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KNYSNA, South Africa: Old boat on edge of Lagoon

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Comments (10)

thor☼odin™ on February 14, 2009

Thank you for sharing these Knysna* scenes Hazel (I have only one and you could start guessing which one lol) Best wishes, Peter and of course a Y* for this one, Peter

Hazel Coetzee on February 16, 2009

Thank you Peter. This old boat is just asking to be turned into a watercolour painting! I have taken pictures of it from every angle! Thank you for the Y* - so kind of you. Warm wishes, Hazel, Cape Town

thor☼odin™ on February 16, 2009

Hazel yes it's so picturesque this controlled decay.. all the best to you, Peter

Hazel Coetzee on March 30, 2009

Steve - another visitor and I were taking it in turns to capture this old boat. She is also planning to paint her version of it. It was just asking to be photographed in all its weatherbeaten glory!!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 4, 2009

Greetings Hazel ;>)

What is it it about old boats that holds our fascination? but they do for sure!! Like old cars, steam engines, vintage aircraft, old tractors, sepia photos!! the list is endless! Perhaps it is the romantic notion that things were somehow better..Nostalgia plays a big part!!

So maybe for all those reasons I find myself here admiring this relic from the past ;>)

Ironically, the hull is now in far greater danger than it would have been just left in the water!! The drying atmosphere will shrink the timbers, dry out the floors and frames, loosen the nails and eventually it will simply fall apart. It will, however, remain a good subject for the camera lens!!

Lovely image Hazel ;>)

You have a fine gallery here!

Kind regards ;>)


Hazel Coetzee on September 9, 2009

Hi there Jim - thanks a lot for your visit - nice to meet you!! And I had to chuckle when I read your very interesting comments: you are so right about vintage and I think it probably is nostalgia that strikes a cord in us.

Quite by chance, there were two of us pottering around this old hulk with our cameras - both interested in the artistic effects that time and weather had wrought on the wooden hull, while two patient husbands hovered in the background. I am wondering now if my "companion" was also a Panoramio-fan...? Maybe there's another similar boat somewhere in Pano's VAST collection...?

Thank you for your great comments, I do appreciate both your visit and your compliments.

Warm greetings, Hazel-in-a-glow

Holger Bauer on January 26, 2010

Hi Hazel Coetzee marvellous!! Thanks a lot for checking out my gallery and leaving such kind words in your comments!! Many thanks for your votes as well:)))) Best wishes from Bangkok sent your way Cheers pivatana

Itallica on March 29, 2010

Cool Capture

M.Curran on July 14, 2010

Great perspective here Hazel. Boats make good subjects, don't you think?

John de Crom on December 10, 2010

Very beautiful and good picture LIKE Hazel. Greetings from Holland John.

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Photo taken in Knysna Central, Knysna, 6571, South Africa

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 7, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Hazel Coetzee
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W90
    • Taken on 2008/09/13 16:01:29
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash