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Dozer Detail

If you head down to Hastings old town and down onto the beach you will come across Hastings fishing fleet. Comprising around 25 boats Hastings has the largest beach-launched fleet in Britain, with the boats being towed in and out of the water by Bulldozers. There are quite a number of them spread over the site, all looking well used and rather forlorn due to the seawater eating its way through the metalwork.

I managed to grab a few half decent shots on my recent trip with the local camera club, and although it was dark there were plenty of floodlights to work with. However; tripods, remote shutter or cable releases were needed, with many exposures taking up to 60 seconds, as one would expect doing night photography.

The light proved to be too poor to get any shots of the boats that I was happy with, so I’ll have to make a return visit on another occasion when there is still some natural light in the sky. Perhaps a trip early one morning will give me an opportunity to see the fleet in action.

5 thoughts on “Dozer Detail”

  1. Great texture and lighting. I like your vantage and framing, too. Can’t believe these were all shot in low light. Excellent long exposure shots, Dave!

  2. I think you did really well considering the low light conditions, but agree with Mark that light painting would make your job a bit easier (and it’s lots of fun!)

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