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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/80s, f/4.0, ISO 100, focal length 5.8mm; AUTO setting (macro)
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Closeup photo of the side of an old boat on the grounds of the Cedar Key Museum State Park in Cedar Key, Florida, USA. The boat is the Miss Clarabelle. There seems to be a dragon or a big fish lurking there (see the square pupil of its eye?).

Top Ten Winner in the “Group Avatar – Quick Challenge” in Abstract Macro Urban Art, August 16, 2013
FEATURED in Abstract Macro Urban Art, March 22, 2013


wood, decay, peeling paint, paint layers, flaking paint, boards, boat siding, old boat, old boat siding, abstract, urban decay, urban, texture, abstract realism

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 1 year ago

    Magnificent work!!!

  • Many thanks, dear Vitta!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 1 year ago

    Very jazzy – terrific find!

  • Thanks very much, Monnie. It’s amazing what you see when you look closely at the layers of peeling paint. I liked the colors in this.

    – AuntDot

  • seeya
    seeyaover 1 year ago

    Ah a good helping of primordial soup! Wonderful capture, Dot, fabulous colors:) Sandy

  • Sandy, you always have such “colorful” comments! Thanks so much, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 1 year ago

    Excellent find, looks so amazing, lovely work Dot

  • Thank you so much, Andrea. More beauty in decay! I have this as my computer wallpaper, and it looks even better LARGE!

    – AuntDot

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollover 1 year ago

    Many layers crackling here in lovely color!

  • Thank you, Barbara. Glad you like it!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 1 year ago

    Wonderful find and capture Dot, pretty colors. I see sort of a Dragon in the image.

  • Thanks so much, Rosie. I see what you mean. I couldn’t decided if it was a fish, but a dragon works, too.

    – AuntDot

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    that’s beautiful! colors are simply great ;)

  • Thanks very much, Manon!

    – AuntDot

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 1 year ago

  • Thanks so much, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 1 year ago

    Excellent shot Dot!

  • Thank you kindly, Chris!

    – AuntDot

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