This little fishing boat, abandoned on the beach close to my home in Eastbourne, is probably where my rekindled interest in photography started just over 12 months ago. I had bought an entry level DSLR, a Canon 1000D and was out snapping a few shots on auto to make use of the camera. I came across Springtide a took a shot. This became my first submission to Red Bubble and I was really encouraged by the comments I received i took some more pictures. A month or two later the 1000D had been replaced with a 50D and now I’m hooked.

This was a winter return to my favourite but sad little fishing boat, still sitting on the beach at Eastbourne. She looked even more forlorn in the snow.

This image shot on 9 January 2010 during one of the several spells of snow we ‘enjoyed’ here on the Sussex Coast.

Canon 50D
Canon EF-S 17 – 85 mm Telephoto Lens
Focal Length 41 mm
ISO 200
F11 @ 1/40th

Ref. 100109/2635

© Gary Gurr 2010.
None of my work is in the public domain and may not be copied, reproduced, edited, published or transmitted without my express permission or licence.


  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing capture Gary, I disn’t know it snowed overnight:-) Great work mate. Don.

  • Thanks Don, yes i was surprised too ;-0. Seriously thanks for adding it to your favourites.

    – Gary Gurr

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    I simply adore this capture!! Excellent!

  • Thanks for your kind comments Cee and for adding this to your favourites.

    – Gary Gurr

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...almost 5 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Cheers Colin, I am pleased you liked it.

    – Gary Gurr

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusteralmost 5 years ago

    This little boat looks so lonely! Wonderful moody image, I love abandoned boats and ship wreaks, this is neat! Dee

  • Thanks Dee, yes she is a rather lonely little craft. Maybe someone will do her up and sail her sometime.

    – Gary Gurr

  • danamh40
    danamh40almost 5 years ago

    What a great capture, Gary! Nice shot!!

  • I really appreciate your kind comments Dana. Thanks also for adding the shot to your favourites. Regards, Gary

    – Gary Gurr

  • mscott207
    mscott207almost 5 years ago

    wow….very cool work gary!! does it get much more dismal than this?!? well done!!

  • She is a very sad little boat at the best of times , I thought she looked even sadder in the snow.

    – Gary Gurr

  • mikebov
    mikebovalmost 5 years ago

    It does look a bit sad and rundown
    I little bit like the town it hails from

  • Cheers Mike, I would agree, it’s the loss of the cross channel business which I think has had a major impact on the town.

    – Gary Gurr

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much Lorilee, and for adding it to your favourites.

    – Gary Gurr

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantalmost 5 years ago
    OH My what a great shot,

    is this newhaven near brighton??

  • Thanks Malcolm, yes that is between Eastbourne and Brighton.

    – Gary Gurr

  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    nice one mate

  • Cheers Steve.

    – Gary Gurr

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