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Sunday morning exercises 3 of 4

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 14 January 2015 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The crew of one of our local lifeboats at exercise on Sunday in the Bristol Channel off Burnham-on-Sea. I went up to see what was happening up on the beach with the high winds while the tide was in and was given the opportunity of catching the brave lads and lasses of the RNLI at work.
The second of two shots of them performing a rapid recovery, instead of beaching the boat they drive it onto the trailer which together with the tractor has driven into the sea, a very difficult manoeuvre for both the helmsman and tractor driver as the currents and weather can push the boat off course. The net on the trailer is there to stop the boat

Canon EOS 60D 1/100 second F/10.0 ISO 200 106 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.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent teamwork you show between boat and tractor.

14 Jan 2015 9:24am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

This is a wonderful moment you have captured - and something we would not normally get to see - nice work.

14 Jan 2015 11:08am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belles actions capturées dans cette série impressionnante.)

14 Jan 2015 11:10am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Marvellous series Doug. Timed to perfection

14 Jan 2015 11:12am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful image !

14 Jan 2015 11:44am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors, lighting & textures!
Amazing !!!

14 Jan 2015 11:58am

michel creze from le havre, France

Belle action capturée , et merci pour les explications !

beautiful movement down captured, and thank you for the explanation!

14 Jan 2015 12:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

ANother wonderful action capture!

14 Jan 2015 3:20pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel exercice et vue dans ces vagues quelle compo et image superbe ils ont du courage.
Belle soirée

14 Jan 2015 4:42pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Interesting mini series. Nice capture of the action and the story adds interest

14 Jan 2015 4:56pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great capture of the recovery in progress - it does happen so quickly.

14 Jan 2015 7:02pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is really fascinating. I can see how hard it must be with trying to get the boat on the trailer and dealing with the rushing water. A fabulous action image!

14 Jan 2015 9:29pm

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

Another marvelous shot, Doug.
The only time we've seen a tractor going into the sea was in Alaska.

14 Jan 2015 11:58pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is amazing, Doug! You wouldn't get me out there for all the tea in China (or wherever it is nowadays)

15 Jan 2015 12:49am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

une bonne recherche

15 Jan 2015 8:32am

Canon EOS 60D
1/100 second
ISO 200
106 mm