Views: 185 (63 Unique) 
Vote 41
Award Shortlist   

Ghost boat

By marktc  
Really not sure about this one... It's Pool harbour on a very foggy Saturday morning. It's actually a colour image as the red circle around the speed limit and green (starboard) marker shows.

The shadowy figure is a chap putting his boat into the water right in the middle of the exposure, I think it adds atmosphere, but no doubt it will be like marmite and polarise opinion.

Thanks to all those that clicked and or commented on yesterday's upload.

Tags: Boats Specialist and abstract Pool harbour

Voters: jovanovic, CarolG, whatriveristhis and 38 more

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!


Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 12:59AM
I think I can see what you were trying to achieve, but I think it needed something else or perhaps a little more definition.................. Sadly I don't have the expertise to say much more than that, but I really do like your style of photography, for which you don't always get the accolade you deserve.


Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Jul 2013 6:59AM
Love this, Mark, but if it were mine (I wish!) I would have made the mast in the centre of the image more 'hazy'. Only my opinion, little that it's worth Grin Carol
8 Jul 2013 7:00AM
Definition looks OK to me.... as does everything else. I think it's superb. I'm going to download it and tell people it's mine.

Nothing needs to be changed, for heaven's sake. wants more definition, another wants less definition... good grief...
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:05AM
Perfect , LOVE it Mark , great shot
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:30AM
See I told you! Anyway, Alan if you do download it get rid of the dust bunny in the top left! Oh I guess I should mention at this point... It's straight out of the camera!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:36AM
I love it too Mark! Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
8 Jul 2013 7:36AM
The foreground boat adds mystery to the picture and contrasts (if that's the right word) nicely with the ships in the background which are clear. I like it.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
8 Jul 2013 7:58AM
I like the spectral feel to this, Mark, very 'Mary Celeste'. At the risk of upsetting Alan even more did you look at a square/r crop missing out the right side boat and speed sign for an even more ethereal feel.

8 Jul 2013 8:18AM
You don't upset me Dave, you're sensible. And that suggestion, I think, would make for a pretty good variation. Mark??......
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Jul 2013 8:35AM
Excellent: just love this one.
paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
8 Jul 2013 8:55AM
A beautiful image. I too love it!
charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:08AM
Mark, I don't think you realise how good this image is. I absolutely love the surrealism and the creativity. I agree with Dave and Alan about the square crop which will help to isolate the main boat as the central point of amazing piece of art. Oh, and ICM is the new Sharp! Wink

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:23AM
I'll give it a go later on and upload as a version
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
8 Jul 2013 10:47AM
I love this Mark very arty , i think the mast and sign act as perfect counterpoints tae the weirder aspects of the image SmileSmile Top notch work Grin

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 11:47AM
Well I would have been proud to have called it mine
Mark dust bunny and all!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
8 Jul 2013 4:28PM
I think it is two pictures Mark--- BOTH very worthy
8 Jul 2013 6:04PM
UA, because it's such a bold departure, and it's worked so well.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 6:12PM
Thanks Alan, very much appreciated, especially in view of the dust bunny! BlushBlush
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
8 Jul 2013 6:16PM
Yes I like vit as it isSmile
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:29PM
Uploaded V2 as discussed... The "mast" on the right third is actually a marker for the slipway.
charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 8:28PM
That's exactly what I had in mind this morning. When Dave suggested the square crop, I visually cropped it to almost exactly how it is now. It's stunning Mark, I love the balance and the mist creates an ethereal feel that is superb. Needs another UA though. Wink

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 8:37PM
I think this is superb Mark and I do prefer the square crop in v2 - it focuses attention more on the shadowy figure and boat. Cracking image.
8 Jul 2013 9:30PM
Did you say not sure, are you is a stunning image mate, looks like one for the wall.
In my opinion a first class job, would have loved to have taken the 10. Very special shot should have a big smile on your face with this one, if not here....SmileSmileSmileSmile

And so needs another UA ....

Paul..........nice job mate.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:41PM
Instant appeal - the effect of the f/g boat works so well
and not something I'd ever have thought of or even liked before studying your images.
8 Jul 2013 9:42PM
I'm torn. I like them both. Maybe, on balance, V2. Of course there's always V3, which would be V1 cropped from the other side...
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:54PM
That crop is destined for the Trash Alan! Naughty of you!!!
V1 wins for me.. Love it.. Mystical, surreal....liked it even on the thumbnail...
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
8 Jul 2013 11:49PM
v2 all the way, Mark, perfect.

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
9 Jul 2013 4:41PM
A great atmospheric shot -- and perfect title.
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
9 Jul 2013 7:37PM
very Ethereal Mark, prefer v1 the wider view, nice work.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2013 1:52AM
Very good work! Wonderful composition! Grin

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.