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Copyright: Bill Fitzgerald (macgarret1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 273] (1359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-23
Categories: Transportation
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S7000
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/550 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ..::rusty-spotting::.. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-11 10:10
Viewed: 2100
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another ship again I’m afraid……..

A sad end for an old Clyde "Puffer"?

We were driving from Clifden on the road to the Connemara National Park when we saw this old vessel tied up by the lonely looking quay a mile or so from Letterfrack. The rust-red coloured hull shone brightly in the golden morning sunshine as we approached the quayside from a distance. We were astounded to see that, on close-up inspection, we were looking at almost 100% genuine rust that seemed to cover most of this ship's time and tide worn structure.

On returning home I was able to discover more about the interesting history of this ship and information about "Puffers" in general, please see link below if interested.


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  • haben Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 177 W: 10 N: 19] (1161)
  • [2007-10-11 10:16]

hi bill
great shot. very good compo and perspective. the colours are great and i love the surface of the ship. great motive and very good captured.
have a nice time

Hi Bill,

I love it! The colours are great and there is a saddness too it, rust is like the cancer of metal ships and this looks like a disease! Really good.


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-10-11 11:52]

Hola Bill,
espléndida foto...
el tiempo deja huella,
original composición y detalles,

Crisp, colourful, wel exposed and a good composition. Most of all the detail is excellent. Nice work Bill. I do not award or accept points.

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-10-11 23:03]

A great an authentice photo, the strong colours makes this an attractive picture. Nice composition and a fine note!

Hi Bill,
brilliant textures - very sharp details. Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

hahaha.. Bill the boat can hardley hold on to the dock
One slight wind and he turns over. Realy a comic sfot, but razor sharp .. looking to the horizon.
Are there more of these in Irelend? maybe in the old days a small freighter?
Will read your link tomorrow
Thanks / Sláinte :-)
* pl
met a very nice couple from Ireland in my last Spain vacation
and we all 4 'clcked ' great..
So maybe next year I might vissit ''Sligo'' in the republic..
I am trhilleed.. always wanted to go see the land of Bill Fitzgerald, Dana and Johnny Logan :-)

Hello Bill !

Cool post and informative link ! Yep, these small coastal carriers disappeared in many countries. Years ago , the sea was the only way to visit remote coastal villages. Now roads and bridges have been built. Even the impossible bridges and tunnels are now realities ( the Eurotunnel ,the Storebaelt bridge , Confederation Bridge in Canada and Hong Kong bridge are some examples.

Thanks for showing us this cutie (^_^).

Hello Bill,
Well... Seen better days for sure!
But the worse they are as ships the better as photo subject... The colour of rust always looks great in sunlight!
Effective point of view, good lines in the composition and the tight framing works well!
Pablo -

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-10-23 11:30]

Hello my friend Bill
We call this in Dutch: Een roest bak :-)
A rusty vessel Still excellent presented, only the scarlet ribbon is missing:-)
Bye Bill

Hi Bill,

This one appeals to my eye... as you know, I like taking quayside shots myself!

I love the angle that you have got here, giving really strong perspective and great line in the image.

It's beautifully exposed too, with rich, sharp colour and really good contrast.

An excellent shot.


Hello Bill,

Great rust testure here.
Excellent sharpness and colors. TFS


sparkling shot and so crisp and saturated
i like the title
do you know what a pibroch is?
this must be a lament
boat and dock hug each other and create an interesting mass on the diagonal
you got one of the blue skies i wish i had right now

Hi Bill,
Fantastic photo.Congratulation.
Best regards,

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