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SS Hoy Head visits Cava in colour
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SS Hoy Head visits Cava in colour

Further to picture #25656 & picture #26065, and at Willie Watters' suggestion, here's my rather fanciful attempt to tint the picture in the computer. Old salts will be queuing-up to tell me the colours are all wrong, but it's just for fun.
(Didn't know what to make of the flag atop the mast - maybe the 'old salts' can tell us.)
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Picture added on 13 February 2012 at 11:28
Brilliant job!
Added by Neil Johnstone on 13 February 2012
That is so good!
Added by Beryl Simpson on 13 February 2012
Looks like the Royal Mail flag. You have made a brilliant job of that photo, if I may say so Ian.
Added by Fred Johnston on 13 February 2012
That's a great job, Ian
Added by Alan on 13 February 2012
Beautiful work Ian, The wheelhouse was built in 1925 and constructed out of Pitch Pine.
Added by Allan Besant on 14 February 2012
Heck! Whit a super photo. Well fixed up - good job Ian. What a lovely little moment in time. It just reeks "departure". Just imagine the tensions in that (probably family) group of people.
Added by Sandy on 14 February 2012
Here is a question for you "Waas Men", part of the school masters garage as North Walls School was I have been told a radio cabin from an old ship. It can still be seen across the road at the old Kirk.
What was the ship and when did it arrive at the school?.
The structure is made up in panels of maybe oak and has been tarred but is still in sound condition.
Added by John Budge on 14 February 2012
It was there, before I left school in 1955, and was a nice bit of workmanship in it , all I knew was much as you say.. was a deckhouse off a ship, must have been good timber if its still about..
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 15 February 2012
Thanks for kind comments folks. The attraction of the picture lies of course in the original photographer's skill. His (or her) composition had much more 'space' in it, which suited the subject very well. I cropped it right down, simply to reduce the amount of 'restoration' required. (Anything for an easy life.)
By the way, are we all agreed the Pilot Jack is just a bit of extra decoration?
Added by Ian Hourston on 16 February 2012
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