E.J.Wilkins

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High and Dry


Left high and dry? Actually not, this boat is out of the water for the winter season and is parked in a garden.

I quite liked the way it looked as if it was marooned between the fence and the trees and also the play of light on the damp twigs in the background.
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High and Dry


Left high and dry? Actually not, this boat is out of the water for the winter season and is parked in a garden.

I quite liked the way it looked as if it was marooned between the fence and the trees and also the play of light on the damp twigs in the background.
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comments (26)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 27 Feb 2008, 00:19
Oh, Ellie. This is just wonderfully so unexpected. I love the lighting on the grasses, adding a bit of mystery to the boat's private spot. That wire fence also adds a touch of off-limits, lending even more mystery.
Painterly! You are having a fun time with these boats, and so do we.
what a great capture.like how the blue stands out
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 27 Feb 2008, 01:35
The tall grass really highlights the lovely blue of the boat.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 27 Feb 2008, 02:54
The boat definitely gets our attention, Ellie. No matter if there's grass in front of it. Well done!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Feb 2008, 03:13
Ha Ha! "Where did the water go..it was here when I dropped anchor last evening?"
This is very much like a painting: fine composition!
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • 27 Feb 2008, 05:11
Ellie, I'd love to see this shot as a panoramic of just this spectacular grass and the misterious fence. Well, maybe not this shot. Perhaps you have already taken it. Say you did, please.
EJWilkins: No I didn't but I nearly did. I will, next time I'm there smile I quite like the fence too, that's why it stayed in this picture
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 27 Feb 2008, 05:23
Hmm, fun place for a boat. On a sea of grass.... great find!
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 27 Feb 2008, 06:50
OUTSTANDING here Ellie, everything fits, I envy Ginnie with her choise of words....but I can say it in Dutch, but that is of no use for you, so I will just add, my likey for today and the rest of the week.
  • Russ
  • 27 Feb 2008, 07:17
Great subject - real serendipity effect
Lovely bleached grasses reflecting the winter sun. The splash of blue just sets it all off. richard
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Feb 2008, 07:37
This is fun, Ellie. I love the reeds contrasting so well against the background trees. The boat is an unexpected bonus. (:o)
EJWilkins: Amazing what can be found in amongst the reeds at Keyhaven. wink
  • martie
  • US
  • 27 Feb 2008, 07:38
This is fantastic! I love the unexpected-ness of this photo! On somedays, this could be a portrait of me!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Feb 2008, 08:23
It does look rather mysterious, especially as it has turned its back to us! Well spotted.
Ingrid
Wonderful capture Ellie. The blue comes out very nicely through the long grass. Well spotted!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Feb 2008, 10:06
A fun shot and title. With the attention focus point (the white of the boat) more into the left third of the picture, it could be excellent.

As always ray has a very sober view of proceedings tongue
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Feb 2008, 12:27
What a great find Ellie. It look like it's hiding in the grasssmile
Good shot Ellie, I know I would have walked right past this without seeing the possible shot.
  • mal
  • 27 Feb 2008, 18:29
land locked. Or maybe it was James Bond jumping out of the water only to get stuck! I like it. mal
EJWilkins: Darn it, I missed him!
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..has been warm and sunny
  • 27 Feb 2008, 18:36
Made me think of the African Queen where they get stuck in the reeds near the end of the film. I would crop the bottom to get rid of the fence and trim off the left to make the boat less central. For me, then, it would be an absolute belter!
EJWilkins: Ah, that's the trouble, there are several different pictures here depending on the crop. In the end I couldn't make my mind up so left it as taken - tempting fate regarding the 'rule of thirds' wink
The crop you've suggested would end up with quite a very mysterious picture don't you think?
  • chad
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Feb 2008, 18:43
The standard of photographs seems to be rising and yours is too, Ellie. I really do like this.
EJWilkins: Errm, thanks. Now, how do I relate this to your blog, where the pictures are gradually vanishing into a black hole? tongue
This is a lovely find Ellie. The tall grass adds something to the picture. Well done.
  • john
  • Oakville, Canada
  • 28 Feb 2008, 00:20
Great juxtaposition and an unexpected
  • Bruce
  • the multiverse
  • 29 Feb 2008, 02:01
A "reed" boat???
Funny effect ! Good eyes to notice that !!

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