I was impressed by the number of ring buoys I saw around the coast of Ireland. This one was placed near the pontoon at Barleycove beach which featured in my last upload.
They are often subjected to vandalism, which can lead to heavy fines of up to €5000 and/or imprisonment, as a lack of this essential device has been, in the past, the cause of deaths.
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Subhogen (4065) 2014-02-22 4:02
Good that you have found one and there might be many around. Over here all will be gone within a fortnight and the message will not help as most of the thieves will be illiterate. Like the colourful natural layers you have captured, the green grass, the thin strip of white cloud and then the blue sky. A very colourful and eye-catching composition, thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (48146) 2014-02-22 4:05
intriguing how these lifesavers have different names in so many countries. This one looks so bright and outstanding in this simple setting. A beautifully simple and yet compelling image with a worthy message too. Like this a lot!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
mesutilgim (83224) 2014-02-22 4:14
Not only the capture but it's title and the message is also great !
TFS and have a nice weekend
Sergiom (58940) 2014-02-22 4:55
Il va toujours y avoir quelqu'un qui va faire le mal, même si ce n'est que pour rire, sans penser aux conséquences qui pourraient être néfastes..
En tout cas, on ne peut pas manquer ces bouées avec ces couleurs vives.
carlo62 (31676) 2014-02-22 5:20
un contrasto molto evidente tra la foto precedente e questa, un passaggio dal b&w a colori accesi repentino e piacevolmente bello.
Mi piace come hai composto la foto, con quelle due strisce bianca e blu in cielo.
Nicou (120668) 2014-02-22 7:09
comme une boîte à lettres quel jaune e tcette bouée tout rouge sueprbe compo vec les herbes de plage fantastique vue.
Bravo et belle soirée
jhm (138402) 2014-02-22 8:22
A pity I am also older, we as children have never something broken, mother and father would are very angry on our.
We live totally in an other world without standards and authority.
I am happy that you places these picture with these text.
Sharpness and colours are very pleasant to look at.
Composition and presentation are of high quality.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
holmertz (40235) 2014-02-22 8:36
This is an original choice of motif, but so well chosen! It's extremely colourful and eye-catching with the grassy bank as a nice background and with a perfect inclusion of the sky and the clouds. You also tell us an interesting story which is an integral part of the contribution.
annjackman (19321) 2014-02-22 8:50
This is very eye-catching with its vibrant colours and pin-sharpness. I like the BG for this ringbuoy as it is interesting with the layers of grass, cloud and sky. Very well seen and taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
Noel_Byrne (23466) 2014-02-22 8:54
This is such a wonderful shot, and once again something we could see everyday, but not like this. The colors are amazing, the red pops out so vibrantly against the green and the striking blue, and it seems the clouds were willing to play that day, as they have too created another lovely layer of color. The angle of the stand the buoy is in makes this even more appealing too!
Thanks as always, best wishes from Ireland :)
yquem46 (38716) 2014-02-22 9:50
A good one for the luminosity and the vivid colors as a good illustration of RGB
have a nice we, all the best
subhendu_bagchi (25619) 2014-02-22 9:59
what a shot! I love those reach colours and I like the contrast between them. Lovely layers too. Great composition in vertical. Tfs.
krzychu30 (15496) 2014-02-22 14:28
so different from your yesterday´s shot and still so strong and expressive!
Love these bright,vivid colors,contrast between them and clarity,which gives us so great 3D feeling to the scene.
Beautiful,eye-catching and very creative composition!
Have a nice sunday
jjcordier (75800) 2014-02-22 23:01
Belle exploitation photographique de cette bouée de sauvetage très colorée.
saxo042 (37282) 2014-02-23 1:54
A very colourful picture with a very important message! A fine background with the line of grass, clouds and blue sky.
sevy (15363) 2014-02-23 8:23
An unusual and strange subject with this vivid colors on purpose and the opposition of this with the dune and Nature.
It catches the eye.
jurek1951 (42142) 2014-02-23 23:16
a spectacular photo with vibrant colours and lovely details, Tfs
tyro (20100) 2014-02-23 23:49
This tiny feature snatched from the coast of Ireland tells so much more than of just a "ringbuoy" (I always thought they were called "lifebelts"!) stuck in the sand: we can imagine dangerous seas in this area and also think of dunes, sea grasses and, in good weather, relaxation and play.
And this is a finely taken photograph, the red buoy in its bright yellow frame standing out stunningly against the sand and grasses of the dune, all topped off perfectly with a glorious blue sky.
Good strong composition, fabulous light and colours and excellent details and sharpness throughout.
mkamionka (30222) 2014-02-25 8:29
I am quite surprised by this photo: as far as I remember this is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland and you were attracted to the ringbuoy. It reminds me when I invited my colleague from university to go together to a museum for an art exhibition. She was most excited with the alarm facilities (which were not the part of the exhibition).
But indeed this photo is original one and so full of color. You show Ireland in very well saturated colors, the sky is almost purple here.
Great idea, very well done,
CLODO (30070) 2014-02-26 7:51
very simple subject, but the vivid colors make it very interesting.
delpeoples (53001) 2014-03-03 0:37
I love using the vertical frame and this one is particularly well-chosen. The colours are so vivid and the different layers seem stacked one on top of the other. I like the jaunty angle of the buoy and the excellent cloud formations that add to the depth. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.