Thursday, August 25, 2011

Slipknots and Slipstreams . . .

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Have you ever felt all tied up in knots ?
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May you slip free of them . . .
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21 comments:

Stickup Artist said...

I'm working on it...

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

Bonjour Owen. My son the young sailor loved this picture and would like to know where you took it... ;-) Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I used to know how to make all kinds of knots. It felt like a real skill. Now I haven't a clue.

jeff said...

Tès belle photo Owen ! J'adore les cordages ! Au faut, t'as pas une version mobile de ton blog ?
Ciao mec...

Steve said...

rather than untying them... I just need a sharp blade to slice through the lot.

nathalie said...

Ah non, pour moi cette image n'évoque pas les noeuds qui étouffent et dont il faut se dégager mais au contraire l'ordre qui règne à bord d'un bateau bien tenu. Chaque chose à sa place et prête à servir dès qu'il le faut. Noeuds connus de tous et faciles à défaire d'un tour de main car choisis spécifiquement pour un usage spécifique. J'adore les noeuds marins, je sais (ou je savais) en faire beaucoup - cette photo est pour moi un très beau souvenir.
Excellent profondeur de champ avec le visage flou en arrière-plan.

:: Karine :: said...

on dirait que la dame en bleu se demande comment elle va s'en sortir pour défaire tous ces noeuds :-)
très jolie photo owen adoré comme d'habitude !
belle journée à toi

all ways 11 o'clock said...

She ponders
The precise rope
Dried in the sun
Hung ready for the task at hand.


great shot Owen.

~robert

mythopolis said...

Nice shot! My dad was a sailor and I grew up learning to tie knots. From a different perspective, psychologist R.D. Laing wrote a book called "Knots" approaching the subject as a metaphor for the various struggles we have as humans in trying to understand self and others. A good read!

Sar@h said...

J'aime la perplexité de la dame en bleu, par contre dommage pour les voitures.
A Morlaix ?
Et je ne vous ai point vu ?

Mimi said...

I've always admired people who can make real knots, as opposed to the kind I tie myself up in.
Great pic

Peter said...

Knots should be made so that you easily can unknot them, when and if you feel so !

Owen said...

Dear Stickup, looks like you are slipping out of knots just fine, the way you got around that fire but still managed to photograph it... Was just reading about another wildfire on the east coast in a place called Dismal Swamp. Some dramatic photos on one of the sites about that...

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Hi Veronique, pour ton fils, la photo est faite dans le port de la ville de Morlaix, Bretagne, à bord un joli petit yacht qui s'appelle la Recouvrance... qui était là exceptionnellement pour un festival d'un weekend fin juillet "Entre Mer et Terre"...

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Hi Oakland, seems to me many knots tie themselves with no help at all... whenever I want my camera cables they are always knotted up with the phone charger and the iPod earphones in my backpack ! Or the long electric cord for the lawnmower... always in knots no matter how carefully coiled when put away the last time ! There is an evil knot tying force at loose in the universe...

Owen said...

Salut Jeff, ah, des cordages il y en a en abondance en Bretagne, quant à la version mobile du blog, il y en a aussi, mais tous ces noeuds l'avait liée à la maison... me laissant blogless to wander...
:-)

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Steve, can see you just like Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean...

lgsquirrel said...

I have noticed it too. Just put a bunch of wires or cables together and they end up in knots. What evil magic is this?

louciao said...

I'm certainly not getting roped in to making any knotty comments!

pRiyA said...

hi owen, thank you so very much for your greeting for my birthday. i am mostly mired in french conjugations and grammar and the many many strange things one has to do to run a life. the days when i commented on other people's blogs long ago...how many years ago was that? the one bright spot during during my weekends is when i occasionally join other 'pencil jammers' to draw.
BUT one day, une journee, i will see all that is photographed in your blog for REAL!!! and i will have francaise just rolling off my tongue when i do so!

Owen said...

Hi Nathalie, tu as raison, sur les bateaux les noeuds devrait se défaire facilement dans toutes les conditions, mais si seulement la vie était toujours si ordonnée, certains sacs de noeuds méritent d'être jetés au fond de la mer....
:-)
Bises et à bientôt

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Oui Karine, elle était plus que perplexe, et puis quand elle a vu que je la prenais en photo à travers les cordages, elle est partie sans sourire; mais les cordes sont restées tranquilles elles... ah ces bateaux, avec des dizaines de cordes, chacune ayant une mission précises... pas facile de voir clair dedans...

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Hi Robert, she was pondering long and hard... but about what, about what, the kind of lady you want to offer a penny for her thoughts...

Owen said...

Hey Dan, I'll have to keep an eye out for Laing's book... I've always liked celtic knot illustrations, can gaze at them forever, following intertwined lines...

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Bonjour S@arah, oui, effectivement à Morlaix, entre mer et terre fin juillet... oui, j'aurais pu rendre l'arrière plan encore plus flou pour faire disparaître ces bagnoles, mais puis la fille derrière serait disparue aussi, ou aurait être plus flou, en tout cas, elles étaient là, difficile de prendre dans ce sens sans les voir... Et oui, on était de passage à Carantec, mais encore plus occupés que d'habitude... famille... Connais-tu la Selle Pub ? C'était le découvert pour nous cet été...

Owen said...

Hi Mimi, hope you don't tie yourself up too deeply... Maybe keeping a pair of scissors at hand to cut them all loose with would be a good idea...

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Hey Peter ! Are you back from Spain now ? Hope you had a great time and that all is well... à bientôt...

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LGS... some people call such tangled up messes a squirrel's nest... or even, heaven forbid, a rat's nest ! :-) The Pentagon has probably studied the question to try to harness the evil power of unbidden knots...

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Louciao, not getting roped in ??? But you've already been lassoed dear lass !
:-)

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Hi Priya, you are very welcome, I like the photo of you smiling at us all very much... so you are really working at learning French ? Ca c'est une bonne nouvelle... bon courage !

The Poet Laura-eate said...

I think what's startling about this photograph is the texture of it. You don't often see photographs with such texture in the foreground and softness in the background, aside from the subliminal message.