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By RonnieAG
The Postal Boat 'Marion' tied up in Balmaha marina in early autumn.

My thanks to all who commented on The Bigger Picture, and with special thanks to John {jdinne} for his User Award.


Tags: Autumn Loch lomond Marina Balmaha Landscape and travel Postal boat

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 11:42AM
A beautifully balanced composition Ronnie. The wooden jetty taking one straight to the heart of this beautiful setting, whilst the colour of the boats add warmth and charm.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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3 Feb 2013 11:45AM
composition is spot on here Ronnie and some real braw colours and tones of Autumn with wood of the first two contrsting so nicely

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 11:47AM
belting comp ronnie wonderful detail and colours what a cracking name for a boat a corker nice one Wink
platzy 5 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 11:48AM
Amazing composition colour and light, superb image.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
3 Feb 2013 11:49AM
A fine composition, Ronnie, excellent capture. Carol
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
3 Feb 2013 11:53AM
This is great Ronnie !! love the composition and light in this !!GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 12:01PM
Lovely autumn image Ronnie with the warm colours of the wood of the boats
echoing the autumn tree colours.
A decent sky as your b/g to complete the picture.
3 Feb 2013 12:12PM
This is a gorgeous image Ronnie, full of colourful interest.

John Smile
3 Feb 2013 12:15PM
A lovely image Ronnie with the pier leading the eye nicely into the frame. Excellent light
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 12:17PM
Wonderful vivid hues Ronnie, a lovely view
5 3 8 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 12:20PM
Great comp, a good lead in and fantastic colour. Perfect!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Tibetan 5 3 England
3 Feb 2013 12:29PM
Love these clinker built boats Ronnie, you can not compare them with the fiberglass of today's boats, class and enduring long life, the older they get the more beautiful they get! splendid photo, well done a pleasure to see, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
7 7.3k 33 Norway
3 Feb 2013 12:30PM
I don't think you could have composed this any better, Ronnie.
The warm colours of real wood on Marion really come through.
I wonder if the owner named her after his favourite western star and not after a female, as tradition is for boats?

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 12:34PM
colourful and well composed a great shot
3 Feb 2013 12:53PM
Excellent composition Ronnie,
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
3 Feb 2013 1:18PM
A good image with nice colour and composition Ronnie.......Sandy
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
3 Feb 2013 1:23PM
The art of this type of image is to make the viewer feel they are there and I wish I was, looks a beautiful place Ronnie. - gary
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 1:29PM
A lovely image it looks such a lovely place,
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
3 Feb 2013 1:31PM
Good Compostion,Colour and DOF. First classs image that suits the square format totally!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
3 Feb 2013 1:32PM
Sadly the craftsmanship in building these very beautiful boats is dying, it is through captures like this we can still enjoy them Ronnie, tones textures and composition all stunning, going mad today laptop taking ages to put on a comment.


Sezz 12 617 15 England
3 Feb 2013 1:58PM
An excellent composition Ronnie with the jetty leading you right through the picture! Lovely Autumnal colours in the foliage and perfectly exposed for!

Sarah *
3 Feb 2013 2:25PM
A beautiful image, Ronnie!
Those wooden boats are just fabulous - what marvelous craftsmanship has gone into their construction!

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
3 Feb 2013 3:10PM
I thought you had written the Bahamas...................then I re-read it.............very nice image and Marion is a beauty..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
3 Feb 2013 3:18PM
The Postal Boat--- something new for me tho think about--

reminding me of the Pony Express---

LOL--- we all wait for the mail! ours comes via an old station wagon!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
3 Feb 2013 3:47PM
Looks a lovely spot to go for a sail Smile And very nicely captured and presented Ronnie - makes me want to be there right now...Smile
Trev Smile
3 Feb 2013 3:55PM
I think everyone has said it all - a great shot Ronnie - nice to see you are not tied in to KS studio on a beautiful day Grin How often does it visit? Daily or once a week?
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
3 Feb 2013 4:07PM
Up there with your usual excellent standards.

JOKEN 8 3 10 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 4:12PM
The colours in this image are simply wonderful
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
3 Feb 2013 4:13PM
Excellent composition and beautiful colours and clarity.
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 4:18PM
Excellent lead in and capture of the wooden hulled boat, Ronnie.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 4:46PM
perfection for me .... ex boat liver
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
3 Feb 2013 4:49PM
This is a gorgeous Autumn image ,I love the treesSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 5:02PM
That famous Loch againWink

I see they are commencing major roadworks soonish, to widen the road to the west

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
3 Feb 2013 5:12PM
Smashing compo, colours and light, Ronnie. I love those two bonny boats.
jdinne 14 16 England
3 Feb 2013 7:03PM
Wonderfully composed Ronnie, love the colours and especially the autumn colouring in the trees.

xwang 8 56 8
3 Feb 2013 7:03PM
Ah.. beautiful! I can see that you've shifted your flower colour skill to landscape now.. superb colour.
3 Feb 2013 7:31PM
Marvellous clarity.
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 8:47PM
Another fine and well composed image
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1962 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 10:01PM
It's all been said......leading line, colour of the wood on Marion, attractive colours....and I agree, a fine composition with a beautiful backdrop, Ronnie.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Feb 2013 12:34AM
A fine composition and lots to see and enjoy. The colour of the boats is so rich and warm!
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
4 Feb 2013 12:59AM
Such a beautiful and colourful capture Ronnie.
It has great impact……..

Una fotografía de portada..
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
4 Feb 2013 4:36AM
A fine colourful nautical scene with the autumnal trees giving a rich background Ronnie, all in all a lovely scene to behold!
Rgds., Jim
geffers7 Plus
7 50 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 8:14AM
Good composition and colours Ronnie.
A fine capture Ronnie, good comp well presented, lovely colours. all in all very nice indeed.

4 Feb 2013 10:16AM
Beautiful image Ronnie nice colours well captured.
Allen, Smile
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 12:29PM
Good strong comp with the diagonal lead in from the left, gives lots of depth too. The boats are all nicely distinct from each other by water or colour and the wooded bacdrop sets the rurality off perfectly.
The colours are wonderful Ronnie.I find myself looking all around the image just to see what I can spot. Lovely.GrinGrinGrin

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
5 Feb 2013 11:48AM
Super perspective - a fine image.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
14 Feb 2013 6:48PM

Quote:The art of this type of image is to make the viewer feel they are there and I wish I was, looks a beautiful place Ronnie. - gary
Summed up so perfectly by Gary our man from Merthyr

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