Abandoned Boats

by Lee Santiva July. 31, 2020 1770 views
Rustic wooden skiff in the reeds

Rustic wooden skiff in the reeds

With this blog I hope to convey the impressions and sensations of summer: the hot air, the sound of buzzing insects and the smell of the water. Especially for those of you who live in big cities, perhaps this gives you a feeling of escape.

Adding photo #1 in black & white as per John's suggestion.

Rustic wooden skiff in the reeds - black & white

Rustic wooden skiff in the reeds - black & white

Rustic wooden skiff

Rustic wooden skiff

The first unpainted rowboat in the series may still be in use, however the next rowboat is decaying from many years of disuse.

Stern of the abandoned rowboat

Stern of the abandoned rowboat

I loved its patina and the wabi sabi.

Bow of the abandoned rowboat

Bow of the abandoned rowboat

Next is a close-up of the rowlock for the oars.

Wabi Sabi - detail of the rowlock

Wabi Sabi - detail of the rowlock

The abandoned rowboat in a painterly setting.

My hommage on Monet

My hommage on Monet

I wonder what happened to the owner. Perhaps he is older and unable to get out anymore.

What happened to its owner? The boat is patiently waiting for him

What happened to its owner? The boat is patiently waiting for him


There are many small man-made lakes near to where I live. This lake also has a campground, however these photos were taken on the other side where the locals hang out.

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Buster Bruce 8 months ago

Great set Lee

8 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Buster Bruce 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you! Just getting caught up was offline for a week. Glad you enjoyed them!

7 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I can almost hear the cicadias humming in the background of  #7. This is a rather cool set of images : )

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Russell Smith 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Nice to hear from you Russell! Thank you very much, glad to hear you heard the cicadas😀

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Lee Santiva 8 months, 2 weeks ago

:) I think if I lived in a location that they do not it would not feel like summer

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Kind of sad to see them falling into disrepair and disregard.....but nice camera work!
Always a pleasure, my friend! +1 smile +1

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Jay Boggess 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jay! I just realized I hadn't taken many pictures around water for awhile. It's a nice subject ,beautiful colors

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Lee Santiva 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Always a pleasure!
+1grinning+1

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
John D 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I especially like the first one, which could also be interesting in a high-contrast B&W.

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to John D 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you John! Great suggestion I’ll give that a try! I shot in raw so I should be able to produce a black& white version

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Nice clear  pictures and love the colors. Wants me take a swim

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Peter! There were dozens of teenagers jumping and playing in the water nearby.

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
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