Broken Dreams by John Hare

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The Good Hope rests at Skippool Creek, Poulton Le Fylde near Blackpool.
Over the years many people have tried to restore it but despite this, the ‘old girl’ is slowly rotting away.


Featured Image on Redbubble Explore Pages 9th May 2011

3 shot HDR processed in Photomatix with further adjustments in lightroom.

Nikon D5000, Sigma 10-20mm lens @10mm, ISO200, f7.1, 1/200 (e/v +/-2) tripod mounted.

M.F.V. Good Hope – FD3540
Fleetwood Trawler – Good Hope FD354
Official Number: ?
Net Tonnage: 28
Length: ?
Breadth: ?
Draught: ?
Built: 1948 by Alexanders of Wick
Engine: ?
1948: Built as Good Hope WK209, Owners Robert A. C. Donn and Others of Latheronwheel, Caithness.
1961: Registered still as Good Hope WK209, Owner G. F. Donn, Port Dunbar, Wick.
197?: Fishing from Fleetwood.
2010: Good Hope has been left to rot on Skippool Creek. She has been there for a long time

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John enjoys capturing images mainly around his home in the North West of England with a leaning towards land and seascapes. John also enjoys using modern processing techniques designed to give images a more in-depth feel to them. John is happy to discuss individual customers image requests.

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  • Callum Brown
    Callum Brownabout 4 years ago

    Nice work.. Well done

  • Thanks for your comment Callum.

    – John Hare

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 4 years ago

    A real beauty here mate, well done..

  • Thanks Jason, had real problems with noise in the black bow area (need to get the exposures sorted more). But as a HDR ‘virgin’ I’m fairly pleased with the end results.

    – John Hare

  • catchingthesun
    catchingthesunabout 4 years ago

    oh stunningly gorgeous

  • Thank you, many of the local photographers are addicted to this old boat.

    – John Hare

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 4 years ago
    Fantastic capture of this old boat. Love Skippool Creek.
  • John Hare
    John Hareabout 4 years ago

    Thank Lilian, one of my two favourite local haunts, the Creek and the Wrecks.

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneabout 4 years ago

    Super image with great POV

  • Thanks Peter, the jetty was a bit of a challenge, in fact I think it was in a worse state of repair than the boat!

    – John Hare

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallabout 4 years ago

    fab shot :) xxx

  • Thanks Denise, glad you enjoyed it.

    – John Hare

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2about 4 years ago

    “Congratulations bl6jdh1” Your Stunning capture of the “Good Hope”, has been Featured in the “Beach,River and Lake Treasures Group”. Now you have the wonderful opportunity to enter our “March Featured Members Challenge”. “Goodluck!”


  • Thank you so much for this feature. I am not only a new member of the group but also new to HDR photography. I am very flattered.

    – John Hare

  • Dora Artemiadi
    Dora Artemiadiabout 4 years ago

    Congrats!! beautiful shot!

  • Thanks very much.

    – John Hare

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