Posted on November 21, 2021
Fishing boats at anchor in the inner harbour of Pittenweem.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: On Water
Category: Black & White Tagged: Black & White, boats, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, fishing boats, Pittenweem, Water
Posted on April 9, 2021
I was surprised to find this model boat at an airshow, of all places. I may never look at Popeye in the same light again.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Begins with B or W
Category: Black & White Tagged: Black & White, boats, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, Popeye
Posted on February 11, 2021
Posted on January 24, 2021
A tranquil view of the inner harbour at St Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife.
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: boats, CMMC, Houses, Reflections, St Andrews
Posted on July 15, 2020
A couple of sailing boats in the picturesque harbour of Honfleur, at the mouth of the River Seine in Normandy.
Posted on March 17, 2020
Judy at Lifelessons has had the brilliant idea of posting the last image from either your SD card or phone. As she says, it’s something to pass the time while we’re
all in solitary confinement in isolation.
This, from my iPhone, is one of the model boats (pleasingly, the other is blue) that one of our neighbours floats onto the pond at the centre of our little hameau when the water level permits. As it’s rained more or less constantly since September, that is no constraint.
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: boats, model boats, Orange, Reflections, Tranquility Base
Posted on November 20, 2018
I wonder if Frank had forgotten that the theme for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Memories – is the same as one he set in March this year?
Whatever, this is perhaps the oldest photo I’ve ever posted here, it having been taken in the summer of 1978 on a family holiday in Cornwall. That’s our daughter being delighted at her first experience in a boat that we’d come across when she and I went for a walk on the beach.
I remember quite clearly that when we got back to where we were staying she went round proudly telling anyone who would listen: “I’ve been in a boat”.
Tuesday Photo Challenge: Memories
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: boats, Family, fpj-photo-challenge, Holidays, Memories
Posted on May 2, 2018
Frank wanted an image on the theme of ‘trip’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge. As he noted, this is open to various interpretations, although not not all of them are photogenic (and/or legal).
Geographically, the longest trip I’ve ever taken – apart from the time I measured my length on an unforgiving pavement in Confolens while in search of doors to photograph – is to Australia, over Christmas and New Year, quite a few years ago now.
Even though I’d been to Sydney on business a few times previously, this was the first time I was able to take a more considered view of my exotic surroundings. Imagine going all that way and then also having the opportunity to take a further trip on one of these fancy-looking boats moored in Sydney Harbour.
Category: Travel Tagged: Australia, boats, Exotic, fpj-photo-challenge, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Trip, Tuesday Photo Challenge
Posted on December 23, 2016
On a very calm and sunny day in the harbour of St Andrews, this little fishing boat was reflected almost perfectly in the still water.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Reflections
Category: Black & White Tagged: Black & White, boats, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, Reflections, St Andrews, Water
Posted on February 19, 2016
I took this photograph of an upturned boat at Watson’s Bay, near Sydney. It was a bit of a snatched shot and while the subject is interesting, it’s a little frustrating because I didn’t capture the entire boat, cutting off the prow (at the bottom of the image) and the sides. Furthermore, the horizon (waterline) isn’t straight and the colours are rather bleached – partly because it’s a pretty weatherbeaten vessel in the first place and also because it was taken around noon – so I was probably on my way to lunch, which probably explains why it was a snatched shot.
I cropped out most of the boat, the shoreline and the surrounding sand, and also added a light Vignette. This brought the real interest, the bottom of the boat, and especially the ‘trident’ effect of the struts, properly to the fore.
This produced an almost abstract feel, which was reinforced largely by reducing the Luminance and modestly tweaking the Saturation of the key colours, blue and orange
Category: Composition Tagged: ABFriday, boats, colours, Editing, Sydney, Watson's Bay