Mizpah


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The wooden coble boat 'Mizpah' sits beside more modern cousins in the low tide at Alnmouth.

The coble is a type of open traditional fishing boat which developed on the North East coast of England.

The distinctive shape of the boat flat-bottomed and high-bowed arose to cope with the particular conditions prevalent in this area. Flat bottoms allowed launching from and landing upon shallow, sandy beaches; an advantage in this part of the coast where the wide bays and inlets provided little shelter from stormy weather. However, fishermen required high bows to sail in the dangerous North Sea and in particular to launch into the surf and to land on the beaches. The design contains relics of Norse influence, though in the main it shows Dutch origin.

Local boat-builders constructed the clinker-built cobles locally as required, without the use of plans. The craftsmanship on many boats gave them a long working life. They had a reputation as dangerous to sail for an inexperienced crew, but in the hands of experts could move both safely and speedily.


* The photograph is a 'Squarorama' stitch of two overlapping 'portrait format' frames

** The fourth and final blog diary of my 'Journeys in North East England' is here . Comments are most welcome at the bottom of the blog diary pages.
23/11/2014 - 02:35morpheus71
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 23/11/2014 - 08:22

PPG

morpheus71

Link Posted 23/11/2014 - 09:14
GIULIO57 wrote:

Many thanks Giulio 😎
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davidtrout

Link Posted 23/11/2014 - 11:10
A lovely set of images Phil. The colours have all your fresh and clean hallmarks and composition is perfect. I appreciate your information on how and why cobles evolved.
David

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morpheus71

Link Posted 23/11/2014 - 13:02
davidtrout wrote:
A lovely set of images Phil. The colours have all your fresh and clean hallmarks and composition is perfect. I appreciate your information on how and why cobles evolved.
David


Many thanks for your very generous comments David 😎 It was a wonderful opportunity to see some of the wealth of stunning landscapes of the North East of England. Looking forward to visiting again next year and hope to see more of the Northumberland coast, Pennines and dales😊 Need at least a week next time... A month would be awesome 😁
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout

morpheus71 wrote:
davidtrout wrote:
A lovely set of images Phil. The colours have all your fresh and clean hallmarks and composition is perfect. I appreciate your information on how and why cobles evolved.
David


Many thanks for your very generous comments David 😎 It was a wonderful opportunity to see some of the wealth of stunning landscapes of the North East of England. Looking forward to visiting again next year and hope to see more of the Northumberland coast, Pennines and dales😊 Need at least a week next time... A month would be awesome 😁
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout



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Stridey

Link Posted 23/11/2014 - 13:29
Superb shot Phil. The colours are amazing. Interesting to see such good use made of an infrequently used format.

Regards
Nigel
Best regards
Nigel

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Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 23/11/2014 - 18:21
This is the best of this series for me; all very different from the type of image I have been used to seeing from yourself.
Cleverly done, effective.
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

morpheus71

Link Posted 26/11/2014 - 16:49
Stridey wrote:
Superb shot Phil. The colours are amazing. Interesting to see such good use made of an infrequently used format.

Regards
Nigel

Thanks very much Nigel I am very fond of the square format...

http://www.philhemsley.co.uk/article/the-square-route-4516

It seemed suited to this viewpoint with the golden light of late afternoon and the vibrant hues of the coble and other boats
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morpheus71

Link Posted 26/11/2014 - 16:52
Bobbinalorry wrote:
This is the best of this series for me; all very different from the type of image I have been used to seeing from yourself.
Cleverly done, effective.

Many thanks indeed for looking at all the images and for your very encouraging words on this one! It was a grand day out and a wonderful rare treat to have so much time to explore ideas, glad to have had the opportunity to spend in this stunning estuary on a wonderful autumn afternoon.
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