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Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 30 October 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Back in Bristol Docks, this is the replica of the Matthew, the ship John Cabot navigated to Newfoundland having sailed from Bristol under the commission of Henry VII in the late 15 century

Canon EOS 60D 1/5000 second F/8.0 ISO 100 37 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.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Explorers were a wild bunch. I do not know whether the new continents to find a very great joy to mankind. Perhaps some would say.

30 Oct 2013 5:46am

claudie from le havre, France

Very nice photo noir et blanc !!!!

30 Oct 2013 7:45am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely frame Doug

30 Oct 2013 7:56am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Yep, love your framing here.

30 Oct 2013 8:01am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent N&B ! Bonne journée

30 Oct 2013 8:13am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Really clever framing Doug, and a nice bit of treatment too.

30 Oct 2013 8:14am

Fraeulein Julie from überall, Germany

very impressive!

30 Oct 2013 8:33am

John from Newcastle, United Kingdom

Nice framing the black & white and lack of people gives it a gives it a nice older feel

30 Oct 2013 8:34am

jean pierre from paris, France

cadrage et noir et blanc extra!! amitiés

30 Oct 2013 8:51am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful framing !

30 Oct 2013 8:58am

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Un superbe B&W!! J'aime beaucoup cette photo!!

30 Oct 2013 9:31am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Could do with just a wee bit more detail in the shadow areas Doug.
Fine composition though.

30 Oct 2013 9:38am

@Curly: Thanks Curly. Looking at it again I can't argue

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice bit of natural framing Doug and the B/W treatment works very well, though I take Curly's point

30 Oct 2013 9:57am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Very cool ship - love your composition with the bridge and sun.

30 Oct 2013 10:36am

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

Pretty good B&W for an old boat ! I like the perspective !

30 Oct 2013 10:45am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for the information. An awesome image! I like Doug!

30 Oct 2013 11:21am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Excellent black and white with very pleasing contrast levels, Doug.

30 Oct 2013 12:32pm

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Magnific shot!
Beautiful b&w,i like framing.bravo ****

30 Oct 2013 12:34pm

Frances Gaffey from Massachusetts, United States

Stunning shot Doug! I love this in black & white it gives it a very worldly feeling.

30 Oct 2013 12:51pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A well framed shot Doug! Your choice of B&W is spot on! ;-)

30 Oct 2013 1:16pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe découpage de ce voilier et particulièrement le mât quel vue splendide.

30 Oct 2013 2:09pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent framing, nice B/W.

30 Oct 2013 2:31pm

سيد حسن كاوشي from اروميه, Iran

قاب خوبی انتخاب شده

30 Oct 2013 2:41pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the busy harbor scene and the Matthew makes an imposing ship tied up along the dock.

30 Oct 2013 3:08pm

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

Can you imagine sailing across the North Atlantic in such a boat! They were intrepid!

30 Oct 2013 3:48pm

@~~~Ann~~~: I think there were possibly more lost at sea then than the ones who were successful

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Good point of view, Doug :)

30 Oct 2013 3:50pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Well thought out shot Doug, is she open to visitors ?.

30 Oct 2013 4:40pm

@Jeff: Thanks Jeff, I'm not sure she has visitors, I think they charter it to youth groups etc

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

30 Oct 2013 4:43pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The low light and B&W gives this a mysterious atmosphere

30 Oct 2013 5:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Sturdy ships and sturdy sailors in those days. A well framed shot.

30 Oct 2013 5:39pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful b&w and a wonderful frame! The ship looks so small compared to the ships of today! A great replica.

30 Oct 2013 6:09pm

@Elaine Hancock: Nige and I were lucky enough to see her sail into Padstow in Cornwall some time back and when you see her pass a modern ship you are amazed at how small she is

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

They are magnificent ships, great to see.

30 Oct 2013 6:52pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent contrast in this back-lit scene.

30 Oct 2013 7:32pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Saw this ship sail away full of paying passengers last time I was in Bristol it did look amazing as it sailed away , if only the harbour master had kept out of shot !!

30 Oct 2013 7:37pm

@Kate: See my comment to Elaine, we felt so lucky to see her sail down the Camel into Padstien

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This has a classic vintage look.

30 Oct 2013 7:47pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wonderful image of this replica ... it immediately reminded me of Frances' recent shot of the Mayflower.

30 Oct 2013 10:16pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent monochrome beautifully framed ... the contrasts and light are fabulous !!!

30 Oct 2013 10:52pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful nautical capture and clever frame!

30 Oct 2013 11:39pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing. Love the compo, the mono and the lines.

31 Oct 2013 5:23am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant cadrage

31 Oct 2013 8:06am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

beautiful composition with the bridge framing the shot. I like the perspective the highlights on the rail track and barriers gives to the frame

31 Oct 2013 12:14pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

I like this frame very much, Doug, soo many details - the boat itself, the railing of the bridge and the railtracks - the houses in the b ack - and the perfect choice of BW.
Kindest regards Monika

31 Oct 2013 12:41pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant perspective and fantastic frame! incredible how small those ships were that took people like cabot and columbus across the unknown seas ...

31 Oct 2013 5:42pm

Canon EOS 60D
1/5000 second
ISO 100
37 mm