Continuing the marine theme of recent posts.
Portsmouth Point, or "Spice Island", is part of Old Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Hampshire, on the southern coast of England. The name Spice Island comes from the area's involvement in the trade of Caribbean spices. The area forms the eastern side of the narrow entrance to Portsmouth Harbour, facing Gosport on the western side. And its old dock, the original port of medieval times before Portsmouth Dockyard proper was built, is the Camber Dock. Today it's used by Pompey's fishing fleet, the Isle of Wight car ferry, and various passenger launches. This is part of the hull of such a launch, with the fenders creating an interesting pattern, and reflection.
Camber Dock is the potential base for Sir Ben Ainslie’s America's Cup racing team. I'm not sure if it's the ideal location, and is bound to change the feel of the place completely. Or maybe I'm just a NIMBY...
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tyro (20454) 2014-08-07 2:16
When I looked at the thumbnail of this one, my first thought was that I was looking down a microscope at some coliform bacteria - but now I understand!
This is an intriguing shot with the fenders of the boat and their reflections making a fine contrast. I'm surprised that this photograph has not attracted more attention and I just wonder if the reason is the same as the comment you made on one of my recent pictures - perhaps "bumping up" the contrast and saturation here might just give it a tad more "punch". Not sure.
Sometimes I find it really strange - one day you can post a picture with which you are really pleased and it gets zero attention: next day you can post what you think is a pretty mediocre image and it gets rave reviews. Nowt as queer as fowk.
Anyway, Will, I like this one!
kasianowak (6441) 2014-08-07 2:17
It would be a nice detail shot even without the reflection but WITH the reflection it's got this special little something. :-) Nice idea to include a bit of yellow with the blues.
Have a nice day
holmertz (41045) 2014-08-07 4:22
A very original composition, almost abstract, with fine shapes and colours. I like it.
mesutilgim (84330) 2014-08-07 11:55
Very well obseved and captured ! Nice capture of this buoys with their reflections creaing perfect graphism.
TFS and best regards
emka (78918) 2014-08-08 1:09
Hi Will, From thumbnail I could not guess what it could be. Some cocoons? Interesting composition with reflections. Very nice abstract image.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Nicou (122006) 2014-08-08 1:52
quelle vue et image quel détail et image superbe ces bouées à double ce bleu d'en haut et le bleu d'en bas sur les reflet quel effet et captage.
Bravo et amitié
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-08-08 3:32
An excellent composition. Just enough of the bow shown for us to be able to discern that the image is of a boat with its reflection. Lovely light and colour combinations.
abmdsudi (43530) 2014-08-08 8:25
Love the simplicity & abstract quality of this shot, crisp and sharp and great compliment of colours. I love in particular the liquid ripples of the water.
A striking image, creative and effective. Well done and tx for sharing.
Tue (27696) 2014-08-10 3:57
This is so well seen and captured, I really love the reflections as well as the many beautiful shades of blue. Thanks for sharing!
adores (37069) 2014-08-13 16:37
It's a little hard to understand what it really is from the thumbnail. It's different from the usual and very well seen, with a nice combination of colours. I like the almost abstract composition and reflection.
alvaraalto (6177) 2014-08-15 8:20
Beautiful abstract scene of daily life. Reflection of objects in water are one of my fascinations. Sometimes the distortion gives the special effect. Here it is the slightly different doubling of all the strange blue cushions.
akustyk (3891) 2014-09-13 15:13
it's excellent. well seen and very nicely framed.
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (7038)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): reflections, Reflections, REELECTIONS, Abstraction [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-06 14:46