The Matthew, Bristol, UK by buttonpresser

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The Matthew, Bristol, UK. Canon powershot s90

My original image comined with my own texture in cs 5.1 then painted in DAP using oil brushes created by Mary Warner from The DAP Cafe then painted again using chalk then blended the 2 images using layers in photoshop cs 5.1 Please click image to view large

Many thanks to everyone who views my work. Comment if you wish, but I’m afraid I am unable to respond or reciprocate at this moment in time. I will always try to repay a favourite though.

From wiki:

Matthew is a replica of a caravel1 sailed by John Cabot in 1497 from Bristol to North America, presumably Newfoundland. After a voyage which had got no further than Iceland, Cabot left again with only one vessel, Matthew, a small ship (50 tons), but fast and able. The crew consisted of only 18 people. Matthew departed either 2 May or 20 May 1497. She sailed to Dursey Head (latitude 51°36N), Ireland, from where she sailed due west, expecting to reach Asia. However, landfall was reached in North America on 24 June 1497. His precise landing-place is a matter of much controversy, with Cape Bonavista or St. John’s in Newfoundland the most likely sites.

Cabot went ashore to take possession of the land, and explored the coast for some time, probably departing on 20 July. On the homeward voyage his sailors incorrectly thought they were going too far north, so Cabot sailed a more southerly course, reaching Brittany instead of England. On 6 August he arrived back in Bristol.

As a child my plane crashed in the Himalayas & I was raised by an advanced civilisation that taught me photography, ESP & precognition, no, wait that was the Champions wasn’t it?

Ah well, 50+ & getting more muddled by the day.

Hope you enjoy my work, and feel free to buy anything you like enough. :-)

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  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    Wonderful work Dave.

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 1 year ago

    Super Matthew capture that conjures up the fantastic sailing vessel ….fab work Dave

  • shutterbug261
    shutterbug261over 1 year ago

    nicely done…very cool work, dave!

  • Berns
    Bernsover 1 year ago

    wonderful,love the pov

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Really beautiful…just love that cloudy sky!!

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...about 1 year ago

    Chosen for Technique / Ambiance / and Clarity.

  • Thanks Larry, sorry for the delay replying. Have been away


    – buttonpresser

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 1 year ago

    Super work, love the ominous feeling of a stormy sky beyond the rigging. Congratulations on your feature in A Love of Boats!

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