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Took a trip up to Greenwich yesterday to see the warship HMS Illustrious and the yacht race which was going on at the same time. The weather was beautiful when I left home but by the time I got to the river heavy grey rainclouds had moved in and the wind had reached almost gale force. I took a couple of snaps then came home again before I got drenched.

V1 is one of the yachts in front of the Royal Naval College
V2 is of some yachts in front of HMS Illustrious

WARSHIP HMS Illustrious arrived in Greenwich for a brief visit to the borough. The aircraft carrier is visiting London to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic - the Second World War's longest military campaign. And visitors will be able to tour the ship this weekend with open days on May 11 and May 12 from 10am to 2pm. Spaces are limited and not everyone who queues will be able to board, organisers warn. The 22,000 tonne vessel will be moored at Greenwich Pier until May 13.

(and many thanks to Bill for his UA on yesterday's image Smile)

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 May 2013 - 12:21 PM
Focal Length:30mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/3200sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Yachts and HMS Illustrious
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:10 May 2013 - 12:12 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, London, Photo journalism, Sailing, Transport
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pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
10 May 2013 - 12:38 PM

good timing!

such an elegant building...

marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 12:50 PM

A good pair of images... you have done very well with your image of the Illustrious, one ship I didn't serve on in my 24 years in the RN!

Hermanus  3 South Africa
10 May 2013 - 1:06 PM

A superb capture of this lovely scene !!

Daisymaye Plus Member 7Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 2:07 PM

Two very well captured images Chris......Sandy

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 2:10 PM

V1 looks like my yatch......sithee
A wonderful home for a few years

whatriveristhis Plus Member 283 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England96 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 2:30 PM

V2.....I'd have loved a look round that!!
( Talk about 'boys toys'!!!...Grin)

johnke  2223 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 2:56 PM


saltireblue Site Moderator 55045 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway30 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 3:03 PM

Hmmm...looks like they have to send a sailor or two over the side to paint over the rust. Wouldn't pass muster!


gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 3:42 PM

Too nice images, V2 puts me in mind of little children playing in front of their big brother. - gary

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 4:19 PM

Two super captures here, Chris - I think it was V2 that was featured on 'The One Show' last night on BBC1...Wink
Trev Smile

ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 5:55 PM

Aww...pity about the weather, Chris Sad

Two wonderfully crisp shots you got before you left, though. LOVE V2. What a great image!


prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 6:11 PM

Overcast Sky, but 2 fine pics

CaroleS  5289 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

Two very good imagesSmile

11 May 2013 - 4:27 PM

Two very well captured images

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 10:16 PM

Has to be V1 here for me Chris
brilliant shot

Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 5:24 PM

Lovely set Chris. Looks like too much wind to even put up the sails Wink

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