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I Will Survive !

By pamelajean
Imagine how thrilled I was to discover this wreck displayed in all its dilapidated glory in Torrevieja Harbour, Spain, but at the same time disappointed that it was surrounded by temporary fencing and other annoying obstacles. No doubt they are working on this site, as they have been on the rest of the area, which I hope to see when I return.
Still, I think my little compact did a great job, especially considering the bright sunshine. It was hard to choose which of the 6 versions to lead with, but you have some idea of the harbour area in the last two.
HERE'S A LITTLE PUZZLE FOR YOU: Can you spot the sleeping cat in V3???

Tags: Spain Boat Transport Harbour Wreck Torrevieja

Voters: MalcolmM, gary_d, Daisymaye and 66 more

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
27 Jun 2011 5:15PM
Yes, do see the sleeping cat. She looks a little rusty too. Hard to spot her. A great set Pamela...........Sandy

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franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2011 5:16PM
I can its just below the 2nd piece of wood sticking out at the bottom left. Interesting set.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2011 5:23PM
Excellent series, V3 stands out for me, cat or no cat.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
27 Jun 2011 5:27PM
Excellent images, Pamela, and yes, I spotted him Smile. Carol
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2011 5:46PM
Yes I saw the puss, what a great hiding place, and what lovely textures on this old relic

lobski Plus
6 2 1 Philippines
27 Jun 2011 5:50PM
Beautiful set Pamela! Love V2 its an extraordinary angle...

Fred Grin

PS. Thanks for always commenting on my photos. Wink
xwang Plus
8 56 8
27 Jun 2011 6:32PM
Nice set of images with beautiful colour, clarity and light.. I like V1's composition and light..Yeah, I saw the cat, how lovelySmile...
You did excellent job with your compact camera, I actually feel that compact produces a kind of water colour painting image that DSLR doesn't have....
BTW, thank you very much for your kind help and MOD on my photo and monitor..I'm still 'hallucinating'... seeing the greens...& even more nowGrin
Alvar Plus
10 23 2 France
27 Jun 2011 6:35PM
Superb set. Detail and colour excellent.
great set of images
The cat really blends in well
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
27 Jun 2011 6:52PM
Lovely detailed capture Pamela, -- and yes I did spot the cat.Grin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
27 Jun 2011 8:34PM
The kitty chose a good hiding place-- A wonderful set of images!
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
27 Jun 2011 8:55PM
A fine set Pamela - V1 was a good lead as it's nice to see a clear view of the full subject - that cats nicely tucked in .Smile
27 Jun 2011 10:14PM
Another absolutely stunning series Pamela.
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
27 Jun 2011 11:26PM
OH,sod the cat Pamela,this has got to be some of the finest ''grot'' I have seen !!
An excellent set and I think V3 is truly outstanding.
Worthy of my award on its own !!
28 Jun 2011 8:59AM
A very good and interesting set - I wonder why it was there - just show or renovation? It certainly needs a bit of renovation to make it seaworthy . a very well camoflaged cat only just spotted
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Jun 2011 3:19PM
An excellent set, especially with your compact, Pamela Smile Certainly looks like it needs a lick of paint... And yes, I can the see the cat in V3 - it's just below centre under that beam! Wink
Trev Smile
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
28 Jun 2011 5:46PM
A fine selection here Pamela and yes......I've spotted the cat Wink
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
28 Jun 2011 7:46PM
An excellent set of images Pamela, that cat took some spotting
imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
28 Jun 2011 8:43PM
Fab set Pamela saw the cat in the end..

29 Jun 2011 12:40AM
Superb set , Pamela - it's very nostalgic indeed, to see this old lady in this situation - I've seen the cat as well Smile - excellent set - it represent exactly what in philosophy is calling '' ugly aesthetics''

Regards Daniel
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
29 Jun 2011 7:16AM
A well photographed documentary series.

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
29 Jun 2011 10:19PM
as always a great set ,lots of detail and a good write up.Yes it has been spotted.
paulcr Plus
13 1.5k 9 Ireland
30 Jun 2011 2:57PM
Nice series. Cats always know the best spots eh Smile
iancrowson Plus
7 211 146 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2011 6:17PM
Great series. I like V3 because of the sun bleached timber. You have show the lines and shapes to perfection.
You may know this already, there is a very photogenic wreck at Dell Quay, go to pub and walk 50 metres to the right. I got some sunset shots of it that are ok.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1987 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2011 8:26PM
Many thanks for all your votes and comments, so glad you all found the sleeping cat. I didn't notice it until I came to edit it.
MICK: Special thanks to you for giving this your User Award.
phil99 Plus
11 45 6 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2011 8:37PM
Excellent set of images ."yes" spotted the sleeping cat....Phil
30 Jun 2011 10:37PM
amazing set of shots
1 Jul 2011 4:47PM
Superb set of images, wonderful textures and tones, and yep i seen the cat Smile

1 Jul 2011 7:30PM
V1 is a great shot and the whole set very interesting. Well taken. A
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2011 7:44PM
Typical siamese cat, bathing in the sunshine..
a wonderful set Pamela, and so deserving of Mick's UA..brilliant
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2011 8:49PM
Superb series with nice and vibrant colors, and detail is so good to Pam. I can't see the cat as I viewed them on my tiny screen laptop. Congrats on your UA.
have a good weekend
Great set of photos. It is a shame fencing is needed round it. V1 for me. Sue
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1855 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2011 1:52PM
I'm jumping around and not lingering long anywhere at the moment, having just got back from holiday, but I had to find the cat. Delightful set!
excellent set Pam, that cat blends in quite well his ears gave him away lol, wonderful images
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2011 7:15AM
The ears give her away.... Wink
Great set of images,
An excellent set of images. Each version is so sharp and clear, and the first 4 at such interesting angles.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
7 Jul 2011 2:49PM
I like your title today although I have reservations about it's accuracyWink
A great set documenting the decay with such detail and captured textures, and the compact producing images every bit as could have been obtained with an SLR.....they really are superb nowadays, and I often use my Canon PowerShot G9.
Suehh Plus
11 39 6 England
7 Jul 2011 9:57PM
Such wonderful Spanish light! Lovely textures too Pamela - interesting series - and your camera did a grand job along with you pressing the shutter button - I don't think you ever take a bad photo to be honest - I don't think you know how to. And I mean that most sincerely I do.

Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
21 Aug 2011 9:05AM
What a wonderful wreck Pamela . Shame about all the modern buildings . I feel they are spoiling just the difference people come to see . Just money ! Love all your shots of this poor old wreck Yes I did find the cat after a lot of searching Smile he blends in quite well . xx
13 Sep 2011 10:55PM
Beautifully captured.
Tibetan 5 3 England
6 Jul 2012 12:58PM
Ooooooooooooo! that is fantastic you have done yourself proud, a really smashing photo, I'm not distracted by it's surroundings just look at the boat! wreck! nice one love it, regards Leon.GrinSadSmileTongueWink

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