193. Dockyard

by Jarvo J May. 28, 2009 7523 views

Lesson - focus on the most eye catching part of the composition!

Is that it? People of a certain age from the UK will remember a tv programme called Blue Peter. Every year they ran a charity appeal where viewers were asked to send in old stamps, milk bottle tops, socks etc. The BBC would take these down to the scrap merchants and change them for cash which would be used for whichever charitable purposes had been chosen. In the studio was a “totalizer” which flashed away with some huge numbers indicating how much had been collected. On more than one occasion the prupose of the appeal was “to buy a lifeboat”. Sounds impressive, doesn't it? Well it did to the young Jarvo, as huge numers like a thousand, a million, thirty-seven flashed onto the screen. For years, I'd imagined that I'd helped buy a montser of a boat, something that could single handedly save everyone on the Titanic and still have room to spare. And then today, in a dusty old shed, a considerably older Jarvo came face to face with what had actually been bought. Disappointed? Well just a bit.

Next time I go to sea, it's going to be in a one-man submarine built out of old oil drums.

Submarine built for a James Bond film. Quite a large scale model of a Russian sub.

At last, a proper sub. But, a bit of a fish out of water.

Red alert.

We've dived so deep the pressure has broken the guages.

And to think, you can fit all of that into one of these!

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Eric Abalea 11 years, 7 months ago

Vraiment très belle série... Très touffue, mais de vraiments beaux clichés!

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Péter Somogyvári 11 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting set, great shots!!!

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Ivan 11 years, 7 months ago

Great set! I really like #1 prespective

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Ricardo 11 years, 7 months ago

strange things!
(yeap kinda disappointing!)

and I like 6#;)

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Katalin Szeles 11 years, 7 months ago

wow, great set! #5 is fantastic!!

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Paul 11 years, 7 months ago

Great post....love the angled shots and as always a great commentary,,,,,,where else could you get Doctor Who, James Bond and Blue Peter in one visit????

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
David Cardona 11 years, 7 months ago

Great post! I added last one into my favorites. Well done work!

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Marsha 11 years, 7 months ago

Excellent set, Jon! So much variety and interesting sights to see - and great commentary! Really like #5 and the angle you got on #12.

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Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 7 months ago

wow, stunning.

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Jet28 11 years, 7 months ago

Awesome set, particularly love 1, 5 and 12! The only time I've ever felt claustrophobic was on a submarine :-(

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Luucha 11 years, 7 months ago

great set!!!

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Brian 11 years, 7 months ago

Great set Jon, there are so many pictures here that I love. I was on a submarine myself for 4 years in the navy but not the yellow oil drum type:) Well done!

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Michael Sakowicz 11 years, 7 months ago

Well said. You have some great captures and awesome angles here, Jon. Really nice work.

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Jarvo J 11 years, 7 months ago

I'd best post the answer here, or everyone will ask the same question: On the site on the dockyard is also a Police Museum. The police box is theirs. Nothing to do with Dr Who really, I just made that bit up.

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Stormm 11 years, 7 months ago

excelent. bravo!

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Ittakesallsorts 11 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic shots - luv all those maritime bits - although not sure where Dr Who fits in ;-}
(what is that in the drydock?)

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