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Watchet Marina

By Sezz    
Watchet Marina, West Somerset, changed a bit since my last visit, that's Minehead in the distance.

There has been a port at Watchet for over a thousand years and the harbour was still used by commercial boats until 2000. It has been destroyed by the power of the sea on several occasions and in the 1860s, when engineers were asked to submit plans for rebuilding it, those of Isambard Kingdom Brunel were turned down as being too expensive! When finally the harbour was decommissioned, the port was turned into a place for pleasure craft and a new marina opened in 2001.

Thank you for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome.

Regards - Sarah x

Tags: Nikon d300 General Harbour Boats Somerset Yachts Minehead Landscape and travel Watchet West somerset Watchet marina

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Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
21 Apr 2008 2:11PM
Great light & composition.

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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
21 Apr 2008 2:13PM
Well composed and the light in the harbour is lovely.Nice one Sarah.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 2:16PM
Well captured. It sure has changed a bit since I last visited.

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
21 Apr 2008 2:48PM
The lighting is fantastic! Excellent composition.
21 Apr 2008 2:54PM
Nice capture, well done.

User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 2:56PM
Excellent comp and colours, pin sharpe image

CliveA 12 5 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 3:23PM
Great shot. I think everyone who knew the place from years ago are shocked at the changes here.
Rylands 10 1 2 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 3:44PM
Great image Sarah superb composition
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
21 Apr 2008 3:57PM
a great viewpoint for this shot Sarah, again loads to see, looks like a great place for the camera

robway 13 318 Wales
21 Apr 2008 5:16PM
Great view, loads of interest and beautifully framed.
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
21 Apr 2008 6:23PM
Lots to look at Sarah, a little empty on the RHS IMHO

Sezz 13 617 15 England
21 Apr 2008 6:30PM
Thanks everyone, appreciate your comments. Malcolm - think you're right, had to crop that side as I just had a small bit of the return wall and it looked a bit messy. I've a few more though so perhaps will have another go Smile

Sarah x
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
21 Apr 2008 7:10PM
lovely lovely work, Sarah.......

mark1309 11 13 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 7:48PM
Well composed, colours and tones are excellent as always,
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
21 Apr 2008 7:59PM
Really like this one Sarah

21 Apr 2008 8:00PM
Beautiful shot Sez', really lovely picture.

John Smile
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 8:33PM
A great shot Sarah, super light and colour.

Mjhearne 11 432 4 Scotland
21 Apr 2008 8:43PM
Well composed shot! Great colours!

sospan 10 12 Wales
21 Apr 2008 8:51PM
Great light and colour.
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 9:28PM
it would look good as a portrait version with just the left hand side, if it wasnt for that black post thingy...

a really nice shot though sarah

Sezz 13 617 15 England
21 Apr 2008 10:13PM
Thanks gentlemen, really appreciated!
Phil, that's a good idea, I'll try that, wasn't sure about that black post thingy either Wink

Sarah x
TelStar 13 116 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 11:52PM
Love it as it is, Sez. Smashing comp and detail.

HUMIE 11 2 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 3:58PM
Lovely image Sarah.

PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
22 Apr 2008 4:08PM
This makes me wonder what this place was like hundreds of years ago. And also how the biggest boat gets out into the ocean. Does it have to fit through those upright columns? Nice light and sky too by the way.

davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 5:37PM
Fine shot, Sarah. Lots of nautical detail and a super sky.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
22 Apr 2008 9:30PM
Thank you Tel, Mike, Patrick and Dave for your time and comments.
Well Patrick, I don't know about a hundred years ago but it certainly didn't look as good in the early 80's and yes - I think the boats do have to fit through those uprights Smile
Thanks to all those who clicked also!

Sarah x
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 10:38PM
Super image, so much colour and so much going on.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
23 Apr 2008 5:07PM
with wonderful detail and colour Sarah
Moj_o 10 10 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 8:36PM
Lovely shot Sezzy Smile

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
23 Apr 2008 9:42PM
A beautiful scene and captured so well.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
24 Apr 2008 11:48PM
Thanks Jon, Kin, Betty and Geoff - appreciated!

Sarah x

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