The Passage of Time

Arrecife harbour . Lanzarote

The Telamon Shipwreck

Arrecife Lanzarote

As a beautiful dawn unfolded and sunrise kissed drifting clouds I thought maybe, just maybe I could capture a feeling of tranquillity by using a filter and taking a slightly longer exposure.

After a few experiments with timings, composition set ups and a fair number of clicks this was the end result .

The wreck actually lies in a small bay with industrial fuel storage tanks on one side and rather grotty looking buildings on the other, so much tripod moving and careful stepping over slippery rocks was needed to achieve this angle of shot .

The Telamon shipwreck has quite a storyยย 

Much time has passed since last connecting with the world of WordPress and blogging, and I must admit setting up this new blog has been quite a challenge !

But …

Well, let’s see where I can go to from here !

Looking forward to sharing once again and finding old friends ๐Ÿ™‚ it may take awhile to find my way round again .











22 thoughts on “The Passage of Time

    1. Gosh and hello Patsy ๐Ÿ™‚
      How lovely to find you’ve looked in on me !
      Thanks so much for the welcome back although as you can see I’ve been rather absent too . Finding my way again is proving harder than I thought . Still .. I’m trying, albeit in a very sporadic way .
      I’m about to head over to you now .

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      1. Hi Poppy,

        Sporadic is the word! I have struggled on all fronts to be consistent… and have missed being here, as I am sure you have, but isnโ€™t it lovely to dip in and out. I hope you will find time and space to post some more of your pictures in the future as your posts are an absolute delight. Px


      2. You’re too kind P but thank you x I’m working on one this very minute ๐Ÿ˜‰ I feel I’ve quite lost my way with it all . I think I must make a mental note … *It’s rather ridiculous of me to um and ah so very much about something that is supposed to be fun* !
        Poppy x

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  1. So lovely to see you back Poppy. I love this amazing photo you have certainly captured a feeling of serenity plus decaying power. I know what you mean about setting up a new blog, the powers that be seem to have changed all the guide lines, I found it frustrating and complicated when I set up my new blog a while back. But I must admit blogging for me is very intermittent at the moment, gardening and art are taking priority, but I still pop around the reader a couple of times a week visiting favourites. Looking forward to more photos


    1. Hello Pauline thanks so much for visiting and leaving a lovely comment.
      Lol one step forward and 2 back I feel quite dozy minded finding my way round . Hopefully I’ll get there .
      I think you have your priorities right , blogs can wait gardening can’t especially when you have much to plant and re settle in before late Autumn/Winter time . I really don’t want to think about that yet ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your Art work is leaping ahead – brilliant you’ve found more time for that too .
      Thanks again Pauline x

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      1. Gardening is certainly a priority now we are home bodies… Almost got all the renovations done and the garden settled down for winter. Even photography has taken a back seat at the moment. You are doing really well with your photography


      2. You’ve not let the grass grow under your feet Pauline ! Plenty of time ahead for any photography when those projects are finished .
        Thank you x

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      3. Whoa .. I must have fallen into a black hole dear Pauline . Thanks so much .. and here we are us trundling into Winter and all the other way round for you . I’m about to see how your garden grows ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. It’s recognisable as one of yours almost instantly, Louise. The translucence of that water… Beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I’m imagining the ugly oil derricks around it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome back, darlin!


    1. Ha Jo that’s really nice to hear ! I’m glad I could crop out some ugliness !
      Aw do call me Poppy ๐Ÿ˜‰ I decided that it still feels right here as of old . Fancy remembering my name though Lol
      Thank you Jo x


  3. I so agree with Annaโ€™s comment on the beautiful serenity of your image, Poppy. All your efforts were rewarded. So glad you were careful not to slip on those rocks. Itโ€™s lovely to see that youโ€™ve managed to set up your blog afresh. Welcome back to one of my favourite bloggers. ๐Ÿ˜˜


    1. It was one of those mornings when it all came together and I had much to be happy about . Luckily no cargo or cruise ships were at sail resulting in ‘ghost’ ships drifting across the horizon ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I’ve jumped back into WP waters with much splashing and doggy paddling in circles going on in the background ! Re- starting a blog has felt trickier in more ways than one .
      Thanks so much Sylvia for your warm welcome back x lovely to connect again with old blogfriends and see what I’ve been missing !
      ps Another sunny day in the offing here .. MIL must be crossing off the last few days now to your visit and *another* special birthday Telegram Sylvia . Amazing lady .


  4. This is a lovely photo Poppy, such a sense of serenity, but I think this comes from those wonderful dawn colours and the softness of the sea and sky, contrasting with the heavy industrial rusting hulk. I read the link and particularly liked the bit about how squatters moved into the ship, but soon moved out as it was too uncomfortable! Its great to have you black in the blogosphere again!


    1. Anna a lovely, lovely comment all round thanks so much x
      Happy to hear you caught that feeling I had too . It really was all about that sky … always a case of crossed fingers as one heads out of the door early morning !

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  5. How exciting to hear your voice again – so familiar. I missed you, and I’m thrilled that you’re back. I like your idea of doing a long exposure with this old ship – it worked out very well. The water and sky are so silvery, and the ship is steadfastly grounded. The low angle is wonderful, too. I look forward to seeing more of whatever you do, OK? ๐Ÿ˜‰


    1. Ah Lynne , that’s a really wonderful welcome back thanks so much x I’m not quite sure how this blog will evolve but first steps …
      I had an idea of how I’d like to capture this wreck it being such a gift of a subject but it took three different mornings for it to come together . Fortunately that wreck wasn’t going anywhere soon Lol
      I’m really pleased that you liked the end result too .

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      1. Right – you should have no problem working with this subject! And imagine what it could look like in the fog or a storm….but yes, one step at a time. Enjoy.


      2. Wouldn’t that be something … next trip maybe ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Currently enjoying some wonderful Spring time weather in lovely Cornwall ๐Ÿ™‚
        Thank you Lynne .


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