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olddingo



Registered: November 2008
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Jan said 'I like the patterns you captured in the mud flats... that would have been the picture for me without taking into account the view across the mud flats and the water to the distant boats. Those patterns really have a strong pull on my eyes and my attention.'


So, here are the patterns in the mud Jan. I am glad I took this photo because last year a local fishing boat was used to rake the mud flats in the area between the wharfs visible in the last image and the bridges I so often photograph. So many people complained about the ‘unsightly’ mud flats but the same people forget that it is one of the longest tidal estuaries in Australia. More important I believe is the cleaning up of raw sewerage which now enters the Tamar, most of it from near where I take my photos. There are some 7000 homes in older areas of the city where sewerage and storm water share the same pipes. The owner of the boat doing the raking mentioned he had to stop every so often to clean strings from feminine hygiene products out of his rake.


Now even at low tide the mud flats are only seen very close to the shore and yachts, rowing shells and tourist boats can navigate the waters even at low tide.
· Date: Wed January 29, 2014 · Views: 275 · Tags: 1 ·
Keywords: Australia Tasmania Launceston Tamar
State / County / Area Image Taken: Tasmania
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Australia
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janper44

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
Wed January 29, 2014 1:26pm

Yes David I do like the patterning in the mud flats... the combination of the horizontal lines of the mud with the more diagonal flow lines of the water provides for an interesting abstractive composition. Excellent visual presentation but I would imagine that the smell is a little offsetting.


Jan
veejaycee

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Wed January 29, 2014 3:51pm

Mud flats are necessary source of food for fish, shellfish and water birds - at least that unsullied by sewage is and what's more it provides food for the cameras of good photographers with an eye discerning enough to spot a composition.
Good stuff David.
veejaycee

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Wed January 29, 2014 3:53pm

Mud flats are necessary source of food for fish, shellfish and water birds - at least that unsullied by sewage is and what's more it provides food for the cameras of good photographers with an eye discerning enough to spot a composition.
Good stuff David.
lrw1966

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Wed January 29, 2014 5:39pm

David, Hi.


Marvelous Abstract. A keeper for me.


Very nice work.
Have a Great day.
Larry
Shimshams

Registered: April 2009
Posts: 1,415
Thu January 30, 2014 3:53pm

Nice abstract pattern Dave, well spotted and captured.
Best wishes
Rob

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