf Plus
9 341 3 England
18 Dec 2007 5:54PM
Great image, superb detail in this shot.
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
18 Dec 2007 6:07PM
super shot Annette, a great reflection you caught there on that water

JudeC Plus
9 6 3 England
18 Dec 2007 6:36PM
Perfect shot - Jude.
proz 12 205 United States
18 Dec 2007 6:36PM
well composed and I love the clouds reflections, super!!
18 Dec 2007 6:47PM
Very nice shot good comp,Excellent reflections,
imagio Plus
10 12 1 England
18 Dec 2007 7:04PM
Excellent love the reflections of the sky

User_Removed 9 172 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 7:07PM
Excellent, great comp and details
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
18 Dec 2007 8:07PM
Beautifully composed with a lovely sky and wonderful reflections.
rmr Plus
9 1 Wales
18 Dec 2007 8:40PM
simply superb,a wonderful summer image ,hull is looking good
well done
18 Dec 2007 8:56PM
Yet again a beautiful image
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
18 Dec 2007 9:42PM
A fine shot, lovely colours, composition and reflections
paulb20 Plus
10 12 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 9:43PM
Good composition Annette and you have captured some excellent reflections. Like the sky too.
Brilane Plus
10 5 12 Wales
18 Dec 2007 10:07PM
Excellent colour and definition.
18 Dec 2007 11:15PM
I've never seen a mobile lighthouse, excellent shot with great reflections
First class
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2007 12:16PM
This is super Annette.

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
19 Dec 2007 4:26PM
i´m 60 today, mom Wink

SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2007 8:49PM
And I'm 61. Lovely colours and composition.
Paree Plus
11 616 3
19 Dec 2007 10:38PM
its an amazing sight
happy Christmas to you
clur Plus
9 12 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2007 1:48PM
Great sharp image,
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2007 2:45PM
beautiful clarity and detail Annette,
Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
20 Dec 2007 7:39PM
Great composition Annette. Love the reflection to. Nice one.
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
21 Dec 2007 5:00PM
Great details Annette

21 Dec 2007 5:24PM
Excellent colours This is a wonderful image.
Merry Christmas
21 Dec 2007 5:28PM
A fine shot well done
newy17 Plus
11 273 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2007 6:32AM
a beautifully crisp clean shot annette love the composition and format,,
panda Plus
12 5 1 England
22 Dec 2007 3:35PM
Fantastic image Annette, well composed, and the water is amazingly still, giving super reflections.
Happy Christmas.

Regards Phil
26 Dec 2007 7:21PM
Remember it well Annette...great shot..and the detail is great..


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