My Isobel is a working boat. It is shown here on the floor of Folkestone harbour at low tide.
Folkestone is located where the southern edge of the North Downs, escarpment meets the sea. Until the 19th century Folkestone remained a small fishing community with a seafront that was continually battered by storms and encroaching shingle that made it hard to land boats. In 1807 an Act of Parliament was passed to build a pier and harbour which was built by Thomas Telford in 1809.
A B&W image from a different angle was posted previously. B& W different view
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timecapturer (46699) 2014-08-05 3:38
love this! Perfectly composed and beautifully detailed, but it is the soft light that makes it work so effectively. An image full of romantic atmosphere and a sense of tranquil escapism. Love the monochrome shot too!
snunney (80897) 2014-08-05 4:18
This little boat looks rather forlorn beached at the bottom of the harbour. I like the composition very much with the rope coming from the bottom right making a fine lead light. Lovely soft light and harmonious colour palette.
lousat (74135) 2014-08-05 4:19
Hi Trevor,this is a masterwork! The dark light and the atmosphere are fantastics! A great choice of point of view to create this magic composition with the decentralized boat during the low tide,very very original and well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (38883) 2014-08-05 6:37
Detta är en vacker och elegant komposition med mörka, lite "smutsiga" färger som jag tycker om. Det är inte en glad och vacker bild som alla kommer att gilla, men jag attraheras av den strama kompositionen och den begränsade färgskalan.
williewhistler (13211) 2014-08-05 10:49
the soft tones aided by an imaginative composition result in a very pleasing shot with the vignette effect placing emphasis on the little boat exactly where it belongs.
A lovely photograph full of charm and atmosphere.
willperrett (6451) 2014-08-06 14:13
Now you've put me in a quandrary. I'm normally attracted to black and white photographs, and remember your previous shot of this scene well. And now you've given us a colour version, which I may even prefer! Perhaps because the tones are so muted and complementary that it's practically monochromatic anyway. There are yellows, greens, maroons, browns: sounds very colourful! But they're so skilfully blended that the overall effect is quiet, even sombre. An evocative and moody image. Good work!
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (2920)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-27
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: United Kingdom
- Theme(s): Will's Favourites 2, Harbours, Rivers, beaches and estuaries [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-05 3:17
- Favorites: 1 [view]