Every now and again you get caught up in an event quite accidentally, one of those 'right place right time' moments. You will soon realise from some of my images that I am a Cornish Pilot Gig rower and spend many hours exercising my passion around Falmouth Harbour at different times of the day.
One such calm, fairly tranquil day my crew and I were heading out towards Pendennis Point in a gorgeous early morning light, beneath an ochre sky with a water colour sun reflecting all round. Suddenly the deep roar of engines filled the air as the Falmouth Lifeboat rounded the docks and surged past us heading out to sea. Stirred by the heavy wake we stopped rowing and with camera in hand I captured the moment, "First Light". An image that has proved popular with many people from lifeboatmen to those that adore this Falmouth Harbour scene and evocative mood.
Following a number of interested parties from the lifeboat station it was pointed out that this was an actual 'shout' and they were indeed off to help someone in distress making this image very emotive as well as beautiful. I love the contrast in the content between the serious formality of their mission and the fabulous palette of colour that frames the whole picture.
This one looks superb as a large fine art print and framed.