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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Special shadows in a special Dutch town



Of all the places we visited in The Netherlands, my favorite was Hoorn. Heading back to the Viking Pride after our long walk through Hoorn, I made Dick stop while I photographed these: an old anchor and an old propeller. I would guess they're probably from a fishing boat, or a large pleasure craft. I loved their shadows. Even the chain holding the propeller has cast a bit of shadow for Tracy's meme:
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34 comments:

N. R. Williams said...

Nice pictures that are begging for a story.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Dianne said...

I love the character in old weathered things
you have captured their beauty well

Dimple said...

That anchor is huge! Great shadows in both pics!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures as always! Great shadow shots! Hope your weekend is going well, Kay! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Dimple — Thanks. Yes, the anchor is big, but I've seen bigger when I lived on the west coast. I left a bit of the parked car in the photo to give an idea of the size, but it may not give an accurate idea. The anchor is probably a yard long, or maybe a meter (39").
— K

Bang said...

nice blog ...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You had to keep your head down to get these shots!

I HAD A LITTLE SHADOW
(With apologies to Robert Louis Stevenson)

I had a little shadow
No bigger than my thumb;
I took him to the meadow
And there I gave him rum.

My drunken little shadow
Did weave and bob and pitch;
He stumbled from the meadow
And fell into a ditch!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Julie said...

I love the old anchor with the striations in the mud, Kay. Really good texture throughout the entire image.

Ralph said...

The prop and anchor seem so out of place on land and away from the water. Yet, in style and color, the sit on the shore as artistic pieces. The oxidizing rust adds a neat hue to each, and the shadows of each are equally artistic. Nice find!

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Ralph — they weren't far away from water. They were just across the path. There's a LOT of water around and in The Netherlands.
— K

Greyscale Territory said...

Adore the textures in the first photo and love the interesting shadow shape in the second!

Ms. Becky said...

oh, there's some beautiful textures here. your photos make me want to touch. wonderful shadows. happy SSS, and I hope you have a lovely week.

chubskulit said...

Love the second shot Kay.

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Marie said...

They seem so strange and alone when viewed out of their element and cast aside, even though they are vital on a boat at sea. I wonder what tales they could tell?

Carola Bartz said...

Both pictures are so interesting, and I love the shadows. Great shots, Kay!

Mr Puddy said...

Dear Kay,

I just want to stop by to say..
Happy Mommy's Day, Kay
You might can't get Lindy hug while you are travel but I can give you one right now : )

Hugs and Sweet kiss to you, Kay
xoxo

Gattina said...

Very creative !

Mara said...

Great shots. I love Hoorn, although I've only been there once I think. Hold on, come to think of it, yes, I have been there.

Kay said...

Interesting shadows, Kay!

Cezar and Léia said...

Great compositions in these pictures and beautiful lines in the shadows!
Léia :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

A song comes to mind..."Anchors Aweigh, my boy, Anchors aweigh"!!

Love the antiquish composition here today.

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My link above, if you care to pay me a visit. Have a great Sunday!!

lines n shades said...

wonderful shots. you've quite a unique blog. glad to be here :)

vernz said...

I was thinking deep what's that thing on the first photo... because it look so tricky... they have same color.. great capture Kay.. made me think for awhile... thanks for dropping by.

REgards,
Vernz

jabblog said...

Wonderful sharp shadows! Bits from boats are so romantic somehow - and anchors . . . well;-)(I wonder about myself sometimes!)

EG Wow said...

Great shadows, Kay. You certainly had fun with your camera on your trip!

Joan said...

Many stories these could tell. Love it. Great shadows.

Friko said...

I like this kind of dramatic shot best.

I'd love to travel like you do. With us it's Beloved who is the Unfittie, so we don't travel together at all now.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Kay there was no trip I didn't love within the Netherlands when we lived there .. I never took anything for granted because it was all so special .. you got great shots of a very in tune "water' nation : )
Joy

Cildemer said...

Great shadows! And nice pieces of boats!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a nice and happy week****

Martha Z said...

These tools of the sailor do make interesting shadows. I like to take pictures of discarded implements, I guess that is why I like Bodie State Park, lots of old stuff there.

Boonie S said...

Great shadow shots. The second one put me into quite a spin…..

Have a nice day, Boonie

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Boonie — "into a spin" — you're just like my husband and my brothers. LOL
Thanks!
— K

Beverley Baird said...

Great shadows for the week! It's funny how we tend to gravitate to shadows - the other stuff is secondary!
Have a wonderfuil week!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

There is something about boat parts --- like old abandoned boats -- that makes you want the whole story. Nice shadows.