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Left To Rot

By jeanie      
Up early this morning and taken up to Fleetwood to get down onto the mudflats to photograph these abandoned wrecks ..
We had to wait for weeks for the tide to be right, but the sunrise was not as kind as it could have been for us.
Simon really knows how to show a girl a good time - got a tour of Fleetwood docks after we'd finished here : )

3.2 secs @ F/18, 121s grad, Wellies (first time this autumn yay!), tripod and mirror lock-up/remote cable.


Tags: General Sunrise Boat Transport Abandoned Wreck River wyre Fylde Fleetwood Wyre Landscape and travel

Voters: AngieLatham, Dek22, neptune and 105 more

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AnnaBanana 11 119 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 6:29PM
Great detail and wonderful composition - I really like the textures in the boat hulls.

Anna Smile

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PLCimagery 11 77 1 England
8 Oct 2006 6:31PM
Very nice work!
love the composition great sky!
damselfly 11 9
8 Oct 2006 6:33PM
Great image, super composition

ericfaragh 14 142 4 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 6:34PM
Great study of decay, marvellous textures, good light and tones.
CecilyC 11
8 Oct 2006 6:34PM
NICE shot!!! really great!

Twiff 11 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 6:42PM
A wonderful composition and I think the sky adds to the broodiness and subject of the shot.
TerryBaxter 11 11
8 Oct 2006 6:58PM
Do you know, this is a really lovely image. It's subdued, but by no means mundane; tip-top. Well done.
McKenzie 11 22 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 7:02PM
Very nice comp' jeanie! Lovely shot!

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
8 Oct 2006 7:08PM
great Jeanie a very fine composition, your going to have to consider an exhibition of your work soon I think Smile
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
8 Oct 2006 7:12PM
Lovely feeling in this, Jeanie...

Good hear you had a great Sunday.......

Looking forward to see more from this trip.....

beaniebabe 12 2.3k England
8 Oct 2006 7:30PM
lovely jeanie....glad you had a good time,

you should of asked me to join you...i may have made it...not Sad cant drive at moment or even hold a camera for that matter :o((

Angie x
fauxtography 12 6.6k 36
8 Oct 2006 7:54PM
rotting boats *and* the docks, sounds like a top time!

A nice shot jeanie, good colour in the sky too.
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 7:59PM
Fascinating and strangely poignant subject, Jeanie, and very well captured. Good, clean exposure throughout.
franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 8:23PM
Well composed image. The lighting colours and textures are excellent.

jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 9:11PM
Thank you ever so much Anna, Pete, Jenny, Eric, Catharina, Tracy, Terry, Steve, Kin, Jouko, Angie, Mark, Ian and Ken.

Makes getting up early on a Sunday, on a day off, worthwhile : )

shutter speed 13 369 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 9:50PM
Ooooooooooooohhhhhhh that's a bit special.
Nice work Jeanie.

MeanGreeny 12 3.7k England
8 Oct 2006 10:25PM
You're right it is a bit special but I think the best bit about it is my MiniTrekker that I can see.

Oh, and are those my legs/wellies behind too ?

Jeanie is offering a prize for the first - sorry second - person to point it out
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 10:27PM
Cheers Ian...

Good grief Simon... you in this one too.. ?? (off to look myself)

... hmmmm.. Might have to upload a mod with you in it for that!
11 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 10:50PM
Lovely image, loads of atmostphere.
Kevlar 11 161 3 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2006 3:41AM
very nicely done
A_Harrison 13 260 Canada
9 Oct 2006 4:14AM
Thats some composition. NICE

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2006 8:45AM
Some great local shots Jeanie...this one is a belter

chris-p Plus
12 66 England
9 Oct 2006 8:57AM
Great atmosphere you captured there..
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2006 9:27AM
Thank you Simon, Kev, Allan, Adrian and Chris.

MeanGreeny 12 3.7k England
9 Oct 2006 9:46AM
Modified version uploaded


PS I swear I only clicked once !!
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2006 9:50AM
LOL, bored eh? Good mod... especially removing the extras ( I had not even noticed your mini trekker never mind your legs!) Its been a tough weekend, with all that stripping!
tmann 12 4 2 United States
9 Oct 2006 1:58PM
wow, this is a great capture!!!
VintageRed 11 15 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2006 5:48PM
Love the fact that in the technical spec, the wellies get a mention. Nick.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
9 Oct 2006 6:25PM
Fantastic shot. Great sky. -=Walter
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
9 Oct 2006 8:10PM
To add to what Nick wrote, I never realized that 'wellies' are part of a list of photographic equipment! So how did these boats get here onto relatively dry land? (despite the claimed use of wellies, this does look like dry land!)

Oh, about the photo.... You did choose a good time of day to capture this scene. The light is at a good angle and there is a lot to see.

joseph 11 England
9 Oct 2006 8:42PM
Ahhhhh! A poem....Click.
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
9 Oct 2006 9:12PM
Superb detail Jeanie

jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2006 9:41PM
Thanks Thomas, Nick, Walter, Patrick, Joseph and Malcolm..

The land is most definitely not dry - lots of suction underfoot when the tide is right out and when the tide is in, the boats are surrounded by water... in fact a couple of photographers were recently caught out by the tide (they forgot to alter the tide times for BST) and ended up on top of one of the boats and stuck there for 2 hours, waiting for the tide to recede.
Being on the estuary of the river, you really have to keep an eye on the tide. Wellies are essential, hence adding them to the tech spec lol!

dazzaman 11 631 England
10 Oct 2006 3:24AM
this is perfect jeanie,wonderful light and great comp.

sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2006 8:57AM
stunning shot, well taken.

TonyA 12 11 Spain
10 Oct 2006 9:58AM
Beautiful heap of junk making an eye catching image. Like how the boats a delineated against the sky.

benedict 13 26
10 Oct 2006 11:08AM
Superb shot! Really like the dramatic atmosphere. Keep up the good work.
Alison_S Plus
11 339 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2006 5:14PM
Fantastic subject J, love the composition and all the textures......brilliant work.

tripodted 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
10 Oct 2006 7:55PM
Great shot, Jeanie. Well worth the early rise and walking through all the mud.
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2006 9:43PM
Cheers Daz, Marc, Antonio, Benedict, Ali and Ted.

AnthonyR 11 5 Wales
11 Oct 2006 8:02AM
A lovely piece of work, great detail, subject, colours and sky it's got the lot.
sooty 36 13 14 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2006 5:07PM
This is a cracking shot of some old wrecks. The presentation and colour is stunning and well worth the wait. I think the lighting is good. but I can see where your coming from. just a tad more sunlight would have giving these old boats that added wow!
Lovely work.
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2006 8:48PM
Thanks Anthony and Chris...

PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
11 Oct 2006 9:57PM

Quote:Wellies are essential..

LOL! You'd probably say that in the middle of the desert!

If it gets REALLY muddy, can you stack them like ND grads? Or maybe use longer ones? Kinda like 'zoom' wellies? What about camouflage wellies for bird photography? Oh, the possibiities are endless!

jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2006 9:59PM
ahhhh no Patrick... I'd be bare foot there.... : )

PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
11 Oct 2006 10:00PM
Had to add in some more wellie options above!
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2006 10:01PM

Great idea!
bethcole 12 28
13 Oct 2006 5:10PM
100 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

T for B
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2006 5:38PM
LOL thank you Beth..

T for B??
Time for Bed (bit early)
Time for Bath (warn the water board)
Time for Breakfast (bit late)
Time for Beer? (bit young)
Time for Boys? ( your mum and dad might not agree ha ha!)


LOL - got it!
neptune 14 76 England
15 Dec 2006 9:05PM
Wow - thats now 105 clicks!
Nice shot. Very nice.


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