Tall Ship Departs

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PhotoLogic on April 9, 2007

I saw this schooner leave the island of Dominica at sunset a couple days after my trip to see the Total Eclipse of the Sun from the center of Guadeloupe. It brings me back to the days of ancient explorers seeking new far-off lands. 13 friends and I chartered a 40' catamaran in the British Virgin Islands for a week, then flew down to Dominica to jump-up in Carnival and go for a two day trip to Les Saintes and Guadeloupe to get underneath the umbra of the Feb. 26th, 1998 solar eclipse. It was amazing. . . i couldn't speak full sentences for a week afterwards.

This image is made to feel romantic about the sea. I think I was still in a state of fantasy and surreal imagination from witnessing the two and a half minute total solar eclipse two days earlier - where at 2:30 in the afternoon the surrounding birds and animals became quite while the brightest sunshiny day turned to a green eeriness, then a pitch blackness of space and the light from stars and planets came out and were the only illumination next to the beads of solar bursts around the moon. My friends who had separated to get their own space to view the occurance, were now huddled together like a family of humanity protecting ourselves from a world of uncertain fear.

Tom Domingo on April 24, 2007

The photo looks like a fake. But since I however experienced such tendencies on Dominica, I know what such fantastic impressions to experience there are. Fantastic photo!

Hogan of Grenada on October 13, 2007

The ship is the Star Clipper.

I also watched a total eclipse, in Munich. Had flown there from London just to see it. It was amazing to see night at midday. The thing I found most strange was 1 person who took no notice of it, he didn't once look up to see why it had got dark. He was just annoyed he couldn't find a taxi driver -guess what they were doing? It takes all kinds.

Hogan of Grenada on October 13, 2007

For interest, I have just put up 1 eclipse photo taken at Munich airport - Eclipse

11:33 in the morning.

Hogan of Grenada on October 13, 2007

Actually, I think that was UK time - probably 12:33.

PhotoLogic on October 14, 2007

Thanks for your input on the Star Clipper. And to explain Tom Domingo's astute comment: The boat, left (south) shore land mass and palm fronds are all in one shot. The setting Sun was added in later in PS. If the sun WAS a part of the original shot, it would have glimmered over the water towards the viewer. Also a double exposure of the palm fronds were added to accentuate the dreamy quality of the moment I had there. Thanx all for your comments.

Hernanio Gomes on April 10, 2008

Uma linda foto. A visão da foto é unica, Parabens.

Rebecka Rynefelt on May 4, 2008

This photo reminds me of Pirates of the Caribbean. It's very beautiful, but is this photo real, or is it just a fake picture? Anyway, you really don't see these kind of things in Sweden.. Take care!

PhotoLogic on May 5, 2008

It's not "just a fake" it is a real composite, explained in previous replies of mine. The boat and landscape features were one shot and the sunset is composited in the background. Please read my previous comment. Had the Sun been in that position at the time I shot the boat, it would look very much the same with the addition of reflections of the Sun on the water. That is the position of the Sun in the West had it been setting. Thank you for your comment. I wish I could come to Sweden and shoot your lovely country. Bruce C.

PhotoLogic on June 17, 2008

Thank You, M. B. Berry.

14MAN02 on November 11, 2008

Nice picture, greetings from germany !!!

günnibenelli on November 24, 2008

The tall ship is the "Royal Clipper"....The biggest Sail Ship on Earth...

PhotoLogic on November 24, 2008

WOW! Not that I doubt you . . . but, How do you know for sure?

Harcz Daniel Balázs on December 7, 2008

Wonderful picture. Well done! Daniel

davyvon on December 30, 2008

This is the type of image the likes of which I have experienced no where else. That type of image was burnt into my mind and are now being reflected in my paintings. I am thankful to this photographer for documenting the type of chromatic delight that I depict in my paintings. No one would believe me when I say that I had experienced these images growing up in Portsmouth, Dominica. I spent many an afternoon sitting by the bay absorbing the colors that are now seen in my paintings.

PhotoLogic on December 30, 2008

Thank You, Davyon. It must have been the people I met there that inspired this image. Where can I see your paintings?

Juan Poza on January 2, 2009

Hermosa imagen. Feliz Año.

My December Contest

Ivaylo AdVoKaToV on January 11, 2009

:) Very Beautiful :) Mnogoo E Krasivooo:)))

Jose Daniel Quintero on January 31, 2009

A Tall Yellow Star for these Tall Ship.

Ag.Romancini on June 27, 2009

AAAHHHHHHH.....

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