Another one from the Broads, this is the marina side, I love the tranquillity of this place.
The Broads have been a boating holiday destination since the late 19th century. In 1878 small yachts were available to hire from John Loynes, and with easy access to the area by rail from London, Harry Blake created an agency for yachting holidays in 1908. The first boats were owned by the boatbuilder Ernest Collins of Wroxham, but other boatyards were soon added to the business. The range of boats expanded to include powered cruisers in the 1930s, and the Hoseasons agency was founded soon after the Second World War. By the 1980s the number of cruisers available for hire was 2,400, but had decreased to around 1,700 by 2004. For conservation reasons there is a strict speed limit enforced on all vessels, to reduce waves eroding the riverbanks. These speed limits are hardwired onto most rental vessels.
The Broads have also been an important centre for racing yachts since the late 19th century, and the design of the boats have included several innovative features, including short fin keels and a separate rudder. The design was eventually used on seagoing yachts from the 1960s.
The waterways are lock-free, although there are three bridges under which only small cruisers and smaller boats can pass. The area attracts all kinds of visitors, including ramblers, artists, anglers, and bird-watchers as well as people "messing about in boats". There are a number of companies hiring boats for leisure use, including both yachts and motor launches. The Norfolk Wherry, the traditional cargo craft of the area, can still be seen on the Broads as some specimens have been preserved and restored.
The late Ted Ellis, a local naturalist, referred to the Broads as "the breathing space for the cure of souls".
A great variety of boats can be found on the Broads, from Edwardian trading wherries to state-of-the-art electric or solar-powered boats. The Broads Authority are promoting sustainable boating, and the use of electric boats is being encouraged by the provision of charging points at a number of the mooring sites provided by the Authority. Info Wiki.
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mesutilgim (96718) 2014-01-16 0:37
Hello Iain,my neighbor,
Very nice and tranquil landscape, captured with a perfect pov. The scenery is not only poetic but also would enspire every painter !
Perfect and well balanced light management and meny interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice day
danos (101730) 2014-01-16 0:51
what a fascinating and beautiful marina side is this!
I like the excellent light and colour management with the reflections to outlined against on the calmy surface of the waters.The existence of the ducks make the image even more effective.Well done.
Royaldevon (41732) 2014-01-16 1:08
If ever a person wanted a scene to calm him, this must be it! The mood is so tranquil.
The light is so gentle, and warming as it casts its last glow at the end of the day.
The floating ducks and the moored boat, all part of the reflected scene, help to engender the mood.
It is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing this,
rbassin (24117) 2014-01-16 1:16
c'est une superbe photo,la lumière est très agréable, les arbres avec leurs reflets structurent ce paysage et donnent du rythme.
Nicou (148366) 2014-01-16 1:54
quelle doucuer dégage cette iamge et calme et sérénité ce canard ces tons ce ciel mervielleux quelle vue et cpatage et le découpage des arbres mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (157802) 2014-01-16 3:30
A lovely place, the morning fog cares for a very good atmosphere.
I like the soft reflections of the trees in water.
A lovely winter picture with these light blue sky.
Lovely composition, excellent captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Enjoy the day ahead,
Didi (60590) 2014-01-16 3:34
Very nice peacefull ambiance and good lights management
Interesting deep foreground
williewhistler (16410) 2014-01-16 4:04
since forever I`ve been meaning to visit the Broads and never got around to it so it to the area so well depicted just makes me more determined to get around to doing it.
Beautiful colours with the little line of ducks leading ever so nicely into the frame it`s a lovely shot.
Best regards Les.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-16 4:39
love the Broads too and should visit more often as my Nephew runs The Lion Inn at Thurne. this image captures the mood and tranquillity of the place irresistibly. Beautiful!
Sergiom (85929) 2014-01-16 5:22
J'aime bien cette heure du jour entre chien et loup. L'heure bleue approche et le ciel est plein de jolies couleurs. Les canards apportent une touche de calme sur ces eaux miroirs.
manrezaei (1749) 2014-01-16 5:30
Wonderful place to visit. Very wellmanaged the composition of colors.
Very well done
claudeD (40846) 2014-01-16 6:03
wonderful evening atmosphere for this very good picture. I like your composition and the perfect light managment. Excellent fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
saxo042 (37966) 2014-01-16 8:58
This was indeed a wonderful morning with many places to get perfect pictures. The calm and quiet conditions are well captured.
jemaflor (101241) 2014-01-17 9:33
Nice view with this beautiful watermirror, I like these colors and the good details with ducks, tfs.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-18 2:37
complimenti per questa bella fotografia.
Straordinario e suggestivo il soggetto che si presta ad una composizione di grande effetto ulteriormente valorizzata dalla bella luce del cielo che si riflette mirabilmnente nell'acqua.
Nitidezza eccellente e, nota particolare, particolarmente piacevola la presenza delle anatra che galleggiano sull'acqua.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
npecanhuk (76857) 2014-01-18 5:34
This is a very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
I really enjoyed its level of sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition with those reflections that are so attractive!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,