Some images from 2012 Brixham sailing trawler race

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by grebeman, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    A rather grey day with a lowering cloud base and increasing wind presented some challenging conditions, particularly for the smaller craft

    The Mounts Bay pilchard driver Girl Sybil with a seemingly relaxed crew

    Vigilance close hauled and running up into the wind defending the King George V perpetual challenge cup as winner for the last five years

    Vigilance coming about


    Pilgrim, newly restored to sailing condition and very much as original in external appearance

    Minor cropping to correct any sloping horizons

    The days shoot has generated two other posts

    Panasonic GH2 with Olympus 50-200mm, f/2.8-3.5 4/3 fitting zoom

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  2. What wonderful old boats! Thanks, Barrie, really good to see these old girls out there and amongst it.
  3. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Thanks Sue. Yes, they're older than we are, the oldest was built in 1895, the youngest in 1926. All loving restored by volunteer labour. Wish I lived a few miles closer and on the other side of the Dart estuary, I reckon I'd be up for some of that.

  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Good to see - a pity the sun stayed away but I guess the grey skies are not atypical.
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  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Bill, no problem with the lack of sun, these are working boats, or were, and I wanted to show them in typical working conditions, so no pretty blue seas and skies for me thank you :smile: Also it helped to avoid blown highlights given the low contrast of the actual scene.

  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Wonderful pics Barrie :)
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  7. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Annnnnd i missed these when I made my comment in the seasick thread
    Lovely old boats, lovingly restored, maintained and sailed.
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  8. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Beautiful photographs.

    So much skill represented in these boats: oroginal builders, those who restore and maintain them, those who sail them - and of course the photographer...::smile:
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  9. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Excellent photos Barrie!
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  10. Never been a sailor, looks like a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun.
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