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Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Mon May 22, 2017 10:03 pm

PT, short for Port Townsend, WA, we also refer to Port Angeles as PA. ;-) Port Townsend is 45 mins from our house, a wonderful Victorian Seaport. Whenever I have the chance I always enjoy
a long morning visit. Might end up moving there in a few years.

Best to ya, Ernst
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Postby minniev » Tue May 23, 2017 12:00 am

That second image (the "Ernst Image") is pure genius. I'm always trying to get a good shot of small boats like that, when I run into them but have nothing that approaches this quality. Your boat image is truly exceptional, an Ernst master shot. Perfect separation of tones, rendering of lines.

The first one is interesting and the composition is quite appealing, but the reflection (I think it's reflection, not sure) is a bit dizzying.

I've been to Port Townsend a couple of times and it seems like it would be a fine place to live. The last time I was there it seemed to have retained its authentic Victorian charm without giving way to excessive focus on tourist entertainment.
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Postby Charles Haacker » Tue May 23, 2017 2:06 am

I love that second one also. It gives me a powerful sense of symmetry, yet it is not symmetrical. The light is exquisite (thereisnolightlikebacklight). The boat shines white in slack black water. There is a barely visible reflection of her hull. The boat is nearly perpendicular to the pier but not quite, nor is the pier perfectly square to the frame. This creates tension, and I freely admit that had I made the picture (oh how I wish) I probably would have squared and plumbed everything up and roont it (no roont is not a real word). The mooring line is made fast to the boat with a perfect bowline and to the cleat with a perfect cleat hitch, then flemished down but somewhat carelessly, creating a little more tension in an otherwise utterly peaceful, perfect scene.

Ernst, I don't have any money but if I did I'd buy that. :thumbup: :clap:
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Postby Ceropegia » Wed May 24, 2017 11:56 am

I, too, love the second one. I totally agree with Charles. A superb composition, wonderful light, perfectly processed.

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Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Wed May 24, 2017 2:36 pm

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Yes, that lst image is a reflection in a window.
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Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Wed May 24, 2017 2:37 pm

Another image from my visits to PT.
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Postby minniev » Wed May 24, 2017 4:03 pm

Another fine one, and another example of what a discerning eye can find and skill can render into image. If you weren't attuned to noticing shadow, line and texture, this scene would slip right by you.

Well done.
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Postby Charles Haacker » Wed May 24, 2017 5:28 pm

I looked and kept looking. It is a fascinating picture, abstract, light, shadow, and reflection, perhaps most of all reflection. That for me was the head scratcher: what the heck... AH, now I see it (I think). It's a reflection of the fence boards in part of a highly polished car. And that's the attuned, discerning part that I would have utterly missed. Buuuuut maybe by hanging around Ernst long enough I might learn somethin'. :|
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Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Sat May 27, 2017 12:44 pm

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Postby St3v3M » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:59 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:PT, short for Port Townsend, WA, we also refer to Port Angeles as PA. ;-) Port Townsend is 45 mins from our house, a wonderful Victorian Seaport. Whenever I have the chance I always enjoy
a long morning visit. Might end up moving there in a few years.

Best to ya, Ernst

I keep looking at it, but the first makes me dizzy. I don't want to look away, but I'm not sure I like it either. The second though is a classic, powerful, and should be on the cover of every boating magazine, calendar, website, and coffee table book. Oh how I love this one, let me count the ways! Powerful! S-
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