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Fiddling about with a shot from an old yellow waterproof (!)
APS minolta ..

A first go with a touch of drybrush effect

Taken aboard a wonderful yacht off the French normandy coast near Cherbourg, the deck newly scrubbed!

I must go back to the sea again … and get a better shot while I’m there….LOL …wishing hard here…!

Thanks heaps for looking and have just heard the watercolour group are using this image as a painting challenge!! what a huge and amazing honour!

Am happy to send the file to anyone interested.. and have seen a wonderful artwork already …. Homeward Bound by betha

Thanks I truly appreciate this wonderful honour.. something i’d never have dreamt possible

Cheers
maggie
:))))

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sea, boat, sailing, sail, yacht, boating, aboard, deck, vessel, yachting, fw, dinghysailor1

Hi! I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Scottish Borders and love trying to capture a moment to savour…
Thanks so much for looking
Cheers
Maggie
:)))

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  • AAR EMM
    AAR EMMalmost 5 years ago

    Oooh! Another cracker!

  • huge dinghy grins here! thanks shipmate! so delighted you like it… i always seem to want something more from shots afloat to give more of the feel.. like..a steeper heel of the boat.. bigger waves.. dolphins gambolling….etc…. but will just have to get out there more … I wish..LOL
    :))

    – dinghysailor1

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    Maggie … it’s got all the excitement and joy of a good day under the sails!!!! OOO … I’d be happy just to get out on the Chesapeake again!!!! Been too long for me, but your image brings it all back!!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

  • how great to see you my lovely friend.. wouldnt it be great to be shipmates for the day.. we just need .. oh i know.. we need a boat LOL.. .. so glad a little of my delight in the moment came thru..it was such a thrill to be aboard .. a real dream come true..

    cheers
    :))

    – dinghysailor1

  • Alessandro Pinto
    Alessandro Pintoalmost 5 years ago

    what an awesome capture…fabulous colors and light ! real action here…

  • thanks heaps ale it was a wonderful days sailing.. starting becalmed with me scrubbing the decks…LOL.. and then coming up to good winds and a photo opp!
    :)

    – dinghysailor1

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Makes you feel like you are right there. Wonderful capture.

  • wow thanks cee.. thrilled to be able to share a glimpse..
    :))

    – dinghysailor1

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesalmost 5 years ago

    I’m no fellow sailor, Maggie but this gives me the feeling I’m there.
    Beautiful shot and how wonderful you were able to enjoy yourself so.
    -Bobbi

  • thanks bobbi.. it was the thrilling chance of a lifetime to get the call to crew.. and i relished every second that week! but i still find i get sick on a car ferry…LOL..

    :))

    – dinghysailor1

  • Emma Collins
    Emma Collinsalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely comp, great shot Maggie :o)

  • Peter Lusby Taylor
    Peter Lusby Ta...almost 5 years ago

    Lovely shot Maggie, makes me yearn for the open sea- had a great wee sail down in Poole harbour last weekend with my old cruising pals and it woke up so many memories, what a strange and strong call the sea can make on us.. Peter

  • lol its got the same unsettling effect on me … was doing fine in a landlubbery sort of way til i came across this….
    :))

    – dinghysailor1

  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    this is 100% wonderful

  • big grins here steve – thanks!
    :))

    – dinghysailor1

  • triciamary
    triciamaryalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot! I can feel the salt spray from here!

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallalmost 5 years ago

    Ahhh… the sea and spray and wind…. and a sturdy ship…. nice one

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