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Launching the lifeboat

Hollum, Ameland, The Netherlands view map

On a family outing to the isle of Ameland, one of the Dutch Wadden islands, I witnessed the demonstration of the launching of the lifeboat "Abraham Fock". We weren't aware this was going on, but the woman we rented the apartment from luckily told us. It was a cold but bright day promising a good sunset, so I was excited to see the spectacle with dusk approaching. It all happened very fast, we had to run to see the best of it and avoid getting the crowds in the picture - some 700 people were watching. I like the warm colours and the action, and power of the wet and steaming horses and the brawny men accompanying them. This is part of a large series "launching the lifeboat", that even made it to number 1 in the Pbase populars and stayed there for 10 days.

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Ton T.22-Jan-2013 21:04
Wow dit is groots, wat een licht! V
chris morton29-Oct-2011 09:19
just room for me to add my tribute to the others; a very special occasion and you have done justice to it
flojoe19-Sep-2011 15:52
You are a very talented photographer, this is one of my favourite photos - I will come back to look around more!
geonni banner26-Aug-2011 01:56
Amazing and wonderful. Bravo! BV
Chun Lo25-Aug-2011 03:11
what an appealing scene!
anne13-Aug-2011 19:33
this is just an amazingly beautiful photograph !!...........big V
Guest 17-Jul-2011 20:25
Meesterlijk! BV
Roland27-May-2011 22:39
I can certainly understand why this is one of your favorites. V
boy yniguez26-May-2011 09:03
awesome photo!
Michael Tauber08-May-2011 19:25
Outstanding composition, light and beauty!!
roger fournier12-Apr-2011 18:56
Bravo,excellente présentation ,choc des cultures,un moment de grand bonheur.
slhoornstra19-Mar-2011 07:49
Reminiscent of the work of masters of painting, a photo to die for!! VVV
Gervan28-Jul-2010 15:31
Prachtige foto. Dit zou een schilderij uit
de Haagse School kunnen zijn!.V.
Buba Jafarli28-Jun-2010 12:25
Perfect in all respects - the lighting, the tones, the composition - all are outstanding here! V.
Kevin Giannini13-Jun-2010 00:03
Wow, beautiful image. The lighting and subject make this look almost like a Millet painting!
Bernard Bosmans17-May-2010 12:55
Can't keep my eyes of this beautiful scene, superb capture. V!!
emmanuel LB17-Mar-2010 17:59

Je vote
Ed McConnell11-Jan-2010 21:13
wow..I've never seen this done before..thanks
Claude Martin10-Jan-2010 20:48
This one looks like a master shot!
lisamidi09-Jan-2010 09:53
Speechless! BV
Inga Morozoff09-Jan-2010 02:08
There aren't enough words to describe what I'm seeing.
Guest 08-Jan-2010 05:24
Quite a travel in time! Very beautiful image!
regi olbrechts07-Jan-2010 16:56
John Skelton (IRL) wouldn't have done much better.
Big VOTE for this beautiful, powerful composition with such a great tones and silhouettes.
David Bannister03-Jan-2010 13:51
Beautifully done!! V
Guest 02-Jan-2010 22:10
De oude hollandsche meesters verbleken hierbij! Zeer indrukwekkend! - Monique
Marc Demoulin02-Jan-2010 18:24
Extraordinary tones Jeroen! vVv
Carol How02-Jan-2010 17:48
Absolutely a stunning image - drama and beauty! BV
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