Heroes of the Sea by mikebov

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I took this picture in Dec 2007
The lifeboat is just leaving the safety of Newhaven Harbour

I was on the Beach at Seaford Sailing Club some 2km away from the action.
Winner of Emergency Services challenge in “Neighborhoods” group
JOINT WINNER Boats for business Challenge in “Beach,River & Lake Treasures”

Camera Panasonic fz50
100 iso
f4 1/160th sec
full zoom 420mm

These guys have my upmost respect
They are all volunteers, they do not get paid.


lifeboat, newhaven, storm, waves


  • linda858100
    linda858100over 5 years ago


  • Thanks Linda

    – mikebov

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 5 years ago

    That is one stormy sea and not only a great action image Mike but a very fitting tribute to the wonderful work these volunteers do around our coastlines, well captured,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thankyou Rod
    Our mountain rescue teams are another group who also deserve our respect

    – mikebov

  • John Beamish
    John Beamishover 5 years ago

    Great shot.

  • thankyou

    – mikebov

  • kcdd6
    kcdd6over 5 years ago

    Great capture Mike.

  • thankyou

    – mikebov

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

    Wow !!

  • thanks arrowman

    – mikebov

    ANNETTE HAGGERover 5 years ago

    great shot mike, I love all the sea spray over the life boat….Im sure Lorus will be doing a painting of this very shortly ! …anna : )

  • mikebov
    mikebovover 5 years ago

    I think so
    Not sure if I can put this into our exhibition,unless I keep the print size down to A4, due to the heavy cropping I think it may be too grainy.

  • leigh banks
    leigh banksover 5 years ago

    These guys are awsome,, gusty weather, not sure I’d like to be out there……..great capture.

  • thanks Leigh

    – mikebov

  • Jane Best
    Jane Bestover 5 years ago

    WOnderful capture! Exciting and dramatic action here. You caught it all perfectly.

  • thankyou Jane

    – mikebov

  • PamelaJoPhoto
    PamelaJoPhotoover 5 years ago

    That is some zoom you got there….beautiful capture!

    Those men are the true heros!

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