The sun was low and starting to settle ready for the oncoming night, the air was still, the birds singing their songs.The tide was going out and transforming the river bed, the lines created by the water, and making small swirly patterns.
The River Deben is a river in Suffolk rising in Debenham -to be precise it has two main sources but the others are mostly fields runoff (excess water), then passing through Woodbridge, turning into a tidal estuary before entering the North Sea at Felixstowe Ferry. The mouth of the estuary is crossed by a ferry connecting Felixstowe and Bawdsey.
A tide mill at Woodbridge used to run off the tide from the river Deben.
The Deben Estuary is a Special Protection Area and Ramsar Site and within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its significance arises from its over-wintering population of avocets (Recurvirostra avosetta). The estuary features shifting sandbanks. Plant life is dominated by the Common Reed (Phragmites australis). The salt marsh and intertidal mud-flats that occupy the most the area have the widest range of salt marsh flora in Suffolk.
There are several yacht and dinghy clubs on the river Deben. These include the Deben Rowing Club, Deben Yacht Club, the Waldringfield Sailing Club, Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club and the Woodbridge Cruising Club.
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willperrett (7694) 2014-04-03 1:29
Having spent my youth living - and sailing - on the East Coast (the River Crouch to be exact), this scene is for me very familiar and evocative. The muted colours, the winter trees, the stranded boats, and not least the acres of mud bring back happy memories. But these days it's the Solent that sees me floating about. Still plenty of tide, but less mud!
arnie (1803) 2014-04-03 2:37
A very nice composed shot. With bright blue boat to the right giving us a wider view of the river.
snunney (87466) 2014-04-03 3:03
A well composed image with the blue boat on the right making an excellent anchor point and helping to give the scene depth. I like the soft light and natural tones. A very pleasant part of the world to live in.
Rain here today:-(
ikeharel (60557) 2014-04-03 9:08
Good evening Iain,
fabulous low tide revealed muddy sand and the boat "park" on looks "sad"... only my imagination.
The blue color of the bigger boat is contrast the whole brown dominated scene.
Fine depth till far side ashore, clarity and low light also managed superbly.
pajaran (53765) 2014-04-03 23:24
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good article about the place and moment ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Good composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
jhm (142099) 2014-04-04 3:24
The low tide gives a very quiet image with the boats waiting on high water.
In Belgium use we always a port, never a boat on the beach, but this are local customs.
Nice panoramic view about the port.
An excellent composition, a lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ourania (34583) 2014-04-06 9:02
a charming, moody and melancholic scenery as the low light and the colours are getting weaker. I like very much the sense of depth and space, the curious and attractive boat in the foreground and the way the view opens up in the background. You captured fine textures and colours, this is an interesting place that seems only part of a vast area. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,