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The Vital Spark on Loch Fyne.

By Tooma
This shot is looking north east across Loch Fyne from Inveraray, and features the Vital Spark, the last of the Clyde Puffers, of The Para Handy Tales fame, moored beside another classic vessel, and they both formed the Inveraray Maritime Museum, complete with a tea-room aboard the larger craft. The other vessel is the Arctic Penguin,
a 3-masted Schooner built in 1911.
Sadly, due to the pier being allowed to fall into an unsafe condition, it has been closed for the past 3-4 years.
V1 is a B&W of the same shot with a soft vignette added.

Tags: Photo journalism Scenic Loch fyne Landscape and travel Inveraray Clyde puffer Argyll and bute Arctic Penguin The Vital Spark Para Handy

Voters: Aeros, taggart, johnriley1uk and 43 more

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Aeros 2 12 1 Canada
22 Sep 2018 12:35AM
A gorgeous Scottish scene. Great DR and DOF.Grin

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
22 Sep 2018 1:05AM
Classic seaside images, no choice both are pleasing

Tea on a schooner would be lovely!
22 Sep 2018 3:12AM
Have to agree with Aeros the DOF is excellent Tom as is the composition.
Cheers Walt
Such a beautiful landscape image. The skies and the colours and textures are wonderful.
Rich colours and excellent composition a really pleasing photograph 👍👍👍😊
viscostatic 13 45 7 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2018 9:01AM
The mono version just shades it for me. Well composed images with beautiful scenery in the background.

22 Sep 2018 9:17AM
Like both versions Tom,
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2018 1:54PM
Stunning, very well composed, exposed and captured with good light and clarity in depth.

Regards Nathan
Minty805 Plus
3 33 6 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2018 2:42PM
Lovely image, Tom. I like both, but do think the colour adds something here, especially the splashes of red. Fascinating about The Vital Spark; I vaguely remember the series but thought it was an imaginary craft. Allan
Tooma Plus
4 2.1k 3 Scotland
22 Sep 2018 4:15PM
@Minty805 - Thanks Allan. The Vital Spark's original name is, Eilean Eisdeal. A wee bit more info on my, Wades Bridge shot. Smile
23 Sep 2018 2:25AM
Sad to see that the old crafts are not being cared for. We can forget our history so much. At least you have captured it well
femape 3 Argentina
26 Sep 2018 2:57AM
Excelente encuadre,

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