Friday, May 8, 2009

Salt and Steel

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The play of sunlight on the water and hulls makes a fascinating contrast to the shadows of the quayside, in this study of trawlers at Whitby, Yorkshire, UK, taken in November 2007. These are the powerful boats that go up into the arctic to bring back the fish to go with England's chips (or they used to be, I heard the Russian fishing fleet has been supplying England's fish and chip shops for many years now). The shot was taken by telephoto from the east side of the River Esk, looking into the same quadrant as the sun, thus the harsh reflections. The image was sharpened and the colour increased slightly for publication. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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