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Old 30 October 2003, 04:13   #11
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Keith, great photos. Are there any restrictions on how close you can get to the rigs, warning signs, patrol boats etc ?

Andy - Medline (wish I had one) ! I have a Medline I which, you can see all over this site. It's for sale !

Red - nice shots, what camera are you using - any filters on it ? I never seem to be able to capture pictures like that !
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Old 30 October 2003, 04:50   #12
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No filters at all and shot on a Nikon D1x. took a series of shots that showed the whole colour change of the sky over about 10 mins...it is one of my favourite locations for sun set but you only get this sort of sky once in a while and this year I happened to be there at the right time.
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Old 30 October 2003, 06:15   #13
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Hi MeMe

The Admiralty Charts say you should stay something like 500m clear of oil rigs! However that would mean that you would be unable to go into the firth in this case. I think that that is more of a restriction when they are in the oilfields. They also state that you should be aware of rig support vessels etc.

I just go out around the rigs and take care. I also give them a shout on the radio and let them know I'm about if I'm going in close.

Great photos Red Fox.

Digital cameras are great. Next purchase for me is an aquapac so I can take my Sony Mavica FD200 out in the sib.

Any more folks?

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Old 30 October 2003, 06:36   #14
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The Bahamas

Just a simple shot which reminds me of the wonderful holiday I returned from last week. The sib on the beach tenders my brothers Centurian 47 which, as you see is anchored just off the deserted beach. She's sat with about 6ft under her heel, you could make out the crabs walking along the bottom from the deck above. It was about 76 degrees, the water wasn't far off that and the beer was chilled. Tomorrow I'll post a shot of my daugher taken with an underwater camera, believe it or believe it not, there's a shark in the water right behind her
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Hmm - looks like Swanage. Can you moor there?
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Should this thread not have been started under RIB CRUISING ?Anyway, one cannot shoot off the the Bahamas each weekend so, Abersoch is a lot closer. This picture was taken at 0855 this moring.
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