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Boatyard Abstract

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 22 August 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

The boatyard provides a feast of shapes and textures. I especially like the cobwebs.

NIKON D700 1/160 second F/11.0 ISO 200 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

Barbara from Florida, United States

Red, rust and texture, outstanding. I wonder just how many layers of paint are there. Great find, the clarity is excellent.

22 Aug 2009 5:13am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

The cobwebs are delicious, and the flaking red paint and the other tones and textures are like a painting. Fabulous.

22 Aug 2009 5:57am

@Dulcie: Thank you.

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

I was walking around a Marina myself a week and a half ago.Your right about photo opportunities.You´ve spotted this wonderfully.

22 Aug 2009 8:12am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Beautiful composition and colors !

22 Aug 2009 8:55am

"...م.ر.گ..." from Tehran, Iran

i like the details

22 Aug 2009 8:59am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

In one word - OUTSTANDING !!!!

22 Aug 2009 9:16am

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Love the colours and textures
Great detail

22 Aug 2009 10:13am

masoud from tehran, Iran

Excellent , color and details is very good

22 Aug 2009 11:42am

Ajay from Pune, India

Vivid colours and really a great way making something so rusted look so beautiful.

22 Aug 2009 11:53am

@Ajay: Thanks, friend.

don from Paris, France

the red in the background is wonderful! nice capture

22 Aug 2009 12:56pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lots of interesting textures and colors in this shot.

22 Aug 2009 1:25pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great composition and really cool textures.

22 Aug 2009 1:29pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Fantastic dof you have here, Jack ! That is certainly very interesting object . Orange is super !

22 Aug 2009 2:19pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana. One could spends days in a boatyard and not exhaust the photographic possibilities.

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Wonderful blend of textures!

22 Aug 2009 2:34pm

Don from spokane, United States

The tangled chain and debris against that red background makes for a very impressive image. Nice job of "
seeing" what might make a good picture.

22 Aug 2009 2:52pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Nice shot. Love the color and textures.

22 Aug 2009 3:26pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice rendering textures, jack!
great shot!

22 Aug 2009 3:35pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

I too like the cobwebs: contrast of delicate threads against the heavy, rusted chains.
The contrast of the red is smashing

22 Aug 2009 3:56pm

@Diane Schuller: Thanks, Diane.

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I LOVE images like this! Actually, I usually take shots like this LOL!! Excellent comp and framing, Jack!!

22 Aug 2009 4:26pm

@amy: But what you do with shots like this is amazing!!

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful light, composition, color, detail, texture and statement on the inevitable! Cheers Jack!

22 Aug 2009 4:40pm

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you. You are right; in due time, we all gather rust and cobwebs, especially if we don't get the proper care.

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe détail.

22 Aug 2009 5:28pm

k@ from Paris, France

This red is gorgeous, it pops out of my screen with all its details ! !

22 Aug 2009 6:03pm

@k@: Merci, Karine.

bekkah from United States

wonderful color!!

22 Aug 2009 6:20pm

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Interesting study jack....nice catch!

22 Aug 2009 7:56pm

@susan: Thanks, Susan. With a series like this, one gets to play around.

D . A from tehran, Iran

Stunning !

22 Aug 2009 8:19pm

@D . A: Thank you.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Spectacular! Fantastic colors! Bravo!

22 Aug 2009 11:28pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty. To be honest, I hadn't expected others to like it as much as I do.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful colors and textures. It seems to be a tool for tighting a chain.

23 Aug 2009 1:52am

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

rather unusual if you ask me..haha but i like the orange hues! :)) nice find!

23 Aug 2009 2:16am

lydia from Paris, France

Hi Jack , sorry if I haven't come before's summer and I'm very busy !!
A serie of beautiful pictures , fantastic colors for this one !! Have a nice day !

23 Aug 2009 3:08am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous detail! Love the rich colour. Nice crop :)

23 Aug 2009 5:31am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

I love this one, the texture and the reds

23 Aug 2009 8:15am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

This chain has seen a lot... great macro and composition!

23 Aug 2009 11:08am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot of this detail

23 Aug 2009 12:48pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Love this detail! That red is great, but the rusty chain is fabulous...all cobwebby- What a wonderful shot!

23 Aug 2009 2:01pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Love the colours and textures! Great detail! Bravo Jack!

23 Aug 2009 4:44pm

@mo.langel: Merci, Mo.

jim from sebastopol, United States

you have some really great shots here. ESPECIALLY "Harbor at Night" !!!

23 Aug 2009 5:14pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Love the nautical shots! And, yes, boats and cobwebs go hand-in-hand, don't they? They're pretty to look at, but not so much fun to sleep under!

24 Aug 2009 12:56am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I like this. The colors and textures in the wood are great.

24 Aug 2009 4:07pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Beautiful composition with colors, textures, rust... and spider webs !

25 Aug 2009 9:08am

@Francesc B.: Merci.

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

John, this is really great! Very nice compo and colors!!

25 Aug 2009 11:28am

@Foto-aksent: Thank you.

baobab from Cambridge, United States

great shot - I really like the texture and details: cracked wood, rusty metal, flaking paint, cobwebs.

25 Aug 2009 5:15pm

@baobab: Thank you. It's amazing what you begin to see when you really look.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautifully captured and seen..this is photographic art..well done...great details and colors

28 Aug 2009 3:08pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe image

28 Oct 2010 11:47am

@Sof: Thank you. I'm surprised that anyone would go back this far. Boatyards are a gold mine for photographers.