I flew in the back seat of one of these in 1955 as an observer looking for an Avro Anson missing over the Persian Gulf. An unforgettable but sad experience.J.Spurs
webrunner5: You would NOT want to be out on the end of that pier LoL!
You can say that again. Some years ago I went out in a yacht in that sort of weather along with other boats and a helicopter looking for an angler who had been swept off the pier in that sort of weather. He was never found.
Buzz Lightyear: I dunno, John. An aircraft carrier could be construed as a really BIG boat!
The "boat" I have good shots of is H.M.S. Ocean which carries those abominations called helicopters so I would probably be hauled aboard one and dropped from a great height.
So an aircraft carrier does not qualify ? Damn !!!
is a ship a boat?
Smitty1: Was this image manipulated in post? It seems there is a checkered outline (photoshop transparency layer) around the edges of the lighthouse as if it or the sky was pasted from another image... plus the lighting seems a little weird on the lighthouse comparatively and strange, purple compressionish artifacts on the horizon. All visible at full size. Can you please explain this one?
What you spotted is an example of my poor Photoshop skills. In the original image I thought the lighthouse was rather dull and I tried to brighten it up a bit. Obviously I made a bad job of it. The same goes for the horizon, I can assure you that no other image was imported. I can send you the original four images if you think you could improve on my efforts. No sarcasm intended - any helpful suggestions would be gratefully received.
If I have read the rules correctly then they seem to imply that only seascapes are eligible. Am I correct or am I missing something?
Thanks for the explanation Buzz. I'm afraid I just can't keep up with new additions to my dictionary. I started my English lessons nearly 80 years ago and one word I learned was "Twilight". I think I'll stick with that. It sounds better anyway.
Pardon my ignorance but what on earth is a Bluehour?
Thanks for the comments. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time although it took a lot of shots to get just a few decent images on a cold and very windy December day. We get these sort of waves when strong winds have been blowing from the North or North East for a day or two. We had a really bad storm about a month ago which did a lot of damage but the very high tides all occurred in darkness so I got no shots.
The limit is shown as 100 entries and the number of entries as 99. I have just tried to enter a photograph of a genuine rowing boat and it has been refused. Why?
This must be the only subject that has come first in two separate challenges. My shot of the same lighthouse at Sunderland came first in the "Stormy Weather" challenge. a great shot!