January 1911, a chilled TERRA NOVA moored in Antarctica. •
ANMM Collection 00053949. This image was taken by Herbert Ponting, official photographer on Scott's British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13.
❤️Yes we still do weddings!❤️ Many thanks to Sherry Clouchete Stathers who shared this photo with us on Facebook. She got married on the Liberty Clipper in 1999 in Key West! (PS: Don't you think it's time for an anniversary trip soon? You can decide between the Liberty Clipper and her sister, the Liberty Star.)
Quiet Saturday night at home, drew a clipper ship.
Used through the mid-1800’s, clippers were light, narrow hulled vessels fitted with as many sails as possible and were extremely fast for their day, often averaging up to 16 knots (almost 30km/h). Their most common uses were for transporting both tea and opium across the British Empire, and with good weather a clipper could travel from London to Melbourne in just two months, incredibly good time for the 1860’s.
The water and sky are a bit of a rush job, the main focus was the sails which took a few attempts but are what I’ve ended up being happiest with... I’m going be redoing this one a few more times over the next few weeks with more detail until I get it to what I want it to be.