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Ship-Shape & Bristol Fashion

By Sezz    
Bristol has been an important English seaport for more than a thousand years. The city is actually several miles from the sea and stands on the estuary of the River Avon. Bristol's habour has one of the most variable tidal flows anywhere in the world and the water level can vary by more than 30 feet between tides. Ships that were moored there were beached at each low tide. Consequently they had to be of sturdy construction and the goods in their holds needed to be securely stowed. The problem was resolved in 1803 with the construction of the Floating Harbour. There's no absolute proof that the term 'Bristol fashion' originates with that geography but the circumstantial evidence seems very strongly in favour of it.

The Boat is Isambard Kingdom Brunel's SS Great Britain.

Sorry I've not been around much recently, have been spending my time between Kent, Swindon & Bristol. I had to take Dad straight to hospital on the day we arrived back from Spain with severe food poisoning, whilst in there they found a heart problem - Dad had a triple heart bypass on Friday, a bit of a shock to us all and to think I marched him around the Alhambra in 38degs heat a few weeks ago!

So this one's for Dad - hope all's Ship-shape & Bristol Fashion soon Dad x

Regards - -Sarah J x

Tags: Harbour Ship Bristol South west Landscape and travel Ss great britain Isambard kingdom brunel

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55jase 12 188 2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2011 6:12PM
A great shot.
love the colours.

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bart_hoga 7 14 1
30 Aug 2011 6:21PM
nice colours!
LesF 11 182 9
30 Aug 2011 6:21PM
A fine image this Sarah.

Hope your Dad is on the mend, all the best to you and yours.

30 Aug 2011 6:31PM
nice colours in this shot
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2011 6:33PM
Sarah - I hope your dad recovers quickly!
Your Dad will last like the ship in your image my friend. The bypass will be a new lease of life for him. He;'ll be marching you around very soon. As to the image, the wooen crates look wonderful but its very hdr, maybe a wee drop in contrast would help for me at least.

30 Aug 2011 6:48PM
What a smashing composition Sarah, and nicely processed too.

John Smile
30 Aug 2011 7:04PM
great texture in the foreground crates, lovely shot Sarah, hope Dad's making a quick recovery and you are back to normal soon
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1912 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2011 7:05PM
Very tasty textures...
Hope all is going well for your Dad. Years ago a French friend of ours had to have a quadruple bypass just days after we had marched him along the Roman Wall...
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
30 Aug 2011 7:12PM
Excellent POV Sarah, soft light too. Best wishes for your father, get well soon. Ron.
JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
30 Aug 2011 7:15PM
Pleased to read that your Dad has had his operation and sincerely hope everything is now going to be OK and he will back home as soon as possible.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
30 Aug 2011 7:39PM
cracking detail. wishes for a speedy recovery for your dad too.lesley
dathersmith 11 559 12 England
30 Aug 2011 8:11PM
Love the processing here Sarah, best wishes to Dad too hope he's on the mend.

Juliee 11 382 4 England
30 Aug 2011 8:22PM
Best wishes to you and your Dad Sarah. Must have been a worrying time for you all. Hope he's feeling better soon x
Lovely textures in the crates btw Smile
A superb shot Sarah, love the title (have missed you)!! Sincerely hope your Dad is feeling much better very soon
Love Julie x x x x
Suehh 11 39 6 England
30 Aug 2011 9:41PM
Beautiful image Sarah - wonderfully processes. I do hope all goes well for your dad and all of you. x
bailey73 Plus
14 357
30 Aug 2011 9:48PM
Yet another fantastic shot... I can only dream of creating something even close to these wonderful images.

Hope your Dad feels better soon.

Darren x
30 Aug 2011 9:56PM
A excellent image comp and well processd brill.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
30 Aug 2011 9:58PM
Like the details and tones and texture you have brought out in this one Sarah,
Sezz 13 617 15 England
30 Aug 2011 11:36PM
Aw - thank you so much for your kind comments and thoughts, they really mean a lot to me and to my family, has been a tough few weeks! The staff at the Bristol Heart Institute are amazing in every way, I can't thank them enough!!

Sarah x
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Aug 2011 4:26AM
An excellent composed image Sarah...........Sandy
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 9:13AM
A beautifully detailed capture.
Love it. Smile

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
31 Aug 2011 10:51AM
A wonderful image Sarah and I do hoe your father is feeling better.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
31 Aug 2011 11:25AM
Sandy, Lucien and Danny - appreciated Smile
My thanks for all your kind comments!

Sarah x
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
31 Aug 2011 4:22PM
Nearly missed this! A super capture, Sarah, so sorry to hear about your dad, though, hope he's soon on the mend Sad
Trev Smile
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
7 Sep 2011 8:30PM
I do really like this one Sarah> a very good composition and great observation together with smashing processing too. Lovely colours and graphic lines.


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