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Kirkwall Harbour Basin

Peter Burges writes:
'Having a small collection of Tom Kent post cards, passed on to me by my maternal grandmother, I have been able to "digitally enhance" some of them, the results of which I intend to share with anyone interested.
This one is of Kirkwall Harbour Basin a long time ago.'

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Picture added on 17 June 2004
i love these photos of the basin and kirkwall pier. where can you get prints or copys of his photos would love one or two for my sitting room?
Added by Duncan Gray on 13 June 2012
A wonderful picture indeed, as so many of Tom Kent's were. For me, this one is enhanced by the man sculling with a single oar in the transom-notch of his dinghy. I can't recall when I last saw that being done. Is it a dying (or even dead) skill? With legs braced wide apart and both hands on the oar you could drive your boat at a good clip - faster, over a short distance, than conventional rowing. Or you could dawdle along using just one hand.
Added by Ian Hourston on 15 June 2012
Fascinating, Peter. These are really atmospheric and show what an excellent photographer Tom Kent was.
Added by Fred Grieve on 16 June 2012
DUNCAN why don't you just take a copy of this one and print it ?!
Added by Peter Burges on 20 June 2012
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