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abandoned tug

abandoned tug
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Copyright: Tabatha Osborne (fototab) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 301 W: 0 N: 362] (2177)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06
Categories: Sky
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-02 11:43
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Off the coastal shores in southern LA you will find several abandoned boats.
Some with hope of going back out one day and some just accepting their fate.

This abandoned tug has been here for years. But it seems this night it had the best seat in the house.

Canon EOS 3
1/250 @ f/11
Velvia Film

Digitally scanned
Unsharp Mask

I have a trip planned the weekend to go and see if this fellow made it through hurricane Katrina, I sure hope so.


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Hi Tabatha

Any post process worth to enhance the colours? Awesome shot. The thumbnail jumped off the page. Congrats!

Hello Tabatha,
magnificent slept by sun! Colours are very beautiful and lively, and the water very quiet in front of please me a lot.
Thank you,

Hi Tabatha,

Beautifully done, superb sunset shot. DOF is excellent, constrast and colors too. Nice framing, good POV and good composition. I would have personaly post this picture on TL but the tug boat is beached on the shore and is now part of this fine landscape. Good work with this scanned picture in PP.

PC :)

Hi Tabatha,

Are the colors real?? Amazing scene! A good capture with a well-seen composition, lighting and sharpness.

Well done & TFS.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-11-02 15:08]

Hi Tabatha,
picture full of ambiance. Looks nice with fairlt sharp details. The red colours of sunset add to the imagination....
Well done, Jacob

Hi Tabatha,

Wow - this shot really has the instant wow factor through those vibrant colours, amazing!

The composition and DOF is great too, all making it a really nice and well-detailed shot. Was it really 1/250 at F11 though, very surprised there was enough light for that!

TFS, Doug

What a stunning view, Tabatha! So romantic, I'm speechless. Everything is perfect here, nice framing too.
The horizon does seem a bit slant?

All the best and thanks for share this wonderful moment,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-02 16:25]

Muy hermosa imagen Tabatha con un grandioso colorido, excelente encuadre, punto de vista y DOF.
Me encanta la sensación de paz que irradia, con un gran post procesado y atinado enmarcado.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Very beautiful image Tabatha with grandiose colors, excellent framing, point of view and DOF.
I love the sensation of peace that irradiates, with a great post having processed and accurate frame.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-02 17:54]

Hi Tabatha
Good shot and composition. Great colours, sharpnes and POV.
Well done


Love that deep red sky, nice contrast, well taken.


what a wonderful scene showing how nature can reclaim everything we throw at it and make it beautiful at the same time!

great colours, if a tad dark for my liking.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-03 13:18]

Hi Tabatha.
Very splendid and pleasant colours.I like beautiful composition and perfect POV.It is really wonderful look at,which even exponentiate take-off in water-level.Well done,congratulate and thank you!!
Greetings Milos

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-04 12:26]

Hi Tabatha.
Your nice picture looks as painted by oil. Dark-red colour tones are very expressive and perfect reflects the atmosphere of their places. Great artistic job. Bravo.
My best regards, Alexei.

Hello Tabatha,
This is beautiful! I like this picture so much; it looks like a painting, almost unreal. I'm very amazed that these are the natural colors; nature could be so impressive sometimes. This is very amazing. I also like this great POV and composition. Well done!

Hello Tabatha,
This sunset color just awesome. The cloud formation and the way you composed made this picture stand out. Very well done and TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-11-06 20:08]

Another great shot of yours Tabatha. Superb composition and lighting. It leans a bit to the left but it's not a big deal. Thanks,


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-07 8:11]

Hi Tabatha

This is really a very beautiful and moody picute!
The atmosphere here is very impressive and bond very well with the overall composition!
The colors are great, the exposure is spot-on and the framing is excellent.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

The color of the sky and its reflection on water is amazingly beautiful, Tabatha.
The dark rocks on the left side conter-balance the dark shape of the abandoned tug on the right into a fine composition.
Isn't the image a bit tilted to the right?
TFS and take care.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-11-09 15:34]

Magnifiques couleurs, excellent contraste


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-09 20:54]

Hello Tabatha

An awesome scene that is well framed and presented.The composition is beautiful and the lighting and colours are amazing.Well done .TFS


Hi, Tabatha.
Very nice shot. Superb colors and beautiful composition.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-11-11 13:10]

Hi Tabatha,

Very beautiful picture. Awesome colors and the sunken Tug really adds ambiance! This one looks like it belongs in a poster such as this. Your picture is much better than the one in the poster.

Thanks for sharing,


beautiful color! very tranquil photo, nicely done TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comment on my photo..:o)

Hi Tabatha,
Fantastic capture!
Beautiful light and colours, perfect exposure, great composition and nicely framed.
Thanks for sharing!

Fantastic saturation of warm tones which flood this image Tabatha. The boat adds a interesting element to this scene. Very well done.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-01 14:17]

Wow stunning light, colours and composition. Superb



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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-12-06 19:45]

Hello Tabatha,
What a wonderful sunset shot. I like this vivid colours and silhouettes. Very nice composition.
Best greetings,

It is a good landscape with lovely colors. Well done.

WOW an awsome sunset the colours are so beautifull and a great composition. I love the detail and tones. Very well done Rgds Necip.

Bonjour Tabatha,

Quel magnifique couché de soleil. Votre compositionn est trčs jolie, avec ce soleil qui joue ŕ cache cache et qui donne de magnifiques couleurs a ce ciel..
Merci et au revoir...JP

Beautifull Sunset, great colors, TFS

What a realy nice sunset you have captured, nice golding warm colours very nice! Great perspective! Take care Ana:)

Hi Tabatha ,
excellent shot.
very nice colors.
well composition.i like it so much.


Hello Tabatha,
This is quite striking picture! The colours are pretty amazing. I like the way you've framed it too. The boat is a nice detail but I'm glad it isn't the main subject of the picture. If it was you wouldn't be allowed to post the photo on TN.
WELL DONE on this one!

Hi Tabatha, great capture, beautiful mood, well done!!!
Cheers, Luís.

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2007-01-26 18:32]

Hi Tabatha!

Beautiful colours! The tug boat is a very nice object of interest. The silouette works very well. You seem to have a good exposure without a OE`d sunlight. There seem to be a slight tilt of the horizon.
Very nice photo!

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-07-24 15:06]

Very beautiful photo. Contrast and deep rich colors are great. I expect to see this hanging on somones wall. Very beautiful.


Hi Tabatha,
Gorgeous evening photo! Beautifully composed and rich colors. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

hi tabatha!
very beautiful with nice feeling!
good composition
well done!

Hi Tabatha!

An absolutely gorgeous sunset shot. The black and red colour composition is magical.
Great composition and atmosphere here.

Greetings ... Ileana :o)

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  • Leace Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
  • [2008-01-24 9:54]
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I would love to hang this one on my wall - it has a true professional look to it.

Brilliant colours and subject.

This is a stunning photograph,good light & tone,love the reflection.

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