Tuesday, September 28, 2010

K is for Keel

According to Wikipedia,

In boats and ships, keel can refer to either of two parts: a structural element, or a hydrodynamic element. These parts overlap. As the laying down of the keel is the initial step in construction of a ship, in British and American shipbuilding traditions the construction is dated from this event. Only the ship's launching is considered more significant in its creation.

The first one shows two very small Keels on two very small crafts, but Keels they are supposed to be. They had obviously been put ashore for the winter (if you wonder about the rather vibrant colours, I have used what is called a HDR-technique).

The other day I found one of them still lying on the jetty - in September. Maybe the Keel was Kaput.



Today's post is an Entry in round SEVEN of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt. For more, you can log on via the ABC site.

46 comments:

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Vakre båtbilder:)

Berit.

Misfit in Paradise said...

Great entry for K, such lovely colors. And at least on the boats you photographed, keelhauling wouldn't be quite so horrible.

Donna - ABC Wednesday

photowannabe said...

I do love your vibrant colors, and the composition of the first shot. The reflection of the boat is just the right touch for the post.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Leo said...

beautiful photographs :) and a lovely choice of word! nice one!

Mine Is Here

Sylvia K said...

I, too, love the vibrant colors and the water and, of course the boats! And your composition is always superb, Rune! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Gateglimt said...

Likte det første bildet aller best.

Nydelig lys og farger!

Reader Wil said...

I love boats and your photos are excellent and perfect for weekend reflection as well. The word "keel" is in Dutch "kiel"and has the same pronunciation. Where I live there are several shipbuilding yards.At home I can hear the sirens when a ship is launched.
Thanks for your visit and the advice about the pop-up pets.When I press the "x"I don't remove them but open the programme, which I don't want. The slideteam is going to help, I hope!

Jedediah said...

Lovely pictures. Kaput is one of my favourite German-English words ever, it sounds so cute when it suddenly pops up in an English sentence.

Nanka said...

Love your post and pictures! All on an even keel. :)

Rumya said...

Lovely photos!! So crystal clear!! Loved your post on Keels.

Carver said...

Great idea for the letter K and absolutely stunning photographs.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm enchanted by your lovely pictures,those reflections in the first shot are so impressive, so perfect, so brilliant! :)
hugs
Léia

Leslie: said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots! Love the reflections! Have a good week. :D

Roger Owen Green said...

I've heard the term keel hauled; not quite sure what it means.
nice pic.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gramma Ann said...

Lovely pictures and great K word for the day. I too, like the reflections in the water. Beautiful captures.

VALKYRIEN said...

Flotte båtbilder - det første er jo bare nydelig!

Og så ble jeg helt grøssen av bildene av Iberiasneglen....de er jo mesterlig fotografert!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Beautiful colours and an original idea.

Paula Scott said...

I love coming here to your blog. Always something that takes my breath away or peak my curiosity. And, a VERY effective use of HDR. Most who use it do not use it effectively (they use it for the sake of using it).

EG Wow said...

I guess if a keel is kaput it's best to find out in September rather that May.

Some day I want to learn a bit about HDR but I'm not quite ready yet.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Fine båtbilder Rune :) Så veldig kaldt ut i det første bilde.

Ha en frostfri og fin natt :)

ρομπερτ said...

May you always have two hands full of water beneath.

Great pictures. Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Tumblewords: said...

A kaput keel is the worst kind! Excellent post...the hdr is fantastic.

Lyn said...

Gorgeous photos!

Jama said...

Gorgeous colors of the kaput keels! lol

Lew said...

Very nice nautical "K"! Is that a little bit of icy stuff on the keels?

Jeni said...

Again -or as you always do -such beautiful scenes and the colors -so sharp, crisp -just gorgeous!

Mar said...

We don't have to take the boats out of the water for the winter...but I remember doing that in Northern Germany...!
Great effect and nice shots.
K is for...

Ann said...

Don't tell me that winter has arrived in Norway alaready. Today, we are feeling spring after a looong winter. I even wore a T shirt after all the spring cleaning.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Keels are so photogenic-- especially in Norway under the intense northern sun!

Monicas hage og foto said...

Nydelige bilder i nydelige farger:) Tror jeg må lære meg litt HDRteknikk...

becky at abbeystyle said...

I'm keeling over--these boats are so beautiful!

lynnwiles said...

Love the reflections in the top image. Nicely done HDR, heightened colors, but not obnoxious coloration as in many HDRs.

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! I think in German we also say keel, but it's written kiel.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

not too keen on the HDR - I love the reflection of the second boat in the bottom photo.

Francisca said...

Beautiful light bouncing off the keels in the first shot. Good K post!

Levonne said...

That first shot is wonderful. The light reflected, the mirror image. Lovely. You can really be proud of that one!

Beverley Baird said...

Love your photos of the keels!Great choice for K!

E Squared and Mui said...

I really like the way you processed the first photo. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

E Squared and Mui said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on our blog. Yes, we've been lucky to enjoy some exciting travel destinations. Hurtigruten is on the list of our to-dos, probably when we retire and can combine a couple of trips together. In the meantime, we have Svalbard coming up next summer ... another great adventure to look forward to.

peripheralperceptions said...

love, Love, LOVE the first photo. Even though you enhanced the colors, your "raw" material was superb!

Abraham Lincoln said...

You did a nice job on these.

Petra said...

Great pictures and an interesting technique, Runee.

Did you take the photos processed by the HDR-technique in the RAW format? And may I ask what software do you use for that procession? I saw in the article that there are many...

Ken Mac said...

like colorful clam shells

Dina said...

Very interesting post. Nice to learn about the laying down of the keel.

Ida said...

Nr. 1 er NYDELIG!!!

Mo said...

So beautiful. I love how crisp and clear this image is