Not having taken many shots recently that I thought were worth posting, I've been looking back through the archives to see if I could find something.
This is the rather cluttered dry dock on the Kennet and Avon canal at Bradford on Avon. The dock is not at present "dry", but there are gates just at the stern of the boat which can be closed. The water can then be pumped out so that repairs and painting can be done on the lower part of the hull.
Taken as JPEG: PP in FastStone and PhotoShop 7.
Click on Map:[view] to see the aerial picture from Google Earth. The area shows up quite well here.
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tyro (26142) 2009-08-01 8:41
You appear to have posted your picture just seconds after I did the very same thing.
This one, however, was worth waiting for. It is sometimes quite amazing what you can find after a good browse through the old archives and this one must have been hiding from you.
Although the dock certainly is cluttered, the cacophony of brilliant colours is wonderful. Beautiful reflections on the gently rippling water too. And the whole picture is pin-sharp as is your wont.
When I saw this one, I was almost immediately reminded of a technique which Gunnar (saxo042) has employed on a few occasions, namely to take the water reflection and rotate the image through 180 degrees, as is perfectly shown in this picture of his, or this one or this. Although I didn't have that many pixels to play with, I've done a very quick workshop which gives an idea of what I had in mind - it might make a fine posting on TL if done from the original, uncompressed image.
saxo042 (37966) 2009-08-01 10:20
Good to see you are back again! I really like these reflections and the strong and very attractive colours here. Is this one of those boats you can rent for a holiday?
When I looked at the map view, or rather the satellite view, I noticed a round formation on the field, just east of this place. What is that? An old fortification?
I am also grateful for the advice you have given me today, now I have to start all over again and reprocess a lot of photos... But do you do sharpening before or after resizing?
Glint (6171) 2009-08-02 12:31
nice light,colours and reflections here. I am surprised that you have kept this tucked away and only posted it now.If it were one of mine it would have been posted poste haste!I especially like the reflections and have been interested to see what John has suggested doing with them. Gunnar's creative playing around with relections is worth remembering for the future too.
Urs (14082) 2010-06-10 7:32
By accident I saw your gallery and finally clicked the picture above because I like the reflection which has vibrant color hues despite the dirty water. I guess it is one of those speed boats. Well done.
- Copyright: Peter Geldart (graffer) (1800)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A430
- Exposure: f/5.8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-08-01 8:12