A Little Sealife


McGregNi

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 19:35
Some man-made floating sealife, caught in Dorset while on the ferry from Swanage to Poole back in the summer. There's always an abundance of interesting craft to see, although some swoop past so quick it can be a real grab to catch them.

I had the K7 and Tamron AF70-300 Di LD at the ready .....


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Hope you like the taste of Dorset sealife!
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jemx99

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 19:47
All very nice Nigel, I especially like number 5! Ah where did summer go?

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 19:53
Nice shots those Nigel and what a very photogenic piece of coastline. One region I've always intended to visit but never quite made it.

Karlo

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 20:51
What a lovely colourful set, Nigel. Dreams of high summer indeed.

I was at the seaside today, but I assure you the sea and sky looked NOTHING like this. (I wish I'd had a camera with me nonetheless.)

My favourite is the first one for its simplicity and balance.
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Gary_Baldy

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 21:45
jemx99 wrote:
All very nice Nigel, I especially like number 5! Ah where did summer go?

I'm with jemx99. Love number 5!
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alfpics

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 22:04
They all look great to me; all clear and sharp. As others have said where did the summer go?!
Andy

davidwozhere

Link Posted 25/11/2015 - 00:25
I love No.1 because I had one like that many years ago.
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walkeja

Link Posted 25/11/2015 - 11:03
The chain ferry is easy enough to catch!
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Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 25/11/2015 - 17:03
Looks like it was a busy day around Poole harbour, Nigel.

Best wishes,

Mike
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McGregNi

Link Posted 25/11/2015 - 21:36
Thank you very much everyone for your comments and interest.... It seems that summer is now stored away in my computers hard drive, and I am able to extract and relive little bits of it every now and then.....I hope I've got enough shots to get me through the winter!

John, the car ferry is indeed the only one of these boats that I managed to catch! I always think the visit to Purbeck is special because the ferry crossing from Sandbanks makes it feel like we're going to an island, and the beautiful clean beach and sense of isolation on the Shell Bay side adds to the 'off the beaten track' impression.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 27/11/2015 - 21:36
An interesting set. If I'd got results as good as this I think I would have saved my money kept the K-7
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McGregNi

Link Posted 28/11/2015 - 11:27
Thanks Stan, yes, the K7 is still going strong and I'm determined to get the most out of it .....40,000 clicks so far since March 2012, so hopefully plenty more to come. It does all I need at present, and does it superbly I think. I could always do with some more dynamic range, that's true, which would help outdoors. Indoors I'm a heavy flash user and I love the performance I get from the K7 with flash lighting. Maybe I'll hold off and make a giant leap to Full Frame one day!
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MrB

Link Posted 28/11/2015 - 16:55
I like these, Nigel. Thank you for the shot of the chain ferry, as It is interesting to see what it actually looks like - previously I have only seen the end view, waiting for it to arrive!

Cheers.
Philip

McGregNi

Link Posted 29/11/2015 - 18:35
Exactly Philip! We get a very limited view from the road approaches on each side, and it is difficult to get any other angle. It's an unusual looking vessel..... The black balls on the masts above each cabin are the only official way to know which way it is moving.
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