This old cabin cruiser has seen better days as it lies beached on the River Adur estuary in Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex, England. The red paint on the hull barely visible as the green weed takes a hold due to the boat being fully submerged at each high tide.
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williewhistler (7299) 2013-03-07 2:19
Hello Brian,it does seem a shame that what was once someones pride and joy has come to this sad state,however it has made a fine photographic subject for you, with the saturated colours standing out nicely against the leaden sky.
All the best Les.
manrezaei (1710) 2013-03-07 2:20
An other fantastic view. Well done.
willperrett (2959) 2013-03-07 2:23
I echo Les's sentiments. And the hull has a rather nice shape: much better looking than most modern motorboats. Sad portrait: makes me realise that all the time I've spent recently crawling about under my boat doing the yearly antifoul is after all worth the effort...
sandpiper (6007) 2013-03-07 2:33
well seen and captured, wonder why it was left to rot. Nevermind, will make a nice canvas for many photographers I guess. Good composition
Nicou (97775) 2013-03-07 6:07
fantastique captage de ce vieux bateau, il a encore des algues sur la coque de bois rouge et le mousse verte sur le pont le fond doux fait parfaitement ressortir les couleurs merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
dale54 (4932) 2013-03-07 6:56
brian hi,very nice closeup crop,love it,that red does catch your eye,very nice! dr
Romano46 (4956) 2013-03-07 7:45
hai un ottimo spitiro di osservazione e riesci sempre a trovare soggetti ricchi di colore, sia che si tratti di paesaggi che di altri soggetti.
Anche con questa hai fatto centro e grazie ad un taglio indovinato hai saputo evidenziare sia la singolarità del soggetto, sia i colori vivaci che aveva in origine che quelli, ricchi di verde derivanti dall'abbandono creandone un simpatico effetto anche con l'aiuto del colore grigio del cielo che fa da ottimo sfondo.
Ciao e buona serata
mjw364 (3720) 2013-03-07 8:40
Now I really like this - very well spotted and composed. The contrast between the green and red really make this work along with the crop. Red and green were the colours of my old school tie! This is a real eye catcher with that vivid red.
rychem (9240) 2013-03-07 12:24
Such an old boat certainly deserves a good photo, and you have captured it very well, clean and detailed photo
jjcordier (62366) 2013-03-07 22:58
Joli cadrage de ce bateau abandonné. Les algues vertes laissées par les marées contrastent de jolie façon avec le reste de peinture rouge de la coque. J'aime aussi les tons de l'image.
macjake (39235) 2013-03-07 23:03
now thats a wicked subject!
who wouldn't love this one.
I think this boat has seen better days :)
but from a photographers point of view its just perfect.
interesting to see the rippled glass in the back of the boat..i wonder why its like that.
smart compo, keeping everything else OUT of frame.
marabu61 (3938) 2013-03-08 6:23
a boat with lots of character and charm that has definitively seen better days. The contrast between the red paint and the lush green of the seaweeds is very attractive. Truly a lovely scene with a great history indeed.
have a good day
dkmurphys (36831) 2013-03-08 6:40
Spectacular detail of the old fishing boat. I like the colors and the textures. Well taken.
ChrisJ (86902) 2013-03-08 9:21
This reminds me of decrepit old fishing boats in South Korea. But this one is in better shape. The green seaweed & algae contrast well against the red painted prow. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. I like the additional smooth blue sky, which also contrasts well against the red. Tfs!
dta (51480) 2013-03-09 1:22
Hello Brian ,
Thiis old boat covered by the green seaweeds is a superb subject . The soft light and the grey sky create here an excellent effect .
krzychu30 (8897) 2013-03-09 13:23
the grey sky didn´t help you,but you were anyway able to bring out the best out of this scene.This old and I assume deserted boat has some kind of charm and beauty in itself.And you´re right the splash of red color on the boat´s bow brings eye-catching contrast to the scene.Excellently noticed and executed scene.
npecanhuk (53913) 2013-03-10 15:22
A unique and very beautiful picture where the highlights are the exposure, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
adores (28236) 2013-03-16 16:37
Good shot, with good focus! I like the composition and the PP - the colours are very good, specially the combination of red and green in the foreground. The seaweed really make the difference here! Good work!
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (30342)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Ruins
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G SSM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My River Adur [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-07 1:48