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A beacon of hope by LordLJCornellPhotos A beacon of hope by LordLJCornellPhotos
Time for another shot of the MV Dayspring. You may remember I have become quite fond of this boat on my visits to the Scottish Highlands. This is a late afternoon shot with the sun lighting her up as the clouds roll in behind her.
This boat was left stranded on the shore during a bad storm some time ago. The tide has never been high enough since to re-float the boat so it remains stuck on land rotting away. It is near Corpach, across the water from Fort William in the Scottish Highlands and you can see Ben Nevis in the background.
The boat is called the MV (Merchant Vessel) Dayspring and she foundered on Dec 8th 2011. 

Here is some of her history   
mvdayspring.co.uk/
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
excellent
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful ;photo
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks David :) 
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure
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artin2007 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
This shot seems more pleasing than the other...
...seems more HD, and better light...
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
The other one was edited to look like a film shot from the 1970s so the colours are muted. Also it didn't have the light of this picture. That's why they are different.
Im glad you like them anyway :D
I have taken many pictures of this boat so I do edit them in different ways. 
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Malleni-Art Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful light you have captured in this one ! :heart:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D:D:D
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful series of captures, LJ!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Sheri :)
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course, LJ!
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner May 8, 2016   Traditional Artist
I love all your shots of the MV Dayspring. The colours are just so pleasing. Rust photographs well. Especially in that light, and with those dark contrasts of the background. Gorgeous, Lawrence!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Angele :hug:
I have many more pictures to come. I like to spread them out though :)
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piglet365 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
Gorgeous light.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Oriole :hug:
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Omoidenoki Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Nice light ! 
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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SatyaSaruchi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Gorgeous piece ! Clap Clap Clap 

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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Satya :)
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SatyaSaruchi Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome so Much... :)
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016   Photographer
Wonderful capture Lawrence!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Peggy :) I was lucky with the light :)
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016   Photographer
You're very welcome Lawrence!:iconbutterflyplz: For sure!
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SilverMixx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A classic shot, almost too good to be true. :nod:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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RMS-OLYMPIC Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so beautiful! I love all the colours.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2016
The boat would make a nice shelter to camp out in for a few days. Or move into permanently :lol:
Great shot and backstory :clap:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I wonder what it's like inside? 
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Some people certainly must have ventured inside by now I would think. A rope with a grapple and you're as good as in :lol:
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ClairObscur16 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
 What a splendid picture!  Though the boat isn't as much ruined as I would like....I'll wait for 3 or 4 years of winter rain...
  May I try some drawings?
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
yes you can draw this if you like :)
it will get worse in time 
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anastipanic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful light and subject :)
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Ana :)
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digitalHD Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional Photographer
I love the Scottish Highlands myself. Thanks for sharing!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) 
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Onion-chutney Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
I love the light in this one Lawrence, the way it colours the boat and the grey background is beautiful
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, it was.a lovely splash of light for my picture :)

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yadiyada27 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2016
Another great perspective and really nicely composed as always :).
I was just reading your other comment about the 12 hour drive there. Quite a drive but getting there it is half the fun Lawrence. For me, when I take a road trip, is not the destination that excites me but the things that I would see along the way. That little detour sounds like winner :thumbsup:.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Yadi :hug:
The problem with that journey is you are driving through the highlands to get to Skye. You honestly would never get there if you stopped along the way. There are too many reasons to stop all the time. 
The drive is part of the fun for me too. I love driving. The detour sounds great and I will do it next time I am just going to the highlands for sure. When I am going to Skye though, I just want to be there :love:
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yadiyada27 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
:lol: Too many reasons to stop. I like the sound of that! :D You go there a lot it seems. There's only one place that I could go as much and that's home :laughing:.Were you born in Scotland? :confused:...;)
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha
honestly, you could stop every hundred metres. you'd never get anywhere :lol:
No, I wasn't born in Scotland. I just love it. I especially love the Isle Of Skye but I feel totally at home there in that wild landscape. 
I live near London. There is no space down here and when you do find some space it is flat. There are no mountains. 
Whenever I get the chance I head North into Yorkshire, Cumbria, Northumberland, North Wales and Scotland. 
I am going to get back into travelling further now though. Iceland first. 
You know when you find somewhere you feel you are a part of? Well that is Skye for me. 
I never want to leave. 
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yadiyada27 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
:aww:
London sounds like Florida. Flat. :lol:
I was kidding about Scotland :giggle:. It was a good question though, I wasn't born in Puerto Rico, so you never know! :) It is great that you feel that way about such a pretty place :hug:. Iceland!? When are we going!? :rofl:.


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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
July. So make sure you are packed ;)
That would be cool :lol:
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yadiyada27 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
:lol: There's a little inconvenience called "wedding anniversary" that month. Darn it! :rofl:
Sorry Lawrence...another time? :lol:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Surely he wouldn't mind? :lol:

ok Yadi. I'll wait for another time :)

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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
I love this wonderful ship of hope!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Pia :hug: I love it too :)
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Enlothien Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
I love this shot. :)
By the way, is it just me or does Ben Nevis actually look kind of small (as in "not high") in almost every picture? Even in reality, when I saw Ben Nevis for the first time, I was like "Excuse me? Whom are you trying to tell you are the highest mountain in the UK?" It's possibly because it's so flat on top, what do you think?
Oh, and when you go to Scotland again this summer, in case you drive up the A82 to Fort William, you should consider stopping by "Corran" on your way. You can park the car and just take the ferry over to Ardgour by foot because it's free for pedrestians. The ride only takes about 5 minutes, and in Ardgui, on the shores of Loch Linnhe, there's another stranded old fishing boat like this one. We sadly didn't have the time to take a closer look, so I can't tell you if it's as impressive as the MV Dayspring, but since it's just a tiny detour, maybe you should check it out. :-) Ardgour also has a pretty light house and a cozy pub with delicious homemad soup, it's very creatively called "The Inn". :D
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