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By deskmonkey
This is Mineheads new Atlantic 85 lifeboat which was delivered yesterday. Before the boat is officially put on service the crew has to undergo a couple of day intensive training. The weather didn't disappoint and this photo was taken from 'Bessie', Mineheads old Atlantic 75 Lifeboat with the Pentax Optio WP that is standard RNLI issue to all lifeboat crews. I like this picture as it is one of the few that actually portrays what a squall is like when you are in a small boat doing 30 knots about 5 miles from land. It was hailing, raining, and cold and the visability was about 100 yards. The real nice thing about this picture is that I am now sat at home in the warm with a beer in my hand and I am not still out there. Dan Womack at the helm - nutter.

Tags: General Specialist and abstract Rnli Minehead Lifeboat Squall Sports and action

Voters: pmaclll, markthecat, piccy and 5 more

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piccy 12 8 Wales
1 Dec 2007 9:24PM
Great shot.

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nothsafoto 12 170 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 9:44PM
The title is apt. Although we can't see an awful lot of the lifeboat it really gives the feel of the conditions out there. The touch of red we do see lifts the shot.

1 Dec 2007 9:51PM
Love the action!
BEVZED 11 1.1k United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 11:28PM
What a shot!

It was dreadful out there today - you guys do a sterling job and this is a taste for us of what it can be like, and this isn't as severe as the weather can be.

Sweep 12 43 England
24 Dec 2007 3:25PM
A great picture, and a big thankyou to all you guys for the work you do, you have my deep respect.
Regards Barry
BEVZED 11 1.1k United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 5:54PM

Quote:awarded first place in the Mean Machines category of the RNLI Photographer and Filmmaker of the Year 2008.

Just spotted the above on the Gazette's web site -
If this is the shot then many congratulations on such a coup!! Well done Smile

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