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Shingle Handed

By CliveA
Please excuse the appalling title but I was lost for a better one and it sort of describes the scene. Another recreation using one of the preserved lifeboats housed at Chatham Historic Dockyard. I would imagine they used more than one horse to manoeuvre the carriage in and out of the sea but no matter.

Tags: Transport Digitally manipulated

Voters: cassiecat, User_Removed, RobboB and 24 more

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cassiecat 14 39 46 England
31 May 2009 12:51PM
love the atmosphere of this.lesley
DOGSBODY 13 1.4k 30 England
31 May 2009 1:54PM
A wonderful image. it really looks to be the real thing. Andy
jjwithamlao 16 5 1 England
31 May 2009 1:55PM
I have no idea how big these boats are, but is the horse a bit small maybe?
Not a problem though, the image is stunning.
Great atmosphere as Lesley says.
CliveA 16 5 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 2:43PM
In my original shot, the horse was even smaller than this so I doubled it thinking the same thing. Perhaps it was a pony ?
The lifeboat was quite large.
Thanks for looking
31 May 2009 5:25PM
This is a brilliant image in my opinion hence the award, I really enjoy looking at your work.
SlowSong Plus
14 10.4k 30 England
31 May 2009 5:31PM
I nearly passed this by for some reason, but that shaft of hazy sunlight lodged in my mind. Lovely foreground colour and detail, and superb muted background. Very nice movement in the sea too, as usual.
CliveA 16 5 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 7:09PM
Peter, thank you so much for your award. Glad you enjoy them.
Thanks also Chris for not passing me by.
cjl47 14 5 3 England
31 May 2009 8:55PM
Thats the trouble with user awards, you wait for ages then two come at once, LOL,
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2264 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 8:59PM
It makes you wonder just how quickly they got this launched, with no tractors, and any wheel is a nightmare to move when on shingle. You've provided suitably ominous weather conditions for us to suppose a rescue might be required.
CliveA 16 5 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2009 7:22AM
Blimey !! thanks Chris. I never expected votes, never mind awards, on such a sunny day. Thought everyone was on the beach. I'll bet Pamela was. Long may it continue.
gerrymac 15 10 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2009 4:31PM
One more masterpiece...

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