Whilst on Lindisfarne Island (better known as Holy Isalnd) in Northumberland, England, I made opportunity to walk down to the dock area there and the small beach they have there. All along the shore line was a collection of small fishing and row boats, many of which had seen better days. This boat, the Magpie as I understand it to be known as, was sitting there among the small vessels, resting upon the grass, reminiscing of past journeys and adventures, and sharing his wisdom with the other boats, as one might do who’s days are numbered. I love old boats like this. They exude such personality. Please view this image large to enjoy all its character and texture.

This is a HDR image combining 3 bracketed shots using Photomatix Pro for Mac.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS Zoom Lens
1/25, 1/60,1/160
Exposure Bias: +1.33, 0, -1.33
ISO 800

Primarily a landscape photographer, my enjoyment of taking photos has developed from a young age. Originally from Texas, I now live in England and am surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. I enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and camping. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three terrific children. I am a strong Christian and I believe that my love of photography and any talent I posses in capturing images comes from God.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Bradley.

  • Thank you Don. I have always wanted to capture this boat on the shores of Lindisfarne, ever since I saw Joe Cornish’s photo of it. Now it seems that it won’t be here much longer.. glad i took it when I did, but I wish I’d of had a better sky.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 4 years ago

    Nice work Bradley,cheers.

  • That is so kind of you. Thank you Warren. It means a great deal to me. I love boats really.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot Bradley!

  • Well thank you my friend. That is wonderfully kind of you. I do love boat shots indeed. I’m glad I got it before it has disappeared for good.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic composition!!

  • Thank you greatly Colin. It means a lot to me. I just wish I had a better sky but I had to take what I could as this was the only day we were gong to be here…. one of the difficulties when taking photos whilst on a family holiday.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Shawn.

  • Thank you dear friend. It is such a magical place to visit. My only wish would have been for a bit of blue sky instead of the grey and rainy day it turned out to be. Looking forward to a nice day in the Lakes sometime soon I hope.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • NancyC
  • So wonderful indeed. Thank you greatly. It is an honour and a privilege to have this featured in this wonderful group. (Big Smiles)

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    Great composition, & nice of you to give this boat another chance. It almost seems to have a smile on its face..er, bow.

  • LOL! Thank you my wonderful friend. Such a lovely observation and a beautiful compliment. I do love old fishing boats, with such beautiful texture.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinalmost 4 years ago

    I love your sense of composition here. Nice compression between the castle, the boat in the water and this old gorgeous one in the foreground!

  • That so kind of you to say. Thank you Vikram for that lovely compliment. I do have another one similar to this as you know, but I may save that fro sometime later. I love the way this balances as well.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...almost 4 years ago

    Ominous! :-) Like Vik, I love the composition with the contrast between the old boat and the new one, the colour foreground with the dreary distance. It works well!

  • Thank you my friend. I just wish we had seen a better sky though. They are a bit dark for my liking even with HDR. I do like the composition though. I appreciate your kind and encouraging words. Are you ready for Christmas yet?

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • olga  hutsul
    olga hutsulalmost 4 years ago

    What a great texture!

  • The boat had so much character. Such a lovely place to visit as well. I really would like to go back on a better day though. This was the best I could do with the sky that day. Thank you greatly. I really appreciate it.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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