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Rafting on the Bishops Moat

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Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 10 September 2013 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

A few weeks ago a team from where I work entered the annual raft race on the Bishops Palace Moat in Wells, while I was being rested and drying a little I managed to get a few shots. The idiots in red are our raft and we all had a brilliant time making money for local charities and getting very wet, we collected money for a mental health charity based in Wells called Heads Up.
Happy Silly Tueday

Canon EOS 500D 1/400 second F/7.1 ISO 100 18 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.

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

A great photo for ST, the most important is to have fun and in this case earn money for charity.
Happy ST. Have a nice day.

10 Sep 2013 6:37am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Silly boy, fancy abandoning ship straight after the start, did he have no confidence in his shipmates?

10 Sep 2013 7:25am

@Curly: It was a start finish line and three of their six crew decided to abandon ship to celebrate loosing to us for the forth time, so I think you have it right ;-))

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

all round excellent Doug :)

10 Sep 2013 9:11am

Fraeulein Julie from überall, Germany

very funny photo full of details. i would like to see the guy in the water...

10 Sep 2013 9:22am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The Health-and-Safety guy in the kayak has his work cut out with this lot !

10 Sep 2013 9:34am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld (Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Lots of good soaking wet fun and all for charity !! Well done..

10 Sep 2013 9:38am

Julia from St Andrews, United Kingdom

this is a great example when picture takes a whole story

10 Sep 2013 10:21am

Devi from Chennai, India

All for a good cause !! Oops!! The guy in mauve seems to be dangerously poised for a fall!!!

10 Sep 2013 11:04am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

fantastic fun - happy ST

10 Sep 2013 11:13am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

LOL great capture of a great moment. Looks like fun!

10 Sep 2013 12:03pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great fun and superb capture of the scene !! Happy ST !

10 Sep 2013 12:35pm

Martine Libouton from Belgium

Un superbe instantané très chouette avec ce Monsieur qui va tomber dans l'eau!!! Bravo à vous pour cette participation

10 Sep 2013 12:51pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Looks like fun was had by all! Nicely captured Doug! ;-)

10 Sep 2013 1:02pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture. It's very fun. Happy ST.

10 Sep 2013 1:25pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

What a interesting event...:-) Happy ST !

10 Sep 2013 2:30pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine action shot of the teams enjoying the competition and chance to make money for this worthwhile charity. The person diving overboard was caught at the right moment.

10 Sep 2013 2:42pm

Judy Clark from United States

I'm laughing that you, Doug, may have been in red ... but not in the water! ;D
Wouldn't the earlier palace residents be surprised to see who/what was in their moat!

10 Sep 2013 3:11pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Great grab shot, that guy was certainly going for an early bath . ;>))

10 Sep 2013 3:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool shot and cool event for a good cause. Nice!

10 Sep 2013 3:36pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A great fun here ! Doug that would be me - over the side ! Have a nice ST my friend !!

10 Sep 2013 4:44pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Well your group looks so much better all dressed the same - I love this one Doug :-) A great cause as well - you all should be commended...The entire scene really make sme smile and laugh and think of those old Monty Python scnes that would look something like this I am sure :-) Beautifull stuff here good sir!! :-)

10 Sep 2013 5:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is hilarious! At least you guys look somewhat organized. The other group is really a sorry lot! Fantastic image! Happy ST! And for a great cause!

10 Sep 2013 5:40pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the guy posing as the figurehead! Great fun for ST! Congrats for raising money!

10 Sep 2013 5:41pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Now this looks like it could be fun, great shot

10 Sep 2013 6:17pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Happy ST Doug .. looks great fun!

10 Sep 2013 7:24pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It looks like great fun and all for a good cause. Well done!!!

10 Sep 2013 7:38pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

chaotic and brilliant...great fun!

10 Sep 2013 8:17pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Perfect timing with the guy in the pink dress about to go in the water. Loadsa fun, and all for a good cause

10 Sep 2013 9:50pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Have fun and at the same time help charities is really fantastic ... Excellent shot for ST !!!
Happy ST. ...

11 Sep 2013 12:02am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Looks wild. Happy Silly Tuesday!

11 Sep 2013 12:39am

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

Excellent scene! Love the composition and the reflections on the water.

11 Sep 2013 3:06am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

How about the guy in the pink dress? Hilarious!

13 Sep 2013 10:52am

Canon EOS 500D
1/400 second
ISO 100
18 mm