Tide and Time wait for no man

Tide and Time wait for no man

Photo Information
High spring tides on the River Dart at Totnes, after the recent supermoon , at The Steam Packet Inn during the early twilight.

The steam packet ships of the mid-1800s made regular stops at inns which also served as post offices.

The Steam Packet in Totnes was one such calling point, and its restaurant, called Amelia, was named after one of the three coastal steam packet ships which called at the inn.

It took passengers and mail from London to Portsmouth, Totnes, Devonport and finally connected with the transatlantic packets at Falmouth.
13/08/2014 - 09:40morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed3 sec
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length50mm

Stridey

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 13:12
Superb shot, Phil. I love the reflections which really stand out against the subdued natural lighting in the valley.

I surprised myself as I recognised the location just from the thumbnail and it was 3 or 4 years ago when I last went on a trip down the Dart. If memory serves me right, this place was being done up /converted then ?

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Nigel
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 17:09
Beautiful
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pauljay

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 17:51
You certainly caught the right time of day Phil!
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davidstorm

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 20:59
Fabulous reflections that make this image stand out.

It's maybe a little 'tight' on the left, but I don't know what was to the left of the building so this observation may be unwarranted.

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Teaka53

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 22:04
pauljay wrote:
You certainly caught the right time of day Phil!

X2
Looks like a good place for a pint
Malc

autumnlight

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 22:43

morpheus71

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 23:45
Stridey wrote:
Superb shot, Phil. I love the reflections which really stand out against the subdued natural lighting in the valley.

I surprised myself as I recognised the location just from the thumbnail and it was 3 or 4 years ago when I last went on a trip down the Dart. If memory serves me right, this place was being done up /converted then ?

Best regards
Nigel

Thank you very much for sharing your encouraging comments Nigel The twilight's ambience and the reflection were a fascinating concurrence to observe, I wandered about and subtraction of some nearby moored yatchs, that added nothing made this seem the focus of my attention.
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morpheus71

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 23:46
GIULIO57 wrote:
Beautiful

Thank you very much Giulio
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morpheus71

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 23:47
pauljay wrote:
You certainly caught the right time of day Phil!

Thanks so much Paul It was a greatly peaceful moment
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morpheus71

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 23:53
davidstorm wrote:
Fabulous reflections that make this image stand out.

It's maybe a little 'tight' on the left, but I don't know what was to the left of the building so this observation may be unwarranted.

Regards
David

Thank you very much for your generous feedback David well noticed on the tight left side, there was an unsightly modern crane just to the side (downstream) which just distracted attention, I was unable to move further upstream (to use parallax effect to make it disappear relative to the riverside edge of the inn) due to a fence
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morpheus71

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 23:56
Teaka53 wrote:
pauljay wrote:
You certainly caught the right time of day Phil!

X2
Looks like a good place for a pint

Thanks very much It is indeed a charming place for a pint, the river humming past, yachts and canoes coming up the estuary, distant old buildings, a river island... much to like
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morpheus71

Link Posted 14/08/2014 - 00:03
autumnlight wrote:
Lovely image and light.

Thank you very much for your generous comment. The twilight; the three blue umbrellas and three red rings beside; the three chimmnies on the inn; the columns of threes of the windows of the larger wing; the golden lights...all had something that worked together
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graysummers

Link Posted 15/08/2014 - 01:15
All that water and the lights are on. It shows a spirit that exists in the face of enormous intrusion.
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morpheus71

Link Posted 18/08/2014 - 01:17
graysummers wrote:
All that water and the lights are on. It shows a spirit that exists in the face of enormous intrusion.

Great observation, it says much for that old Victorian British tenacity.. the "as long as I have my flag, I shall not surrender to anyone or anything... I say old boy!" kind of mindset
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