Orange Peel

Peter Horsman

Bridgewater, Australia

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Originally I had another picture titled Orange Peel but when I decided to upload this one I was conflicted – surely THIS one is far more apt for the Orange Peel title. I thought about calling them both Orange Peel but decided that just wouldn’t work. If I called this one Orange Peel it would detract from the other’s title, causing people to ask the question “Did he name that other one Orange Peel by mistake?”

So I decided to save everyone a lot of anguish and I renamed the other one Orange Skin and passed the title of Orange Peel onto this far more deserving candidate.

Anyway, this is a close up of part of a metal dinghy that is moored on the beach near where I live. Don’t ask me to analyze the shot too much coz I can’t really, it’s just one of those images that I like and I’m damned if I know why. I just dig the brightness of the orange, almost Mediterranean in it’s hue, the nautical ropes dangling across in contrast, and of course, the peeling and scraped paint that reveals a raw metal underneath. I could just imagine this little metal dinghy once upon a time with it’s completely bright orange interior intact, and the owner proud to have his new little “runabout”. Now it shows it’s age and it’s experience, possibly full of fishing trips, coastal explorations and general family fun. It makes me determined to have a similar little runabout for when my son is old enough to enjoy such things, to come on fishing trips with his Dad.

Yes, it’s a fine little boat I think :o)

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