Something different from me. Low tide in Chong Wu harbour, on the coast near Quanzhou, Fujian province, Southern China. The peeling paint, age & decrepitude of these boats is better illustrated in faded colour. This is just an adjustment of the hue to zero. Shot with Fuji 100 iso colour film, on a cold, bleak, overcast day.
I should have rotated the image 0.4 degree first, & then cropped it. (I cropped 1st, then tried to rotate - the APS cropping is not fine enough, & is best done as a final step, not in the earlier stages of post processing).
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elihesamian (26149) 2004-04-24 3:43
You creat a nice B&W shot.I likr the slant posture of boats.The contrast well captured.And,the compositin is great.
clodreno (0) 2004-04-24 3:46
Very nice image Chris.. I enjoy it.I don't shoot in B&W but I do appreciate it. I guess it's nbetter since the sky was overcast that day. Nice choice..
Jeppe (18654) 2004-04-24 3:57
Special place you spotted here Chris - I like places where the tide can very a lot - The B&W works very well - gives a special moode - thanks for sharing this nice work.
Spoony (3539) 2004-04-24 4:32
I love photo about abandoned things...I apreciate it a lot. This one is particulary fantastic.
Good choice about color too.
Very, very nice shot here Chris. All the composition is agreable.
Well done and seen.
ianmcall (1213) 2004-04-24 5:02
Nice angles and a good pattern. In some places it is hard to tell the difference between decrepitude and still functional; I imagine these have manyyears of life in them yet, just don't try getting insurance ;-)
cool_s15 (4050) 2004-04-24 5:11
This is great Chirs! I really like the framing. Nice tone of B&W as well. Nice one!
spence (65) 2004-04-24 5:14
They look like a pair of drunken twins. Well seen Chris! I like the b&w very much for this and your composition is great. (Not sure how you took it in July 2004 though!)
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-04-24 5:37
Beautiful abandoned boats ! The B&W gives a strong effect to your picture !
I love it !
Cool-ice (5289) 2004-04-24 6:11
The angle of the view is really impressive.
And the choice of B&W is good tu accentuate the feeling of abandon.
Excellent, Chris !
jgrodziski (62) 2004-04-24 9:36
superb composition with a lot of emotion ! the b&w make a lot for the atmosphere.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-04-24 11:20
Very nice tilt here, I like the shot, well presentedand the lighting is just right here. They do look very old.
But you ahve captured them well
avigur_11 (22077) 2004-04-24 11:31
Wow, excellent composition, Chris, The tilt nad the b/w make this shot so special. A very good contrast, too, great shot.
carper (96) 2004-04-25 3:41
great b&w photo Chris,
Realy great composition, with wonderful lines, great depth, my compliments for this one, well seeing well taken, great job
cmartos (242) 2004-04-25 4:57
Excellent feeling of abandon with an appropriate B%W processing. very nice image. Very well done Crhis!
Mrg (825) 2004-04-25 14:22
Interesting image Chris. The B&W is a good choice but i would like to see this image with colours just to check.lots of details in this ships cemetery. I like it