Waiting For Shout No.70

Brixham, South Devon.

I finally thought there was a possibility of a glorious sunset as the weather was looking good all day and forecast was for sunny intervals. As seems to be the case at the moment the rain and dark clouds moved in and killed a chance of a shot so I thought. This was one of a handful of shots taken in a small 10 minute break in the weather.

I was surprised to see that Brixham’s lifeboat station viewing area still open so late, I therefore took the opportunity to pop in and have a look. I saw there were details of the latest shouts and the last was No. 69 which involved the rescue of all those concerned. Hence the title of this image.

The shot itself was a real challenge as the lifeboat was moving around a little and although a faster shutter speed would avoid the issue of movement I also wanted movement in the sky. This was the only shot of the five I took where the boat remained still for the 20 second exposure.


  1. Came out really well mate

  2. A lovely moody sky.

    Via rosyrosie2009′s contacts’ uploads on Fluidr

  3. Terrific shot Martyn, I love the overall colours as they work well with this ominous sky, well done.

  4. Good moody shot, the right balance between natural light and town lights.

  5. Nice work Martyn. Cracking mood to the sky.

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