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WHITSTABLE BAY SAILING SHIP PHOTOGRAPHY

Whitstable Harbour was this afternoons location for a photography commission for Whitstable Bay lager, they are the sponsors for Great, a sailing ship that is 125 years old and is now displaying the company logo on its huge sails...
25/05/2017
Greta is a Thames Sailing Barge built in 1892 to be used as a working barge transporting cargo on the River Thames and the Thames Estuary. She carried ammunition, beer, grain, malt and building products. Although Greta no longer carries cargo she still works providing Thames Sailing Barge day trips for individuals and offers private charters from Whitstable Harbour Kent, The sailing season is usually from Spring (April/May) till late Summer (Sep/mid Oct). During the winter months she is moored at the Standard Quay Faversham, Kent.

The photographs were for Shepherd Neame and the Whitstable Bay brand, with its ship logos the two combine perfectly to promote one anthers products. I used a variety of 24-70 and 14-24mm lenses and focal lengths, showing owner Steve setting up the vessel for sailing along with his on board companions, three dogs who were enjoying the sunshine. The photographs will be used for social media and the websites of Great and Shepherd Neame.