Karleen

By woolybill1
The lovely Karleen sits dejectedly on the harbour side in North Sunderland.

Before you go looking for a map, North Sunderland is probably 60 miles from Sunderland as the crow flies; indeed, it is much closer to Scotland than to Wearside. Until two days ago I would have said Seahouses harbour, but the sign at the entrance definitely said North Sunderland. Mrswoolybill and I went there for a bag of chips.

Karleen is rudderless at the moment. That means she's as good at navigating the salt seas as the Venus de Milo would be at doing the dishes. This is her stern. I expect she is of the genus or species known as a coble, but as I am a devoted landlubber I am uncertain.

Tomorrow I shall post another picture of Karleen to show that a rudder is not all she is lacking...........

70mm, 1/125th sec @ f4.5, ISO 200

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

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Comments


I'm starting to get the distinct view that you quite like chips Bill. A lot of your sorties seem based around fish and chip shops !
Rust, peeling paint, colours and thingies - excellent shot, like it.
Annette

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davidhu 10 19 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2007 9:17AM
Lots of peeling paint, rust and general grunge, Bill. Excellent work.
Dave
mrswoolybill Plus
9 836 1368 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2007 9:25AM

Quote:Mrswoolybill and I went there for a bag of chips
(see above)

Quote:Sorry, always like your back up story, it's just occurred to me, they mostly all include food and drink
(Robert glyndwr's comment on my upload yesterday.)

I hadn't realised until this week just how strong the connection is between photography and the Inner Woolybill...
Moira
imander Plus
8 388 7 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2007 9:31AM
(Venus de Milo would be at doing the dishes). lol lol lol lol......fantastic............ great looking sad pic
ian
3 Oct 2007 9:38AM
nice shot, sad also
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
3 Oct 2007 9:44AM
a good abstract bill with vibrant colours.
3 Oct 2007 9:46AM
Love this type of shot, well taken, great colours and detail.
Derek
graff 9 2 France
3 Oct 2007 9:46AM
excellent mate!.....red the job too. Graphics from walls and doors do the business for me all the time!
Excellent abstract Bill, nice colours and plenty of rust,
Fred.
dianah Plus
9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2007 10:30AM
Great symmetry here Bill and the lines and colours are very vibrant regardless of its rather dilapidated state..excellent.
Di
3 Oct 2007 10:33AM
Nice abstract Bill....colour and composition. Like the inclusion of the name though does add an air of sadness. Must try and find that old country and western album of hers.
Phil
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
3 Oct 2007 10:55AM
a great study ...love the vibrant colours!

superb


ollie
3 Oct 2007 11:33AM
Great vision Bill, love the abstract approach, the colour has presence, Karleen is quite a common name here in Shetland, fine image, Adrian
Rende Plus
8 38 4 Netherlands
3 Oct 2007 11:56AM
Wonderful lettered abstract with lovely colours and textures. I wonder what the rest looks like.
Regards,
Rende
glyndwr Plus
8 66 9 Wales
3 Oct 2007 12:33PM
Nice colours and detail Bill.
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
3 Oct 2007 12:49PM
A festival of color. Even in it's dilapidated state it is beautiful. Very nice shot.
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
3 Oct 2007 2:59PM
And what a beauty Karleen is.The nameplate itself is quite a ''recent'' addition with the condition it is in.The print is well defined and the three screws are still in good condition.The two nuts and bolts at the top make me wonder what they are securing at the other side.Good contrast with the red and blue paint.The metal bar is like a thermometor.It shows four stages of rust,decay and weathering.Good indication where the water line is most prominent here.Yes I like Karleen.But I think you knew I would Bill
Briwooly Plus
10 452 5 England
3 Oct 2007 3:26PM
Love this great crop

Brian.........................
3 Oct 2007 3:29PM
Poor old lady, not in her best days anymore,
Johanna
summ3r Plus
9 26 1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2007 3:57PM
She still has some beautiful colours on her. You do seem to eat rather a lot of chipsSmile
ChristineL 10 39 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2007 4:23PM
lovely colours and textures,
Chris.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
3 Oct 2007 4:53PM
Karleen shows much wear and rust-- Makes a great texture subject!

Well done, jennnn
riprap007 Plus
11 1.6k 37 England
3 Oct 2007 5:40PM
very strong abstract; lots of interest with the colours, comp to make the most of the shape, peeling paint and textures Smile
kinfatric Plus
11 550 9 Scotland
3 Oct 2007 6:16PM
well spotted
JudeC Plus
8 6 3 England
3 Oct 2007 6:46PM
Lovely old tub - JudeC
3 Oct 2007 7:08PM
colours look great

DougSmile
davewaine Plus
8 133 3 England
3 Oct 2007 7:14PM
Nice one, Bill. Beautiful colours.
Dave
AngelaR Plus
11 155 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2007 7:25PM
Chips again Bill - you Northern folk must live on them Wink

Nice study of the colours and lines here - look forward to the next.
TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
3 Oct 2007 7:40PM
Excellent color and texture! Well seen.
Ty
Lovely colours and textures Bill. Great shot and I am now intrigued as to what else she is missing.
Andy
csr Plus
8 3 England
3 Oct 2007 11:17PM
Great crop nice one
Chris
newy17 Plus
10 273 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 6:30AM
lovely colours and textures and a long way to go for fish & chips lol and yes we do love our chips up north.
ian
IainH Plus
11 82
4 Oct 2007 8:34AM
Nice work Bill
Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
4 Oct 2007 12:31PM
Great abstract look on this peeling paint and stuff Bill .

They soon pick up on the food situation Smile So long as you're together , hang the cooking and washing up xx Smile
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1781 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2007 7:36PM
Karleen looks to have been quite patriotic in her youth, and the colours still survive. I like this, it's right up my street (boatyard).

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