Good Morning Everyone,
'Mother and Son'!
That is the sentiment that these two boats raised in me. They appeared like a mother whale, with its calf nestling close by. Can you see it? I know I'm a bit sentimental but these sort of images can easily be recognised in inanimate objects!
The scene took place at Glasson Docks, not far from Lancaster. It had been a very, very wet day and we had spent most of the day viewing museums and the castle, in Lancaster. Then, as we were driving back to our hotel, the sun crept through, so we took a little detour to view the docks at Glasson.
I think the heavy sky added a most unusual effect to the scene.
The sun didn't last long; dark clouds quickly approached from the west but the detour had been worth the effort.
Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a happy day, Bev :-)
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Subhogen (4063) 2014-03-28 2:19
Excellent choice of title, the small boat nestled by the side of the big one definitely justifies it :-)
Perfect placement of the boats in the frame. Good observation to see the photogenic element from the harbour. I love the nice warm light on the boats and the building despite the heavy black sky in the BG. Good shot with natural colours and light. Thanks for sharing.
tyro (18330) 2014-03-28 2:49
"Mother and Son" indeed - oh, you big softie! - but, yes, I agree, it's a perfect title for this lovely photograph!
As with all wonderful photographs, it is the light which makes this one so special - and that's the light we can see after the sun appears dispelling darkness after a heavy downpour of rain.
The buildings are beautifully and brightly lit, standing out perfectly against a still dark and broody sky and the varied light on those rwo boats is delightful too. Lovely reflections as well. A fine composition with gorgeous colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
lousat (71461) 2014-03-28 3:20
Ehehe...a very tender scene,the mother take care of its child..ehehe...very nice title for a beautiful pic,perfect light very well exposed and beautiful details,colors and reflections,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
dta (62422) 2014-03-28 3:38
hello Beverley ,
The picture is superbly composed . But with this fantastic light , and the brillieant reflections , the scene is really wonderful .
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-28 3:55
A somewhat worn out mother struggling to take care of the young one...oh, you have made this quite poetic, haven't you!
Beautiful lights, the scene is excellent.
snunney (78821) 2014-03-28 4:21
A well composed image of mother and son:-) I really like the lighting and the reflections. Fine tonal contrasts and excellent clarity.
Sergiom (53823) 2014-03-28 4:40
J'aime beaucoup le titre. Effectivement, on sent que le plus gros des bateaux protège le plus petit. J'aime la lumière sur la maison blanche ainsi que le ciel plutôt gris derrière.
Kamilutka (8085) 2014-03-28 5:27
what a pretty picture! Well done! The tiny boat indeed looks like a baby keeping company to the big one. I like the light in here very much which influenced colors and gave them lovely warm tones. Dark sky provides very nice background for the buildings in the port.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
dkmurphys (45873) 2014-03-28 5:43
Nice mood in this port. I like the warm sunlight and the contrasts. Well taken.
Enjoy a fine afternoon.
ikeharel (51533) 2014-03-28 6:16
Good afternoon Beverly,
Charming view on the port, shining glare over water, and calm time on the pier.
Small boat anchor alongside the big vessel, like the title said, but to my humble opinion, a mother and daughter...
Fine DOF and clarity, light and colors, contrast between two houses and charming sight of the chimneies aloft. All culminate to a wonderful scene.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (44493) 2014-03-28 7:03
an apt title this, and one that prompts an Ahh! from me. Surprised you did not delay posting this one till Mother's Day in a couple of days time. Big boat fan me - just look at my gallery - I love the sentimental value of this shot and of course you have executed it perfectly and to maximum effect. Superb!
Have a good weekend - B.
SnapRJW (28917) 2014-03-28 7:04
The light was a good friend here Bev as together with the weather conditions it has imbued this scene into something quite magical. I never cease to be amazed by just how important good light is to a photographer, here the contrasts give masses of atmosphere to the shot and I can almost 'feel' the weather conditions. I like that as it connects me with the image and I feel drawn in to the scene. Superb... never mind the inclement weather you were blessed with a wonderful moment.
mkamionka (29155) 2014-03-28 7:53
beautiful composition. I like the soft warm light with the well lit buildings and boats set against darker sky. Also the reflection is so vivid and adding a pleasant effect in the foreground. Lovely idea with the title, very well spotted!
Indeed the good light is so rare and one can benefit if one can react fast and find an interesting object to photograph.
Have a great weekend,
saxo042 (36722) 2014-03-28 9:52
A very fine family portrait. The son seems to be very safe here along his mother and he looks quite spoiled too. The mother should indeed use a little money for herself too, not letting the son get all the paint. A fine scene and an attractive light over this harbour.
Noel_Byrne (20143) 2014-03-28 11:20
This made me smile, especially with mothers day being just around the corner. I wonder will the little guy head off on his own to get mum a nice bunch of seaweed :) There is really beautiful light across the whole scene too, and those reflections in the water brighten up what could have been a very dark area in the scene. Lovely result.
Thanks as always
holmertz (36453) 2014-03-28 12:16
The combination of sunshine and dark skies often produce the most marvellous light and colours, like in this photo where the light is possibly more important than the actual composition, however nice as it is. The title makes me smile. I really see what you mean, but how you could certify the gender of the small boat beats me :-).
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-03-28 15:02
carlo62 (26910) 2014-03-28 15:32
è stata una deviazione fortunata, ti ha permesso di fare questa foto dal titolo molto simpatico e sentimentale.
Bella la luce che colpisce le facciate e i riflessi che illuminano l'acqua.
Si, il cielo scuro ha dato un effetto molto particolare alla foto.
fabbs99 (15677) 2014-03-28 22:39
Impressive view of the docks.Great presentation.TFS.
mesutilgim (79420) 2014-03-29 3:28
Very nice scenery perfect captured ! Of course a perfect title.
Nice framing and good, usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend with much light!
macjake (51436) 2014-03-29 8:59
haha..spoken like a true mother :)
and of course i mean that in the complimentary of way.
I'm not so sure if I would have had the same thought process going through my mind :)
It seems to be that these cloudy overcast days somehow produce the best light, strange isn't?
love the hint of colored reflections in the water too.
the Momma boat is my favorite.
Nicou (115370) 2014-03-30 0:36
Merveilleuse image et compo quel reflet quel beau bâteau et ce maisons de tons différents superbe captage et iamge splendide vue.
Bravo et amitié
Kielia (22913) 2014-03-31 3:48
you probably know that I cannot resist boats! Excellent light brings out the contrasts in this attractive scene. Different boats make a great subject and these ones are extra special. My compliments also for the nice notes!
Didi (54705) 2014-03-31 8:41
Wonderful lights ambiance with a darker sky
Nice view in the harbour
annjackman (17557) 2014-04-01 3:06
This picture caught my attention because of the lovely light and shimmering reflections. 'Mother' looks in less good repair than the 'son' but the rusty bits adds to its character. A lovely image.
Best wishes, Ann
nikkitta (12818) 2014-04-01 15:36
So charming capture, subject and title
Inded it seems a mother protecting her girl or was a boy, ok, they need more protection
Anyway what matters here is light and reflections on the so quiet waters
Like the vertical sense given by mats along with the chimneys
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-04-02 7:32
Fantastic reflections in this well composed shot with nice symmetrical reflections and aptly titled with the big and small boats side by side. The red brick buildings and the structure at right with the yellow trim contrast well against the grey blue sky. Have a nice week!
dale54 (6251) 2014-04-06 11:33
hello beverley..very nice capture..i like the reflection,nice BG buildings and your composition..tfs! dale
claudeD (30159) 2014-04-10 23:29
very fine picture from Bretagne showing this very interesting harbour scenery. I like your composition, fine sharpness and clarity of the shot. Very funny choice for a title.Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
romanaa (7930) 2014-04-23 12:13
I love the idea of this the title, the little one really looks like cuddling with the big one. Beautiful light and reflections.
ourania (25574) 2014-04-24 2:01
a delightful view of the dock, you did an excellent work in depicting the special character of the boats and the seafront. Your framing is effectively selective and balanced and you have managed the extraordinary lighting very aptly. I love the reflections, the meaningful context surrounding the boats, the softness of the colours and the atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
npecanhuk (60224) 2014-04-25 19:21
I really like this one here too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, grey & white borders, contrasts, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I truly enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-05-23 19:37
Bev, what a nice way to explain your image..two boats, side by side showing togetherness at sea and adding beauty to the whole scenery with an exceptional and a very romantic way!
to me it is very special to give a sentimental value to the boats, because boats become alive when they are traveling at sea..
an image that is composed, captured and presented in a very beautiful way, that also shows the beautiful way you are!!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (25916)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-20
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-28 2:10