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The Kathleen & May

By Glostopcat  
The Kathleen & May on her way to the Tall ships festival at Gloucester docks taken yesterday afternoon. If you look closely on the large version you can see a man in the crows nest, no doubt frozen silly cos of the cold weather! I attended the Parade of Sail, the opening event of the festival with fellow epzer Robin Ballard aka "Graceland" yesterday. This uploads for Robin as he unfortunately missed the arrival of the vessel pictured here by only five minutes as he had to get back to his car as his parking time had run out!
The Kathleen & May from Bideford, Devon is the last remaining three masted schoone; a type of trading vessel that would have been common in Gloucester 100 years ago. She has been in Gloucester before in a derelict form; now she returns restored to her former glory. She is on the Great Britain register of historic ships. In the twentieth century schooners called at Gloucester primarily to load Worcestershire salt to take to the bacon factories in Ireland. Sometimes they arrived with cargoes such as sand, gravel, roadstone or coal, but often they came up the canal empty. Kathleen & May delivered a cargo of roadstone from Cornwall in the early 1930's and made another visit in 1945. She also called many times at Lydney to load coal for ports in the Bristol channel and Ireland.
The festival runs until Monday and more information can be found on bbc glos website or, for more pics of the event see Graceland's portfolio

Tags: Transport Black and white Schooner Tall ship Gloucester docks Parade of sail Gloucester tall ships festival Gloucester and sharpness canal

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gerrymac 14 10 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 4:45PM
Superb study,works well in sepia
Lovely work .... works real well in sepia too.
derekv 14 3 England
27 Oct 2007 4:50PM
Nice shot, glad you did it in sepia. Love it !
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 4:50PM
Sepia is great and I recognised this as the Docks ..a timeless photo with huge atmosphere.
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
27 Oct 2007 5:13PM
I like the treatment on this. It gives it a period feel.
27 Oct 2007 5:30PM
Like these tall ships Ed, sepia really suits the subject, as Dianah says, a timeless photo, excellent capture,
phototime 15 8 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 5:48PM
I like the sepia in this Ed,lovely composition with that beautiful ship and reflections.

bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 6:23PM
brilliant shot and great description...
Rock 19 10 2 England
27 Oct 2007 6:28PM
We have just soent three weeks in the Crows Nest!

On the Cruise every night before dinner we went to the Oriana's Crows Nest for the cocktail of the day for the Head Gardener and JD/Ice for me.

The sepia toning certainly gives the shot that Old Feeling.

cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 6:47PM
cracking shot wonderful sepia tone which works so well with the boat
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
27 Oct 2007 7:07PM
Narration is great detail in the shot spot on...

Great work love the toning

27 Oct 2007 7:22PM
Simply electric, he's back in town
paulb20 Plus
14 12 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 7:58PM
Good choice to use sepia, works well.
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 7:59PM
Interesting image and story to go with it.

daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 8:01PM
A wonderful timeless shot. Excellent work.

Chrism8 14 999 29 England
27 Oct 2007 8:23PM
Like this a lot, could'nt make it on Friday

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
27 Oct 2007 10:00PM
I do like how you have done this is sepia-- ke your focus and crop , plenty of detail
Well done~Jennnnnnnn
JYBluesman 14 97
27 Oct 2007 10:01PM
Great capture and super tones, hoping to get to the Docks myself tomorrow. Jeff
Nettles 14 England
27 Oct 2007 11:30PM
I really like the sepia treatment, it gives this shot a really good aged appearance.
Super composition, well done.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
27 Oct 2007 11:34PM
Good use of toning Ed and excellent composition.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
27 Oct 2007 11:46PM
I like the sepia tones in this. Nice shot.
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
28 Oct 2007 1:09AM
Terrific shot, the tone is just right.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
28 Oct 2007 1:16AM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, more images from the tall ships festival to follow in the coming days, Ed
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
28 Oct 2007 1:20AM
sepia worls so well here

JimV 15 6 3 Canada
28 Oct 2007 2:22AM
A nice old tyme touch Ed, great description too, I just remember seeing the likes of her plying their trade before WW11, and, of course, the Thames barges up until the late 50's I believe!
Rgds., Jim
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
28 Oct 2007 2:59AM
The sepia tones suit this image perfectly. When I saw it I was immediately reminded of my grandfather who had some photos similar to this hanging on his wall of sailing ships he had worked on. Thanks for this image.
Thank you also for the information you took time to share with us.
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2007 6:44AM
lovely tonal work Ed, superb image
ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
28 Oct 2007 6:51AM
SO well composed, Ed, with the building's reflections going into the corner. This is so perfect in sepia too!

A Smile
MandsH 14 England
28 Oct 2007 10:05AM
An excellent image and so good in sepia
MalcolmS Plus
16 1.2k 13 England
28 Oct 2007 10:51AM
Great treatment Ed, reminds me of Frank Sutcliffe

graceland 16 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2007 12:30PM
Well Done I will put on up tomorrow !
foggytwo 18 36 1 Scotland
28 Oct 2007 12:50PM
The sepia works a treat in this one Ed. I like the view along the water.
SandraKay Plus
14 233 4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2007 8:37PM
Very nice indeed, Ed.
LisaRose 14 172 4 United States
29 Oct 2007 4:50AM
Super tone for this.

JudeC 14 6 3 England
29 Oct 2007 6:59AM
This is great in sepia - JudeC
26 Nov 2007 6:45PM
fantastic... like old postcard... well done!!

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