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I am really chuffed with this shot, which is of an X-Craft midget submarine in Aberlady bay, East Lothian, Scotland. I've wanted to get a shot here for a long long time but it depends on tides and sunset times and I only realised that the tide and times were right about 3 hours beforehand. It takes me an hour to drive there followed by a 40 minute walk. So it was a rush and all the way there the cloud was banking up and I thought it was going to turn into a dud. I got there just at sunset and the cloudage was still in place and almost wasn't going to bother but I set up and took a couple of test shots which were ok, but not flickr shots. Then the clouds started to break and the sun started to light up the clouds and bingo. I'm really really pleased with the shot.

 

As some of you know I've not been well for some time but over the last couple of weeks I've tried to get out a bit and it has just confirmed my belief that I must be the luckiest photographer ever because on each occasion I've been able to get shots that I've been really pleased with and that was because the conditions just came together for me at the right time... I've only been as lucky as this in one other aspect of my life and she married me :o)

 

Finally if you are interested in the history of the X-Craft:

 

fyca.sbmyc.com/Publications/CruisingGuide/cruisingp5.htm

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_class_submarine

 

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Taken on August 16, 2012