The photo shows a capsized boat at Mjels Vig (Mjels Bay). Thousands of sailors regard the area of the Als Sound as a true sailing paradise and this small unspoiled bay is a personal tip among many sailors.
It seems that the (German) owner of the boat did not want to go through the hassle of properly winterizing his boat. So after last weekend’s storm he was in for a rude awakening when he tried to use the boat (that was not able to recover on its own) again.
This is not a pleasant sight. Since the boat is in a bad shape, the Danish owners of the small marina are afraid that this could be the beginning of a ship cemetery.
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Bluejeans (64247) 2012-04-06 4:42
Ola Harriet ,
É a crise :) os donos não tem dinheiro para arranjar o barco , gostei muito do reflexo deu um belo efeito de simetria ,bonita a paisagem de fundo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
hidibyendu (871) 2012-04-06 5:27
Nice picture with a good note.
I like the reflections in the water. Probably you could have used the rule of thirds on this boat.
papagolf21 (84048) 2012-04-06 5:39
Bonjour, chère Harriet,
Un bateau échoué, c'est un peu comme un poisson sur le ventre !
Je comprends la position des riverains craignant de voir ce lieu se convertir en cimetière marin.
Très bonne prise de vue.
ciakgiak (30407) 2012-04-06 6:05
Splendido l'effetto di questa piccola barca capovolta che col suo riflesso ha creato una forma geometrica molto interessante. Ma pare che la sua presenza sia di cattivo auspicio per i marinai del luogo, non è così? L'immagine è molto bella, grande è la serenità che suscita questo luogo incontaminato, eccellente la qualità.
Un caro saluto e una buona Pasqua a te ed ai tuoi cari.
danyy (0) 2012-04-06 6:25
on se demanderait bien ce qui a poussé ce bateau à se retrouver dans cette posture. Bien entendu, le peu de profondeur. Un malheur mais aussi pour l'environnement et le coup d'oeil.
dip (23528) 2012-04-06 7:18
ein sehr interessantes fotografisches Thema (hätte ich auch sofort fotografiert) :-)
Eine wirklich tolle Fotokomposition!
ikeharel (54195) 2012-04-06 7:41
The remnants of the last winter storm, well collected, Harriet.
Smooth water's and good view on the sunken boat.
Have a nice holiday weekend.
pajaran (49662) 2012-04-06 9:46
Vrlo interesantan i dobra tekst o zalivu i camcu ...
Dobar snimka, perspektiva, kompozicija i prikaz lepim bojama.
Vlasniku treba pomoc da vrati camac u plovno stanje ...
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Sehr interessante und gute Artikel über die Bucht und Boot ...
Guter Schuss, Perspektive, Komposition und Darstellung von schönen Farben.
Der Eigentümer braucht Hilfe, um das Boot in einem schiffbaren Zustand zurückzugeben ...
Schönen Abend und alles Gute für das Wochenende.
saxo042 (37058) 2012-04-06 12:23
This looks like a very modern boat but even if this was the result of an accident, you really found a very good motive. The boat itself, together with its reflection, create a very modern kind of artwork. It is well placed in your picture. Looks like you had a very pleasant day here, without any winds. The water surface makes a perfect mirror.
gildasjan (41212) 2012-04-06 12:46
Très bien vu ce bateau couché et son reflet dans cette composition.Une petite touche de rouge apporte une petite note chaude de chaleur à cette image.
notrap (5681) 2012-04-06 12:52
da gibt es doch bestimmt wie bei Autos Bestimmungen, dass man ein Boot nicht einfach seinem Schicksal überlassen kann. Ich habe auch mal gedacht, es müßte schön sein, ein Boot zu haben, aber nachdem ich inzwischen weiß, was alles dranhängt an Mühen und Zeitaufwand, bin ich froh, nur Autofahrer zu sein.
ourania (28368) 2012-04-06 13:52
the sight of a capsized boat arouses concerns, its a very ackward sight which you've turned into a very interesting and well composed picture. The symmetrical effect created by the overturned hull has a fascinating effect, enhanced by its placement in the frame. There's superb depth and clarity in the photo and the lovely lighting and colours evoke nice, peaceful feelings that contrast the sadness of seeing the boat so helpless. But I wonder, could they recover it and elliminate the bad impression it makes for the marina? Your photo is great, well done and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
mauro61 (52623) 2012-04-06 14:51
il vento probabilmente ha causato il parziale affondamento della barca in una immagine compositivamente ben colta con la solita atmosfera soft che mi piace molto,
emka (75107) 2012-04-06 23:50
The water here is so calm and clear after storm. Sad view of this boat indeed, I can understand the concern of the owners of the marina.
batalay (35061) 2012-04-07 1:09
Hello Dear Harriet,
A superb depiction of isolation and serenity, with the small capsized boat creating seen in a perfect mirrored reflection. While I might have increased the color saturation slightly, I think this is most appropriate in subdued light and colors. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,
A few days ago a "flag counter" was integrated into the website, Can I impose on you to click and plant another German flag.
Buin (42262) 2012-04-07 8:23
Tja, hier könnte man anfangen zu philosophieren, denn in unserer Welt hat Vieles eine Schieflage ...
Du hast das Boot mit viel Gefühl im Bild platziert (dieses "tz" tut irgendwie weh, oder ?) - ein wirklich trauriger Anblick.
Nicht jeder Fotograf hätte dies hier präsentiert ... und "so etwas" wollen viele ja auch garnicht sehen.
Grüße aus dem kalten NRW. Heute hat's sogar geschneit!
wolf38 (31068) 2012-04-07 9:04
Hallo Harriet. Hier ist um das Boot herum eine richtige Erzählung entstanden. Irgendwie fühlt man mit dem Boot und möchte seine Interessen wahrnehmen. Der Anblick des umgekippen Bootes macht tatsächlich etwas traurig. Und wer weiß, wie die Geschichte weitergehen wird. Wauch immer, ich wünsche Dir ein frohes Osterfest, Wolfgang.
Cricri (103101) 2012-04-07 23:40
Triste scéne autant pour le bateau et le propriétaire!!
j'aime l'originalité des reflets, la transparence de l'eau et la vue sur le paysage au loin
Bon weekend de Pâques
Royaldevon (27585) 2012-04-08 1:57
A sad air to your note but a fine photograph to accompany it. If you look carefully at the upturned boat, with its reflection, it takes on the appearance of an open-mouthed fish.
You have used a good dof which focuses attention on the boat and produces an unobtrusive but useful b/g.
Have a lovely Easter Sunday,
claudeD (31261) 2012-04-08 7:38
Sehr gelungene Aufnahme dieses kleinen Bootes. was mir besonsders gefällt ist die Ruhe im Bild und die Spiegelungen des Bootes im Wasser. Wie immer hast du eine ausgezeichnete Note beigefügt.
Ein schönes Osterfest aus Luxemburg
holmertz (38665) 2012-04-08 9:04
Poor boat but a fine composition with very attractive reflections. I guess you were not that Geman owner. it seems someone will have to pay quite dearly for clearing up this mess.
danos (84367) 2012-04-08 12:05
nice photographic element for us but what a pity for the fortuneless owner of the boat!.I like the good reportage shot as the tranqullity and the calmness of the place.
Have a good week,danos
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-08 17:03
Wonderful landscape.Very nice shoot with great reflections on the water.Nice warm colors and POV.Congrats
paololg (31448) 2012-04-08 21:29
Ciao dear Harriet,
is always sad to see a boat in such poor condition, expecially considering how many people would like to own a boat like this. The only funny thing is the reflection of this poor boat, which looks like a smiling mouth. It's right to also document these scenes. Brava!
Ciao, have a nice week!
diomed (13926) 2012-04-09 2:32
a soft and real baltic sea atmosphere: a flat landscape, very quietful, with the poor boat on FG.
Splendid reflection, very interesting note.
Have an Happy after Easter time
vasilpro (40881) 2012-04-09 8:50
Wonderful composition with refections, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-04-10 2:00
It is sad to end his existence, denigrated and abandoned, as this boat died of boredom. The composition is most enjoyable. The picture is bright, clean and deep. excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jimkil (1720) 2012-04-13 17:59
Nice angle with the boat turned on its side, teh reflections makes the image more attractive in this still water. Nice subtle colours and composition.
jusninasirun (17160) 2012-04-17 23:08
You have captured this poor boat really well from low pov. The colors and reflection is stunning in this moody scene that I like. Great exposure control and good quality composition.
Thanks and have a nice day.
delpeoples (52777) 2012-04-19 19:20
Do you know that even before looking at your title, I said to myself "poor boat". Great minds think alike, eh? :)
The poor boat has indeed seen btter days, but you have captured it well, composing it nicely, with impressive sharpness and beautiful natural colours.
I hope this does not become a ship cemetery.
gunbud (34066) 2012-04-20 12:35
She looks to be in good enough shape to be resuced.
With a little loving care she will be back out on those Danish waters.
Lovely reflection in the calm bay.
COSTANTINO (52832) 2012-04-20 23:08
dynamic shot welldone and wellseen
excellent capture the right timing
great sharpness and lightness
photo with strong feelings
let your imagination free to
think and describe thispresentation
have a nice day
abmdsudi (41266) 2012-04-21 2:48
I like the effect you have created the fact that it does look like a quiet rather gloomy scene without any activity and the sad abandoned boat We can make out how the tide has battered causing her to tilt and beached off the bay. A well captured and thoughtful piece of photo journalism of current situation, the reality there, I particularly like your composition providing a much more visually interesting focus straight onto the main interest. Good tonal range and presentation with good detail. Fabulous reportage
iamge. Great work. Congrats
foozi (7101) 2012-04-22 20:41
such a lovely reflection and the sceneic lake is exciting to see. The calmness and serenity is lovely.
Well composed shot.
dkmurphys (47690) 2012-04-27 4:11
A kind of sad image, looks like the boat is abandoned and dying. The hope comes from the colors and the suny day. Well taken, enjoy a fine weekend.
baddori (19195) 2012-05-09 23:36
Una triste fine, ed una trascuratezza , imperdonabile.
Ottima composizione di ambiente con .... la barca ...
sacavem (18610) 2012-05-10 9:47
Excellent composition, very nice colours. I like the reflection in the water.
MJR (3360) 2012-05-11 13:48
I see you have indeed caught the reflection bug ! This is a superb rendition, in a pertect, still mirror.
But what a sad scene, and your sad tale only confirms it.
But its all about the photograph, and that is well composed, good proportions and nicely sharpened, without any extra colouring to spoil things.
Quality job !
jmdias (53535) 2012-05-15 16:15
very interesting the framing catching the tilted boat that created a good subject. beautiful the reflections that created different shapes, I can see a painted landscape in the blue zone of the boat, can you imagine it ? nice view of the ebviroment around. TFS.
Robert1969 (6906) 2012-07-04 9:45
Not a pleasant moment for the owners,
but it is a photogenic situation.
The picture is taken from a great
point of view and has a great light
management and composition. The mirror
in the water is a nice extra.
macjake (54070) 2012-07-10 18:59
Thank you for visiting my gallery and posting a critique - much appreciated :)
Looking at the topsized boat, it strangely looks like its HDR, but i'm sure it isn't.
that blue on the underside is very attractive, it has a special look to it.
And as for the Ship Cemetery - I think that would be cool! for photo's anyways :)
mjw364 (7004) 2012-08-27 7:23
Nice composition with foreground interest and great reflection documenting the demise of this poor boat!
clic (14596) 2014-05-22 13:33
Don't you think your picture is related to a poem of 1871 by the French writer Arthur Rimbaud: "The Drunken Boat"?!
Indeed, a sad story you wrote and a pleasant picture to look at that conveys an intense mood of sorrows.