Karleen 2

By woolybill1
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

Tags: Repair Boat Transport Harbour Rust Specialist and abstract Seahouses Coble North sunderland

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Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 9:16AM
Textures to die for Bill! Lovely tones in the wood, and the splashes of blue and red peeling paint lift this image so much.

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DunDiggin 9 63 2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 9:21AM
Every picture tells a story, and this one certainly does!
Like this Bill, lovely textures, nice colours, peeling paint and rust, it's got the lot,
derekv 9 3 England
4 Oct 2007 9:22AM
Great textures and colours. Great shot.
troyka 12 21 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 9:23AM
nice pic, love the texture of the wood and the decay.
AngelaR 11 155 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 9:31AM
Great textures here - a little battered, but makes an interesting picture.
4 Oct 2007 9:35AM
Oooh, rust, peeling paint, colours, metal, wood, what more could a girl wish for.
Excellent capture.
MDaniel 10 3 3 Ghana
4 Oct 2007 9:58AM
lovely detail shot
MartaHari 9 1 Spain
4 Oct 2007 10:05AM
so very well spotted, as usual - great colours and textures
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 10:05AM
really good shot, looks so neglected and worn...just like me...lol
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
4 Oct 2007 10:10AM
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.
field 9 Wales
4 Oct 2007 10:19AM
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.
wyatturp 11 2 England
4 Oct 2007 11:21AM

Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
4 Oct 2007 11:24AM
Wonderful image Bill; luscious flaking paint and lovely chunks of rotting wood. I believe she's in even worse state than my 'rustbucket'!
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
4 Oct 2007 12:35PM
Another great abstract Bill . I can even see a spy hole ! Wonderful commentary . What no chips ? xxx
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
4 Oct 2007 2:45PM
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.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 2:52PM
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.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
4 Oct 2007 3:24PM
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)
4 Oct 2007 4:05PM
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
electricsoup 10 30 England
4 Oct 2007 4:47PM
like it
riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
4 Oct 2007 5:00PM
I so love your descriptions, Smile nicely abstracted
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
4 Oct 2007 5:08PM
Good abstract image. The muted colours and the textures have been well captured and presented.

4 Oct 2007 5:53PM
In the red and got the blues, nice piece of de-composing Bill.

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glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
4 Oct 2007 7:43PM
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" ?


bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
4 Oct 2007 7:58PM
lovely textures and great colours!!!
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
4 Oct 2007 9:30PM
Great textures here.....well shot.
JudeC 9 6 3 England
4 Oct 2007 9:35PM
Poor old Karleen - she really is a rust bucket - JudeC
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
4 Oct 2007 9:54PM
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!

davewaine 9 135 3 England
4 Oct 2007 9:55PM
Of the two, I prefer this one, Bill, and the black surround saturates the colours nicely.
4 Oct 2007 10:38PM
Great close up - love the textures and colours
Dave87 9 42 5 England
4 Oct 2007 10:45PM
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.

firzhugh 11 13 New Zealand
4 Oct 2007 11:57PM
very nice tones and textures. well seen
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2007 6:06AM
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..
graff 9 2 France
5 Oct 2007 7:44AM
yeah....easy modern art....great stuff!
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
5 Oct 2007 4:11PM
worse for wear this one Bill but it makes for a wonderful shot with all the decay, damage and textures
5 Oct 2007 6:14PM
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!

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1834 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2007 7:41PM
Not as late as me !
Photogenic old wreck, and a real gem.
davidhu 11 19 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2007 8:24PM
Another good study in detail, Bill.
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 5:01PM
Wonderful textures.

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