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Registered: June 2013
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Taken in BEER, East Devon, UK from a high viewpoint on the upper path. I was amused by the flags on the boats!
· Date: Tue February 4, 2014 · Views: 286 ·
Keywords: Beer, Devon
Camera Make / Model: Canon EOS 400D
Lens Make / Model: 55-250 Canon kit lens
State / County / Area Image Taken: Beer, devon
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United Kingdom
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
Tue February 4, 2014 8:06pm

The perspective setting the trio of fishing boats against the water helps to make them stand out strongly in the image. I can see the flags on the two outer boats but what is that object on the mast of the middle ship?


Registered: June 2013
Posts: 1,763
Tue February 4, 2014 10:21pm

I am not sure Jan - I think it may be a wind indicator possibly?

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Wed February 5, 2014 12:41am

Your perspective provides a very unique view of these boats - showing them in a dry dock state rather than just pulled up on the shoreline. But those flags - they tell a story all by themselves. My mind takes me to the streets in this town where they are on the shore and the captain of the ship with the Pirate flag is hobbling with his wooden leg around town - stalking the captain of the boat with the British flag. But the crew of the Barbara Jean are just sitting and relaxing in a cafe sipping some good sweet wine.

Registered: April 2009
Posts: 1,415
Wed February 5, 2014 11:02am

Hi John.
well spotted, boats on the beach are always worth a go in my view.
I might have cropped it a bit closer at top and left side, sort of tightens the image a bit more for me.
I believe the metal piece at the mast head is a radar reflector.
Best wishes

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Thu February 6, 2014 8:09pm

Yep, you can always depend on a colourful display from the fishing boats.
The metal triangle is a radar corner reflector - in effect a radar reception signal booster to give a stronger return on the screen. It collects microwave radio waves emitted from radar sets and beacons and is "aimed" at the radar mast - in this case a small cross aerial for'ard and immediately behind the lifebuoys.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,829
Tue February 11, 2014 4:32am

Terrific colours John. Intrepid fisherman who sail out on those small boats, as mad as those down here who fish the Bass Strait some of the most dangerous waters in the world.

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