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Shot Across The Bow

By John-Tansey
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Oil on 12 X 12" panel.

September 1860 the USS Constellation fires on the American slave ship Cora. The 32- pounder long gun fired a shot across the Cora's bow to signal her to heave to and be boarded. The USS Constellation captured the Cora and freed 705 Africans that day...
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
6085x5558px 6.41 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
250
Date Taken
Nov 12, 2011, 2:00:50 PM
Sensor Size
8mm
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© 2011 - 2020 John-Tansey
Comments15
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ahappierlife's avatar
Stunning image. Stunning history too. Thanks for including it. Brings the painting to life. The waves are so convincing.
Dragonheart27's avatar
This is so gorgeous! :heart: Have you ever sailed on a tall ship?
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John-Tansey Traditional Artist
Hi Dragonheart27, thank you for the nice reply, nope never sailed on a tall ship, just a small sail boat...
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Small sail boats are awesome too! Both are a ton of fun. And you are very welcome! :D
wytherwing's avatar
outstanding work!
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Thanks
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my pleasure :nod:
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DawnArtistryProfessional Traditional Artist
Fantastic! You are really putting out some beautiful work! :)
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SarahSpencerArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Very nice! I really like the waves! You've created a nice atmosphere!
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John-Tansey Traditional Artist
Hi Sarah, thank you for the nice reply,the atmosphere wasn't as hard to paint as the little ships on this 12 x12" the next work will be much larger so as to see what the h Im painting, thanks...
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John, Another wonderful painting and the story is so interesting.:)
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Hi Carolyn,it is always a joy to hear from you, thank you and I am glad you like the story behind the painting. I have been so busy I have hardly been able to take some time and look at other art work, but hopefully I will soon. Have a wonderful November and December...
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ParbucklesStudent Digital Artist
Ohh really nice pic John. I like the colors and the gun smoke.
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John-Tansey Traditional Artist
Happy holidays Irina,well maybe its not exactly holiday time yet, I am very glad you like a ship painting with a little action in it. I am still trying to get brave enough to do a painting with several ships in it, each ship takes quite a bit of time to do...
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ParbucklesStudent Digital Artist
thankies.^^ of course I do Ships are almost inresistable in action. Yea do. when you're brave enough you can paint a fleet.^^ I for myself should try on drawing my ships too, but sadly I don't dare too....
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