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This picture was made of the side of a boat at the Dike Reeve's house. 

In the house is an exhibition showing how the hungarians have tamed the Tisza river north of Szeged. In their rainy season the river turned huge tracts of land unuseable and even flooded the city of Szeged during some seasons. The dike works were completed during the 1920's and 1930's.

These are horisontal planks that were tarred, but left in the sun and weather for a number of years.


comments (19)

nice details revealed Louis.
Louis: Thank you Dotun
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 27 Sep 2007, 00:38
Very nice! Those wood patterns are mesmerizing. I like this sort of thing.
Louis: Greatest decision is which part of the boat's side to include in the picture smile Thank you Martin
This has almost an optical illusion effect, with the wood patterns giving a sense of movement.
Louis: Thanks Red Pen. It is something like the psychedelic art of the 1960's
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Sep 2007, 01:23
The grain patterns have me thinking of droplets of oil spreading on the water.
"Sturdy" comes to mind when I see how heavily nailed the seams are.
This is a wonderful image, Louis. I would like to see a longer shot of the boat, too.
Louis: Well the tar is oily ... Unfortunately no longer shot available. Thanks for the comment ray
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 27 Sep 2007, 02:55
You could sit and stare at this for a long time and become hypnotized, I think, Louis! The grain patterns are really enhanced by the tar. It makes a nice abstract.
Louis: I see zebras on it. Especially one very funky youn male zebra smile Thanks for the comment Ginnie
Great texture in this.
Louis: Thank you Gail
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Sep 2007, 07:08
What for wonderful wooden ornaments and colours in the boat planks, 'painted' by the nature and by time, by sun and weather. Ginnie is right, I become hypnotized and enthousiastic, too, looking at this kind of natural ART!
Louis: I believe it is a bit psychedelic. Thanks for your comment Philine
Great texture in this one....when I keep looking at it, Zebras keep popping up somwhere deep down in my brain....
Louis: I definitely see two zebras at least. One a top view of a running zebra and the other a funky long haired young bopper - just need a guitar smile Thank you Aksel.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 27 Sep 2007, 08:23
Great texture mate !!!
Louis: Thank you shakara
  • GL@
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Sep 2007, 08:44
Op planken is machineslag te zien, is dit een replica of is dit echt een uit de jaren 20? Dankzij het weer zijn de spiegels wel mooi zichtbaar geworden.

Groet van herfstig Nederland.
Louis: Als ik me dat goed herinneren was dat eerder een replica geweest. Mooi die spiegels, hè. Doe de groeten daar als je mischien een plakker tegenkomt.

  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 27 Sep 2007, 09:15
I can almost smell the tar smile
The texture in this shot is fantastic Louis. This boat must be a beauty.
Louis: The boat is rotting on dry land and not such a beauty. Thanks for your comment Magnus
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Sep 2007, 10:39
you've developed a great eye and taste for these abstracts Louis. As mentioned before, the textures sing in this one, such a simple shot but the patternation in the wood grain keeps the eye entertained beautifully. mal
Louis: Thanks mal, sometimes these opportunities knock. And I get tempted to do more. But I am not in a hurry. Thanks for your comment , mal.
Like the patterns of the wood grains.
Louis: Thanks Bernie, they are inviting pictures to be taken smile
  • jelb
  • France
  • 27 Sep 2007, 15:08
Very nice abstract shot..good idea..Bravo!
Louis: Merci beaucoup jelb.
Oh I love old timber - Love the texture and the tones....stunning shot.. are you in Hungary now?
Louis: In SA, i have been there in May earlier this year. Thanks for your comment Gale.
  • ChaCha
  • United States
  • 27 Sep 2007, 18:10
Nice details
Louis: Thank you ChaCha
Wonderful Louis ! Bravo !!
Louis: Thank you Zebigleb
you definitely a master at abstracts louis... this does wierd things to my eyes (which is good) ..like when a tv is not quite tuned. The lines are incredible
Louis: Thanks for the comment liam
Wow! Louis, I create (and I speak in plural) that we are growing like photographers. We have happened to make pretty photographies do of each pic an exercise of effort and attention. Precious work, Louis. smile
Louis: It is true. We see better opportunities. We think about execution. Thanks for your comment Josè-Angel.

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