STILL LIFE 62 – THE COLOUR OF THE SEA BENEATH A SMALL BOAT

 

 

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A small, blue boat rides at anchor – a very simple image, that’s really all there is to see.

The only solid facts are the simple, elegantly curving lines of the boat.  Beyond them, the sea’s surface takes on a silvery hue where the light catches it. But in the craft’s brief shadow, this paleness disintegrates and fragments as, approaching closer to the graceful blues of that wooden hull, the emerald greens of the sea deepen and, gently but firmly, draw us further in and deeper down.

X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 400 ISO;  St Ives, Cornwall; 21 Sept 2016.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

17 Responses to STILL LIFE 62 – THE COLOUR OF THE SEA BENEATH A SMALL BOAT

  1. Sallyann says:

    The sun shines strong through my window at this particular moment in a gap between the clouds, the birds are making a lovely racket on one of the trees outside… Not quite seagulls, but a very good substitute… I would love to lean back and let my mind drift onto the boat with the gentle lapping of the water but unfortunately that little four letter word is calling…
    Work… Catch you again next time. 😊

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  2. LensScaper says:

    The simple images are often the best aren’t they, Adrian. And Minimalism can shout louder than a complex image. The sea’s colour has so many shades to it and that’s what makes is such an attractive object to shoot. Now that we are within 45 mins of the sea we are thoroughly enjoying the opportunities to visit it and relax.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Absolutely, Andy, less is so often more – haha! and the only reservation that I have about that great truth is that it might lead to my being thought of a puritan, which would be total anathema to me!!! Yes, enjoy the sea from your new home. I grew up by the sea, there were always gulls around – and there was always a great border to my landborn life, which was that vast body of water immediately west of us. My first real job was far inland, and that was a distinctly strange experience – no gulls, and land in all directions! A 🙂

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  3. Peaceful ✌🏼️❤️

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  4. Meanderer says:

    Simply beautiful; calming. Those colours, and the composition, are fab.

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