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Looking back - the 08 Boat


The Fifth of July 2008 saw the arrival of the Round the World Clipper Race boats in Liverpool after racing for 35,000 miles across the oceans of the world to cross the finish line in front of the Albert Dock. Thousands of people turned out despite the rain forecast to welcome them home.

The ten boats, with their crews of amateur sailors reached the River Mersey about mid-day and raced up river to the finish line ten months after they had left Liverpool in 2007. The wining boat was the New York Clipper, the Liverpool 08 boat came fifth.

The Liverpool 08 boat is seen here preparing to enter the Albert Dock. In the background can be seen the cruise liner Grand Princess, visiting Liverpool for the day, and HMS Grimsby, the Royal Navy Warship that escorted the Clippers up river.

The 2009/2010 race will start from the Humber in September 2009 to return in July 2010

Looking back - the 08 Boat


The Fifth of July 2008 saw the arrival of the Round the World Clipper Race boats in Liverpool after racing for 35,000 miles across the oceans of the world to cross the finish line in front of the Albert Dock. Thousands of people turned out despite the rain forecast to welcome them home.

The ten boats, with their crews of amateur sailors reached the River Mersey about mid-day and raced up river to the finish line ten months after they had left Liverpool in 2007. The wining boat was the New York Clipper, the Liverpool 08 boat came fifth.

The Liverpool 08 boat is seen here preparing to enter the Albert Dock. In the background can be seen the cruise liner Grand Princess, visiting Liverpool for the day, and HMS Grimsby, the Royal Navy Warship that escorted the Clippers up river.

The 2009/2010 race will start from the Humber in September 2009 to return in July 2010

comments (8)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 4 Jan 2009, 00:59
Les this is super
Les Auld: Glad you like it vintage, thanks for the comment.
You have been at the Topaz Les. I think it is rather a good bit of software. you can go from subtle enhancements to total OTT effects (Guess which I have been doing!)
this is nicely tweaked and makes a great picture
Les Auld: I do think that Topaz is a great bit of software and I tend to use it on most images now, although I do aim to make it appear subtle and try not to go OTT, but then there are times when you just have to. Thanks for the comment.
as Bill says it sure does Les, great one.
Les Auld: Thanks Tim, one of my best moments of last year I think.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jan 2009, 10:36
I like the juxtaposition of the huge liner and the little yacht. What a strangely surreal effect this processing gives.
Ingrid
Les Auld: Most of the surreality, is there such a word, was down to the sun against the storm dark sky I think. Thanks for the comment Ingrid.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Back home in Southampton - sob!
  • 4 Jan 2009, 10:39
Suberb lighting, Les. The whites really stand out against that grey sky.
Les Auld: They do indeed Alan, thanks for the comment.
This is a superb image Les. I like the treatment!
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, I quite like it myself.
Nice strong colours against that heavy sky Les and what a difference in size of the two boats.
Les Auld: And they both go around the world, thanks for the comment Brian.
Very nice effect and interresting too : Bravo !
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, appreciate the comment.

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