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    Yesterday on the Lake

    I took these at the lake yesterday. The second one isn't a great photo, but I just thought it was really amusing. What do you guys think?

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    Re: Yesterday on the Lake

    Nice sharp well exposed photos John. I like the colours in 2 also.

    You might consider cropping a bit off the top of 1 ?

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    Re: Yesterday on the Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Nice sharp well exposed photos John. I like the colours in 2 also.

    You might consider cropping a bit off the top of 1 ?

    Dave
    And to keep the same ratio I would also take a corresponding amount from the left side.

    #2 amusing? Well if you spend a reasonable amount of time around boats you will eventually find yourself trying to tow far bigger boats from smaller dinghies and under worse conditions. As I know from past experience.

    It's just a pity the man is looking the other way so we can't see his face.

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    Re: Yesterday on the Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    It's just a pity the man is looking the other way so we can't see his face.
    I'd also like to see some tension in the rope, but perhaps that's not how it works
    (especially with the oars up at this moment)

    Interesting pics John.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Yesterday on the Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    I'd also like to see some tension in the rope, but perhaps that's not how it works
    (especially with the oars up at this moment)

    Interesting pics John.

    Cheers,
    Yes that is basically how it works Dave, the rope pulls tight and the towed boat moves forward a little but when you lift the oars for another stroke the rope goes slack. There are clever methods of one short light stroke to tension the rope quickly followed by a longer more forceable stroke to gain a bit of movement.

    And note the water movement just astern of the dinghy.

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