The South Funen Archipelago is a very interesting wildlife area in Denmark. It is often viewed as a whole, but the many large and small islands are very diverse and often lead their own lives. However they have a lovely nature, with cozy and peaceful environments and secure harbours in common.
For many centuries, the South Funen Archipelago has been an active, important maritime area. In the Late Middle Ages, the largest town here - Svendborg - ranked as one of the most important trading centers in Scandinavia. Today the archipelago is very popular with yachtsmen. Leeward of the more than 50 green islands and islets the water is always calm and they will find pleasant sailing and numerous safe anchorages. And just imagine going sailing without having to take the ever-annoying tide into consideration! With all this water, it's hardly surprising that almost all families in the Archipelago own a boat. This one has originally been a coastal fishing boat but then was taken out of service due to EU regulations. Now a new owner is using it as a kind of leisure boat. But in the last couple of generations navigation has seen a rapid technological development, and the old maritime culture pattern have vanished. Since there is not much high tech on board, this boat is condemned to spend a lot of time on the shore; somewhat useless but still functional.
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mauro61 (52527) 2009-08-27 8:47
sotto un bel cielo nuvoloso piacevole immagine della barca che sta in secca su questo verde prato.
Uno scatto dai bei colori e piacevolmente bello.
Gerrit (43743) 2009-08-27 8:48
fine summer photo of this stranded ship in the meadows.
gilou530 (34) 2009-08-27 9:29
un bateau qui créve l'écran avec ce gros plan, un cadrage qui le met en valeur , beau boulot
besnard (48787) 2009-08-27 9:32
Un joli cliché de saison avec de douces couleurs. Le bâteau sur l'herbe est du plus bel effet. Du bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
carper (96) 2009-08-27 9:43
very nice one Harriet,
a fine point of view, good balance in the shot, very nice composition well I like the good job here, have a good evening Harriet.
claudeD (24173) 2009-08-27 10:46
very interesting and original idea to present this stranded ship in the middle of the green meadows.Thank youf or your fine note.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
holmertz (26932) 2009-08-27 10:48
In any case this boat serves well as a pleasure to the eye, whether in the sea or on land. I like to see it surrounded by fresh grass, with a glimpse of the sea in the backgound.
Silvio1953 (98129) 2009-08-27 10:51
Ciao Harriet, beautiful composition with lovely boat, wonderful light and colors, splendid sky, very well done, ciao Silvio
rodgerg (55767) 2009-08-27 11:08
Very simple, very effeicionce and especially very nice. The bota in the FG give an aspect dynamic to the image. Tenders and natural colors well colleted too. Great prospect and depht of field on the left and on the right.
Have a nice evening,
saxo042 (31800) 2009-08-27 12:52
A boat that is not in its right element is hardly a boat, but here you present a very good picture with a boat on land! Very good colours, maybe I would have cropped a bit of the right side. I can´t really say why. it may be those thirds again. Still. I made a WS, there is not much difference so I hope you don´t mind, but it places the horizon at one third and that fine blue rope also at one third. This is just a minor niggle ;-)
JanP (1705) 2009-08-27 23:17
Wonderful seascape with an absolutely well chosen composition. The contrast in the sky is perfect balanced, and the boat makes a nice foreground.
Really your style...and it is interesting!
Kind regards, Jan
emka (58140) 2009-08-27 23:23
Nice boat but it will not go far :)). fine summer mood, nice colours.
danyy (0) 2009-08-27 23:36
finement composée cette phot qui montre un ciel magnifique, qui ferait presque oublier le sujet principal. Bien cadrée et bien exposée, un coin qui donne envie d'une visite.
My best regards.
bracasha75 (24443) 2009-08-27 23:48
Die ganze gegend wo du lebst und wo du bilder machst ist zauberhaft weil ich lebe in nache von hoechen gebirgen und solche sachen wie dieser skipper sind nicht trefbar kilometer und kilometer weit.
Schones foto und schonen tag Harriet
Glint (5573) 2009-08-28 0:14
there is something appealing that I find about small boats like this. It must be their curves and paintwork I suppose.Here this old boat seems to be nestling into the shore grass. Your popv is perfect for showing of its nices curves.The foreground grasses with cow parsley and that nice blue sky make a pleasing composition.
mafegan (8618) 2009-08-28 0:38
A fine composition with the boat high and dry amongst the grasses. With the dramatic sky occupying two thirds this is a nicely balanced image. Like the pov and tfs, Marlene
dip (21909) 2009-08-28 0:57
Nordseeatmosphäre und dazu eine informative Notiz,das kann nur von Dir kommen!
ein Boot "kurz vor der Rente",interessantes Thema!
bakes888 (18499) 2009-08-28 2:27
Hi Harriet. You have caught the lines of this old beauty well but it does seem a little out of place amongst the weeds. Hopefully someone will find a good use for her. Well captured, good low POV and nice sky for a backdrop. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.
Cretense (68663) 2009-08-28 4:56
Great title for a beautiful photo! Simple but great composition, the "central" choice works very, great framing! Flawless light managment, beautiful colours!
hardyuno (4646) 2009-08-28 8:11
Moin moin Harriet,
stimmt, das ist ähnlich meinem Bild. Ist mir heute auch schon mal aufgefallen beim durchschauen.
Sehr schöne klare Farben und das Boot aus der richtigen Perspektive. Ausgezeichnet. Ich hab mir so ein Thema "Boote" angelegt. Darf ich deins mit dazu tun?
Ich wünsche dir noch einen schönen Abend
gildasjan (38218) 2009-08-28 8:31
Bon plan rapproché sur ce bateau.Peut-être a-t-il envie de nous dire:Venez je vais vous faire voyager,ne me laissez pas seul.
xuaxo (6830) 2009-08-28 12:09
It is not usual to see a functional boat on shore.
Nice soft colors.
ciakgiak (30329) 2009-08-28 14:24
I like a lot the composition with the boats on FG, overall when they are very well composed like this one in which the POV is perfect and the colours are so pleasant and natural.
Warm regards and TFS.
Waylim (22355) 2009-08-28 17:24
Ah, this is my kind of picture. I love it, lone boat, this one is so clean and beuatiful, freshly painted. Lovely foreground of lush green vegetation and lake. The sky is also beautiful with nice clouds and soft light. Beautiful and charming. Good photo with lovely colors and light, good clarity and sharpness, good compsition too.
AKITA (15125) 2009-08-28 23:49
in my first impression, this boat looks the Ark...
its white body with beautiful curved lines is very well contrasted with both green ground and blue sky.
I like the scene of the boat on the shore, and this situation is nice to express the air in that condition elegantly.
thank you for your excellent shot,
macondo (17949) 2009-08-29 0:02
As usual a very interesting note which gives pause for reflection. The photo has a melancholy look, partly from the slight dullness of the light and partly from the subject - the old boat marooned on dry land. The few small flowers growing around it add poignancy, and the sky is very nicely exposed.
fanni (13868) 2009-08-29 1:58
I pity the boat, somehow... the poor boat has to spend so much time being idle, dreaming strange dreams, maybe? or dreams of the past, with water below and winds and sunshine around...
Inanimate objects and humans do have something in common: they have fate and their own history.
very good capture. I like the low POV!
and I wish you a nice weekend!
papagolf21 (76561) 2009-08-29 2:48
Bonjour, mon amie Harriet,
Ce bateau parmi les champs semble avoir pris le large pour profiter des joies de la campagne et de respirer un autre air.
J'aime beaucoup cette composition emplie de poésie.
Cricri (86431) 2009-08-29 4:39
Bon gros plan du bâteau, des détails préçis sous bonne exposition, superbe ciel, jolies couleurs naturels, belle image
Good week end for you
asajernigan (19669) 2009-08-29 6:55
Your composition is great showing the fine old boat from a good POV. The angle of the shot gives the scene depth and direction. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail.
feather (51128) 2009-08-29 8:12
It still looks to be sea-worthy and in good condition. Someone may come along and give it some TLC before it becomes too past-its-best. :D Your low POV works very well as it places the boat against the sky. the image is excellent quality with wonderful sharpness from the grasses to the horizon.
jmdias (45790) 2009-08-29 15:57
excellent pov, I liked the way you framed the boat, the landscape around is very beautiful. perfect framing, light and colors. the boat is like posing for us. haha
pablominto (53744) 2009-08-29 22:58
I like the simplicity in composition, making all our attention turn to the fine old boat!
At first glance it looks like well kept, but that is probably an illusion created by the white coat of paint hehehe...
The subject stands out well in the green grass, which is quite an original place for a boat..!
delpeoples (44904) 2009-08-30 2:08
Hi Harriet, how have you been? I hope you're staying well. To see your nautical theme always brings a smile to my face, as you know it is also one of my favourite things. Nice composition here, the boat perched up on the grassland is interesting and looks great. Nice colours here, straight horizon (I'm jealous) and good positioning of the boat within the frame. Great job, Lisa.
Longroute (19390) 2009-08-30 2:20
Here I come! (as a skipper)
well, Harriet this is my genre!
I know, I know, men have cemetery to rest but what to do with boats nobody wants no more? This picture gives me both joy for the fine boat and the surroundings and sadness thinking about her destiny. I like how you framed the boat and the fine chromatic contrasts.
Have a nice day,
buscape (6219) 2009-08-30 15:34
ein sehr schönes Motiv hast du dir hier ausgesucht. Das weisse Boot im grünen Gras und ein klasse Himmel im Hintergrund. Einfach toll. Das Bild gefällt mir genau so wie es ist, trotzdem habe ich mich auch noch zu einer etwas sonnigeren Variante verleiten lassen. Siehe WS.
Viele sonnige Grüsse aus dem Donautal,
skippy007 (12500) 2009-08-30 18:13
Hello Harriet, This lovely old boat under this clear blue sky, on land, reminded me of Noah's Ark, waiting for the rain to come. A nice clear shot with beautiful natural colour & contrast. From your very informative note, it appears that this boat will be waiting a long time for a skipper.
foozi (7101) 2009-08-30 18:23
such a dramatic capture of the scene. The contrasting colour of the boat with great blue sky is so pretty. I like the puffy clouds very much here,
The angle of shot is very exciting.
Buin (42084) 2009-08-31 0:17
Dieses Foto hat irgendetwas Melancholisches - ein Boot auf dem Trockenen. Aber es besteht ja Hoffnung, das Wasser ist nicht weit ... aber Dein Kommentar gibt ein anderes Bild - leider.
Ein Foto, das einen anspricht, und der Hauptdarsteller ist dort, wo er hingehört, in der Mitte! Ein schönes Bild!
Grüße aus dem wolkenlosen Südwestfalen - und eine gute Woche!
KateinDenmark (1634) 2009-08-31 11:37
You've got very good color in this photo. I like how the colors of the boat match the clouds and the sky. I also like how the boat appears planted in the field. Nice image.
Charo (51174) 2009-08-31 16:30
Ich mag dieses boot auf rasen verankert ist, ist eine schöne und romantische vision.
Ausgezeichnet licht und sehr gute details und farben.
Royaldevon (17791) 2009-09-01 0:33
The clarity of this shot, the good composition and the fine pov just jump off the screen. The boat is perfectly placed in the frame, making a good focal point and smoothing the link between the grass and the sky.
Have a good day,
bema (25936) 2009-09-01 12:07
trotz daß sich hier schon die halbe TE-Welt verewigt hat, möchte ich auch noch meinen bescheidenen Kommentar anhängen..habe deine Note nicht komplett gelesen, aber ich denke, dasss dieser Kahn, er sieht ja noch praktikabel aus, sicher noch einen besseren Ruhestand verdient hätte..
viele Grüße Bernd
shevchenko (18243) 2009-09-01 20:10
What an abandoned good boat, good frame to it with including the silent environment, simply nice the scenery in three colors, thanks for sharing.
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-09-02 11:21
Harriet, this one is a small ship with a story I think, I love the clinker hull it is beautiful as a boat and makes great photo lines as well. Colors and light management are excellent as always, great work.
jemaflor (68913) 2009-09-03 10:59
good angle and nice colors with this light, maybe more effect with a boat not in the midle of the shot with a place more large on the left side of your shot ...
jafadabret (56497) 2009-09-04 2:00
C'est une belle photo d'un bateau qui attend sur l'herbe un improbable skippeur. Les technologies sont allées trop vite et lui n'est plus au goût du jour. Bonne composition avec une lumière et des couleurs au top.
Amical salut !
patdeph (35738) 2009-09-04 3:22
I really love the colors and the light,the boat is in perfect harmony with the cloudy sky!A pity that it's condemned not to sail,but the grass brings something very beautiful in the picture.
dumbo (4541) 2009-09-04 7:39
What a nice photo of this old boat in the green land. Your perspective is really good and I like that sky with some white clouds.
Have a great weekend!
wolf38 (28180) 2009-09-04 22:44
Hallo Harriet. Boote an Land sind in gewisser Weise ein Widerspruch. Wir blicken genauer hin, wenn wir solche scheinbar vergessenen Boote sehen. Manchmal hat sie ein Sturm an Land geworfen, manchmal sind sie einfach aus Altersgründen nur ausrangiert worden. Wie auch immer, Du hast diese spzielle Szene sehr schön mit Deiner kamera eingefangen. Und auch der Text ist vorzüglich. Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
gunbud (34052) 2009-09-06 18:04
I love these traditional wooden fishing vessels that serve the brave fishermen the world over.
You have the ideal blue sky and dramatic sky backdrop that contrast brilliantly with the lush green foreground.
JCG (35129) 2009-09-07 9:05
This solitary boat seems to await a hypothetical tide!!! Beautiful composition with a sky which gives much relief to the image. The natural colors are soft and pleasant. Pretty glance Harriet and thank you for the interesting note.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
dareco (17134) 2009-09-09 7:16
Great job on this! I like the angle and the natural colors. Good composition and detail. TFS
jimkil (1664) 2009-09-11 3:47
The boat is well positioned in the composition, the colours are natural and the depth and detail excels. Cloud formations are complimenting to the image, very well done Harriet.
Have a good WE.
Bluejeans (64231) 2009-09-11 10:53
Bonita composição com este barco de pesca parado neste campo cheio de vegetação bem verde , gostei do destaque dado a ele ,bonito o céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Angshu (51174) 2009-09-19 21:44
You used the boat well for perspective & the lines on it offering good lead-in. Good contrast between the green and the blue of the sky. The boat 'looks' so very lonely & forlorn. Nice picture...well done!
vasilpro (40192) 2009-10-17 12:34
Wonderful composition, excellent light management and POV, lovely colors and sky.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
maloutim (8608) 2009-12-22 11:17
Waiting for a skipper or having finished its season on the water, given the time of the year?
Whatever the reason for the boat to be on land, its whiteness makes a very good contrast on the green grass, and its blue cabin matches the sky and water very well!
I like the composition!
With all my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
danos (73974) 2010-11-03 12:25
what is it doing over there? The place is looks discontiguous with the close up of the boat to make it so big in contrast with the environment. I like the excellent light and colour management as the clarity of the image.Well done.
BennyV (12767) 2011-06-21 5:07
Thanks for your critiques on my Fyn pictures. There are just a couple more coming, but not many. We just spent a couple of days with our whole family there, not really a long holiday.
This is my favourite among your shots from Fyn. I like the low pov and the gentle colours. On the other hand - if you don't mind me pointing this out - I do feel that the boat is a bit too central in the composition and that the shot would have been even better if you'd moved it a bit more to the right.
Cheers & stay tuned.
francio64 (38188) 2011-07-20 11:56
bella vista della barca fuori dall'acqua.
Buono il punto di ripresa.
Luce ben gestita e ottimo sharp.