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Stand By...

Gathering for the start of the Southport 24-hour Race, 17 September 2005.

24-hour-race.wlyc.org.uk/

 

They have to turn around and go off to the left when the race starts. Luckily, the breeze increased before they actually started!

 

This shot was actually an "accidental"! When I took it, I was concentrating on the cannons (and trying to avoid a beer glass that was standing near them), so the boats and water were just background. It was only when I downloaded it to my PC that I realised how wonderful the light was, with the blue sails almost fluorescent and the water like a rippled mirror.

 

I then had to do a major rotation and crop to change the attention from the foreground to the background.

 

Tenuous Link: Gun --> Guns

 

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Taken on September 17, 2005