"All I Ask Is a Tall Ship and a Star to Steer Her By" Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial

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Comments (64)

gnarlysurferdude on March 10, 2009

WOW! I never noticed this one of yours before! Just got a good look from all angles on The Sea Hunters. Cool.

kamalyn on March 10, 2009

LOLOL, Gnarly! Guy really keeps things a secret from you, huh? Well thanks very much for the WOW ! I guess I should get cable so I can see shows like that. Was it focused on Gloucester, or commercial fishing in general?

gnarlysurferdude on March 10, 2009

It's repeating now so I'll pay more attention, it's actually the hunt for the wreck of the Andrea Gail.

someGuyinmasset on March 11, 2009

All that picture taking must be thirsty work, might I suggest a little place I know?

kamalyn on March 21, 2009

Nice idea. Guy, but not before having to head home on the highway... But I found that today, along with a couple of other related subjects I hadn't been able to find before. ( I always thought it was a different place, so circled the wrong block for ages!)

not1word on March 21, 2009

I'm always circling the wrong block, too. I hardly ever make it home.

someGuyinmasset on March 21, 2009

Yeah not1word,I find the bar is no problem, then circle the block for ages looking for home.

kamalyn on March 22, 2009

Well Guy - haven't you taught Brutus to drive by now? Bet he could get home with no problems,

And not1 - as long as you have your camera with you, keep circling and shooting!

Gabor Retei on November 1, 2009

Hello kamaly,

Thank you for entering this fine picture into the 2009 November NPC. A very nice shot indeed!

Your photo has all of the correct characteristics, numbering, tagging, title and country identification as required so it is ready to participate!

Best wishes to be successful in the contest! Please take part as well in the voting process in a few days!


2009 November NPC moderator

Amelia Royan on November 1, 2009

A wonderful tribute to John Masefield Kamaly, this is fantastic! I shall certainly vote for it in the NPC ...

kamalyn on November 1, 2009

Thanks very much Gabe and Amelia ! This is a favorite shot of a well-known statue that has a lot of day-time photos of it, but I've rarely come across a photo of it at dusk. So I'm really glad the NPC this month gives me a chance to dig it out of storage!

And I've got to give Guy the credit for associating the Masfield poem with the statue. The quote on the memorial is actually the first line of a psalm that starts "They that go down to the sea in ships..."

Westernfocus on November 1, 2009

Kamaly thanks for your comment on my photo i was going to enter one from steve (new) but i always like the mother and child your comment made the difference. i can see already this is not going to be an easy contest to vote for.Good luck i hardly think you need any with a shot like this. steve

diannemcd on November 1, 2009

Good luck NPC, brilliant shot.

kamalyn on November 2, 2009

Hi Steve and Dianne - Thanks to you both!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 3, 2009

That's a good photo Kamaly~~~~I think your'e onto a winner

Good luck in the contest :>))


kamalyn on November 7, 2009

Hi Jim Thanks very much for the encouragement!

© o.pur c. on November 9, 2009

best of..

kamalyn on November 9, 2009

Thanks oliver !

愛 Sylvietsak 女 on November 11, 2009

I looked at the properties of the photo ...I may next time try it but at another continent because USA is far away of my base...Very good captured and you have my best wishes for good luck...Greetings from Greece...Sylvie

kamalyn on November 11, 2009

Hi Sylvie - thanks very much! I'm sure in Greece you could get some pretty amazing dusk shots! The exact timing after sunset is really important, too. It seems that 20 minutes after sunset is the perfect balance of sky light and the deepest blue. This shot a week earlier which was about 15 minutes later on after sunset had a completely different feeling.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 11, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by kamalyn
    • Taken on 2008/11/02 18:16:01
    • Exposure: 2.000s
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash