Stills V3

February 28, 2015

RNLI

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 16:42
RNLI Staircase

I had the privilege of being helmsman on an RNLI lifeboat and attended the rescue of several sailors in the sea off a burning tanker just outside Dover Harbour. I was instructed to shut my eyes if I felt sick as I was in a simulator which wasn’t actually moving. The sea state was turned up to a storm level that did make me feel sick but I didn’t close my eyes as I was so fixed on the rescue. I did feel very sick and I took several hours to recover.
This staircase was made by the RNLI riggers.

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1 Comment »

  1. Rex – I’m tempted to say that this one is a bit ropey, but that would be too obvious. It is, of course, a lovely study of an extremely unusual architectural feature, and a great photograph rendered with your usual rigorous attention to detail. I love the swirling curved and circular lines all through the photograph, emphasised by the straight cutting edge of the balcony to the left. It’s almost like the elements of the image are in motion. The tones and the gentle high-key are really pleasing to the eye, and this is one I will be coming back to again and again. By the way, is that a stray algorithm I see about eight coils in between the balcony rail and the light fitting…

    Comment by nigelharvey — February 28, 2015 @ 21:50


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