This is part of an ongoing series from The Shetland Islands.
I took this to show the texture and workmanship of just one of the many island boats around Mainland in the Shetland Island Group…. and was located in the Harbour outside the Lerwick Museum…
Mainly “Clinker” built, these type of hulls have been passed down to us through history by the Norse Vikings, who made this type of boat building an art form… And because of that, they changed seafaring history forever….
Click on image to enlarge…

Taken with a Lumix G2 using a 14 – 43mm Four Thirds lens with just a touch of HDR ( x2 ). and post op done on Picasa 3


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I live at Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, and have been involved in Horticulture all my life.
I play Blues Harmonica and Bodhran’ in my spare time, as well as getting involved with Genealogy and Medieval History,
I have also been acting for 40 years and was lucky to be cast as a judge in the movie “Stricly Ballroon”…
But my camera is my passion.

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  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistover 1 year ago

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    Great capture, Larry with lovely muted colours !

  • Thanks Mattie…I appreciate it.

    – cullodenmist

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    I really do like this Larry – great POV ! Oiled or varnished wood is so attractive don’t you think ?

  • This was so sleek… But being hand made, it would have cost a fortune…
    And I just love the finish…

    – cullodenmist

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    What beautiful wood. Gorgeous capture.

  • It was a real beauty…
    Glad u like it.

    – cullodenmist

  • Lissie E J
    Lissie E Jover 1 year ago

  • Wow…This is an unexpected Bonus…
    Thanks heaps.

    – cullodenmist

  • EvaMarIza
    EvaMarIzaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful-congrats on your feature :))

  • Thank you so much Eva,,,,
    I really appreciate you leaving the comment.

    – cullodenmist

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Very elegant and welcoming

  • How did I know that you would like this…?

    – cullodenmist

  • Len  Gunther
    Len Guntherover 1 year ago

    Another great shot, loads of character in this old boat

  • Its one of my favourites…
    I think that every tourist in the area would have taken her photograph…?

    – cullodenmist

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    What a beautiful boat, Larry. When I lived in Nanaimo I had one very like this, a Swedish-built, 22 foot cruiser, mahogany over oak.

  • I’m jealous……I wish that i could own something like that,,,,
    Sounds wonderful…

    – cullodenmist

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago


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