Schooner Mary Day Last Trip 2011


7 Responses

  1. Linda D. Hood

    Your pictures taken from the last sail 2011 on the Mary Day are awesome. I can picture them on the cover of a magazine or a vacation advertisement as they look so inviting & relaxing. I was on the same sail and I saw the same things first hand… yet your photos have captured the beauty in a way that my own eyes did not see… they are simply brilliant.

  2. SANDY

    I WENT ON THE MARY DAY FOR A WEEK ABOUT 40 YEARS AGO. ALTHOUGH THE SHIP LOOKS LIKE IT HAS BEEN TOTALLY OVERHAULED THE SCENEARY IS THE SAME. BEAUTIFUL PICTURES, I CAN FEEL THE RELAXATION!!

  3. Jim

    Thanks very much Linda and Sandy. Yes, Sandy, I suspect she’s changed a bit over 40 years. She’s almost 50 years old now, launched in 1962.

  4. Jim,

    I love the shot of you lying in the water shooting the can!!! One of the things I teach in my workshops is to stop shooting everything from the same position.

    So many students shoot at the same height. By coincidence, it’s where their eyes just happen to be. I’ll have to direct them to this photo!!!

    🙂

  5. Jim

    Yep, I agree but that’s not me. I took the picture partly because I also appreciate it when people go the extra mile. I remember hearing years ago, a photographer saying, “Who shoots sports the best? Sports Illustrated. What do they do different from everybody else? They get up higher and down lower. They use the longest lenses and the shortest lenses.” In other words, they’re looking for extreme picture, the one beyond what everybody else is getting.
    Words to live by.
    And by the way, that’s not a can. It’s a plastic garden gnome. This is a guy from Tennessee who takes this gnome wherever he goes (hiking, biking, on vacation, etc.) and photographs it in those places. It was fun to have it along on the trip, though it freaked the captain out a bit.

  6. Fantastic photography! … love the Vimeo (Video) of Schooner Mary Day