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Racing for the line

Sunday 16th September 2007 sees the start of the 2007-2008 Round the World Clipper race. Leaving Liverpool in the afternoon, ten clippers, crewed by enthusiastic amateurs and skippered by the sole proffesional seaman, will set sail for a 35,000 mile race around the world lasting ten months. to return to Liverpool in July 2008.

Seen here is the Liverpool-08 clipper racing for the finishing line in front of the Royal Liver Building at the end of the 2005-2006 race. It was a little grey on the day and the river was starting to get choppy as the wind increased.

I know the picture is a little horizontally challenged, I was standing on the heaving deck of a Mersey Ferry at the time and it was difficult to stay still.

Racing for the line

Sunday 16th September 2007 sees the start of the 2007-2008 Round the World Clipper race. Leaving Liverpool in the afternoon, ten clippers, crewed by enthusiastic amateurs and skippered by the sole proffesional seaman, will set sail for a 35,000 mile race around the world lasting ten months. to return to Liverpool in July 2008.

Seen here is the Liverpool-08 clipper racing for the finishing line in front of the Royal Liver Building at the end of the 2005-2006 race. It was a little grey on the day and the river was starting to get choppy as the wind increased.

I know the picture is a little horizontally challenged, I was standing on the heaving deck of a Mersey Ferry at the time and it was difficult to stay still.

comments (5)

  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2007, 14:57
Great action shot, especially as the weather did you no favours! Mike
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment Mike, bad weather holds no terror for us hardy Liverpudlians, anything to get the shot. Actually I was quite well protected on the lower deck of the ferry.
well caught les,like this alot.
Les Auld: Thanks Michael, glad you like it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Sep 2007, 10:20
The horisontal challenge is about half a degree - if so much. Looking at the building tops and liver birds.

Excellent action and I like the low tone colours.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, the tone is due to shooting into the sun, glad you like it.
Fantastic shot. Well captured. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: Thanks dave, t'was a great day on the river.
Good shot, especially considering the condition in which it was taken. I don't know how much you like to tweak your photos, but there are plenty of programs that can fix slanting horizons without going the full Photoshop route.
Les Auld: Thanks Ian, I just tend to use PS for all my post processing but I did deliberately leave this at an angle. It is quite amazing just how quickly conditions change on the river, not ten minutes before it was raining.

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