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Wreck, Harris

This is one of the images I have taken, to eventually be part of a photo-essay on the life and death of the boats here on the Hebridean Islands. This was taken on 200 ISO  B+W transparency film (Agfa Scala)
Can anyone help me give it a title?

Wreck, Harris

This is one of the images I have taken, to eventually be part of a photo-essay on the life and death of the boats here on the Hebridean Islands. This was taken on 200 ISO  B+W transparency film (Agfa Scala)
Can anyone help me give it a title?

comments (13)

One Storm Too Many? Superb photograph. I can't think of a single thing I'd change.
David from the Hebrides: You win "best title"! Many thanks RP
Run Aground? Great pic--wish I were there!
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Larry- and it is beautiful right now!
Outstanding photo, David. Amazing how the combination of that falling apart boat fits so well against the serenity of it's backdrop. Beautiful composition and tones and such wonderful light on the water...off it goes into my likeys. smile Thank you.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Suzanne- it is one of my own "likeys" too. Isn't it strange how folks like images with "tales to tell" , probably because it engages ones brain to invent imaginary lives and histories, a subconsciously pleasant process.
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 1 Aug 2007, 06:22
Excellent photo, David, you've done very well to capture the detail of the loose wooden planks inside the boat with such a bright background. Great shot & beautiful setting.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks John- top marks for spotting the feature I am most pleased about myself! There is actually a lot of work gone into this one- those planks and the sky giving me most headaches!
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK.
  • 1 Aug 2007, 08:41
"Done Fishin'" perhaps, or "Angled Out".

Superb image yet again, David. Is this and older one, or are you still using film as well as digital?
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Colin for this and your harrowing tale of expensive upgrades!
It is one from a couple of years ago (when Agfa still made Scala) that I am trying out on you guys to see if it is good enough to go in an exhibition series. I personally love it but many don't like "decay" images.
A powerful image - it says so much about the plight of the fisherman. I like the angle of the boat tilting towards the viewer. Great detail too. How about "High and Dry" for the title?
Ingrid
David from the Hebrides: Many thanks Ingrid- I was standing on tiptoes, on a fish crate on a rock to get that tilt to see inside, so thanks for noticing! smile We love our wrecks don't we?! wink
Wonderful image
David from the Hebrides: Many thanks Aussie!
Fantastic shot David - great background.
David from the Hebrides: Many thanks Bernie- the background is looking east towards Tarbert, Harris and is almost a reverse shot of my 21st December image.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 1 Aug 2007, 17:47
It's fabulous, David!
David from the Hebrides: Thank you Ginnie- it is one of my own "likeys" too!
This is tremendous, David. The decaying boat still manages to blend sympathetically with the beautiful landscape. I suspect the colour you have used is why this works so very well. (:o)
David from the Hebrides: Many thanks Rosalyn- I love it myself and hope to exhibit it in a series. I was testing here to see if fellow bloggers thought it was strong enough!
  • mal
  • internet hell
  • 1 Aug 2007, 23:35
beautiful. mal
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Mal- what are we doing up at this hour playing?! wink
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 1 Aug 2007, 23:43
A great image, he delapidation and decay are emphasised by the tone of the image and the detail held in the hull of the boat is good.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks for noticing where all the hard work went into, Les! Get to bed now or we shall be accused of being anoraks! wink
  • Alistair
  • - back home
  • 2 Aug 2007, 00:05
High and Dry...........?

A wonderfully evocative photograph. I look forward to seeing the rest of the essay.

You will note from my archives that I have a soft spot for old wrecks.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Alistair. Wrecks do allow one to invent great narratives and have lovely textures and subtle tones- all the "tools of our trade!"
Now get to bed!

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aperture f/0.0
sensitivity ISO200
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