E.J.Wilkins

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I spotted this little rowing boat a week or so ago during a brief respite from the awful weather. Even thought it wasn't raining it was still quite dark during the day.

This boat (or dinghy) was tied up about here, under the +


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Going Down?

I spotted this little rowing boat a week or so ago during a brief respite from the awful weather. Even thought it wasn't raining it was still quite dark during the day.

This boat (or dinghy) was tied up about here, under the +


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comments (18)

  • Frank
  • 24 Jan 2007, 00:20
Nice picture Ellie. I like it.
EJWilkins: Thanks Frank
well it looks well weathered! youve captured the lighting quite well for a dark day smile
EJWilkins: Some of these little dinghies are quite ancient, I'll try to get some more pictures another day so you'll see what I mean wink
  • Clint
  • 24 Jan 2007, 03:23
Given the tribulations that I have encountered trying to photograph on dark days, the colors in this shot are quite vivid. The green in the rope is a perfect example. Too bad someone couldn't save this poor little guy.
EJWilkins: I don't think all would be completely lost, they'd probably wait for a low tide and empty it out. I was surprised that nobody seemed to have bothered, even if the owner hadn't been able to look after his little boat. I'll have to go back there and see if it's still there. smile
  • dotun
  • 24 Jan 2007, 03:31
Nice frame for this boat Ellie,,,I like the shot.
EJWilkins: Thanks Dotun smile
Feels like an oil painting. Reminds me of a Turner. Nice mood.
EJWilkins: Really? I'm surprised, do you mean you'd hang this on the wall? Gosh!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 24 Jan 2007, 04:10
A nice capture, very appropriate for the abysmal weather this winter.
EJWilkins: Hmm, yes, and nothing to do with the state of the country! wink
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 24 Jan 2007, 06:25
Not sure personally. It appears quite full in the frame and there is a chain on the left that could have been used as a complimentary feature. It certainly is a sight to shoot but I wonder if there are other angles/compositions that may work also. Well done for spotting it and don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's a bad shot, just my thoughts.

Regards, Simon
EJWilkins: Thank you for your honest comment Simon, I really appreciate it.

I agree that a different angle might have been more interesting, but unfortunately it was this or nothing. Could only see the boat from above, the decking/jetty to the right is firmly guarded by a locked gate.
I'll see what I can come up with next time I go there. smile
  • Mal
  • 24 Jan 2007, 08:36
I like this Ellie, I like the framing and positioning of the boat in relation to the tree and chain. Did you sink it just for the photo opportunity? wink Mal
EJWilkins: Ha! No I didn't Mal, as if I'd do something like that! smile
To these subjects it is what I call “decay” (http://jasdg.shutterchance.com/photoblog/27637.htm). I like how you have made the composition.
EJWilkins: Pienso que eres Jose adecuadosmile Gracias por el elogio.
I love the way this is framed/cropped smile Nice shot
EJWilkins: Thanks Thomas smile
  • Louis
  • south africa
  • 24 Jan 2007, 11:09
It went down allright. Looks like it has a plug up front - maybe it can be fixed. smile

Nice pic, Ellie
EJWilkins: I don't know what that round thing is in the bow. I did wonder if it was for a mast, but in honestly I don't think the little boat could support one.
Yep, I'll have to go back and look!
Thanks Louis. smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 24 Jan 2007, 13:22
I see something like this and wonder what stories it could tell, Ellie. It's like a street boat, down and out. I guess we all hope and wish there is some slavation possible!

In the meantime, the floating reeds add to the "beautiful" destitution. I personnally wouldn't change a thing about this. The lighting is perfect for the mood of the pic.
EJWilkins: Mebbe it's time for you to start writing stories as well as taking pictures Ginnie wink
There had been some fairly fierce winds, that's why all the bits of reeds ended up tucked away in the corner. I have a feeling the little white bits might be polystyrene, which trashes some thoughts doesn't it?
  • nev
  • Aus
  • 24 Jan 2007, 15:18
i remember fondly that series of bike shots where jide may or may not have thrown bikes into the river. can we see some more of your hanywork soon ellie. smile
EJWilkins: Oh goodness, yes, I remember those too.
wink You'll have to wait and see what I get up to next
I like the composition, especially how you can see the ring with tied ropes on the left. It makes me feel like sailing again...
EJWilkins: Maybe the owner would let you have this dinghy wink
I like the feeling to this - it's a feeling like "we are all going to die - but not in a depressiv way...." The rings on the wall are great - If posssible I would try to get more out of them (try another angle maybe) together with the boat - not sure if it will do any good but it's a suggestion :o)
EJWilkins: Ha "We're all doomed!" .. Did you ever watch any of Dad's Army?

Yes, it would be great to get a different angle, but unfortunately it isn't possibly without climbing over a locked gate onto the deck/jetty. I'll see what I can do next time I'm there. Thanks Aksel.
  • dafredo
  • the vineyard
  • 25 Jan 2007, 00:36
very nice Ellie, very nice!!!
EJWilkins: Thanks Dafredo smile
I like this very much. There are so many excellents shifts with such subtle tones the crimson rope and the submerged,turquoise flooring really draw my in . There's lots and lots to see in this pic.
It's treat.
EJWilkins: Thanks Josie smile
  • Abi
  • 26 Jan 2007, 13:50
houston we have a problem
EJWilkins: Hehe! Great thought! grin

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