Sunset at the Dock

I took this picture while this boat was at the dock. I couldn’t help but wonder how this would feel to see the sun going while at sea. No other boats around, no land in sight.

Would I feel anxious, peaceful, scared or happy. Probably all of the above making it a unique experience.

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Sunset at the Dock

Sunset at the Dock

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Spinner Dolphin

My son in law hates dolphins. He went to a swim with the dolphin attraction when he was little and the Dolphin bit him. He calls dolphins “jerks” and I understand why. While I have no desire to swim with them, I do think they are fun to watch from a boat or dock.

I took this picture while on a whale watching expedition in Maui. The boat captain called this school of dolphins spinner dolphins. They are smaller than a lot of dolphins and tend to stay near the shore areas. They are called spinners because they perform wonderful acrobatic dances when they jump from the water.

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Spinner Dolphin

Spinner Dolphin

Candidate #13…High Tide on the Bay of Fundy

I am going to be posting images that I may have posted before with a candidate # thereby collecting a list of what I feel would be likely candidates to print for a gallery show of Photojournalism. This one was taken at high tide at Digby Neck on The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia in the early 1980″s. Please feel free to leave comments if you agree or disagree about including them in a “best of” list.

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High Tide on the Bay of Fundy

High Tide on the Bay of Fundy

Motif #1

This is the harbor at Rockport Massachusetts. I took this photo early in my career on a frigid November day while my family waited in a restaurant on the pier where later I had some fantastic clam chowder. Years later I discovered this scene is commonly called Motif #1 because it is one of the most photographed and painted scenes in the world. Art teachers assign this to teach students about painting light, color and vistas. Who knew?

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Motif #1

Motif #1

El Sombrero

Sunsets are easy images for a photographer. Nature and God provide the subject and the role of the photographer is really reduced to that of an accurate recorder and observer. What about monochrome sunsets though? Not so easy unless you are Ansel Adams. This sunset was not dramatic enough to stand on its own but a good candidate for selective color, well at least I think so. This was shot at La Isla Shopping Center in Cancún Mexico.

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El Sombrero

El Sombrero