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Moored up in Milford

Posted by
Anthony Morgan Lambert (Bielefeld, Germany) on 19 November 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

All the old mooring rings from the days before the Marina was built can still be seen and are still used further down the quay..

FUJIFILM X-S1 1/900 second F/5.0 ISO 200 7 mm

A few shots this week that are a bit abstract or different.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice bit of foreground interest

19 Nov 2012 7:27am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice pov Anthony

19 Nov 2012 7:35am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

The bow of that racing machine points directly at the old mooring ring on a great diagonal ... and what a wonderful mix of boats you have there. The fifth one on in that first row looks like an 'oldie'. I could spend hours in a place like this, especially since Milford, CT was my hometown! ;D

19 Nov 2012 8:01am

@Judy aka L@dybug: I wonder if some of your forefathers came from the original Milford Haven !!?? The marina is a great place to walk around either taking photos,browing in the shops on the promanade or having a bite to eat in one of the small cafes on the quayside.
http://www.milfordmarina.com/milford-marina/

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Super composition with the old rusty mooring circle

19 Nov 2012 8:07am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent lead in to this image Ant, great focus on the old ring.

19 Nov 2012 10:09am

@Curly: Cheers Curly !!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

excellent use of depth of field

19 Nov 2012 11:07am

@grouser: And a lot of use of the flip up screen on my camera to get a low angle where the old knees wont go anymore :-)

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

lovely composition

19 Nov 2012 1:36pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

good perspective and interest at each level Ant. (I've found you a non-standard boat - no blue! stay tuned...)

19 Nov 2012 2:20pm

@Ted: Yahoo !!! Bring it on my man !!

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Nice one Ant, well captured ! but I can't help thinking back to when Milford was a thriving fishing port,and those quays were lined with trawlers, not pleasure boats.

19 Nov 2012 3:51pm

@Jeff: I bet there were loads of good photos to be had back then as well (and not so many blue boats and tarpaulins !!)

franz from Baden, Austria

terrific compo and very appealing dof !!!

19 Nov 2012 6:43pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very nice shot, love the ring in the foreground

19 Nov 2012 6:53pm

Ruthiebear from Tituhsville, NJ, United States

I like how you composed this image - with the ring in the front, the line of boats to the side and the buildings in the back.

19 Nov 2012 8:46pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I like that framing with this corroded ring playing a nice role in the view.

19 Nov 2012 9:24pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Thanks so much for the link, Ant ... I spent some time looking around. We had to deal with tides in Milford, CT, but no lock times to contend with. Today I see this warning: Gale warnings - Issued: 1533 UTC Mon 19 Nov - Southerly gale force 8 expected soon. I guess there's no sailing today. ;D
PS: My Hayter ancestors came from the Shaftesbury/Gillingham area in Dorset County.

19 Nov 2012 9:36pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Dorset is a wonderful county full of wonderful scenery and stunning coastline !!

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

I have relatives in Wales - some have just visited us here in Sydney. Wales is definitely on the list for next time i'm back in the UK. Great shot too!!

21 Nov 2012 1:54am

@Sarah: If you do visit Wales make sue you visit Pembrokeshire (my home county) you won´t regret it !!
Have a browse !!
http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/

Anne from France

J'ai toujours un faible pour les ports, les bateaux...les voiliers !
Merci de me faire plonger dans de beaux souvenirs sur la mer Egée...
Belles photos, bonne journée
Amicalement, Anne

27 Nov 2012 12:13pm

FUJIFILM X-S1
1/900 second
F/5.0
ISO 200
7 mm