Reminder of Harwich. Thames Barge

I missed the Barge race earlier this weekend on the River Blackwater, but there were still plenty of them about on Sunday.  Wanted to try and give this an old feel without adding the grain and losing too much of the detail.  Not sure if I managed it or not, thoughts appreciated as always.

REMINDER of Harwich
Official No. 161033.
79 tons, built of steel at Mistley in 1929 by Horlock and owned by Fred Horlock.
Rerigged as charter barge by Roger Beckett of Anglian Yacht Services.
Charter barge out of Maldon.

Now chartering with Topsail Charters from Maldon

(Clicky Here – and no I’m not advertising for them, there’s just some additional information about the barge !!)


Barge on the Blackwater

And the original Colour version for comparison is below – Would appreciate any comments or feedback on whether the processing works for this particular shot.

Reminder - Harwich

2 Replies to “Reminder of Harwich. Thames Barge”

  1. Eric,
    Thanks for taking the time to comment and the more I look the more I tend to agree. That and the fact that in the original, the rust streaks on the hull are more prominent have me thinking that the sepia treatment works better.
    Gutted that I missed the race on the Saturday (the day before I took this one) – Would have had a lot more shots of them all.

    Thanks again,

  2. Sailed on sailing barge Reminder some years ago as part of a charter holiday party and have crewed on other barges since. Think your sepia treatment works well as on the original Reminder tends to look a bit lost (always a problem with photographing barges is unless also afloat). Vignette focuses the eye where it needs to be without having to crop picture. Gives a good sense of barges in their heyday.

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