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Seen Better Days

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 20 August 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Some of the boats in the boat yard have definitely seen better days.

NIKON D300 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Ah, perhaps your title is accurate, but the rust adds so much to the colour and character. This is great Jack!

20 Aug 2009 5:14am

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon.

PATRICK from miramas, France

very nice capture

20 Aug 2009 5:21am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

and they now posses some GREAT COLOURS

20 Aug 2009 5:21am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

I agree... Just a good paint layer and it'll fly again over seas....

20 Aug 2009 5:31am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Great light for this rusted ship. Colours are incredible

20 Aug 2009 5:39am

@Calusarus: Merci.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Sure...but then so have we all! Age only enriches us as it seems to have done with this great old the color and detail here Jack:)

20 Aug 2009 6:07am

@Pavan Kaul: I can easily identify with this old vessel.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

As others have said...the rust and other colors and details work in your favor for a beautiful portrait of a boat.

20 Aug 2009 6:29am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

More like experienced and still raring to go :P I hope.

20 Aug 2009 6:37am

@Nicholas: I hope so, too.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

I think so but what a stunning reflection

20 Aug 2009 7:00am

@jamesy: Thanks.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

So much detail....wonderful portrait of a working boat!

20 Aug 2009 7:24am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

So much character and history in this shot.Great stuff

20 Aug 2009 9:07am

zOOm from Paris, France

Obviously yes ! But it remains beautiful ! I love these old boats ! Great colors and details on the rust Jack !

20 Aug 2009 9:18am

@zOOm: Thanks, Florence.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very clear ans sharp shot!

20 Aug 2009 9:53am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Rusty old boat, great shot Jack.

20 Aug 2009 10:01am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This old boat probably has lots of life and service left. But it does remind me a bit of Quint's boat in JAWS.

20 Aug 2009 11:32am

@Viewfinder: Absolutely.

MJ from Delaware, United States

busy dock and so many beautiful colors... and good reflection also... nice composition

20 Aug 2009 11:33am

@MJ: Thank you.

Krisu from Tampere, Finland

Nice shot!

20 Aug 2009 11:44am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

As busy as this shot is, for some reason, I really adore it!!! The colors are just fantastic!!! Beautiful Image !!!

20 Aug 2009 11:59am

@Susan: Thanks, Susan.

Barbara from Florida, United States

It still sits above the water line. The rustic wear adds to the character. Remarkable clarity and colors.

20 Aug 2009 12:02pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb.

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

stunning image with great reflection from the sea and well composed...

20 Aug 2009 12:24pm

@Vachel: Thank you.

khadi from New Delhi, India

The light in this photo is amazing. I like how it picks out the beautiful colours in this boat and the reflections. Great photo

20 Aug 2009 12:35pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

and yet...what a fantastic photo it turns out to be...bravo!!!

20 Aug 2009 12:43pm

@Lorraine: Merci.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joli ce bateau qui pourrait nous racconter tant d'histoires

20 Aug 2009 12:56pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wonderful! I bet this is still a hard-working boat!

20 Aug 2009 1:32pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I bet that boat has some great stories to tell! Great work, Jack!

20 Aug 2009 1:57pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty. I agree about the stories.

Irene from France

I like your tittle... and your photo

20 Aug 2009 2:00pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Good job John!

20 Aug 2009 2:03pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

In one word - OUTSTANDING !!!!

20 Aug 2009 2:33pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana.

kerfendal from Paris, France

remind me plenty of things, great job

20 Aug 2009 3:12pm

@kerfendal: Merci, me too.

mo.langel from ., Switzerland

Un beau vieux bateau! Beaux reflets!

20 Aug 2009 3:22pm

@mo.langel: Merci.

Don from spokane, United States

The salt-laden environment is very harsh and causes lots of damage to boats. This is a fine example. Shipyards restore vessels like this one, but it must be very costly and time consuming. Fine post.

20 Aug 2009 3:24pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Do they still use this boat? Nice shot.

20 Aug 2009 5:40pm

don from Paris, France

My family is from Coos Bay, Oregon. Amazing. I never see co-incidences like that! How far from Coos Bay is this shot take? doesn't look like that boat could make it to North Bend...

Great image!

20 Aug 2009 7:02pm

@don: It's about 3-5 km. to the west.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great shot of this hard working fishing boat. A lot elbow grease and a lot of money would probably make it all shiny again. It wouldn't be nearly as photogenic though.

20 Aug 2009 7:04pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Great shot.

20 Aug 2009 8:22pm

Veronique from France

extra ! like the feeling

20 Aug 2009 8:59pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The beauty of age. I love the look of rusted metal John.

20 Aug 2009 9:34pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks; me, too.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Absolutely outstanding! The clarity, tones and framing are superb.

20 Aug 2009 9:55pm

@Magda: Thank you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Talk about a rusty old tub...but still a great capture with lots of character.

20 Aug 2009 10:41pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

I don't think I would dare taking that into the open sea :)
Great shot!
I love the colours and detail!
The clarity is outstanding

21 Aug 2009 12:05am

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

The color of the rust is so appealing. Wonderful find and very well shot.

21 Aug 2009 1:10am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Waiting to stop working for having a new painting...

21 Aug 2009 1:47am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

nice shot! great colors and lines

21 Aug 2009 2:53am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

It is beautiful as it is but maybe a lick of paint would make the neighbours happy.

21 Aug 2009 3:08am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

That boat looks darn tough! Great shot and good clarity and color on these!

21 Aug 2009 3:45am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott. Great working boats in that harbor.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A boat doesn't get this good lookin by just moorin' around. This isn't old age. This is character. That's not rust, it's petina. A great shot Jack.

21 Aug 2009 3:51am

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Ah, but what days it has seen... Great character... no, great rich character in that old tub. Wonderful, Jack!!

21 Aug 2009 3:58am

@amy: Many thanks.

k@ from Paris, France

Always feel touched by old rusting boats, those are no exception ~ 

21 Aug 2009 6:23am

baobab from Cambridge, United States

this is a craziness of masts (I'm sure that's the collective noun :-)

great composition and vivid colours.

21 Aug 2009 7:27pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

imagine if truck drivers kept their vehicles this long :)

22 Aug 2009 3:57pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot beautiful colors

23 Aug 2009 12:47pm

Glen's Photos from Auckland, New Zealand

Wonderful photo.
Great colours and the reflection balances the shot so well.


25 Aug 2009 12:25am

@Glen's Photos: Thank you.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Great colors and reflections... This old rusty boat has its charm... and stories to be told us...

25 Aug 2009 9:12am

@Francesc B.: Isn't it the truth.