Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Theme Day: Empty

Empty pier, Porto Mediceo, LivornoThe empty “Elba” pier, waiting for the next ship.

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20 comments:

Jacob said...

Very nicely done, VP!

Clueless in Boston said...

Good theme day shot. I like the geometry of this shot, well done.

cieldequimper said...

Empty it is!!! Have a great day!

Hilda said...

Piers look so lonely without ships.
Lovely composition though!

Julie said...

Empty of ships but full of exquisite lines and shapes. Good choice.

brattcat said...

Full and empty at the same time. I think this may be true of all of the 'empty' images I've seen so far. It all depends on your point of view, doesn't it? What is empty of one thing seems to be full of something else.

Vogon Poet said...

@ brattcat - It was Aristotle that said that 'Nature abhors a vacuum'. He was then disproved about thermodynamics, but for less scientific purposes he was probably right.

B SQUARED said...

Wonder what will be arriving?

Jilly said...

Beautifully composed shot. I'm always fascinated by those bollards waiting for a ship's rope.

Halcyon said...

I am sure it won't be empty for long!

Happy theme day!!

joo said...

Very interesting, I agree it won't be lonely for long:)

m_m said...

Interesting shot!

Saretta said...

Those big ships are held tight by those little blue things?!

Vogon Poet said...

@ Saretta - No, this is the pier usually reserved for small ferries to Elba and Capraia: the longest boat barely reaches 70 meters.

Tash said...

I wish I could be soaking up the beauty of that color in person. Marvellous emptyness.

MaCoBra said...

I have seen that pier before.. the harbour is a great place to take shots, not a likely place where you find emptiness...

Cheers from Marcel

Kate said...

Well, I guess some peoples' ship was never meant to come in!

J Bar said...

Good one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Greg said...

Nicely taken, a good choice for the theme day!

Peter Fristedt said...

I like the colours and lines in this photo!