This once large wooden hull boat was once sailing these rivers and sea, now it has been forgotten and lies next to all the bright modern boats and yacht's and it decaying by the day. If you look close you can see a lone pigeon roosting in the boat.
We view over the River Deben to Bawdsey.
Bawdsey is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, eastern England. Located near Felixstowe, it had an estimated population of 340 in 2007.
Bawdsey Manor is notable as the place where radar research took place early in World War II, before moving to Worth Matravers near Swanage in May 1940, and from there to Malvern, Worcestershire in 1942. Bawdsey had both Chain Home and Chain Home Low early warning radar stations during World War II.
The World War Two defences constructed around Bawdsey Point have been documented. They included a number of pillboxes, landmines and flame fougasse installations. The beaches were protected with extensive barriers of scaffolding. Info Wiki.
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snunney (83631) 2014-02-10 1:48
I like this clever composition a lot. Perfectly framed with superb control over depth of field. I like the layered effect and the excellent colours and sharpness. Blowing a gale and pouring with rain here today, yet again! Hope you are faring better.
jhm (139094) 2014-02-10 3:39
We get an cemetery of a boat, yet a lot year shall these place become a resting place, the wood construction shall everyday become a little bit less.
You chose a very well angle this cares for depth and perspective.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
timecapturer (48620) 2014-02-10 4:29
my sort of shot this, I love these old decaying and abandoned wrecks. They make such great subjects and look so forlorn and yet strangely romantic in this type of setting. Sad and yet compellingly beautiful!
Have a good week - B.
Thanks for your comments on my Bridge Sunset - still cannot access the forums on TE - you asked about camera clubs: I do not belong to any although I do know a few members of local ones. I sometimes get to the point when I feel perhaps I should join but never seem to get around to it. B.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-10 7:09
what a sad view and you are so right about the title, the boat still has plenty of dignity and charm. There is plenty of contrast between this boat and the very neat and lovely background: both the houses and boats seem to very well kept and full of color.
Well spotted and very well presented.
Thanks for sharing
adramad (37991) 2014-02-10 8:17
Wonderful view of that corner so peaceful and lovely, gorgeous POV with the remains of the boat in the foreground, while in the river we see many willing to navigate, lovely all the same group of houses along the banks.
Very nice, these very natural colors.
The lighting and sharpness are perfect.
Have a good day.
photoray (12149) 2014-02-10 13:46
Fine view of the classical deep hull boat decaying under the elements and eventually returning to the sea, with flashy modern power boats mid zone, then the Gregorian architecture background.
All in accurate resolution and subdued lighting, providing natural coloring.
pajaran (52000) 2014-02-10 22:32
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na stari drveni brod i mesto ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto, lepe boje.
Ostao je stari brod i secanje ...
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good article about the place, with a history and description of the ...
A nice view of an old wooden boat and place ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place indicated, beautiful colors.
Retain the old ship and memories ...
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
fabbs99 (16167) 2014-02-10 23:51
Superb shot of the colorful motorised boats and the dying wooden boat.Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done. TFS.
delpeoples (53009) 2014-02-11 3:22
I've just written a rather lengthy critique and somehow lost it. So I hope I remember what to write again. Anyway, I really love the subject, so much in fact that I have a Theme and hope to snavel you photo for it. Your front=on POV is well-chosen and I particularly like the textures and rusty tones you picked upon the internal part of the boat.
Nice work thanks for sharing
mjw364 (7408) 2014-02-11 12:32
Clearly the boat has not been receiving palliative care for some time! to my eye it looks like the rotting carcass of some beached whale with the timbers like ribs. It's sad... I always try to imagine these things as they were in their glory.
A well composed shot that makes good use of the wreck as FG interest with depth provided by the "healthy" boats and houses on the far bank.
COSTANTINO (55398) 2014-02-11 22:40
Good morning dear friend
sensitive and delicate shot with this forgotten
boat lying next to all bright modern boats and yachts
dynamic contrast between this old boat in the
foreground an d the new ones in the background
its a very sad view I love boats and this
scenery changed my mood now to the worst
the symmetrical houses close this framing
shot plenty of contrast
have a nice day
abmdsudi (43430) 2014-02-12 5:39
Poor old thing has seen better days and was someone's pride and joy but totally forgotten now. I bet it has some stories to tell. Like your comp, some fine detail, textures and well coloured. Your peeps have such vision. Adore it, Congrats.
ourania (30937) 2014-02-12 9:57
superb composition, meaningful and intriguing combination of subjects. The decaying wooden hull in the foreground is a fascinating subject and its placement in the neat and peaceful scenery makes great impact. The contrast with the row of clean, homogeneous houses and well kempt new boats is striking and makes the viewer reflect on the passage of time. I'm sure that this boat is well known in this tiny village and no one will touch it until it shatters and disappears by itself. I like very much the moody lighting and colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Angshu (55641) 2014-02-13 1:01
The FG skeleton of the boat creates a good focal point in the FG. The row houses in the BG looks good as well...the way they reduce its size from right to left. The red & the blue boats look bright in the BG
ikeharel (57080) 2014-02-13 5:50
Special POV over the bay, show a disintegrated wooden old boat, left to fall apart in the mud - to be rplaced by moden boats anchored on the small marina.
Fine clear shot, DOF and light managed superbly. Good view to far side 4 identical houses and one "half" same edifice built.
Altogether, picture show an intriguing subject and well done.
r_bodenschatz (171) 2014-02-15 4:54
I would that this to a "Great Calendar Pics" collection.
jacquest (18633) 2014-02-17 14:39
With your title, this is a poweful image reminding that all humans should have the right to die with dignity but alas it is often not the case and the modern world and technology has yet to fully reach this goal. Your image is very well constructed and as high quality.
npecanhuk (65378) 2014-02-20 3:50
Beautiful picture, with special regards to the chosen pov, composition and management of light!
Many details that are so attractive and that were so harmoniously placed in this frame!
TFS - congrats,
fritzi007 (5280) 2014-03-20 12:21
a perfect photo, very good comment. Desires of your pigeon a quiet place! (she saw only after I read your comment)
- Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) (11742)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-13
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Shipwrecks II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-10 0:36