Local Isle of Wight photographer Brian Williams LRPS is currently holding an exhibition of images based around the theme of John Masefield's poem 'Sea Fever'.
"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by…" John Masefield.
Brian's latest photographic exhibition is being held in the Ryde Library Gallery until 28 January.
He said: "What I have tried to do in my exhibition is to show the strong passion and the love that many have for the call of the sea. Whether you are on the sea or on the shore we all seem to want to answer this primeval call to return from whence we came.
"Most of the images on display were taken in and around the Solent - Cowes Week 2011, Fastnet start 2011, Round the Island Race 2011, and some of my archive images from Trafalgar 200."
- Brian Williams Exhibition Catalogue 2012 Brian Williams Exhibition Catalogue 2012