I finally got to spend the day by the sea yesterday. After a really interesting visit to Bawdsey (check it out here) we made our way along the coast and stopped at Shingle Street and Orford.

This picture was taken at Orford. I loved the contrast of the peeling turquoise paint next to the red rust and the tattered beauty of the boat. I had to remove the background for both shots as they were too busy and distracting and replaced them with a couple of sky pictures and added textures.

Subtle Tones Texture Set Part Two by Shadowhouse
Rich Tones Texture Set by Shadowhouse

All other images/textures/etc my own.



boat, ruin, rust, peeling paint, grunge, suffolk coast, textures, orford, seaside, magpiemagic, altered art, photo manipulation, diptych

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 3 years ago

    love the colour combination
    fantastic image….full of depth and wonder xxx

  • Thank you so much Lisa. :-) I am so glad you like it. I love those two colours together. xoxoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful diptych!

  • Thank you so much Carol. I am so pleased with it, especially as they’re my own photographs. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 3 years ago

    lovely work my friend. lovely capture and work. do love the colors. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  • Thank you so much Shar, I love the colour combo. :-) And I am so pleased with myself as they’re my own photographs, and this time I forced myself to take my time over them, rather than rush around because there’s something else to see (and snap). LOL xoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxo ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    – Sybille Sterk

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Sylvia. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding Sybille!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith. It was a great find. LOL So glad I saw it. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • scallyart
    scallyartabout 3 years ago

    these look fabulous. Great colour contrasts.

  • Thank you so much. :-) Greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestabout 3 years ago

    It so works this image, one side is a snapshot of the first stranding and the other is the final outcome me thinks :O)

  • Thank you so much KS. :-) Greatly appreciated. I agree, there’s a progression there. :-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • aislinnTeixeira
    aislinnTeixeiraabout 3 years ago

    So cool :) you are brilliant :D

  • :-) Thank you so much Aislinn. :-) Greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

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