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Old fishing boat

Hastings last weekend. An unused boat sits high and dry.

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What a grand looking old boat John, one of my favourite subjects.
John Prior: Thanks Les
What a nice find! That peeling blue paint on the boat draws the viewer in. And the sky and clouds are great, providing a melancholy mood. Good work.
John Prior: Thank you TH
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 16 Jun 2010, 00:50
What a sad sight. Makes a great image, but sad to see it old.
John Prior: Thanks Sherri, I love finding this sort of thing, always so photogenic.
  • SAVO
  • Germany
  • 16 Jun 2010, 01:23
The unstoppable King Rust doing the honours...
Very nicely captured
John Prior: Thanks SAVO, Rust and decay must go to the top of the listsmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jun 2010, 06:41
Poor old thing - nicely taken John!
John Prior: Thanks Chris, always great subjects.
terrific capture! love the colors
John Prior: Thanks Charles
Great tonemapping! Lovely subtle details.
John Prior: Thank you Marion. Well spotted, yes a combination of tonemapping and the original image combined with a layer mask to get rid of some solarisation in the sky of the tonemapped version and reduce brightness of the grass and pebbles.
Your processing method to Marion lost me a bit John but it has worked out to be a very fine image.
John Prior: Thank you Brian. Very simple really, two layers in photoshop, layer mask on top image and soft brush painting 10% of black on layer mask to gradually reveal the layer below where adjustment needed.
The processing has worked a treat, great subject which needs some tlc smile
John Prior: Thank you Linda
  • bk
  • 16 Jun 2010, 16:03
Reminds me of a Youth Novel I once read; it is called Tambari and was written by Benno Pludra. A bunch of kids find an old cutter boat, fix it and sneak away with it...

And THIS *points* above* looks just like I had envisioned it. Great shot, nice camera point and - as usual - very nice hues and contrast!
John Prior: Thanks BK, its great when images rekindle memories.
  • don
  • United States
  • 16 Jun 2010, 16:05
A fine, highly detailed look at the type of construction that went into creating this boat.
I like the color and low viewpoint that places the boat largely against the sky. I can't help but wonder how many years it served before being parked here.
John Prior: Yes I wonder, plenty of this style still being used, but no doubt all are very old now. The metal ones have a completely different style and character. Thanks Don.
A great subject John..The processing looks good too.
Very nicely captured John
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 16 Jun 2010, 19:44
excellent image, John. great color and decay. very nice.
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton
  • 20 Jun 2010, 16:49
This makes it all the more reason to get to Hastings. A closer Dungeness (almost).

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