Boat Angles

A view down on a sailboat from the top of the mastA confession: I didn’t take this photo. My husband did, by hauling his GoPro camera up to the top of our boat’s mast and aiming it down. See the beige circle a little below center? That’s the top of his hat. The bright spot to the right is the sun on the water, emphasizing the shadow of the mast of the next boat.

He took this picture the day Ann-Christine posted this week’s Lens Artists photo challenge, in which she invites us to look at the world from different angles. Inspired by her challenge and my husband’s photo, I took these shots, exploring the boat from a number of other angles.

Here she is in a traditional side view. Counterpoint is a 35′ sloop-rigged sailing vessel berthed in Sackets Harbor, NY.

A sailboat named CounterpointHere’s the reverse of the original shot, taken from the deck and looking up to the top of the mast.

A view from the deck of a sailboat up the mastThen, looking around at the marina I was struck by how it bristles with angles created by the masts, sails, and rigging on all the boats.

Several docked sailboats, emphasizing the angles of their masts and riggingSo many angles, everywhere I looked!

Posted in response to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #59: Angles, with thanks to Ann-Christine for posting this week’s challenge.


WW Photo Challenge: Moonlight Masts

M is for Moonlight & Masts

When the full moon shone over the marina last July, I was struck by this image of the sailboat masts against the night sky. A security light is illuminating the masts, boats, but the moon still rules. I love the contrast of the sharp golden lines and angles of the masts against the cool serenity of the moon. Ah, the long, gentle days and nights of summer, now coming to an end.

How are you feeling about the transition to fall? Do you love crisp days, golden leaves, and pumpkin spice? Or do you sigh for summer, forgetting how crushing the heat and humidity could be?

You can join in on the photo challenge! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter M. Mahjong, Memphis, marbles, mammoths, or mages–whatever you want to share. Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of images are welcome. If you have serious equipment and serious skills, that’s awesome! If you snap pics on your phone (like me), that’s also awesome!
  • Post a comment on this page with a link back to your post. If you post a comment that includes a link to your blog, I will add a link to your post below.
  • Check back over the next week to follow the links. That way you can see what other people did with the theme and join in the fun.

Olga Godim has another book to share with us, with a masquerade theme. Check it out here.

*Just so we’re all clear, you post your photos on your own site, which means you aren’t giving control to me or to anyone else. We’re all invited to view the images you post (and comment if your site allows for comments), but nobody has the right to use your images in any way without your permission. Got it? Great!