All day and into the evening African Moon sailed at ~2 1/2 knots under OTTO, our windvane steering system. She was gently heeled at 10 degrees, moving with an easy motion on a flat bay, with only the wind dimpling the water.
Lunch came and went, the wine was sipped and she was a happy ship.
We moved toward our destination and were lifted toward the Patapsco River and our marina in Rock Creek. The western sky became crimson as we sailed on a gentle NE wind.
Day became night - we sailed through that magic time called twilight. The water and air were quiet, a chill slowly moved into the autumn air - it was magic.
Into the night we sailed - a tack here, a tack there, always moving toward home but hoping it would never end. We tacked to sail away from the Craighill Channel to avoid a ship and a barge as we sailed into the Patapsco River and eventually past the White Rocks in Rock Creek.
For us it was beautiful - a never ending memory of the joy of sharing the cockpit of a "little ship" making her passage home after nine wonderful days on the Chesapeake and experiencing her many secrets and magic.
- from the log of African Moon.
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goblyne (218) 2005-01-05 20:53
hey Joseph! i'm not sure if the light blue stuff in the water is just distortion or really sharp light reflections... i usually don't like that effect but you've managed to make it look really good here cos it contrasts so well with the deep blues. you've also chosen a really interesting crop that works nicely with the placement of the two boats.
vapours (8264) 2005-01-05 21:22
Nice effect you have achieved here, I think it looks good.
lucinka (9976) 2005-01-06 3:52
Wonderfull deep blue. Reminds me of my favourite photographer - Philip Plisson. He has such a strong photos with great atmosphere. Your photo looks like that. Very well done. L.
seneca77 (405) 2005-01-12 9:04
Such a simple image, yet so strong. The position of the sailboat is perfect and I love the "blueness" of the scene. I might have cropped just a bit more of the sky out, but just a minor point. Great note, too. Well done!
danbachmann (1746) 2005-01-14 11:42
You have an interesting texture here - warm and cold - and full of sparkling water. Nice one
igorsl (117) 2005-01-14 23:02
Very good job, Joseph! I like colors and "sea effect".
jackpkn (863) 2005-01-24 8:43
Another good one! You can sell lot's of touristic packages with this shot! :-)
The 'horizontal crop' make one beautiful efect of 'infinite ocean' that I like a lot. The ocean almost mixing with the sky (actually is the same color, just no reflections is the sky) is a very beutiful efect too. :-)
Thanks for sharing!
quantabeh (5205) 2005-01-27 12:12
both the picture and the little story are wonderful. It is in fact an amazing blue. another wonderful picture from you Joe.
diaz_sanchez (0) 2005-01-27 15:00
Hello:) I love this blue sky and sea:) nice photo:) really I feel that I am there:) thx :)
jstewart (1150) 2005-01-30 16:46
Lovely image: simple, nice textures and colours. And a great note.
Hanssie (10403) 2005-02-10 16:18
Okay, blue then.....
Simple with just one detail, okay, two and the reflections of the water, very nice done !
Hanso2 (633) 2005-02-19 13:47
And then there was blue. Yep blue it is. Great silhouette.
jafadabret (56501) 2005-09-23 14:17
C'est une très belle photo. Le format est bien choisi. Il y a peu de chose mais c'est bien composé et agréable à voir. Les bleus font beaucoup pour la beauté de l'ensemble.
remcos (707) 2005-09-25 12:31
Really nice picture you have there.
The colour bleu is very lovely.
And the composing of the boot is good.
LyreOfOrpheus (44) 2005-11-26 18:10
- Copyright: Joseph Farace (jmfarace) (342)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200, Sony Memory Stick Pr, 58mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-05 20:36
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