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The Answer...

By Greyheron
Taken about an hour before sunrise yesterday on the Shoebury foreshore - a blue sky dawn…

I had the pleasure of talking to the owner of this vessel a few weeks ago - The Answer was the last boat to be built in Southend by Frank Peter in 1959. Bann has owned The Answer since 1982 and maintains it in very good order, working on the hull when low tide occurs during daylight hours - the patchy marks are where he's rubbed down the worn paintwork on the hull - eventually the whole hull will be repainted and she will look pristine again ready for fishing trips in the Thames Estuary during the coming season…

Quite a few of the boats are missing from the sands at the moment - being repaired/renovated in local boatyards - I'm very much looking forward to their return...

Tags: Fishing Reflection Boat Transport Dawn Landscape and travel GX7 Shoebury foreshore The Answer

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Comments


ColleenA Plus
4 317 3 Australia
17 Feb 2014 8:03PM
Wow...great shot

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pablophotographer 5 628 253
17 Feb 2014 8:46PM
25 super seconds!

I have known myself of fishermen who unfortunately had to give their hand bulit boats for destruction because of a silly legislation that should only punish fishermen who don't use nets but trawlers which wipe out fish regardless of their size...

Perfect shot, bravo.
p.s. As the famous Clyde Butcher says: "the best time to take a picture is while you are still breathing..."
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Feb 2014 9:31PM
A beautiful early morning scene, such wonderful light and composition
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 9:36PM
Another terrific exposure, Mike, in which once again you've managed to capture sufficient detail in the boat and the foreground features to ensure that the pre-dawn lights and their reflections don't overwhelm.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
18 Feb 2014 9:19AM
Superb exposure Mike. Wonderful.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
18 Feb 2014 4:41PM
My thanks and appreciation for your interest, support and wonderful comments Grin

Mike
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 8:42PM
Another cracker from Shoeb Mike. The shoreline lights provide extra interest.
Derek
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
18 Feb 2014 9:21PM
The lights and reflections make it for me too Mike. Great early morning photography.
Brian.
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
19 Feb 2014 8:40PM
Derek and Brian - many thanks for your comments Grin

Mike
21 Feb 2014 6:48PM
wonderful light and composition
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
21 Feb 2014 8:25PM
Thank you Christine Grin

Mike
nonur Plus
7 17 9 Turkey
24 Feb 2014 9:19PM
Superb!
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
24 Feb 2014 11:29PM
Appreciate your comment Grin

Mike

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