Good Morning Everyone,
When I saw this boat, I was attracted by its prow and the reflection that its prow made in the water. It seemed to bear a resemblance to a parrot's beak.
I looked up its name 'Neomysis', hoping that there would be a bird connection. Well, 'Opossum Shrimp', its actual meaning, isn't a bad name and for sure will link to its task of catching shrimps.
You live and learn!
I cropped this from a shot of the whole boat, as I wished to concentrate on the prow. I will post the whole as a w/s.
I wish you all a happy day, Bev :-)
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Subhogen (4065) 2014-02-19 2:07
I like the way you have filled the frame with the close up shot of this uniquely shaped boat. I wonder why its prow is shaped like this, but then that's the reason why you took this closeup shot :-) Straightforward and interesting name for the boat as well, it is like naming a good watchdog 'Sentinel'. Good photo, with nice colours and excellent clarity, thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (25748) 2014-02-19 4:21
You definitely win the award for the strangest name for a photo today :) It is a beautiful and very eye catching scene, and this head on view is really a great choice, and the light is beautiful.
Thanks as always
Sergiom (62954) 2014-02-19 5:19
Une beau cadrage serré sur la proue du bateau qui regarde directement dans ta lentille.Une image bien nette et sous une belle luminosité.
SnapRJW (31617) 2014-02-19 5:38
Neomysis... I just had to look it up Bev as I had not heard of an Opossum Shrimp and for the life of me I couldn't understand where the Opossum part came in. Apparently it is because the females carry their eggs in a pouch between the legs and an Opossum is a marsupial which also has a pouch!
To be honest, I prefer the WS shot as I think the sky adds an airy openness to the image and the shape of the prow can still be enjoyed. Warm regards Rosemary
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-19 6:22
like this and I agree it is very parrot like. Fascinating name too, love the blues in this one and the wonderfully abstract reflection, which is worth a shot of its own, unless that is your next posting. Attractive presentation and I really like the workshop one too! :-)
Regards - B.
Sonata11 (33298) 2014-02-19 12:26
Wonderful compo and great execution. Colors, sharpness, clarity are great. Tfs.
All the best,
macjake (57888) 2014-02-19 16:09
thanks for the WS photo, it always makes the main posted photo that much better.
and now that i think about it, I actually like the WS photo a little bit more. thats happened to me a couple of times too, where I posted a photo then after some reflection I wish I had posted the WS one! haha
but don't get me wrong Bev, the main post is very attractive too. lots of sweet colors and sweet light, clear and with a perfect exposure - whats not to like!
and its a baby blue color that we don't get to see too often. nice work.
jcpix (13716) 2014-02-19 18:39
Live and learn...one of my all time favorite motto's. I can't tell you how many times I've said that to myself when reviewing pictures and catching my mistakes!? :)
Funny you mention the association that comes to mind when concentrating on this front end of the boat, I did just that before reading your note...and I came up with a great white shark! I love how we can all interpret the same thing in so many different ways.
What first grabbed me straight from the thumbnails was the abundance of blue color...gets me every time. lol The tight crop works well here, you're able to extract exactly what you wanted to achieve...and done with your usual detail, clarity and balanced exposure. Enjoy the day ahead. All the best.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-19 22:57
The boat somehow seems to be jostling for space with the jetty. I found this undertone a little tickling.
Yes, the name is strange, but then so is the sea.
Who would wonder that even a boat could lend color to the water!
abmdsudi (44800) 2014-02-20 23:50
What a super boaty marine scene with good strong comp and shooting angle concentrating attention on the prow, Those tones are just superb, pin sharp and leaving wonderful reflection on ripply water. Nice capture, TFS
ChrisJ (100806) 2014-02-21 8:04
Effective tight framing on the shrimp boat with good sharpness and lovely reflections. I like the near perfect density levels and the fg rope at left acting as a lead in line. The simple color scheme of blue, black, white and grey that predominate add interest. Tfs!
Kielia (23847) 2014-02-24 8:23
this is a very nice note accompanying a charming impression of the traditional fishing boat. The composition is excellent. The beautiful light makes the image very attractive. My compliments!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (31331)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-05
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-19 1:26