'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 9 February 2009

Beauty in Unexpected Places


This is the underside of a yacht hull.  I think it is a fascinating combination of colours.  The primer orange has been exposed with the sanding and makes a bright eye-catching focus tempered by the plummy greys and lichen green...

12 comments:

  1. This photo would have made a good quiz: What is this a photograph of? I'd never have guessed a yacht's hull. At first glance, I thought it was a photo taken by a space probe of an outer planet's atmosphere.

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  2. Almost looks like a seascape at dark.

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  3. just say it's a Banksy and it could well be worth more than the yacht itself katherine

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  4. It looks like part of a Whistler painting!

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  5. If you hadn't told me it was a yacht's hull, I would have defintely been thinking - abstract art - perhaps an urban horizon with a wintry sky above - rising out of the urban mist. I have always believed that we can find "art" in many places and no "art" really exists without onlookers.

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  6. I would have said sun setting in the river's shadows

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  7. ...and Katherine, I LOVE the way you think...seeing the beauty in everything.

    xxx lori

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  8. WOW. What an amazing artistic bunch you are! Shall I do another one one time?

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  9. Most definitely, do another!

    I thought this was an abstract painting at first...

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  10. See before I read the blurb I would have bought this and hung it on my wall. Looks like sunrise on the water. Kind of a misty day too.

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  11. I would have said that the orange / red is the old antifouling paint and the black is the new colour that the skipper has chosen. The boat has obviously not been out of the water for a while because the black top coat has done what all antifouling paint does - which is to slowly leach away - thus exposing the old coats of paint.

    Posted by - A Smith - Northland Marine Detective Agency Inc

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  12. good shot. i lixe! :-)

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