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Newlyn Harbour

25th April 2013

We arrived at 7pm and the weather was not promising; on the cold side and very dull with a completely overcast sky.  Then we started getting wet as the drizzle came.  However some of us persevered, the rain stopped and around sunset we even got a bit of detail in the sky.  This photo was taken on one of the pontoons.

Fishing vessels in Newlyn harbour.

Fishing vessels in Newlyn harbour.

From the pub car park you can see the Fisherman Memorial.  At night it is illuminated and it did look rather grand so I took a quick photo of it before having a pint. (For those of you into photography the shot below was taken hand held at f2.8 at iso 2000.)  The memorial was unveiled by Anne, Princess Royal in 2007; cast in bronze the colour then was magnificent but now it has already changed to the typical blue/green colour.  The memorial was erected to the memory of all  the fisherman from Newlyn who have lost their lives at sea.  The fisherman is standing on a compass deck about to throw a landing line.   You can see the town of Penzance in the background.

Fisherman Memorial

Fisherman Memorial

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6 responses

  1. Great composition. Also, the vibrant red boats work well with the muted docks and sky.

    April 27, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    • Thanks. It would have been a different photo if the sun was shining. You don’t always need the sun…

      April 27, 2013 at 7:56 pm

  2. Fabulous photos!

    April 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

  3. Pawesome photos!

    April 27, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    • Paw, that’s nice. Thanks.

      April 27, 2013 at 10:52 pm

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