Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Schooner Bald Eagle

This is the time of year I get a little antsy. Soon the schooners will be coming in for the Gloucester Schooner Festival. This is the Bald Eagle, one of the home town schooners.


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24 comments:

J Bar said...

Fantastic shot of the yacht against that background.
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Will said...

Great shot of the yacht. Love the photo.

Mary said...

Gorgeous light! Just made a note of the Schooner Festival, where's a good spot to photograph from?

Hundewanderer said...

What a great photo, I love everything about it: the water, the ship (or do you call it a boat?), the buildings at the waters edge with the wonderful wood with red paint... a very different view from my hot desert. Thank you for sharing! Hugs from Hundewanderer.

Janie said...

The beautiful boat with the old buildings in the background seems to be a throwback to another time.

Tricia said...

This photo looks like a step back in time - I love it. Are those buildings still in use? Wonderful photo

Tammie Lee said...

Hello Steve, this is a great photograph! Wow.
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Norm said...

good shot!!!!absolutely wonderful, I love boating..

Lindy MacDuff said...

Absolute perfection! I think I'm going to have to make Gloucester my vacation destination next year.

Sanna said...

Great shot! Beautiful boat, and the colour of those buildings is lovely!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Magnificent Steve. Love the way you captures the white against the dark red.

You are going to be so proud of me, I got some really good bird shots in Pilansberg which I will be posting soon.

A New England Life said...

Provided the weather is good, the Schooner festival must be picture perfect New England! Just like your photo.

Vita Stunder said...

Beautiful shot Steve!!

Have a great day!
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Judy said...

LOve the schooner against the old red buildings!!!

Steve B said...

Thanks to all for the feedback.

Thanks all, Just to answer some questions, Shooting is good from Fort Square, perhaps best from Dogbar Breakwater as the schooners are coming out from the Parade of Sails on race day. In the morning, great shots can be gotten from Rocky Neck, in the afternoon, from Fort Square Park.

Hi Hundewanderer, we call them "Schoona's" here in Gloucester. ; ) Most refer to them as boats.

Hi Tricia, The building has been empty since the mid '80s, but is going to be rehabbed and be the home of Ocean Alliance. http://paintfactory.org/press.html

Joan, I CANNOT WAIT to see your shots!

Hi Lindy, Cape Ann is a wonderful place. Check my links on the right. Hope you make it over.

Regina said...

Love the shot. Quite awesome.

Marju said...

Just beautiful picture sailboat prevent!

Barb said...

Gosh Steve, Here in CO, winter is the time to get antsy! Summer is just for relaxing and enjoying (while it lasts!). Love these crisp shots of the boats and the pier. Wonderful lighting and colors.

Mary said...

Oh what a gorgeous shot, Steve! And yeah, I'm getting a little antsy, too. Or maybe just a little bored with shooting flowers... :)

Martha Z said...

Great shot, you live in a picturesque part of the country.

Kelly said...

gosh...this photo is just filled with so much to enjoy...the red of the bricks and siding in the buildings...and the stone foundations...the blue in the water....green in the boat. I keep coming back to the photo trying to figure out what keeps drawing me in. I think it's everything put together perfectly -- interesting and a very old feel (stability maybe?). I love it.

Shirl said...

This is a beautiful shot. I can smell the brine :D Very stricking those full white sails against the brick. Love it!

Eve said...

Fantastic color and composition Steve!

Pearl Maple said...

Great photo full of interesting things going on.

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