Uploaded 24-Apr-10
Taken 23-Apr-10
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A very rare chance for me to get the camera out. On the water I'm usually too involved in either teaching or racing to take any shots.

Shot in the eastern Solent, the structure in the background is one of what have come to be known as Palmerstones Follies. These were forts built to defend the eastern entrance of the Solent against Napoleons invasion fleet and I've been told they are actually doughnut shaped, with a hole in the centre right down to the seabed. For their time it was very advanced engineering. If anyones interested, theres one for sale right now.

This shot is part of the same sequence as the dramatic sunset shots here, but looking southeast instead of west and maybe 5 minutes or so before while there was still a breath of wind.

Shot at 1/800s, f/13, ISO 400 at 140mm.