Camber Dock is tucked in behind The Point, Old Portsmouth, at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. It is a small commercial and fishing port, and while Portsmouth is obviously better known for its naval dockyard, the Camber is the oldest dock in Pompey. Commercial ships have been landing goods at the town that grew up around the Camber Docks since the owner of a fleet of merchant ships, Jean de Gisors, decided in approximately 1180, that the sheltered harbour at the Camber was the ideal place to start a town from which he could trade with Normandy. Trade with France and beyond gave Old Portsmouth its nickname Spice Island. During the 17th century an increasing range of businesses had taken hold in the area with four taverns being recorded by 1610. By the 18th century the Point had become a popular destination for sailors on leave from ships moored in Spithead. This resulted in the area becoming notorious for lewd behaviour and was mainly composed of pubs and brothels, and appeared as such in Thomas Rowlandson's etching named after the Point. This etching may be seen reproduced as a giant mural on the outside of The Bridge Tavern right on the quayside. Today, in addition to being the home of Pompey's fishing fleet, the Camber has moorings for pleasure craft, small coasters still appear once in a while, and the Isle of Wight car ferry from Wootton Creek disembarks here.
This photograph gives no idea of what the Camber looks like, so maybe I'll post a more general view one of these days. I was prompted, nay inspired, to upload this image by a recent posting by Lisa (Delpeoples), so this is dedicated to her.
Critiques | Translate
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-05-22 2:20
Hi Will - A beautiful textured tangle of nets, fine detail and an attractive post. Warm regards rosemary
KLB (23723) 2012-05-22 2:36
I really like this kind of picture and the tangled nets are a good subject for that.
Colorful, and very attractive.
The fine quality reveals each detail, and you've done a good work to enhance the main colours.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2012-05-22 3:59
Like Karine, I like this style of image.Great colour combination and detail. I would be interested in seeing the Camber when you post it.
rbassin (22651) 2012-05-22 4:02
C'est un cadrage intéressant, les filets forment un superbe ensemble coloré.
Les détails sont bien visibles et donnent un idée des différents type de filet.
mirosu (16041) 2012-05-22 4:45
Excellent color mix Will. Well done.
Curious_Eye (1320) 2012-05-22 5:00
Through the colours, details and textures, you have created a simple, interesting and evocative image. Very nice work.
divail (8334) 2012-05-22 19:00
J'aime ce plan rapproché de ces filets de pêche aux couleurs éclatantes. Ils représentent bien l'atmosphère des quais. La photo est bien claire.
mesutilgim (94562) 2012-05-23 12:36
Nice capture of those colorfull fishing nets with great graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
mauro61 (52855) 2012-05-23 14:00
mi piace molto il taglio stretto con i colori che escono fuori nella loro brillantezza.
Ottima la qualità.
delpeoples (57278) 2012-05-23 16:19
Aww, I'm feeling the lurve here, thanks so much for the dedication. And what a fine photo, that quite frankly runs rings around my own. I love the textures and the vibrant colours. The tight framing works a treat here. A very symbolic photo, that is reminiscent of times gone by and a lifestyle that is slowly being destroyed by big conmmercial concerns.
Thanks once again, I love this photo
Cricri (117879) 2012-05-25 8:32
Superbe cadrage serré sur ces filets de pêche colorées, netteté et détails sont bien rendu, excellente réalisation
alpi1500 (1520) 2012-05-27 8:10
İt’s a very interesting subject.Nice colors and good sharpness.
Have a nice day.
ourania (44326) 2012-08-08 1:16
a very pleasant and harmonious mingle of textures and colours that works perfectly thanks to excellent sharpness, lighting and framing. It's very interesting how even the slightest detail becomes important in such a tight frame and your photo is absolutely efficient to stand up to the closest scrutiny and to delight the viewer. I love the colours and the knot resting gracefully on the upper left part of the frame. A very attractive photo, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
lousat (89862) 2013-08-09 2:18
HI Will,in effect the idea is the same of mine,but your is more rich of colors and details...ehhee.beautiful and made whit the best quality as possible,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (10387)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Abstraction [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-22 2:08