©Neil Turner. Bournemouth, Dorset. 11 minutes past 11 on the 11th of the 11th 2011

BOURENMOUTH, DORSET, 11 November 2011.
80 year old Mr Roy Pavely (wearing beret) the Secretary of the HMS Phoebe Association travelled all the way from Didcot in Oxfordshire with his wife to lay a wreath at The HMS Phoebe memorial stone in Bournemouth Gardens. They were joined by Mr David Fox (Grey hair and beard), Chairman of the TS Phoebe Sea Cadet Corps and other members of the Phoebe family. HMS Phoebe has a long association with the town and the local Sea Cadet Corps is named after the ship. There have been seven HMS Phoebes since the first which saw action at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The two old sailors then explained why they were having their own private service off to the side on Armistice Day.

©Neil Turner


  1. Thanks. The man looks so sharp and the focus degrades so well into the darker background that I thought you must have given him a little puff of light to pull him out of the background.

    Is there a lesson, tip, or something you could give to account for how to make this happen?


    1. I was using a good lens with relatively shallow depth of field. I apply proper sharpening to my pictures once they have been re-sized, which I always do myself to the exact size they will appear on the page/web. I think that a lot of people think that sharpening is cheating but a light level is absolutely fine in my book.


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