Blue Knot (2)

By woolybill1
Dungeness, June 2012. A length of rope designed to hold open the door of the fisherman's hut.
But I did appreciate the other suggestions Wink

Tags: Photo journalism Dungeness Beachscape Specialist and abstract

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debu 8 India
5 Oct 2012 9:02AM
Great work.

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
5 Oct 2012 9:19AM
An excellent beautiful composition which is a combination of two other beautiful compos. The clarity is astounding, and other merits of it are: the blue flower with its matching hue and the little blue of the pane leaning on the other shed; the brown colour of the hauled boat matching the colours of the sheds forming another triangle for the eye; the knot's being foregrounded and shown in its context, the path leading the eye to the sea. I can speculate more, but I should finish saying, I really LOVE this brilliant photograph!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 9:21AM
Superb work Bill.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
5 Oct 2012 9:22AM
The fuller picture is much better than the abstract. Well seen and composed Bill.

The abstract as part of the landscape, well pulled out of the shadows to delight the eye Bill. You do these images so well mere mortals would have passed by unseeing.


make do and mend, springs to mind.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
5 Oct 2012 9:53AM
looks like a secret message to avoid the Customs man!! WinkGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
5 Oct 2012 10:01AM
Good colour match on the rope and flowers.
I'd be tempted to crop off some of the darkness on the right, but I'm sure you left it there on purpose. It would make a square picture of two equal halves, but this would be balanced by the rope being far over on the right edge. Just my own preference. Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 11:30AM
An extremely interesting and rather cleverly crafted composition, attracting both the colour of the rope and the similar coloured flower. The use of the moderately sized aperture still keeps one eye trained on the wider image without distracting us from the main focal point.

Regards Nathan
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 11:36AM
I have tackled a square crop as per Chris' suggestion: it wouldn't quite fit without clipping one ragged end off the rope.
It's funny how some people can envisage squares, whereas I generally seem to see compositions in 4x3 or 5x4 Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 11:40AM
For me that extra space to the right of the knot looks right - so its v1 that gets my vote SmileSmile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 12:18PM
I've come back for another look and version one works really well for me.


ps, congrats on the award.
5 Oct 2012 12:37PM
Very impressive image Bill, that blue has great impact.
I like V1 best.

Well done for the HC

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
5 Oct 2012 1:02PM
Congrats on your award Bill. One can immediately see why it was given.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 1:09PM
Brilliant observation and composition Bill - and many congrats on the HC! Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
5 Oct 2012 1:16PM
The Blue Knot sounds like some ancient secret society Bill !!
I can imagine some strange goings on in Dungeness beach in the days of Yore.
And I have Googled this Yore guy,but can't find any references to him at all !!
A knotty image,for some naughty goings on in the past here I think !!
5 Oct 2012 1:30PM
V1 takes my vote Smile

Sezz 13 617 15 England
5 Oct 2012 1:46PM
A strong image that portrays Dungeness perfectly for me, congrat's Bill! Smile

Sarah *
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 2:52PM
I like the way the rope echoes the colour of the plant. Super comp and definitely atmospheric
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
5 Oct 2012 2:52PM
Many congrats on your HC and User Awards. Richly deserved, indeed. I really like this, especially, as has been mentioned, the sharing of colour by the rope and the flower. Well done.


banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3866 Canada
5 Oct 2012 2:53PM
Very nice.

Tibetan 5 3 England
5 Oct 2012 3:14PM
I can't get over how blue it is plus the flower is the same blue almost, got to be a signal I feel sure regards Leon, great photo!.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
5 Oct 2012 3:25PM
Maybe knot quite as eye-catching as your previous upload, but nice to see the wider view, and works well Wink
Trev Smile
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
5 Oct 2012 4:08PM
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Oct 2012 4:32PM
Two parts to the image and the blue is essential to link them together. A very well-seen and composed image, Bill.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 4:43PM
All of the above and then some, a stunning image that almost makes me want to visit Dungeness (but not until next year if the weather gets warmer).
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
5 Oct 2012 4:55PM
V2 does it for me, Bill. OK, I was wrong, not a sniff of a soap to be seen.Wink Excellent landscape with a difference....a beach can be a landscape, can't it?

5 Oct 2012 5:40PM
And a Blue Knot is better that a will not Bill.

John Smile
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
5 Oct 2012 6:06PM
gratuliere Dir....
2 wunderbare foto's
ich bevorzuge V1.....der Raum rechts gibt den Foto mehr Bedeutung!
Wie bei all deinen Foto's - sehr gut Gesehen und komponiert!

Ein schoenes Wochenende und vielen Dank fuer dein e-mail!

V1 Bill, well composed well worth the wait, now "blue is the colour football is the game" opps that's from the world cup well it is blue.....good work Bill well spotted.

Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
5 Oct 2012 7:05PM
Still a very blue Knot.

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 7:15PM
Two very good variants for comparison, Bill, v1 is superb, luv it, i reckon you took that rope with you as a prop, cant remember seeing any rope that new at dungeness?WinkWinkWink
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 7:47PM
Love the way the plant complements the shape and colour of the knot. I actually prefer V1, as I feel the tighter crop in V2 draws the eye too much to the knot and away from the other elements in the image.Smile
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:12PM
My favourite colour Bill, V2 for the closer shot, Peter..
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 10:12PM
Congratulations on that HC award Bill SmileSmileSmile
tony64 14 204 9 England
5 Oct 2012 11:03PM
Hi Bill congrats on the HC for this!
and many thanks for your UA today, very chuffed indeed to be your best pic of the day!
Quite an achievement!
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
6 Oct 2012 6:56AM
A great eye for a photo you have there Bill, I like this.

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
6 Oct 2012 8:34AM
A fine composition Bill.
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
6 Oct 2012 10:21AM
simple and very effective Bill!
a great shot.
oh, and many congrats for the HC, well deserved

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Oct 2012 9:35PM
Congratulations on a well deserved HC award Bill, the composition is excellent.
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
7 Oct 2012 9:18AM
A very intriguing image, Bill! Well,spotted and captured!


gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
8 Oct 2012 11:57PM
Wow -- that blue really pops off the screen and I like your comp. -- giving us a context at the shore.

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