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Ships and boats

Steve Stamford | Simple sailboat

Simple sailboat

This delightful image consists of just one sailboat, bobbing about on the sea, Beaumaris in Wales. Thoughtfully composed the mast is exactly on the centre line and the horizon sits beautifully on the thirds to create a simple, yet sophisticated image.
Steve Stamford | Burnham Staithe LN156

Burnham Staithe LN156

The boat LN156 at low tide, Burnham Overy Staithe, North Norfolk leaning over at a sedate angle as she rests on the sand. Many small boats rest in this small creek patiently waiting for the returning tide.
Steve Stamford | Sailing boat Wagtail

Sailing boat Wagtail

A beautiful little sailing boat Wagtail on the sand at Overy Staithe, North Norfolk, Burnham Overy Staithe
Steve Stamford | Burnham Staithe Welcome Messenger

Burnham Staithe Welcome Messenger

The boat Welcome Messenger at low tide, Burnham Overy Staithe, North Norfolk her mast leaning over at a sedate angle as she rests on the sand. Many small boats rest in this small creek patiently waiting for the returning tide.
Steve Stamford | At anchor

At anchor

A small rowing boat attached to an anchor at low tide. A very shallow depth of field draws the viewer into the image.
Steve Stamford | Fishing boat returns

Fishing boat returns

A small fishing boat returns to harbour - a collection of gulls circle in the hope of a free meal
Steve Stamford | Lightship Sula 1

Lightship Sula 1

The Sula (originally called LV14) was built in 1958 and moored at Spurn sandbank in the Humber estuary until 1985. She is registered as an historic vessel and is one of the best preserved lightships in the world.
Steve Stamford | Lightship Sula 2

Lightship Sula 2

The Sula (originally called LV14) was built in 1958 and moored at Spurn sandbank in the Humber estuary until 1985. She is registered as an historic vessel and is one of the best preserved lightships in the world.
Steve Stamford | Tall ship Stavros S Niarchos

Tall ship Stavros S Niarchos

The 200ft Stavros S Niarchos, a tall sailing ship in Albert dock, Liverpool
Steve Stamford | Trawler FY 830 Atlantis

Trawler FY 830 Atlantis

The Atlantis - FY 830 is a trawler based at Looe in Cornwall. Built of steel in 2,000, just under 10m in length and a registered tonnage of 11.79. Seen here dockside and treated to a little colour popping.
Steve Stamford | Sailing coble Lady J mono

Sailing coble Lady J mono

Image of the clinker built boat on the sand at Whitby. The coble is a particular design that can be seen along the east coast.
Steve Stamford | CMS Warrior Tug

CMS Warrior Tug

The tug you see here is CMS Warrior and was doing battle with some pretty strong winds on the Mersey with added rain and hail. Weighing in at a little over 160 tonnes she is a Damen ASD 3210 and one of the vessels operated by Clyde Marine Services
Steve Stamford | Smit Barbados Tug

Smit Barbados Tug

The tug Smit Barbados does battle with headwinds on the River Mersey. Built in 2007 and weighing in at a mere 294 tonnes she's a comparative lightweight and is classified as a harbour tug.
Steve Stamford | Dazzle Ship

Dazzle Ship

Whilst on land camouflage is an attempt to blend in with your surroundings, on sea confusing 'Dazzle' paint was tried. The idea was the whacky shapes and colours caused confusion for the gun aimers. This ship - Edmund Gardner was a pilot vessel and was painted like this by Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez as a modern art piece. These days of course the computers do not care what colour the target is.
Steve Stamford | Ermol 6

Ermol 6

Ermol 6 is one of the dolphin watch trip boats operated by the aptly named Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips at New Quay in wales. Seen here as it has just left the harbour on its way out on a cruise.
Steve Stamford | Rope on the tiller

Rope on the tiller

Several turns of white rope neatly around a polished wooded tiller on a boat at Overy Staith.
Steve Stamford | Open

Open

The handle of a lifeboat with clear instructions on how to open
Steve Stamford | Aldeburgh Lifeboat

Aldeburgh Lifeboat

The RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat on its carriage and ready for the call to action.
Steve Stamford | Lifeboat bow

Lifeboat bow

An RNLI lifeboat on its carriage and ready for the call to action.
Steve Stamford | Frosty ropes

Frosty ropes

A hard frost has settled upon the front mooring rope of a narrowboat, the white contrasting strongly against the bright colours of the boat.
Steve Stamford | Lightship Sula 3

Lightship Sula 3

The Sula (originally called LV14) was built in 1958 and moored at Spurn sandbank in the Humber estuary until 1985. She is registered as an historic vessel and is one of the best preserved lightships in the world.
Steve Stamford | Duke of Lancaster 1

Duke of Lancaster 1

The Duke of Lancaster, originally a cruise ship for up to 1,800 passengers ended up on the Welsh coast with plans for it to be used for a variety of leisure activities. Known to many as The Fun Ship the plan met prolonged and sustained opposition from local authorities and in the end the owner gave up and here the ship lies to this day. The graffiti was added by several artists over several years with the permission of the owner. This image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial operation, copy of PfCO certificate available on request.
Steve Stamford | Duke of Lancaster 4

Duke of Lancaster 4

The Duke of Lancaster, originally a cruise ship for up to 1,800 passengers ended up on the Welsh coast with plans for it to be used for a variety of leisure activities. Known to many as The Fun Ship the plan met prolonged and sustained opposition from local authorities and in the end the owner gave up and here the ship lies to this day. The graffiti was added by several artists over several years with the permission of the owner. I hold a CAA Permit for Commercial Operation to fly and sell work from my drone. Copy of licence is available on request.
Steve Stamford | Duke of Lancaster 2

Duke of Lancaster 2

The Duke of Lancaster, originally a cruise ship for up to 1,800 passengers ended up on the Welsh coast with plans for it to be used for a variety of leisure activities. Known to many as The fun ship the plan met prolonged and sustained opposition from local authorities and in the end the owner gave up and here the ship lies to this day. The graffiti was added by several artists over several years with the permission of the owner. I hold a CAA Permit for Commercial Operation to fly and sell work from my drone. Copy of licence is available on request.
Steve Stamford | Duke of Lancaster 3

Duke of Lancaster 3

The Duke of Lancaster, originally a cruise ship for up to 1,800 passengers ended up on the Welsh coast with plans for it to be used for a variety of leisure activities. Known to many as The Fun Ship the plan met prolonged and sustained opposition from local authorities and in the end the owner gave up and here the ship lies to this day. The graffiti was added by several artists over several years with the permission of the owner. I hold a CAA Permit for Commercial Operation to fly and sell work from my drone. Copy of licence is available on request.
Steve Stamford | Burnham Staithe Jonathan James

Burnham Staithe Jonathan James

The boat Jonathan James at low tide, Burnham Overy Staithe, North Norfolk waiting patiently on the sand for the return of the sea.