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Two Old Ladies

By TrevBatWCC    
Taken just a few yards to the right of my previous upload, these two boats are moored alongside Inveraray's stone pier. The blue boat, 'Arctic Penguin', was built in Dublin in 1910 as a Lightship, but has changed her role three times during her lifetime, becoming the Maritime Heritage Museum in 1995. The red boat alongside is the 'Vital Spark', built in Hull in 1944 and was originally named 'Eilean Eisdeal', the name given to her by the Easdale Shipping Company. She was re-registered in 2006 as the 'Vital Spark of Glasgow', named after the stories written by the Inveraray writer Neil Munro who wrote about 'Para Handy', skipper of the puffer, the 'Vital Spark'.
Sadly, since I was last at Inveraray (back in December 2008), the pier the boats sit alongside has fallen into disrepair and access to both the pier and the Museum is closed to the public Sad Let's hope the site can be restored before all become beyond repair.
I have reported my logging in / uploading problem to EPZ Contact Support. I've found I can get around the issue by opening my browser via the Google Chrome App Launcher (which seems a bit odd !), but it seems that something in the Google Chrome browser and something in the EPZ site are at loggerheads! Sad

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Scotland Transport Boats Loch fyne Landscape and travel Inveraray Vital spark Arctic Penguin

Voters: ColleenA, barbarahirst, Mollycat and 52 more


ColleenA Plus
7 419 6 Australia
16 Nov 2013 10:33AM
Two beautiful images Trevor....Love those two boats...great shots

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Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 10:35AM
Super images with an interesting narrative. Peter.
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
16 Nov 2013 10:55AM
That's a great intro to your shots, Treb, with lots of maritime history included: Inveraray and the harbour area is a fine spot for images, esp. away from the summer season with it's predominant greens in the hillsides and the bus loads of visitors who get into every view.
Two fine shots and as I like both equally it's 1/2 vote to each.
franken Plus
17 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 11:05AM
Both versions are excellent.

Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 11:12AM
Love both but I think V1 just wins for meGrin
16 Nov 2013 11:25AM
Two beautiful atmospheric images, it looks so peaceful.
SlowSong Plus
11 8.3k 30 England
16 Nov 2013 11:30AM
I'd love to age as elegantly as these two. How lovely. And an interesting write up too.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
16 Nov 2013 11:38AM
Amazing how the weather creates an infinite range of alternative shots.....agree wholeheartedly about the restoration Smile
sable 11 9 7 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 11:48AM
Two beautiful images and a very interesting narrative xx
16 Nov 2013 11:56AM
what a brills photo as soon as I saw it I nominated mthe User award, I like the sharpness of it refelctions and colour great shot. ( wish Id taken iTonguet)
marktc Plus
8 101 15 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 12:42PM
Very nice indeed.
ChrisOs 14 2 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 12:54PM
V1 is superb. v2 ain't at all bad either though.
JOKEN 10 3 10 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 1:20PM
Both images deserve recognition since they are so good. Peace and tranquility captured so well.
cabbie Plus
12 31 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 1:51PM
Both fine images indeed well done

CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 1:53PM
First class imagesSmile
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
16 Nov 2013 2:43PM
Fine shots Trev of these majestic looking old ladies !!
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2078 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 3:12PM
V1, I want the bigger picture, and in particular I want those reflections. Love the cold, thin, austere light and colour.
bobsblues 9 10 2 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 4:20PM
Excellent work Trev great reflections would look fantastic printed and on a wall
16 Nov 2013 5:05PM
Two excellent images and an interesting write up, Trev.

9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 6:28PM
As always you have provided one with a valuable insight into this very well observed, composed, exposed and crafted composition Trevor. Your choice and style of processing is quickly becoming a trademark feature, an one which I admire greatly...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 7:14PM
Great shot Trev
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 10:31PM
Nice work and a super description.
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 9:57AM

Quote:I've found I can get around the issue by opening my browser via the Google Chrome App Launcher (which seems a bit odd !),
strangely I could not access our local camera club and had to resort to Google Chrome only a few days ago and it caused me quite a headache as we had a competition I needed to upload pics for by a specified date. I got there in the end but so frustrating and never had this problem previously either.

another splendid shot from you Trev full of tranquility something maybe we need right nowSmile
Jocelia 8 2 1 Australia
17 Nov 2013 11:45PM
Two beaut shots of this tranquil spot. Pity about them falling into decay but they would
need alot of money to keep them up. You would have to put up with the tourist trapsong the place
for doing this.
Love the reflections and the infinitive b/g.WinkWinkWink
phil99 12 45 6 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 10:52AM
Wow now these are 2 beauties and well deserving of your high clicks and comments and the reader award fro jeddahknight111. Top marks . I don't like Google Chrome either but can't remember the issues I had with it ....Phil

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