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By JohnEW Boats. This was one of my 'contingency' shots taken on our first full day in Brixham on 29 June. The weather was benign during the day, but increasingly overcast as evening drew in (Saturday was a write-off). I'm not sure about the composition in this one, it was taken kneeling on the quay, leaning over the edge with limited f/g visibility. I liked the grubby looking craft, seen here near high tide. There was a fair amount of water slopping around inside them, which I have tried to show. The lighting was quite dramatic since the clouds had moved in, but there were still the remnants of the sunny day to be seen out to sea. HDR -3 0 +3 from 1 RAW Detail tone map. 1/60 f/11 ISO320

Tags: Devon Boat Harbour Boats Port Marina Brixham Torbay Dinghy Landscape and travel

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woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2007 10:53PM
You have captured a fair amount of gunge in those forground boats; more important, you have summed up what most of us have known as summer 2007 up to this point, from an excellent if uncomfortable viewpoint!
JohnEW 14 3
9 Jul 2007 11:58PM
Thanks for clicks, can only see woolybill1's comment, site problems or do I flatter myself? Thanks anyway, even if you tried to comment & failed (I know I have tonight) Wink.
imagio 14 12 1 England
10 Jul 2007 12:27AM
Good perspective, good strong colors Dof and Exposure

limmy62 14 12 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 1:06AM
Spectacular image John with great clarity front to rear.
The water texture is wonderful!

10 Jul 2007 1:27AM
Thats a real screamer, nice work
DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 8:59AM
The foreground colour jumps out of what is almost a monotone shot. The processing has brought the detail and tone out nicely...

brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 10:26AM
Lovely, moody, unconfortable shot, typical for summer 2007. Really like it - first though it was manipulation, but I think that's what it is these days.
patsy88 13 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 12:10PM
Superb shot, well done..
JohnEW 14 3
11 Jul 2007 12:47AM
Thanks all for c&C, the site seems back to normal, in fact better than ever (I feel obliged to mention that because I suspect Pete may have seen my previous comment Wink).
11 Jul 2007 1:58PM
This looks almost unreal.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
14 Jul 2007 8:32PM
Great shot. My parents live here so I know it well. The composition looks alright to me.
jenquest 18 561 1 Tokelau
19 Jul 2007 12:42PM
Nice composition. A very moody sky.
28 Aug 2007 1:21PM
Lovely image, pleased to make it No. 30,

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