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Today's upload begins with an admission. Nothing scandalous, merely neglect of the need for thoroughgoing investigation of all available evidence before opening mouth and inserting foot.

In my description of Karleen I asserted that she was currently rudderless. I explained also that I was a convicted landlubber (that was it, wasn't it?) with inadequate understanding of cobles and things. So in my imagination a rudder is a vast carved plank of hardwood descending from just above the waterline to the very bottom of the keel, its function governed by a weathered tar heaving at the wheel or at very least by a craggy, bearded and sou'westered fisherman leaning on the massive tiller and fighting for his life against the gale.

Karleen has a weeny little propeller at the bottom of the keel, and behind the propeller is an even weenier rudder, about the size of a tablespoon. Thus perishes all Romantic Fiction.

This is a picture of Karleen's starboard side. She is missing a few chunks of bodywork as well as the weathered tar and the craggy, bearded and sou'westered fisherman.

75mm, 1/125th sec @ f18, ISO 200

Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 70-300 VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Karleen 2
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:4 Oct 2007 - 8:57 AM
Tags:Boat, Coble, Harbour, North sunderland, Repair, Rust, Seahouses, Specialist / abstract, Transport
Votes:57

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 9:16 AM

Textures to die for Bill! Lovely tones in the wood, and the splashes of blue and red peeling paint lift this image so much.
C

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DunDiggin
DunDiggin  761 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 9:21 AM

Every picture tells a story, and this one certainly does!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Oct 2007 - 9:22 AM

Like this Bill, lovely textures, nice colours, peeling paint and rust, it's got the lot,
Fred.

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derekv
derekv e2 Member 7derekv vcard England
4 Oct 2007 - 9:22 AM

Great textures and colours. Great shot.
Derek

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troyka
troyka  10 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 - 9:23 AM

nice pic, love the texture of the wood and the decay.

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AngelaR
AngelaR  9155 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 - 9:31 AM

Great textures here - a little battered, but makes an interesting picture.

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
4 Oct 2007 - 9:35 AM

Oooh, rust, peeling paint, colours, metal, wood, what more could a girl wish for.
Excellent capture.
Annette

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MDaniel
MDaniel  7 Ghana3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 9:58 AM

lovely detail shot

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MartaHari
MartaHari  6 Spain1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 10:05 AM

so very well spotted, as usual - great colours and textures

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 10:05 AM

really good shot, looks so neglected and worn...just like me...lol
ian

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Hop-A-Long
4 Oct 2007 - 10:10 AM

Looks nice and seaworthy there Bill. Not a problem for someone who can swim.
Great shot with lovely colour and textures. A great show of age.
Andy

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field
field  7 Wales
4 Oct 2007 - 10:19 AM

Cracking shot. Have to go large for the splendid textural detail. Great comp and just enough flakey paint colour to lift the shot but not overpower the natural wood tones. Well picked out.
Phil

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
4 Oct 2007 - 11:21 AM

POOR OLD THING-----Smile

Doug

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 11:24 AM

Wonderful image Bill; luscious flaking paint and lovely chunks of rotting wood. I believe she's in even worse state than my 'rustbucket'!
Regards,
Rende

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 12:35 PM

Another great abstract Bill . I can even see a spy hole ! Wonderful commentary . What no chips ? xxx

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 2:45 PM

I love stuff like this. Lots of detail and texture. I like how those nails are standing out where the wood has long gone away.
Ty

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 2:52 PM

I am going to try photos like this..love the colours and textures..not sure I will be able to be imaginativve enough though, I think I might look too carefully. The wonderful thing about your shots is the spontineity..I don't think I have spelt that right! great shot.
Di

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 3:24 PM

Sorry to sound like a broken record Bill but how we got by without large I will never know.As mentioned,it has the lot.Rust, paint,decayed wood,holes where nails should have been,nails where wood should have been.A cracking effort Bill.(wished I had taken that)
Mick.

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Adrian_Reynolds

She's supplied you with a wealth of images by the looks of things Bill, excellent abstract image from the decay, very well seen and captured, Adrian

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electricsoup
4 Oct 2007 - 4:47 PM

like it

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 5:00 PM

I so love your descriptions, Smile nicely abstracted

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 5:08 PM

Good abstract image. The muted colours and the textures have been well captured and presented.

Albert

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 5:53 PM

In the red and got the blues, nice piece of de-composing Bill.

John Smile

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 7:43 PM

I think 'Karleen' needs to go home Bill, she won't sail again.
Was it Spike Milligan who sang "I'll take you home again Karleen" ?

Sorry.

Robert

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 7:58 PM

lovely textures and great colours!!!

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 9:30 PM

Great textures here.....well shot.

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 9:35 PM

Poor old Karleen - she really is a rust bucket - JudeC

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 9:54 PM

What's a rudder?


Nothing but canoes around here-- and kayacks-- and then there is ther inflated inner tube for the adventurous--

Great image, however-- lots of color and texture!

jennnnn

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davewaine
davewaine  7115 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 9:55 PM

Of the two, I prefer this one, Bill, and the black surround saturates the colours nicely.
Dave

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Lucy_Locket
Lucy_Locket e2 Member 733 forum postsLucy_Locket vcard England
4 Oct 2007 - 10:38 PM

Great close up - love the textures and colours
Lucy

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Dave87
Dave87 e2 Member 742 forum postsDave87 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 10:45 PM

Well you have to laugh sometimes - otherwise photography becomes too serious. A few years ago a friend and me offered to take a couple of new camera club members to join us taking a few pictures of the boats at Dungeness. After two hours on the beach we asked them - what did you get lads? Nothing Dave - why did you bring us to this crappy place.

We say no more. Good shot Bill. Enjoyed this a bundle.

Dave.

Last Modified By Dave87 at 4 Oct 2007 - 10:47 PM

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firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
4 Oct 2007 - 11:57 PM

very nice tones and textures. well seen

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Oct 2007 - 6:06 AM

he's probably jumped ship before it sinks lol,well this has everything pealing paint ,rust,rotted wood ,textured wood rusty nails ,nots,lines tone's,colour need i go on....well spotted and captured bill.


chears bill..

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graff
graff  7 France
5 Oct 2007 - 7:44 AM

yeah....easy modern art....great stuff!

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2007 - 4:11 PM

worse for wear this one Bill but it makes for a wonderful shot with all the decay, damage and textures

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2007 - 6:14 PM

Oh I'm so late to add my bit, and it's probably all there already above (no I haven't read them all!) Texture, colour, color and texture, great composition too Bill!

Mike

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2007 - 7:41 PM

Not as late as me !
Photogenic old wreck, and a real gem.

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2007 - 8:24 PM

Another good study in detail, Bill.
Dave

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SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2007 - 5:01 PM

Wonderful textures.
Sandra

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