Another post today from Ipswich docks in the fog, when we have days of thick fog the mood changes almost feel the ghost's will appear, a weird sensation, or perhaps it's just me.
See WORKSHOP, for the bigger view.
The Ipswich Dock, (also the waterfront, Ipswich wet dock and the wet dock,) is the area of land around the dock in the town of Ipswich at a bend of the River Orwell which has been used for trade since at least the 8th Century. A wet dock was constructed in 1842 which was 'the biggest enclosed dock in the kingdom' at the time. A major regeneration of the area has taken place since 1999.
The early waterfront of Ipswich Dock ran from approximately St Peter's Church, near the present Stoke Bridge, eastward behind the present quay or marina embankment and past the present Custom House. It lay originally nearer to the line of College Street and Salthouse Street, with new revetments being built successively further out into the river in order to achieve a sufficient depth of water for ships to moor, as the earlier embankments became silted. The area between the road and the quay, formerly occupied by warehouses and now by new building developments, represents this area of successive embankments built upon river-mud. An extensive area of early Medieval waterfront construction was found by excavation during recent works to demolish the old industrial waterfront, and showed the footings of many projecting boardwalks, in a similar way to the contemporary waterfront at Dorestad, one of its principal trading partners in those times.
The original crossing was a ford, east of Stoke Bridge, linking Great Whip Street (on the south bank) with Foundation Street to the north, which then immediately branched into Lower Brook Street. The area north of the road, between St Peter's church and St Mary-at-Quay (and east of that), is thought to represent the site of the Anglo-Saxon industrial waterfront development. Its first urban catchment area extended north up to Falcon Street, Old Cattle Market, Dog's Head Street and Tacket Street, with burial grounds on rising land to the north. Probably during the 8th century the Stoke Bridge crossing was created, establishing the importance of St Peter's Street as the main northern route, and urban expansion spread over the burial grounds north to include the street called Buttermarket, the Cornhill area, and the line of the prehistoric road now represented by Westgate Street, Tavern Street and Carr Street. Discoveries of early sceattas in this area, and a dedication to St Mildred, suggest that this new layout was planned during the reigns of Kings Ealdwulf (664-713) and his son AElfwald (713-749). The street plan represented by this early Medieval development still largely survives in use in the modern town of Ipswich, and is one of the oldest post-Roman street-plans to survive anywhere in Europe. Both dock and town have remained in continuous use and occupation since that time.
In 991 a fleet of 93 Viking ships swept up the river Orwell and sacked the town.
During Edward III's reign Ipswich was one of the richest and most important ports in the country. Wool from Norfolk and Suffolk was in great demand by the weavers of Flanders and the Netherlands. 300 ships massed in the river to carry soldiers to fight and win the battle of Cressy. In 1588 Ipswich built, fitted out and manned two ships to sail against the Spanish Armada. Info Wiki.
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Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-05 1:23
Excellent shot of the boats in this misty environment. Very good use of the vertical format to shoot the boats along with their full mirror reflections. Love the muted colours and light. Congratulations on a fine photo. Very well done, thanks for sharing.
cornejo (35791) 2014-02-05 2:16
Hi Lain, I like this good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the mysterious fog, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness and nice light. Interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
snunney (89926) 2014-02-05 2:47
A most interesting note to accompany this fine composition. I like very much the misty atmosphere, which brings an air of mystery to the scene. Ideally exposed and perfectly suited to the vertical format; excellent sharpness.
Royaldevon (33385) 2014-02-05 3:03
I have read Bernard Cornwell's books about those lusty Vikings marauding the East Anglian coast! The would use the mist to their advantage!
This shot really stood out for me on the thumbnails and I was even more pleased when I opened it full size.
Your shot is full of mood. Though the boats are moored they do not have a sense of tranquility about them, they seem bullish, determined, standing side by side in unity. Lovely sharp details despite the low level light.
Have a great day,
jemaflor (89385) 2014-02-05 4:08
interesting reflections on water, difficult to get a good shot during a foggy moment, here it's well made, tfs.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-05 4:48
very nice picture with this mist softening the image and bringing mystic mood. The boats sitting on the water have been placed very well and I like how there is some shore included in the corner which gives us the sense of the location. The whole picture gains from the reflections on the water.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-05 6:57
like this - proof positive that you do not need sunny days to get a stunning and beautiful image. A real sense of calm and tranquillity being executed and presented to perfection.
Regards - B.
PaulVDV (24379) 2014-02-05 14:49
A special mood is created here on this picture where the boats seem to float between sky and water.
The fog still allowed very clear reflections in the calm water.
Best regards, Paul
Sonata11 (33697) 2014-02-05 22:04
beautiful composition and execution. Perfectly well done. Colors, sharpness, clarity, reflection are perfect. Love it. Tfs.
COSTANTINO (59883) 2014-02-05 22:57
Hello my friend
excellent foggy capture of the boats
amazing artistic shot with a hiden mystery
like a scenery from a movie thriller
according to your useful notes when you
hav days of thick fog the mood changes
almost feel the ghost s will appear
have a pleasant day
ourania (36366) 2014-02-06 12:11
I like very much how you captured this view of the docks through the heavy fog and how you have kept the naturalness of the scene intact. Mystery and details are equally intriguing and attractive for the viewer, the few hints of colour stand out surprisingly in this almost monochromatic view. Masts and ropes create a quiet rhythm and I like how you have undermined the symmetry with a piece of a ledge in the bottom left corner. The workshop picture is wonderful too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
abmdsudi (46898) 2014-02-06 20:09
This one make me shiver, the mist being of similar colors seem to unify whole the picture and you've turned it to your advantage here adding to the peace and tranquility of the scene. The composition is good competently exposed and the glimpse of blue is absolutely a nice touch, just goes to prove how accurately descriptive it is. I love an ethereal quality about it. Exquisitely taken!!
annjackman (20905) 2014-02-07 1:15
It is so nice to see soft, misty images on TE as they show a subtlety often missing in highly saturated images. There is a quiet mood conveyed as if the boats are waiting for the fog to lift so that they can leave the harbour. Very well done and TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
SnapRJW (31627) 2014-02-07 9:12
Hello Iain - The misty conditions makes me think of ghost ships and shipwrecks. What a well presented, moody shot. You've managed your exposure with flair. I like this and thanks for showing us that the sun doesn't need to be shining to get a good result! Warm regards Rosemary
Cricri (111373) 2014-02-07 10:45
La brume donne une atmosphère mystérieuse dans le port, bon POV avec les reflets mis en avant plan, très belle réalisation, je préfère celle ci au WS
mcmtanyel (16625) 2014-02-08 20:33
This is definitely candidate for a poster at a tourism bureau. The mist adds some mysticism and mystery, the reflections add beautiful symmetry. Well seen and exquisitely rendered!
jacquest (18871) 2014-02-09 7:37
This is an eye catching scene captured in the fog with perfect reflections on the water. The quietness of the moment is very present and the image is of very good quality.