Wednesday, August 4, 2010

(Day 216) The boating set

I took the time today to go for a little stroll near the beach where we spent the afternoon. There were all sorts of photo opportunities and I wasn't sure what to post - I had enough for several days, so perhaps I'll revisit the area in the near future to show you what else there was. However, there was a yacht club about 200 yards from the beach, on a canal that leads to a bay which then leads to the gulf. I watched a lovely boat (which fits the description of most of the boats in this area) go up the canal past some exclusive real estate - no mention of the word 'recession' here - and made my way over to the yacht club. Unfortunately it was well-protected by a high barbed-wire fence so I didn't have direct access, however, I was able to shoot through the gaps near a gate. It looked to me to be the preserve of the well-heeled.

(18-55mm  f11  1/250 sec  ISO200)


















(18-55mm  f11  1/250 sec  ISO200)

30 comments:

bonifer said...

I love boats and I love reflection, awesome Rick !! :)

Scott said...

Well heeled indeed and they probably don't want paparazzi like you lurking around LOL! Glad you did though these are great shots.

Photog Ave said...

The second shot is very cool!

Looking forward to the rest of them!
['รด ] Avery

Happy Flower said...

Second photo just eerie and cool.

Luuuuuua said...

prima fotografie e super,imi place

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

great reflections!! congratulations!!

Rick said...

@bonifer - thank you; just like sunsets, I don't tire (easily) of reflections.

darlin said...

So this is what the rich and famous live like, wow! Beautiful captures Rick, I too love reflections and can't put my finger on why... I just do.

Rick said...

@Scott - ha ha, I said hello to a lady who was watering some plants outside the yacht club - not sure what she thought of me making photos through the fence but she didn't offer for me to walk around inside ;-)

Thanks Scott!

Rick said...

@Photog Ave - thanks Avery! I think I need a second blog where I can post 'extra' photos I make on my daily shoots. When they're 'day olds' or 'days old' I don't use them here.

Rick said...

@Happy Flower - thanks for the visit and comment; went and checked out your musings - had a chuckle or two. Come back for another visit when you like.

Rick said...

@Luuuuuua - va multumesc foarte mult !

Rick said...

@Costea Andrea Mihai - thanks Costea!

Rick said...

@darlin - yep, not sure if they follow the news; maybe their butler let them know about the recession ;-)

Thanks Darlene!

Biana said...

Mooie spiegelbeelden, en een hele mooie omgeving! Je bent lucky om daar zo dichtbij te wonen :)

xxx

marty said...

de l'eau, des bateaux, des palmiers, des couleurs magnifiques - Love all this -
these images are just beautiful ! the second image is gorgeous ! bisous

chasity said...

i'm hypnotized by the wavy reflections in the water. i think i started swaying in my chair while i was looking at it. seriously.
how relaxing.
great shot.

joey said...

Love reflections, Rick ... as you have artfully shown, boats and water make great subjects.

S. Etole said...

I'm with the remarks about the reflections ... :-)

Rick said...

@Biana - dankjewel Biana- 't is heel mooi hier in Florida. Wij wonen eigenlijk in Canada, een uur naar het zuiden van Ottawa, maar we hebben net een vakantie huis gekocht in Florida. We hopen hier door de winter te blijven als het erg koud is in Ontario. Volgende week gaan we weer terug naar Canada.

Doeg.

Rick said...

@marty - merci beaucoup marty. C'est tres jolie ici!

Have a great weekend! Bisous!

Rick said...

@chasity - thanks Chas; I had made a few photos there, also some other reflections, but this one I liked best too. Ha - good thing I didn't sway too much when making the photo - you might have swayed even more! ;-)

Rick said...

@joey - almost can't go wrong with that combo ;-) Thank you joey!

Rick said...

@S. Etole - I find them interesting too - even more so when they distort reality just a little. Thanks Susan!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Stunning work . I love the water , the color and the reflection is stunning. Thank you for joining me and coming onlong with me and my cam..
Have a great night

Rick said...

@Lisa RedWillow - thanks for stopping by and your kind words Lisa. Look forward to more of your shots!

CarreraCaballo said...

I love Marinas and the reflections in the second picture are beautiful. I like the position of the rescue wheel in your photo :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

MedaM said...

Both photos are really beautiful but the reflection is just great!

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - thank you Joseph; that was also one of my favourites. The colour of the lifesaver caught my eye when I passed by so I wanted to include it. Have a great weekend!

Rick said...

@MedaM - thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!