Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Off Season, Abandonment Image No 1

This is late afternoon in a boatyard at West Mersea. I was wandering around all the winterised boats. This is taken from underneath a boat resting on some massive blocks of wood. It is a very lucky boat with a great view of the estuary. You can see the slipway for putting the boats in and out the water so I reckon this one will be first in. The little shed on the island opposite is the packing shed where they used to pack the oysters which are a speciality on Mersea Island, but it is now used for day trips and people hire it out for parties, weddings even. As you see it was taken against the sun and I hid the sun behind the wood block.


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is a striking picture! The angle and lighting is very interesting and unusual! I like looking from the dark enclosed space out into the open estuary.

I find the shed a little distracting, though.

moo said...

Well you may be right about the shed and I suppose it would look better further to the left. But for me it stays as that is West Mersea and a famous landmark. If the shed was gone it could be anywhere!

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