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Boat Lift 4 of 7

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 17 April 2012 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Spot the deliberate composition mistake. Happy Silly Tuesday
Every year around the time of the spring tides Burnham-on Sea Yacht Club members come together and hire cranes in order to put their boats back into the water ready to sail for spring summer and early autumn. Having heard this was happening I went along to watch and take a few shots.

Canon EOS 500D 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 100 27 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Impressive machinery!

17 Apr 2012 5:17am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Lovely contrast.

17 Apr 2012 8:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice bit of dynamic framing :)

17 Apr 2012 8:42am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

tres belle cette lumière j'aime+++++

17 Apr 2012 9:00am

Oiva from Turku, Finland

A great picture, what a handsome crane+++++:))Haleja.

17 Apr 2012 9:08am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Quite an excercise to get these boats into the water!

17 Apr 2012 9:08am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Heavy work, large machines.

17 Apr 2012 9:18am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Just ten years ago my little lad would have watched this scene for hours!

17 Apr 2012 9:45am

@Curly: How sad am I at 55 plus sitting and watching from 6.30 till 11am, or is it just the child in me !

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great fun to watch and photograph.

17 Apr 2012 10:26am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I really had to look to work out what was vertical and horizontal. love the jaunty angle.

17 Apr 2012 10:31am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Ha - great angle, Doug! I've always liked these gravity defying images. Well done!

17 Apr 2012 10:34am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

colour contrast is excellent

17 Apr 2012 10:48am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sueprbe effet quelle immense grue rouge et qui penche sueprbe cpatage et scène.
Belle journée

17 Apr 2012 11:29am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love the colours and framing here Doug! Well done! ;-)

17 Apr 2012 11:43am

tataray from france, France

Superbe effet ... ))

17 Apr 2012 11:52am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Nice to see no one is a "tilt critic" today ;-) ... nice framing of these dramatic big toys!

17 Apr 2012 12:45pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice shot. Great angle. Well done. :)

17 Apr 2012 12:47pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Cool angle - I, too, like to photograph things while lying on the sandl...one never knows what gritty details he or she may "dig up" ,..This one makes me smile - I need that :-) Cheers sir!

17 Apr 2012 1:39pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks Denny, glad it made you smile.

Don from United States

A very dramatic shot of the cranes for lifting boats. Well done.

17 Apr 2012 2:44pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Nice angle..

17 Apr 2012 5:29pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great frame and brilliant colors, impressive machinery and task! Nicely documented series :)

17 Apr 2012 5:43pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Very interesting your explanation ...! and a good photograph!

17 Apr 2012 5:47pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Excellent composition! Those red and black booms against a blue sky look amazing!

17 Apr 2012 6:05pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The crane is tilted in the photo to resemble more an antenna on a skyscraper, beautiful
doing !!~

17 Apr 2012 6:17pm

christine from oelegem, Belgium

The cranes are suspiciously perfectly vertical ... :)

17 Apr 2012 7:02pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i guess sailing needs a lot of support and infrastructure nowadays ... ;-))

17 Apr 2012 7:38pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful shot! It took me a minute to figure it out...until I saw the tilted boat! Happy Silly Tuesday!

17 Apr 2012 8:06pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Sorry for the lack of comments - it's all looking good in my absence !

17 Apr 2012 8:35pm

Sebastien from Geneva, Switzerland

Interesting framing... HST

17 Apr 2012 8:51pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

great shot .

17 Apr 2012 8:58pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

another excellent image. great framing.

17 Apr 2012 9:11pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Impressive cranes, nice shot !!! Beautiful colors ...

17 Apr 2012 11:43pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The tilt gives it a very interesting look.

18 Apr 2012 3:21am

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

you caught this perfectly. I would love to watch boat launching like this, never heard of it before?

18 Apr 2012 4:25am

Canon EOS 500D
1/250 second
ISO 100
27 mm