Saturday, August 27, 2011

Learning the Ropes . . .

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It seems that some of you appreciated the knots in the previous photo, so here are a few more ropes for you to contemplate, the possibilities for tangles here are endless, yet someone seems to be keeping them all in order. Must take a long time to learn the ropes though.
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What is it about sailboats with colorful sails that send us quickly off into dreams of secret coves on distant islands ? I can hear the mermaids calling...
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And of course the sails reflected on the water here should qualify for inclusion at James' Weekend Reflections...
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14 comments:

louciao said...

Beautiful, crisp, brightly colourful...salty and tangy. The mermaids are surfacing to sing praises of Mr. Toad's photographic prowess. I'm sure that's what you heard.

labarnerie said...

That are too difficult - thats ropes hahaaa ... photos are beautiful :) Regards

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Cool! More lines and knots! Will call sailor son immediately. Merci Owen! Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

Steve said...

When I see all those knots I can't help picturing all those chapped hands and blistered fingers...

:: Karine :: said...

quel meli-mélo sur la première photo et en même temps c'est drôlement bien organisé !
tu vas pouvoir encore proposer la deuxième chez james tellement les reflets colorés sont beaux !
bravo owen adoré, c'est magnifique !

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Lovely. You'd have thought all boat builders would have latched onto that knack of instant appeal! The painter Turner often had a little sailboat with a red sail or a red bouy in the foreground of his paintings to add a splash of accent and suddenly give his paintings a great deal of extra depth.

'Tsuki said...

I don't know about learning the ropes (those knots look like a real nightmare for the neophyte !) but your reflection picture is stunning...

clo said...

Howdy Owen ...ça devrait etre dans mes cordes de pouvoir laisser un petit commentaire (enfin) chez toi..:o)
un peu d'entrain retrouvé avec la fraicheur revenue... l'été on tire un peu trop nous aussi sur la ficelle..les horaires ponctuels de sommeil et repas on fait place a une anarchique desorganisation.. ...:o)
Mais bientot septembre et metro boulot ...dodo..c'est le seul truc sympa la dedans , dodo..
J'ai pris un grand plaisir a me balader dans tes images d'été..depuis la clo-ture ou j'ai du rester coincée..a celles de ce post superbe..
J'aime les voiliers ,c'est toujours tres suggestif , une invitation au voyage..ce doit etre le chant des sirenes au loin..l'appel du large..
Et bien sur reflexion faite ces reflets sont sublimes..
bises Owen..bonne rentrée a vous tous..:o)

James said...

Hi Owen! There are plenty of sailboats around here but few of them have charm like these. Wonderful shot and great reflections!

Le Journal de Chrys said...

Un petit goût de vacances en regardant tes images.

Stickup Artist said...

I think it is so interesting how you focused on these lovely serpentine knots as metaphor. They really do make a great image! Of course, the colorful sailboats, and little fluttering flags in the background makes such a joyful scene. I imagine it is a place one longs to stay forever...

Catherine said...

that second reflection shot is lovely - am seeing a lot of stuff like that to photograph where I am now!! Greetings from the Riviera...

Owen said...

Greetings and thanks to all from all over the earth... you are all the mermaids I hear singing... A fine week ahead for each of you, and may our erstwhile friend Irene head off to bed and go back to sleep... seems she was less than what CNN made her out to be.

Margaret said...

This makes me want to drop everything and just take a day of vacation! Beautiful colors.