Tuesday, 13 March 2012

WATERY




Carmi's Thematic Photographic challenge this week is WATERY

The above photo was taken at Cobh, Ireland, and is in fact part of the derelict pier I showed last week! It was a fascinating place, the White Line Shipping Co was based there, and Queenstown, as it was called then (changed when Ireland became a republic) was the last port of call for those emigrating to the New World or Australia. The Titanic called here - her last port of call before she sailed into the icy north. The pier looked fairly large at its non-derelict end, but I wouldn't like to say that passengers actually boarded the big liners from here!




This rather odd looking photo is actually some sort of scum that came down with a very heavy rainfall and washed into the lake via the stream that fill it. I liked the pattern the water made as it flowed into the lake.





And this is the wash of our very large ship we went on for our Arctic Cruise. And yes, the water was that colour!




And lastly, the reeds were reflected against a blue sky in water that was rippling in the breeze.

I think those are fairly watery pics!

7 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

These photos will take some beating this week. The second photo looks almost like a snowy landscape and is particulary impressive. The last one is awesome!

Little Nell said...

Gilly you have surpassed yourself. I love all the colours and patterns you have captured. Cobh is a fascinating place. I wrote a pice about it here if you’ve got a minute to pop over and have a look.

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness, you have cornered the market on watery designs and colors. It's so hard to pick one favorite, but as far as most unusual and the last one...is totally a catch! A nice collection for Carmi's theme.

Max Sartin said...

Nice pictures! Like you, I really like the lines and colors in the scum flowing down the river. Beautiful!

Lisa Shafer said...

Oh, wow.
These are the best I've seen as I've searched through all the "entries." Just great. Well done, you!

Alexia said...

Just superb photos, Gilly - you have chosen such different shots, and they're all great. I love the first one, and I knew it went with last week's pier! Very intriguing - a perfect setting for a murder mystery story....

darlin said...

Beautiful water shots! The first one grabbed my fancy, I don't know what it is about the water and wood, but I LOVE it!

Cheers.