Skippool Creek - Lost Hope

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Just one of the attractions at Skippool Creek near Fleetwood in Lancashire.

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Comments (9)

GasGasL€X on September 21, 2012

I love it!!, Just cant go past a vivid photo of a funny little boat thats beached.. Great work Sam!

Neil Grimwood on September 21, 2012

I think its a case of all is lost mate,its made a great subject for a picture though.I think Ian has a point there too;-)

⚔ Richard ⚔ on September 21, 2012

Every boat tells a story Sam i just wonder what stories it could tell Like Regards Richard

Derek Geer on September 22, 2012

Way past its use by date but still makes for a stunning picture. I like the contrast with the other boats. Good title. Regards Derek

Neil Aitkenhead on September 24, 2012

Lovely old girl!

Dean Matthews on September 24, 2012

Never lose hope - though it's probably a bit optimistic in this case :-/ beautiful old boat, and a cracker of a shot Sam

Yorkshire Sam on September 25, 2012

Thank you Ian, you're right boat owners do seem to be able to just leave their wreckage to mother nature. I guess since the reason for abandonment is mostly down to insane fishing policies it would be rubbing salt into the wound to ask those that have lost their livelihood as a result to shell out for the cost of proper disposal.

It's not so little Lex but I'm pleased it caught your eye and comment, Cheers :o)

Cheers Neil G, it's not all bad as you say since it will be remembered as a great photo subject if nothing else given how many shots there are of it on t'internet alone. On the subject of LOST I had the sad dissapointment of losing an 8GB memory card here which contained many promising shots from the early part of my visit to the Lakes and was the cause of retracing my steps to ease the disappointment though a lot couldn't be repeated. As you have said before though the places are still there to visit again and I'm sure I will be that way again :o)

As it looks now Richard any future ones will be ghost stories but yes if only it could tell it's story. Cheers :o)

Thanks Derek, most shots I've seen of it show little else but her so I was determined to include the neighbours though any wider view would only have added ugliness in the way of rubbish and there wasn't a lot of scope for varied compositions.

Cheers Neil A , only lovely if you like em rough ;o). Photogenic though so I know what you mean :o)

Thanks Dean, the lovely light helped, minutes later in the gloom she looked far less beautiful and very forlorn. Cheers for the compliment :o)

my kindest regards and best wishes to you all, Sam :o)

David Brown Photogra… on February 5, 2013

Nice fixer upper Sam - perhaps a retirement project. Start now, it'll be done by time you retire!


See ya - David

Yorkshire Sam on February 5, 2013

J or D ( depends who's in) I'd be more tempted to put a match to it next November 5th and once the flames settle down shove some tatties in to bake in the embers while I set a few crackers and rockets skywards to send her off with a bit of a do.

Cheers , Sam :o)

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  • Uploaded on September 19, 2012
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    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/09/18 18:19:09
    • Exposure: 0.040s (1/25)
    • Focal Length: 95.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
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