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Sundown on the ferry

Taken late in the day in March, on the Wightlink ferry between Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and Lymington.

Sundown on the ferry

Taken late in the day in March, on the Wightlink ferry between Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and Lymington.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Aug 2009, 02:48
You are being comprehensively ignored, Ellie...even the boat has turned its stern to you.
EJWilkins: Not quite, the chap on the left knew I was taking the picture wink
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Aug 2009, 05:59
Very atmospheric Ellie
EJWilkins: I thought so too, and was lucky to get the timing right - with the sun shining on the water directly in front of them. I took a second picture, with it to the left but it was nowhere near as effective.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Aug 2009, 07:55
something special about being at sea and watching the sun go down
EJWilkins: There most certainly is,especially from the safety of a large ferry
I love these sort of images Ellie ... Back in the 50's my granny used to take us on day trips to the IOW on Red Funnel steamers which ran from the Royal Pier in Southhampton down Southhampton water past Hythe pier, past the old floating bridge, past Fawly Oil terminal and past the base where Saunders Roe built flying boats and I think hovercraft. Oh such dreamy days .

EJWilkins: Red Funnel still runs from Southampton and, I think, Portsmouth.

I have a feeling the flying boats were built at Calshot, I'm also fairly sure it's where they did the testing for hovercrafts.

I like these sort of pictures too, but it isn't easy to get them right.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 11 Aug 2009, 11:12
Lovely shot Ellie with the sun glowing on the middle person
EJWilkins: All in all I think it worked out quite well, I'd been patiently waiting for the sun to be inthe right place ... and hoping they wouldn't move!
Very nicely taken Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks Brian smile
That looks like a lovely still crossing. Well captured Ellie.
EJWilkins: The trip between the mainland and the Island is lovely, there's always something "special" to see.
Nice feel to this Ellie, perhaps because I am very fond of the IOW.
EJWilkins: Thanks Bill. I like visiting the Island too, always enjoy the crossing
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 11 Aug 2009, 18:33
The person in the middle appears to be fading away, very ghost-like! Looks like a lovely sunset to enjoy
EJWilkins: It might be because he moved slightly, it gives an interesting effect
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Aug 2009, 21:00
On one those new fangled Croatian ferries by the look of it. I like the silhoutte here. Looks to be a very calm sea.
EJWilkins: Yes it is. I was impressed with it. Although I understand there are a few issues to be dealt with I thought it was much nicer than the old ones.

I always seem to be lucky with the sea conditions, never crossed to/from the island when it's been rough.
Cracking shot Ellie. Love the silhouette figures.
EJWilkins: Glad you think so Ron, I was pleased with this too. smile
Fine composition Ellie, I do like the idea of shooting into the sun with the silhouette effect.
EJWilkins: It's something I like doing too, although it doesn't always work well - there are always a few to delete.

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