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Old May 27th, 2008, 11:30 AM
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Default Boats with Character that you discover in your travels! Tell what caught your eye!

When sailing, we meet a lot of interesting characters. Here's one.


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Old May 27th, 2008, 03:03 PM
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Howard,

I love this, but could replace the one you posted with an image just 20% smaller!

Also do you have other pictures of this site. Both the old ship and the seal are great. Each has a life cycle. One being inorganic or dead is destroyed by oxygen and water as the paint decays and the hull rusts. The seal by contrast is able to repair itself and regenerate new copies to replace itself as it runs out of repair capability.

Both are under the domain of man who can build and destroy anything except an organism with differentiated cells. Maybe in 100 years will do that too if we did not incinerate ourselves long before that!

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Old May 27th, 2008, 03:09 PM
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Sorry about that. I think the first time I looked at a post, it was 1200 x 800 or so and I assumed that was the "standard". I've reposted a bit smaller.

I'll see what I can dig up from the site (the sunken boat, Catalina, soon to be destroyed in the harbor of Ensenada, Mexico). There were some great colors and textures.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 04:31 PM
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If you've seen one, have you seen them all?



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Old May 29th, 2008, 06:39 PM
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What were you doing and what do you like about it?
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Old May 29th, 2008, 08:53 PM
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Hi, Howard,

A really interesting boat. Where does the helmsman sit?
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Old May 29th, 2008, 11:51 PM
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Great idea for a thread Howards, thanks for starting this one. I like your character there, looks rather amused with you taking a picture of him/her.

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Cem and actually Nicolas Claris may have seen these boats before...in person

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Well, this is an understatement, if there is one ;-)
I must have made a million photographs of the various boats in Istanbul in the past 35 years. It used to be one of my main photography subjects. But unfortunately, all of them are on film and not readily available for scanning purposes. I'll see if I can post some later this weekend when I've got the time. But I don't want to hijack any thread since I can end up showing many of those (LOL).

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Old May 29th, 2008, 11:52 PM
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If you've seen one, have you seen them all?
No, because they are all unique. And I've got an urge to photograph them all.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 06:58 AM
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When we're in port, mornings are the peaceful time.




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Old May 30th, 2008, 09:55 AM
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Sailing out of Istanbul Harbor last June:

Same place, same beautifull bridge but seen from a boat some weeks ago…



And you know what? the bridge changes constantly of colors…



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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:33 AM
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Kathy - You're not hogging the thread; I'm enjoying the images and discussion. I spend a lot of time on my boat and never seem to tire of images of the sea, boat and the like. In fact, here we are at anchor off of Santa Cruz Island.





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Old May 30th, 2008, 11:08 AM
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Hi, Howard,

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When we're in port, mornings are the peaceful time.



Exquisite! Thanks for sharing this lovely shot with us.

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Old May 30th, 2008, 11:43 AM
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OK . . . one last boat post and I'll go sit in my corner.

Morning in Mazatlan harbor.




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Old May 30th, 2008, 12:15 PM
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Some great images in this thread. Howard - your shot has such fantastic atmosphere, and Nicolas - you spend a lot of time with very nice boats!

The shot below was taken on Windermere in the Lake District. It was the light that caught my eye - on a greyish day a break in the clouds suddenly caught the white sails of this boat and the trees behind.






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Old May 30th, 2008, 01:21 PM
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Some great images in this thread. Howard - your shot has such fantastic atmosphere, and Nicolas - you spend a lot of time with very nice boats!

The shot below was taken on Windermere in the Lake District. It was the light that caught my eye - on a greyish day a break in the clouds suddenly caught the white sails of this boat and the trees behind.






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Andy - A beautiful moment. Nice catch!

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Old May 30th, 2008, 01:45 PM
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Default Beautiful shots!

Loving this series. Beautiful - Mazatlan Harbor and Santa Cruz Island.

Nicolas, I see some motion blur...boat engine vibration? I only remember the bridge in Blue...I expect to be under sail shortly and will hopefully get to add to this thread.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 03:51 PM
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Old May 31st, 2008, 08:40 PM
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We were just pulling out of our slip last summer when we met this guy coming in still under sail.





Of course our baby.


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When we're in port, mornings are the peaceful time.






Howard,

This picture is memorable for me and I searched until I found it. Today, I now realize that you actually sail into port. First time I was thinking that you visit, same way I do, by car!

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Old July 12th, 2012, 11:18 PM
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True, and that's why the boats dance. We're actually being invaded by replicating boats.


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True, and that's why the boats dance. We're actually being invaded by replicating boats.


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That is how the scene was realistically and was talking about placing the red boat in the center.
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Old August 25th, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Summer time is perfect for sailing vacations so we should be getting more pictures?
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I so enjoyed looking at the photos in this thread earlier and I have a couple to add that I have taken and like. I hope others will contribute too!

The first one is of a tug boat called the Pembroke. Hope it is alright that it is not in the water. I was off looking for farms and horses to shoot near the Ontario border and saw this while crossing the bridge in Notre-Dame-du-Nord. I turned into the small road and met the owner, a man in his mid-40s, who now owned the boat. He told me it was built in the early 50s and was used for logging. He acquired the boat about 10 years earlier and was using it as a pleasure boat, to go out with family and friends in the summer and have a good time. Now, nobody wants to go anymore and it's too difficult to put the boat to water without help, so he's considering donating it to the town of Owen Sound in Ontario, where it was built. I just love how rustic it looks, how it seems it was hand-made and the hand-painted name on the side and all the history that accompanies it.






The Pembroke - ©Maggie Terlecki



This boat caught my eye as it was held by a chain to a rock in the Svartån river along the side of the brick wall and path. You cannot see it in this small photo, but it is written - liv båt (Life Boat). I guess if someone falls in, you can just run down the steps, jump in.. and save them! Obviously not as impressive as any of the other boats in this thread, but as common as it is, could save a life.



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Bump for beautiful boats!

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A very wonderfully leisurely way for a boat to die. Is that rust on the hull. I wonder why it's not salvaged for scrap?

Don't tell me the guys just went ashore to restock up on whisky!

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Life on the river

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Old August 12th, 2015, 09:22 AM
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I so enjoyed looking at the photos in this thread earlier and I have a couple to add that I have taken and like. I hope others will contribute too!
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This boat caught my eye as it was held by a chain to a rock in the Svartån river along the side of the brick wall and path. You cannot see it in this small photo, but it is written - liv båt (Life Boat). I guess if someone falls in, you can just run down the steps, jump in.. and save them! Obviously not as impressive as any of the other boats in this thread, but as common as it is, could save a life.



Liv Båt - © Maggie Terlecki
Perhaps the boat is not as impressive of some others, but this shot is just exquisite!

Could we have some technical details? (I know, "That dish was just delicious. Could you tell us what kind of pan the chef cooked it in?")

Thanks.

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