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The brig "Astrid" at anchor in Mount's Bay off Penzance, Cornwall, with St. Michael's Mount beyond.

I don't normally post cheats, but on a whim, decided to put this one out there to see what sort of reaction it gets - assuming it's not taken down by the Mod Plod... I used Nik Analog Efex Pro; doubt if I'll bother again!

Taken in 2013 on our way to the Isles of Scilly, from Battery Rocks in Penzance.

STV Astrid was a 41.90-metre (137 ft 6 in) long tall ship that was built in 1918 in the Netherlands as a lugger and originally named W.U.T.A., short for Wacht Uw Tijd Af meaning "Bide Your Time". She was later transferred to Swedish ownership, renamed Astrid and sailed on the Baltic Sea until 1975. She then sailed under a Lebanese flag and was allegedly used for drug smuggling. After being found burnt out on the coast of England in the early 1980s, she was overhauled and used as a sailing training vessel. She was based in Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom and was informally known as "Weymouth's vessel".

Astrid ran aground off the coast of Ireland on 24 July 2013, and subsequently sank, (just 5 days after I took this picture) with all on board rescued. She was salvaged on 9 September 2013, but as the cost of restoring her was too high she was scrapped and broken up by April 2014. A sad end, which perhaps justifies my attempt at an elegaic presentation.

Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: f/13.0
ISO: 200
Focal length: 113mm

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