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Tied against the Tide

It looked as if this shackle hadn't been undone for some time.

Tied against the Tide

It looked as if this shackle hadn't been undone for some time.

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The splash of red is refreshing and counters the sense of confinement from the shackle. Nice work, as usual!
This is very imaginative and very colourful Ellie: I like it a lot
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Feb 2008, 00:28
This is really quite interesting. My focus is on the materials on show, plastic, nylon and steel and seaweed !
Well seen, as always, Ellie.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2008, 02:33
I love the detail of this shackle, Ellie, as well as the color. It makes you wonder if/how this could ever be UNshackled!
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2008, 02:41
I don't think the boat wants to be let go, Ellie! Very good capture here.
Well spotted and very well captured. Great colours and lighting!
  • Russ
  • 26 Feb 2008, 07:08
Great shot - tremendous colours Ellie
Yes, it's the method and materials of fixing that really makes this ... and the organic drapes are a bonus. richard
  • chad
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Feb 2008, 07:22
Another interesting detail, Ellie, and I like the title
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Feb 2008, 09:16
According to the signs of the tides, the sea has tried a couple of times to gather this boat in. According to the shackle the sea also uses silent and secret tactics to break the shackle down. One day when it makes another grab, the sea will succeed.

Great capture.
  • martie
  • US
  • 26 Feb 2008, 10:10
Excellent image - I love the composition and the detail. I also agree with you that it doesn't look like freedom is a word in this boats vocabulary any more! Beautiful!!
Very nice capture. Love the title, it 's very good.
EJWilkins: Thanks Frank, I don't often use anything other than the obvious for a title - and even so, this seemed obvious for this picture - delighted you like the picture too. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 26 Feb 2008, 11:38
I hope the rust will not make it any weaker, this is a very strong picture, love the colors, great DOF
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 26 Feb 2008, 13:28
The curve of the red boat and framing really accentuate the concept of holding tight.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Feb 2008, 13:37
Rich and characterful image, Ellie...and, beautifully composed.
Love the colours, Ellie, and the way they show up the rusty shackle.
Bits of boats, another of my favourite subjects Ekkie and I really like this one with all its detail.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2008, 17:08
What an interesting shot - the rust, ropes, colors, and textures all work really well together.
  • blackdog
  • Uni Library
  • 26 Feb 2008, 17:36
Gosh - that's bright. Love the contrast between the red of the boat and the beach beyond.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...It's not much but it's home
  • 26 Feb 2008, 19:20
Need a bit of WD40 to undo that! Nice mix of shapes and colours
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle heating back on.
  • 26 Feb 2008, 19:34
Great colour and a nice sense of tension.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Feb 2008, 20:27
Attached hook line and sinker. A strong powerful composition Elliesmile
  • Noa
  • London
  • 26 Feb 2008, 21:12
Very nice DOF and contrast on this one. Wonderful shot
  • Dave Wilkins
  • in Bray, Co.Wicklow, Ireland.
  • 26 Feb 2008, 21:27
Lovely shot Ellie.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Feb 2008, 07:38
It all been said, Ellie! Great shot. (:o)
Been walking by the sea, I see.

A lovely series here Ellie, and this is a cracker for the bold colour, the composition and the selective focus.

You really are getting good at this, aren't you?
Wonderful colortones and so detailed, great job Ellie !

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