Sailing lesson

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Comments (19)

a2000 on July 30, 2008

Lovely composition here, Marilyn. I love the small sailboats—are they real?—between the thick branches of the tree. That's a great detail. Also, I like the inclusion of the two chairs; it makes me want to spend an afternoon just sitting there, enjoying the scenery with someone special, looking at the boats sailing by. Unfortunately, there's little room for that in our everyday schedules!

Greetings from Texas,


a2000 on July 30, 2008

I'm sorry. I looked at the original photo and I see they are, indeed, authentic, full-sized sailboats. They looked like toys from this page!

Marilyn Whiteley on July 30, 2008

Andres, I can see why they looked like miniatures! The whole scene this morning was a bit unreal! This was a class for people learning how to sail, and their boats were small but authentic.

The chairs are on private property but there are no "Private Property" signs, so I think any of us might be welcome to enjoy the view--if only we could find the time! Greetings from Wisconsin, Marilyn

Tom Lussier Photogra… on July 31, 2008

Very nice composition Marilyn. A soothing image. Regards, Tom

©junebug on July 31, 2008

Another wonderful composition! I love the small sailboats which are beautifully framed by the branches of the tree and I also like the chairs which add a lot to the peaceful look of the scenery. Must be a great place to relax. Greetings, Anne

Lecleire Jacques on July 31, 2008

Marilyn i agree with Anne. Beautiful composition. Well done !

Greetings, Jacques

steandeb on July 31, 2008

beautiful photo marilyn!

gabortoth on July 31, 2008

Just a beautifully composed picture Marilyn! Cheers, Gabor

marita1004 on July 31, 2008

Beautiful for dreaming.MARILYN Greetings Marita

Eva Kaprinay on July 31, 2008

I like this :-) Beautiful place, very nice colours, very good shot Marita Congratulations Eva

Marilyn Whiteley on July 31, 2008

Thank you, Irene, Tom, Jacques, steandeb, Gabor, Marita, and Eva. I'm glad you also enjoy this view that I love.

Irene, this peninsula is the mirror image of the Bruce Peninsula as the Niagara Escarpment cur ves round and comes through Upper Michigan into Wisconsin, so you should feel at home!

Anne, I thought of changing the angle of the chairs, but I decided to follow the discipline of working with things as they were and not "fixing" the picture.

Greetings, Marilyn

Marilyn Whiteley on August 2, 2008

I appreciate your nice comment, blai.

Now I can show everyone a view similar to what the chairs were looking toward.

Cheers, Marilyn

Tamás Borbély on August 3, 2008

Wonderful composition and excellent picture Marilyn ! I like this photo very much! Y* from me :-) Friendly greetings, Tamás

May M. B. (Swissmay) on August 6, 2008

Marilyn, this beautifully and carefully composed photo radiates peace and harmony! The line of the chairs guiding the eyes to the tree and the white boats makes it perfect. The shadows of the tree, which keeps the foreground not too bright, makes the scene become like a dream. The sails (souls) finding their way to some other existence maybe…

Best wishes, May

Hank Waxman on August 6, 2008

Nicely done, Marilyn. The chairs balance the sailboats beautfully. Good work.


Marilyn Whiteley on August 6, 2008

Thank you, Tamás, May, and Hank. Now I check this view each time we drive by, and I realize how fortunate I was. The chairs have been moved, and I've not happened upon a sailing lesson since then, either!

The land across the bay is part of Wisconsin's largest State Park. The land is high because it is part of the escarpment that forms Niagara Falls far to the east, and this bay was scoured out by glaciers in the last Ice Age. It's all part of what makes this such a beautiful, peaceful place.


Paula K on August 7, 2008

Very nice and peaceful looking!


Petr Obešlo on July 6, 2011

Beautiful composition and picture.Like.

other1_f on September 6, 2011

what a grat details the white boats!! and so well placed! great shot! favorite

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 30, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/07/30 10:18:05
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 10.67mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash