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photoblog image Put your foot down captain..........please.

Put your foot down captain..........please.

i just loved this scene, just so glad i wasn't on that boat with the impending storm looming.:)

Put your foot down captain..........please.

i just loved this scene, just so glad i wasn't on that boat with the impending storm looming.:)

comments (25)

  • VZ
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2008, 00:29
now we're talking! a composition for a textbook, Tim.
tim hitchins: woah VZ not sure about that but i'll take it cheers Victorsmile
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2008, 00:33
This is awesome Tim..really breathtaking. This is Tims page right? :p
tim hitchins: lol yes your right this time lol, most appreciated Adasmile
Did it sink, Tim?
tim hitchins: it bloody well did Chad and i became a national hero swimming through shark infested waters to rescue everybody lolgrin
Great photograph, I forgot to add, Tim. That storm looks fantastic...from land.
tim hitchins: lol cheers Chadsmile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Aug 2008, 09:18
I LOVE this! The light, the composition, the lone ship heading into the storm - brilliant. For me it conjures up images explorers setting off for the unknown all those years ago.
tim hitchins: cheers Ingid 6 months ago i wouldn't have seen that shot, but since joining SC i seem to have learnt so much with pleases me so muchsmile
  • padraig
  • scotland
  • 1 Aug 2008, 12:21
I agree Tim its a lovely scene, with a great sense of vulnerablity or excitement depending on which way you look at it.
tim hitchins: yes mate vulnerability is my take on it, think we just seem so small in the grand scheme of things, most appreciated mateysmile
  • Radel
  • 1 Aug 2008, 13:37
I love how you have framed this and positioned the boat. Nice one Tim.
tim hitchins: cheers Radelsmile
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Aug 2008, 14:18
Wowee. Now that looks like a mean storm. Breathtaking.
tim hitchins: luckily we missed the down pour smile So happy you thought that Harv.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2008, 16:29
Good find! I am sure they got a good wetting before it was all over.
tim hitchins: ha i bet they did Martin, not a lover of boats at all so i was so glad they were on it and not me lol, cheers Martinsmile
Love the depth and atmosphere of the sky here, but the masted boat on the horizon is the kicker!
tim hitchins: yes it sure was Kevin, lucky that just happened to be sailing by for suresmile most appreciated my friend.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOh I like this Tim.
tim hitchins: ooooooooooooh and i am so happy you did Billsmile
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 1 Aug 2008, 18:26
Oh wow! The ship looks so tiny against the huge threatening cloud!
tim hitchins: yes it does Alan, couldn't help but think sooner them than me smile cheers Alan.
  • A tranquil spot near Eden
  • 1 Aug 2008, 19:41
First class as usual, Sir Tim.

Eleven out of ten smile
tim hitchins: only 11 lol, your so kind matesmile
Wonderfully moody and atmospheric. I love it. Was the storm as bad as it promised?
tim hitchins: thank you so much Sheila, we missed the worst of it, partial downpour and some rumbles of thunder and it was gonesmile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 1 Aug 2008, 21:32
Oh but sailing into a storm makes life exciting, Tim.
tim hitchins: lol not for me Kathryn, one of few childhood memories i recall sailing on one of these in rough weather oh my never again, road,rail and sky but def not watersmile
ahh such vastness

it's always interesting to see how small we are when compared with the elements

brilliant work tim
tim hitchins: yes thats just what i was hoping for when i positioned the boat Doc, small and vulnerable too, most appreciated Docsmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Aug 2008, 23:11
That boat better put a best sail forward.

Excellent picture leaving me again in wonderment. How the heck do you always happen to be there...
tim hitchins: lol yes your not kidding Louis, and yes i do seem to have a bit of luck when it comes to storms and the like, so happy you liked it matesmile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 2 Aug 2008, 00:01
It's a great storm to view from afar.
tim hitchins: yes it sure was Larrysmile cheers mate.
It would be a good picture without the boat. With it, it's great. Well done.
  • simon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Aug 2008, 09:52
awesome picture!!!
This is a really dramatic shot - and I'm glad I'm not on it too!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Aug 2008, 22:18
I'm enthousiast-a sky full of change and variety, wonderful the shades of blue and grey- how little (see the silhouette of boat) we are- considering this large sky which gives a feeling of the universe! Tim, you are taking the most beautiful landscape-pictures!
What a photo, Tim! But I couldn't disagree more with you... wink I wish I had been on that boat! smile
Love the way you've included such a huge expanse of sky, with the tiny ship positioned very well
tim hitchins: cheers Mark yes i think it worked really wellsmile
  • laura
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Mar 2009, 00:26
just been having a look at your pictures for the 100000x, this picture made me laugh because it took me ages to figure out why you had 'put your foot down captain...please' as the caption. then i saw the cloud hehe. your photographys has clearly progressed recently dad! you must do something about it, wouldnt call you an 'amatuer' anymore, im very very veryyy proud of you. i love you
tim hitchins: i hope that ain't 0.26am on a school daygrin love you Laura now and always, see you soon xxxxxxxxxxxxsmilesmile

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