Tuesday, July 21, 2009

An Anchor in ABC Wednesday

Round 5 of ABC Wedneday starts tonight. To me and many others it represents an Anchor in the weekly blogging. So what better subject could I choose for my first contribution to the new round than: anchor?


The basic definition is according to Wikipedia fairly simple:
An anchor is an object, often made out of metal, that is used to attach a ship to the bottom of a body of water at a specific point.
I should of course have shown you a ship at anchor, but I didn't have a suitable photo, so you'll have to settle for just anchors on board ships. The one above is from an old local vessel called "Eitrheim".

This one is from a sailing vessel that took part in last year's Tall Ships' Race. I'm sorry, but I don't have the name.

But I do have a ship with both an anchor and a name - and it is not any old ship either...




Today's post is an entry in the fifth round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt.


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49 comments:

Malyss said...

Even if it has rust, the first one is not so old, its shape tells it to us. And even well black painted, the one of the still- wonderful-Staatsraad-Lehmkuhl has a long and rich history.
The kind of object I adore, I have one on my balcony! (from a little fish boat Ü)

John said...

I like the top one, the rust and the patina on the wood go well together.

Ackworth born said...

A good choice for the subject. Mention of anchors reminds me of Whitby, Copenhagen and Qaqortoq - maybe I'll link them when round 6 comes round!

Dina said...

Each anchor is beautiful in its own way. Anchors aweigh!

Reader Wil said...

Anchors are the most important objects on board a ship. Especially if the ship has to stay in a harbour. You chose a great object to start with.

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ArneA said...

Godt å se at du henger med i Round 5, men skift logo til Year 3 Round 5
Godt valg av A

Dagrun said...

Flotte ankrer dette, det finnes så mange store og små og imponerende anker. Et veldig spennende tema (på linje med benker kanskje faktisk;).

Har du sett deg gamle ankrene laget av "bøyd" tre med steiner som ligger lag på lag i midten? (ja, jeg er usannsynlig god til å forklare, men du skjønner kanskje...) De var i bruk rundt 1850 og utover en stund faktisk.

Müge Tekil said...

Very interesting post showing that there are different shapes of anchors for different types of ships. Your ship looks excellent!

Have a nice Wednesday!

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Anker er spennende og ikke en båt er avbildet uten et ekstra av akkurat det tror jeg. Fin fangst du har gjort her Rune, nydelige bilder!

Ida said...

Femte runde og du henger med.
Ikke verst. :)
En flott åpning av denne runden ble det også.
Det første bildet er veldig flott.
Fint utsnitt og nydelig speilbilde i sjøen der.
Den siste her er vi stolt av, alle sammen, i og rundt Bergen by.
Gleder meg til å følge deg gjennom hele alfabetet her fremover.
Lykke til! :)

P.S.
Takker for innspill på den nest siste posten min. Det er flott med meningsutvekslinger.
Har svart deg under kommentaren din.

nonizamboni said...

Great choice for the beginning round! And the word 'anchor' has so many wonderful and deep connotations. Nice photos,as always.

david mcmahon said...

Very nice work. I think you'll see a similiarity between your last shot and my choice of subject for Sky Watch in two days .....!

Babooshka said...

Anchors away! I need to anchor myself down to my desk and get some editing done. The light does have a magical glow your way is that you Viking magic?

Anne-Berit said...

Det passet jo perfekt med anker fra en kar fra Bergen også da.Kjempefine bilder.

Grace and Bradley said...

Your anchors are textbook perfect. I love the reflection of the first photo especially.

Carol said...

Great photos, Rune....and I love your description of "an anchor in the weekly blogging'....what a nice start for the new round.

Phoenix C. said...

Anchors are interesting sculptural shapes - and are not things I think about very often! It's good to see these different ones. I like the idea of anchoring the week too.

Lew said...

From rustic to grand - all great images!

Clara said...

One more person checking in to say your pictures are wonderful. I like the anchor theme, too. Makes me visualize a long line of letters swinging from the anchor. Swaying back and forth with the currents. My favorite is the large one in the third picture. It's much more dramatic looking than the more modern ones.

Juha Ylitalo said...

I had few things in my mind for A, but anchor was not one of them. I'll have to keep it in mind on round 6.
What to comes to actual photographs, I think they will do justice to this week's topic.
My choice for this week was Ailigas fell in Lapland (in case your interested :).

Jay said...

I love the way you photograph things, picking out the relevant part for a close-up, often with rust or other signs of having lived a long and useful life!

The picture of the ship at the bottom is lovely, too - partly, I think, because of the unusual angle.

jinksy said...

Nifty nautical pictures you have here, full of the salty tang of the sea.

Roger Owen Green said...

e all need to be anchored to something external to ourselves. Good choice and pictures.

indicaspecies said...

Fascinating shots!

Denise said...

Incredible photos!

Abe Lincoln said...

Perfect. I like the photos very much. Am always surprised at the rust on some points on all ships. I guess I shouldn't be as they are in contact with water all the time.

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introspection said...

Apropriate that your post is nominated for POTD at David's. Congrts. I love the anchors, and the angles you shot them at. The last shot has a beautiful cloud as it's backdrop, and the sunlight for the other 2 shots is so deeply felt even to the viewer. Great shots.

lynnwiles said...

Great close ups of the boats and the water.

Prospero said...

I feel well anchored, now.

Rose said...

Beautiful photos, as always, Rune! The last shot with the blue sky makes sailing away look so inviting. I think in these times we all need an anchor of some kind.

James said...

Hello Rune, we both did Anchor this week. Great choice. :-) I really enjoy your pictures.
Cheers!

Q said...

Dear Rune,
I look forward to ABC Wednesday. It is a perfect anchor in my week.
Your photographs are inspiring.
Thank you.
Sherry

Tom said...

Great images for sure Rune... say hello to that mad Englishman Imac... and better half Julie.. I believe it was anchors away resently for them..

My blogs today show A Gypsy Waggon and a Weather Cock

Ink and Stone said...

Excellent post for ABC Wednesday!
I like how you mixed the symbolism of the anchor (for ABC WEdnesday) into the post.
Great idea!

Life with Kaishon said...

Always, always LOVE your pictures. Very cool anchor. Love the detail and the rust.

Leslie: said...

AMAZING shots of the ANCHOR!!

VALKYRIEN said...

Å så fine bilder! Av både anker og skuter! Lehmkull er nå en praktskute da! Det siste er jo utrolig vakkert knipset, liker vinkelen!

Og ellers er det flere fine saker jeg har gått glipp av her! Både benker og telefoner og en stilig steingate! Jeg har nok fiklet for mye med fotoshopen ja! :)

Takk for veldig koselige ord hos meg! Setter pris på det! Jeg har ikke kjøpt den dyreste fotoshopen, heller det motsatte: Element 7. Det greier seg nok for mitt bruk. Og jeg har jo hatt et par gratisprogram å fikle med, men ser nå at fotoshop absolutt har høyere kvalitet innen endel av funksjonene. Ingen tvil! Artige dager jeg har nå i regnværet ihvertfall! :)

Brian Miller said...

love the textures and colors of the first shot. where would we be without our anchors. congrats on the POTD mention.

Anne said...

Ett anker i en eller annen form trenger vi nok alle sammen :-)

Vakre utgaver til båter alt dette Rune, og jeg, jeg snubler nå over noen rett som det er i fjæra, rustne til og med, uten at jeg har tatt med meg noen hjem av den grunn...
Passer liksom ikke i Skogveien der jeg bor da, blant store grantrær.

men har ledd godt (og delvis sjokka)av at slike averteres på Finn.no til en pris rundt 7-8000 kroner???? forstå det den som kan, men foreslo til Gunda vet du at vi kunne samle til utenlandstur..., hadde der bare vært en gjenbruksautomat for slike, sånn som flasker...

Varm klem ti deg, vi fortjener det når solvarmen er fraværende.

richies said...

The color and texture of the first photo are great. i like all of the photos but the first one just has something extra special about it.

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Hi! I'm Grace said...

Good day to you!
All I can say is that you are such a good photographer. :)

Pouty Lips said...

I see a little Scottish terrier dog shadow in the reflection of the first photo.

Tumblewords: said...

Stunning photos! There's something truly fascinating about the various sizes and shapes of anchors. I used to fish a bit and could generally catch the anchor in a rock bed!

GAWO said...

Jeg må si at jeg er imponert over at du starter på runde 5. Og i tillegg så kommer du med så fine poster på hver bokstav. Hver eneste gang. Denne her er jo toppers. Når jeg tenker på anker så ser jeg de for meg på land. Det er helst der jeg har sett sorten. Studerer sikkert ikke båter og skip så nøye. Må sjerpe meg, for det er tydeligvis et fotomotiv å finne i hver krik og krok på en båt. .-) Tips til deg: gjør som Petunia - hun holder seg til Bergen i sin ABC - du kan bruke båt/skip for hver bokstav.
He he, dette ble kanskje mer en utfordring enn et tips.

Maria Berg said...

You did find a few Anchor - nice photo, like the different way angels you taken them from, MB

Cheffie-Mom said...

Congrats on the Post of the Day Award!

kml said...

Love the old anchors and of course the beautiful new ship!

Barbara Martin said...

The anchor photos are great, and I especially like the last one. Sailing on boats tends to make me break out with a gray-green tinge palor to the skin, though I like looking at photos.

PERBS said...

I like the anchor on the ship with the name best. Interesting to see all tho.