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photoblog image From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

ALL IN A ROW  (For Boat Friday)

Another shot taken in the early 70’s.when we were able to travel widely before having our son in August, 1976, this was taken on the quay side at Oban, in the west of Scotland. We spent almost a week there travelling on local buses and ferries around the area and at that time Oban still had quite a thriving fishing industry, I don’t know how it is faring these days. This is a line of small trawlers pulled up to the quay side, probably at the weekend when they were back from being at sea.

From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

ALL IN A ROW  (For Boat Friday)

Another shot taken in the early 70’s.when we were able to travel widely before having our son in August, 1976, this was taken on the quay side at Oban, in the west of Scotland. We spent almost a week there travelling on local buses and ferries around the area and at that time Oban still had quite a thriving fishing industry, I don’t know how it is faring these days. This is a line of small trawlers pulled up to the quay side, probably at the weekend when they were back from being at sea.

comments (16)

I really like this B&W shot, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, this is a place we would like to go back to after all these years.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 May 2015, 05:03
A classic here, Brian, so much details LOVE the B&W. Fisher boats are so photogenic.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, this is a place we would like to go back to after all these years.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 May 2015, 06:12
There will be people in Oban who would love to see this, Brian
Brian Walbey: NO doubt the older folks will remember it looking like this.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 May 2015, 06:13
This is excellent, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 May 2015, 06:37
I suspect this image is a real slice of history now Brian
Brian Walbey: No doubt the older folks will remember it looking like this.
Excellent composition Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
I suspect they are a thing of the past now Brian, but apparently Oban is the place to go for skate fishing
Brian Walbey: this is a place we would like to go back to after all these years. Oban is a nice place to go regardless of the fishing to be honest.
Fabulous memories for you and us to see how it was back then, Brian. I can see why so many manipulation tools are trying to copycat those days of film!
Brian Walbey: I've seen some superb modern day monochrome prints done digitally but the old negative/paper/darkroom method used to produce pictures with a lot more character, the digital ones look too perfect I always feel.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 May 2015, 09:36
Replenish and Alert, fine symbols of an age that has past by in most of our ports.
Brian Walbey: No doubt the older folks will remember it looking like this.
A great Boat Friday from yesteryear Brian. Do you remember I told you about camping up in Scotland and the tent deflated. Well it was on a camping site here
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. I'm pleased I stirred up a memory for you even though it wasn't the best one in your lifetime no doubt, but Oban is a nice place, we wouldn't mind going back.
This is a very nice shot, Brian, so well composed!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Mary.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 May 2015, 12:34
a real compamy of boats - I have been in August 1975 in Oban. It was my first journey to Scotland and I had the luck to meet a lady who explained so many typically English and Scottish things to me.
Brian Walbey: Then you went to Oban only a year or two after this photo was taken Philine. We really liked the place and the family running the B.& B.we stayed at really were lovely people and so hospitable.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 May 2015, 12:36
I'm surprised that the name are not Scottish, maybe, the people felt rather united with England than today.
Brian Walbey: Those were the good old days Philine, but in truth I believe there is, as usual, a small handful of activists in the big towns and cities of Scotland making a lot of noise, but I bet most Scottish people are quite happy with how things are and have been for many decades.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 May 2015, 13:38
Haven't seen trawlers of this shape before. Great picture
Brian Walbey: Wherever one goes in the U.K.the trawlers always seem to be slightly different shapes from place to place.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 15 May 2015, 16:32
Well seen and captured (and developed!)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bonnie.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 May 2015, 19:55
Now this was in the days before the wretched Spanish came along and hoovered everything out of the sea, this look like proper wooden boats. I was in Oban a few years ago. Now is is tourism and langoustines - the latter go by ROAD across to Europe!
Brian Walbey: I agree about the fishing Alan, mind you we are about the only people who obey the rules I suspect, as with everything else EU!! Mind you I would like to go back to Oban, we really liked it there.

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