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I saw this and thought....

......Boat Friday!

I saw this and thought....

......Boat Friday!

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  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Apr 2011, 06:18
Oh good heavens: where does one start with a composition like this??

I think you could have employed fill in flash so that we can see what this thing on the table is, or failing that you could have taken it outside in that lovely sunshine out there and photographed it on the lawn
Bill Phillips: The use of flash in National Trust properties is not allowed. They also tend to take a dim view of you removing artifacts
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Apr 2011, 06:49
HAHAHAHA! Imagine that, Bill!!!
Bill Phillips: Well I wanted to enter into the Friday spirit
Someone once told me ''That it is dangerous to think''
Bill Phillips: It is something I try to avoid as much as possible
I like the silhouette, but it also restricts ones view here,so maybe Chris is right about the fill in flash
Bill Phillips: As I said to Chris the National Trust do not allow the use of flash. In fact it is only fairly recently that they have allowed photography indoors at all
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Apr 2011, 07:40
I saw this and said WOOOOOW... Love these boats.
Great picture.
(question, do you ever listen to Chris?? )
Bill Phillips: No one else does so why should I? gringringringringringringrin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Apr 2011, 08:10
Oh, I'm sure, Sir Francis Drake (I assume we are still in Buckland Abbey?) would have said:" This is my bark, mate/Maat Bill! Come with me to my next adventure!" A wonderful photo - and all the glittering light inside and outside - the Spring is looking through the window! Quite more than only "Boat Friday"!
Bill Phillips: I would have been very seasick as I am not a good sailor! I get queasy on the Isle of Wight Ferry!
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 15 Apr 2011, 08:27
a tad too dark for me, other than that a good B&W
Bill Phillips: I like the dark side tongue
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Apr 2011, 09:21
Drake he's in his hammock and a thousand miles away,
(Captain, art thou sleeping there below?)
Slung atween the round shot in Nombre Dios Bay,
And dreaming all the time of Plymouth Hoe.
Yonder looms the Island, yonder lie the ships,
With sailor-lads a-dancing heel-an'-toe,
And the shore-lights flashing, and the night-tide dashing,
He sees it all so plainly as he saw it long ago.]1
Drake he was a Devon man, an' ruled the Devon seas,
(Captain, art thou sleeping there below?)
Roving tho' his death fell, he went with heart at ease,
And dreaming all the time of Plymouth Hoe.
"Take my drum to England, hang it by the shore,
Strike it when your powder's running low;
If the Dons sight Devon, I'll quit the port o' Heaven,
And drum them up the Channel as we drummed them long ago."
Drake he's in his hammock till the great Armadas come,
(Captain, art thou sleeping there below?)
Slung atween the round shot, listening for the drum,
And dreaming all the time of Plymouth Hoe.
Call him on the deep sea, call him up the Sound,
Call him when you sail to meet the foe;
Where the old trade's plying and the old flag flying
They shall find him ware and waking, as they found him long ago!
Bill Phillips: Drake's Drum by Sir Henry Newbolt (Good old Google) You would think being drought up in Devon I would have learnt this poem at school. Sadly not!
Another boat! Well this looks to be a fine one Bill and judging from what you say it must be a model of the Golden Hind
Bill Phillips: It could well be Stanley
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Apr 2011, 09:23
Not too dark - when will people realise it is all a trade off between blown highlights and loss of detail in shadows. The trick is to keep that which matters most to the subject and here you have done just that. The silhouette says boat - we don't need to see every damn plank! Aaargh!
Bill Phillips: I wanted to keep some detail outside as it makes an interesting pattern and I liked the little splash of detail on the deck. The bit of light on the flask thing and that on the panelling were a bonus
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 15 Apr 2011, 10:05
Well done for adhering to the noble vintagian custom of showing a boat on a friday. I have yet to take the habit. Congratulations also for the darkness of your photograph. You and blackdog must be in a race to oblivion.
Bill Phillips: We have shares in Epson black ink. I am an occasional boat Friday contributor but when the canal reopens shortly I may be able to bore the hell out of everybody with gaily painted narrow boats!
Hi Bill... I like your Dark Boat Friday shot. It's mysterious to me. I too posted an unusual BF photo today. Cheers!
Bill Phillips: I have seen your picture Jacqueln and it is great fun
That boat might be big enough to actually take to the seas.
Bill Phillips: Perhaps on a small lake smile
A great Boat Friday Bill .
Bill Phillips: Thank you Laurette. I probably wouldn't have posted it otherwise
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Apr 2011, 12:38
The boat is set to escape into the rich foliage of spring outside.

Aaargh says the blackdog, I would've expected Arrrfff tongue
Bill Phillips: Be careful Louis He might bite your ankles...and think what a yellow bear could dotongue
  • Ray
  • Surin,Thailand
  • 15 Apr 2011, 13:40
There are many worse things one could think, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Indeed Ray. I try to avoid thinking too much these days as it usually makes me angry!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Apr 2011, 14:05
And It is a GOOD one

Have a good weekend!
Nought wrong with that Bill, and the highlights outside the window aren't blown out either.
Bill Phillips: I wanted to keep the outside detail and was quite happy to lose detail in the hull. I blame this obsession with HDR
works well Bill, I like it

Bill Phillips: Cheers rob. I'm pleased you do
Boat Friday" Is that why I'm seeing so many photos of boats? Laughs! This one is almost a full-on silhouette, Bill, and what we see of the boat is in stark contrast to the light coming in from outside. Almost retrospective.
Bill Phillips: Blame Vintage...he started it! I got the detail where i wanted it so I was happygrin
Nice light play Bill. The darkness makes it quite atmospheric
Bill Phillips: Thanks Janet. I am pleased you approvesmile
A rather fine model and b&w.
Bill Phillips: It must be very satisfying to be able to make models like this
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Apr 2011, 18:10
Excellent Bill. You have got a good balance between the outside world and the mystery of the interior. Totally agree with Mike - why do people feel they need to see everything? Much better to have a bit of mystery than the dreaded blown highlights!
Bill Phillips: I think HDR has a lot to answer for.
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Apr 2011, 18:39
nice one - I really like the windows and the shadows. And I must investigate what Boat Friday is all about and contribute sometime.... Was it named by Robinson Crusoe, perchance?
Bill Phillips: Robinson vintage from down under Penny
  • remla
  • France
  • 15 Apr 2011, 18:47
joli jeu d'ombre et de lumiere !
Bill Phillips: Merci pour votre gentil commentaire
Great in B&W, Bill
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Tom
Great imagination and find for Boat Friday the B&W....i have no boats today sea was a bit rough....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Sank your fleet eh Peter?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Apr 2011, 20:30
LOL at your reply to Chris; you make very valid points! By the way, something funny has happened to your PC this week - all your images are coming out black & white.
Bill Phillips: I think I could become addicted to b&w but there are some choccie box in the pipeline!
  • Glo
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2011, 21:00
Awesome B&W!
Bill Phillips: Well that is a great response...thank you!
Blackdog is absolutely right. Light on the fo'c's'le and behind the rudder, and a little bit of imagination. I like this immensely.
Bill Phillips: Sometimes less is more smile

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