A nostalgic and sad posting today - the beautiful old tugboat affectionately called Bridget, seen here on a snowy winters day, sitting on the riverbed of the River Adur at Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex, England. Since this shot was taken she started to take on water and was partially submerged at each high tide. About a week ago I was walking along the river and she had disappeared, so I asked a local fisherman where she had gone. As part of the current river clean up campaign, she had recently been cut up for scrap along with a few other vessels along the riverbank, which were also taking on water.
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limielski (2571) 2013-09-10 2:29
As usually the perspective on your photos is managed in superb manner.
On the FG we can see small stones in warm colours (red/yellow) but on BG the colours are cold I like this effect! Superb composition!
Have a nice day
mesutilgim (73046) 2013-09-10 3:30
End of a loooong journey !
Very nice capture of this abandoned boat at the beach.
TFS and best regards
krzychu30 (12719) 2013-09-10 3:48
the last photo of the old beauty.
Old and rusty,but you knew how to bring out its beauty and charm.
But as much as the boat itself I like the foreground,which makes really magnificent "opening" to the scene.Ropes and pebbles illuminated by the soft light look so lovely.
Have a good day
williewhistler (9873) 2013-09-10 4:15
I like the jumble of ropes in the FG that lead ever so nicely to the old boat,the overall light gives a melancholic atmosphere to a nicely proportioned shot.
I guess the message is to get that shot whilst your subject is still around.Very nicely done.
Here as with you, today definitely has an Autumnal feel about it.
All the best Les.
subhendu_bagchi (21090) 2013-09-10 4:44
hi Brian, a well done photo with the boat with its partial reflection. Excellent picture quality. Nice shot in vertical. Tfs.
ChrisJ (91290) 2013-09-10 5:06
The pastel colors are pleasant and there is a superb warm vs cold color contrast between the blue sky anf the reddish yellow tint of the fg sand and rubble. The rope acts as a lead in line towards the high and dry boat. A sad demise for a loyal old tugboat. Tfs!
dkmurphys (42527) 2013-09-10 6:58
Another spectacular pov, even it looks so simple at the first sight. I love the details and the high quality. Well taken, have a good evening.
Nicou (105851) 2013-09-10 9:26
quel cadrage à ras de ce bâteau sueprbe vue et image avec le cordage et ce rendu sur le sable les reflets sur le plan d'eau quelle compo quelle image splendide.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (11535) 2013-09-10 11:36
di giorno in giorno, anche attraverso i documentari visti in televisione, mi convinco sempre di più che la costa della Gran Bretagna (al pari di quella francese) con l'alternarsi della bassa e dell'alta marea sia un ambiente spettacolare nel quale poter trovare bei soggetti fotografici.
In questa tua c'è un ottimo esempio e noto, con sorpresa, che in questa i colori sono molto tenui e delicati, contrariamente alle tue abitudini, ma la scelta in questo caso mi sembra più che opportuna, come anche quella di mettere l'imbarcazione al centro della composizione, contrariamente a quelle che imporrebbero le regole più diffuse inerenti la composizione.
Una foto che a me piace molto e che vorrei aver scattato io stesso.
Ciao e buona serata
Bartleby (13238) 2013-09-10 11:52
a very good subject and a careful attention to composition as always. I'm a bit less convinced by the dull light here and the very symmetrical composition. Still, this is very evocative.
Leksand (880) 2013-09-10 15:00
Sad to hear about the boats destiny. There iss something special with old ships.
The photo is very nice with great composition and exposure!
Periko (1389) 2013-09-10 19:56
Beautiful composition in vertical format, although I think there are much empty space above.
Colors, light and sharpness are superb.
emka (64150) 2013-09-10 23:52
hello Brian, It is indeed sad that this old boat disappeared and you liked made photo of it. But on the other hand, it is better for environment to remove such wrecks. And it was not in such bad state. Nice pebbles and ropes.
fabbs99 (11148) 2013-09-12 23:26
Superb shot of the ship standing on the ground.Very well done.Keep sharing.TFS.
macjake (45588) 2013-09-16 6:08
cut up for scrap!!! No!!!
what about the photography! lol
I'm not sure how many other people have taken photos of this old tugboat recently, perhaps you've taken it's last photo ever!!
Well, everything must come to an end i suppose!
here she sits proudly, still looking well, at least from this vantage point anyways.
love the textures, sharpness, subject and mood...too bad though :)
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (37124)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Ruins
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My River Adur [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-10 1:31