Good Morning Everyone,
As humans, we find it impossible to view inanimate things objectively.
How many times have we seen houses and talked about their faces! Boats have that same kind of appeal. I found it difficult not to see a mother, child relationship between these two boats! The red boat appears to show concern for the smaller, vulnerable boat ... or is that just me being sentimental!!
The boats were photographed in the harbour at Cemeas Bay, Anglesey.
I hope you have a lovely day, Bev :-)
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dkmurphys (42527) 2013-10-15 0:04
Well observed scene. I like the composition and the artistic manner of this image. Well taken, enjoy a nice day.
SnapRJW (23678) 2013-10-15 0:16
This is a delightful shot Bev. The composition is beautifully balanced and I agree with you, here the personification of the boats is just as you say. The tilt and direction of the large boat leads directly to the small, rather bedraggled-looking 'offspring'. I love the colour management here, beautifully vivid in the reds and yellows and subtle in the rest of the frame; excellent textures too. A lovely piece of work all round. Warm regards from a stinking hot Windhoek. Rosemary
besnard (49965) 2013-10-15 0:36
Ils se tiennent compagnie ces deux bateaux, l'un est à a la retraite et le rouge fringant en activité.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
lousat (64213) 2013-10-15 0:56
Hi BEV,very original pic and a great metaphore whit the humans...ehee..a beautiful perspective whit fine details,nice reflections and a very bright red so well exposed in this perfect light,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
yquem46 (35378) 2013-10-15 0:57
A nice shot
I like the red boat and its reflection, and the contrast with the smaller one at FG
Colors well rendered and a luminous seascape
Have a nice day, best regards
timecapturer (37124) 2013-10-15 2:01
my kind of shot this - well you know I love boats and living on a river and by the sea they are all around me. I love the title you have chosen for this one because the composition and the intimacy between these two little boats is just beautiful. A perfectly executed image and one that only a talented photographer would see and realise so superbly. My congratulations!
Regards - Brian.
ikeharel (44057) 2013-10-15 2:37
Fabulous red in great contrast to blue and grey, Beverly.
The yellow small bawls also added a vivid extra tone, while the small abandoned dinghy just "screams" "Being neglected on low tide"...
Fine spoted scene.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-15 2:38
Is that am example of animism?
Interestingly the "mother" boat is better dressed than the "child" - these days with the rise of insecure and status conscious consumers, children tend to be dressed in all the latest brands so that shame will not be befall the young mothers! Back in my mother's day one's status was assured from the simple act of scrubbing the front door step - something for which you were socially and morally judged!
Anyway - love the composition, colours and light in this image - very well composed and very sharp too.
gojo (1317) 2013-10-15 2:58
I´ve seen far too many boats on dry land here at TE lately, but this one is absolutely brilliant. Your relationship comment is definitely relevant, the colours and the reflections are lovely and the water in the BG tops it off!
Great work !
Sergiom (45489) 2013-10-15 4:20
On dirait que le jeune arrive tout fringant et tout beau pour remplacer le vieux, ancien et très usé. Il est fort et sur de lui, l'autre, fatigué et du pour la casse. J'aime beaucoup le lien entre les deux.
jhm (128049) 2013-10-15 4:28
Apparently speaks here your mother feeling, between these two boats.
A nice detailed picture with very lovely reflections.
Your picture is made with a lot quality and sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
point-blank (94) 2013-10-15 4:44
Nice composition. The bright colors and the reflection of the red boat in the water add charm to the photo. Very apt title indeed :)
Noel_Byrne (13376) 2013-10-15 5:10
I agree, I am a divil for seeing faces where there are none, and often describe buildings and cars as happy or cranky or confused. Glad we all do it :)
For me though, I dont see this as mother and child, I see this as predator and prey. The difference in the water behind the red boat makes it look to me like it is speeding up on the smaller one, and as the smaller one looks tired and weary, it looks as if a long and tiring chase is coming to a close as the little one tries a last ditch attempt to escape on land. The big red one reminds me of a Killer Whale who is about to launch out of the water for its pay of at the end of the chase.
As you say, its funny how we interpret things!
All the best
Nicou (105851) 2013-10-15 6:34
Fantastique vue et image ces deux bâteaux le petit et le grand, ce rouge avec les reflets des bouées jaunes et ces traces sur l'eau une splendeur sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
mvdisco (17120) 2013-10-15 6:47
Bonjour Beverly, Hi,
Very nice composition and beautiful reflection on the water,
A sharp and clear details with an excellent contrast and light,
Nicely taken and done.
Mes salutations ...Michel
saxo042 (33930) 2013-10-15 7:27
One very fine and well kept boat and another one, probably with another owner. The red boat looks much better, when you can compare it with the other. Furthermore, the bright red colour against the blue sea is very attractive.
holmertz (31322) 2013-10-15 7:51
This is an amazing composition. There is a very good balance between the red, well kept boat in the shallow blue water and the rather pathetic thing that once was a small boat, abandoned on the ground. Whether or not we imagine a story concerning the two boats it's an attractive photo with superb light and clarity and a very fine red and yellow reflection.
Kugart (1774) 2013-10-15 8:01
Beautiful shot of the two boats. The large one in pristine condition and the little one having seen better days. Great colours,so vivid and good reflections on the water. Have to agree there is something sad about this scene but maybe it is just parental instincts taking over.
adramad (30945) 2013-10-15 8:23
A sensational and effective composition, with the large boat counterpoint between the large, well painted and maintained and the small, poorly maintained and deteriorating, "is like the ugly duckling of the story".
Magnificent textures in both the surface of the water, as in these debris we see in the foreground.
Very good level of colorful, very natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are appropriate.
Well done. I like
Enjoy a nice day.
lgir (6651) 2013-10-15 10:04
Nice rendering of contrasting colors to make such a difference with these two boats between shiny side of one, and the level of neglect of the other.
Romano46 (11535) 2013-10-15 11:10
bella composizione, anche se io, poichè sono un patito di questo formato, l'avrei fatta quadrata tagliando un piccolo pezzo in alto.
Il soggetto è molto bello e la ripresa molto ben fatta con colori vivaci ed una bella composizione.
Ciao e buona serata
ifege (9909) 2013-10-15 22:44
Your 2 very contrasting boats make for a good photo - the decrepit one versus the immavulate bright one.
Sonata11 (31245) 2013-10-16 13:02
very beautiful photo job. Well done with fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity, fantastic POV.
I like it. Tfs, Barbara
mesutilgim (73046) 2013-10-16 13:06
Great capture with perfec pov and very well balanced layout .
The red one is seeing most probably her future !
Cricri (92213) 2013-10-17 9:38
Une très jolie composition, un peu triste de cette fin de vie de la petite barque qui prend l'eau, contre le bateau neuf aux couleurs éclatantes, bonne lumière et présentation
macjake (45588) 2013-10-20 2:15
yes, its you being sentimental Bev lol
but no, i honestly so see exactly what you mean.
Your guess is as good as mine as to how she's gonna save him :)
what i do know is how much i enjoy the scene for its grit and grime factor...not exactly what you see perhaps! :)
and of course the red/yellow reflections are a sweet addition, they always help.
I really have to give you credit for the title too, nice job all around to spot this funny scene.
annjackman (15541) 2013-10-20 10:07
The red 'mother' boat with its yellow buoys is very eye-catching especially against the lovely, slightly rippling blue water. The smaller boat looks rather forlorn and as you suggest rather vulnerable. A very well composed shot with all the elements well placed in the frame.
An excellent image.
Kind Regards, Ann
Kielia (21533) 2013-10-21 8:15
this image is very much to my liking because I cannot resist boats! The composition is excellent but what I like best is the fantastic contrast of the colors. A great capture!
zoomer (4227) 2013-10-22 14:57
Hi,superbly perceptive,clear and colorful composition!All the best Wolf.
s_lush (16050) 2013-10-23 3:18
This colorful scene has been perfectly composed, masterfully captured and interestingly commented by you. Striking contrast between the boats, excellent optical reflection, beautiful colors and irreproachable quality of the picture!
PaulVDV (17323) 2013-10-27 11:56
Hmm, I didn't see this as mother and child. Sorry but I thought at beauty and the beast :)
Excellent light, clarity, colours, sharpness and composition.
Best regards, Paul
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2013-10-28 6:30
A very fine coastal view. Beautiful colors of nature, and very good lighting and details.
Didi (51307) 2013-10-30 1:36
Good frame quality and interesting diagonal between the two boats
Good sharp picture
olive224 (2553) 2013-10-30 5:15
Nice title for this charming composition ;)
I like the idea to remove the sky to frame on the scene.
The focus is on the red boat making the FG ship a little less sharp but without a tripod, impossible to do better ;)
jmdias (48359) 2013-11-12 15:40
marvelous colors and light. the contrast between the boats is very nice subject. I liked the framing and the reflections. TFS.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21485)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-21
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-14 23:56