Sunday, September 30, 2012

Blue on blue

Well, it's a rainy, foggy day here in Maine.  Even with rain and fog, it's still wickedly pretty.  The photo above is Camden Harbor.  See what I mean about 'wickedly' pretty?  (By the way, in case you are not familiar with the word 'wicked', it is a Mainer word for 'very, to the highest degree!'

We are almost at the end of the work on our home here.  Hallelujah!  Maybe I can get back to blogging more than once a week!  I've had very little photo time while here and rummaged through some older photographs and played around with them a bit.  I'm sort of crushing on boats at the moment.  I guess that is expected when you have boats in your backyard versus birds!

The best bird photo I could come up with today were these Cormorants floating in the harbor.  I captured this while kayaking a week or so ago with my point and shoot.  Still not confident enough to drag my DSLR out into the kayak.

So ...  I'm crushing on boats at the moment 
because I'm searching for photos that I would like to enlarge on canvas 
for some of my bare walls 
now that they are freshly painted.

It seems only fitting that a Maine home 
have photos of boats, don't you think?

Or dinghies.


 And since I have plenty of boats and dinghies in my backyard, 
I have a great canvas to work from.  

 This dinghy I especially love.  
It is a classic with its teak and copper detail.
And it just so happens to be our neighbor's (whom we like thank goodness).
So that makes it even more special!

Of course, one needs to have a kayak photo thrown in there as well.  
I'm not sure if I'll use this one or not, but I'll keep searching for just the right one.

 I took this sailboat photo today. 
She's a beauty. 
You'll notice that her mast and sails have been removed 
in preparation of being hauled out of the water for the winter.
It makes me feel a bit blue.
All the sailboats will soon be gone.

~sigh~


But wait!!!  As I was writing this post looking out at the harbor, the sun popped out 
for a few minutes and created this rainbow!
I grabbed my camera and got this shot before it all disappeared.
A quick edit with Topaz Simplify 4 and there you have it.

Most certainly an image to chase any Sunday blues away!

Hope you have a great week!
Later, my friends,

43 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I do love the boats and the water and all the wonderful things that go with them!! Terrific captures for the day! We had an incredible rainbow very early on Thursday! Never seen one quite like it, it stretched all the way across the sky, all in one piece and the biggest/longest I've ever seen in one piece! Glad the work on your house is nearly finished!! Have a great week, Reena!!

CatCricket Savage said...

Reena~ these pictures are amazing!!1
But what is Topaz Simplify 4? I must have!!!
Smiles~
Gypsea Nurse

TexWisGirl said...

i believe you will have an abundance of photos to choose from for enlargements. :)

eileeninmd said...

Reena, what a beautiful place to live. The harbor scene and boats are wonderful for your photography. Love the rainbow, awesome photos. Have a great week!

Ivanhoe said...

These are all so beautiful, Reena! You will have a hard time picking out just a few for your walls :)
Hugs from Ohio,
I.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Reena! I would have a hard time picking any of my favorites, your photos are just stunning--I hope you have big walls!

Cheryl said...

Your walls are going to be beautifully decorated!

BTW, the down-Maine spelling and pronunciation of wicked is 'wik-kid' with equal emphasis on both syllables. This is a key if you want to 'pass.'

Deah, you'll nevah evah be a native, but you may yet tahk th' tahk. ;-)

Sharkbytes said...

I like the 4th one best- it's like the reflected world is a different place.

Kerri said...

Looks like you have some great images to choose from. These are FAB!

bill lisleman said...

"'wicked', it is a Mainer word.." - really? I thought it was a slang word used by the dudes on skate boards. Nice shades of blue. The last one looks fantasy land to me.

Brian Miller said...

woot on the nearing completion of your projects...that is a huge relief...smiles...i completely lost myself in your pics...they are amazing...i stared at that first one for a while...and almost fell into the water in a later one...

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Whoa, Reena! Any of these photos will make wonderful art for your bare walls. Such vibrant colors and wonderful composition. I'm hard pressed to pick a favorite!

ladyfi said...

A wonderful world of gorgeous contrasts!

Daniel LaFrance said...

I agree with ladyfi, the contrast in these images are vivid!

Evelyn S. said...

Personally, I LOVE the blue-blue one AND the yellow kayaks! What a fabulous group of choices!

Out on the prairie said...

Amazing shots, I love your kayaks. mine are only 9'6"

Bob Bushell said...

I love it, boats on a blue sea, you can't beat it.

Awena Robert said...

Hi Reena,

You live in an amazing place. What beautiful photos. My favorites go to the 3rd and 4th ones.

How do you get such bright colours? Do you simply saturate or do you use other effects? (sorry for asking, but I am intrigued).

Bye for now.

Kathy said...

Oh, my! These just kind of take my breath away!

Are We There Yet! said...

Blue on Blue, that sounds like an old Bobby Vinton song. Blue on Blue, heartache on heartache, blue on blue, now that we are through... Loved that song.

Great "Blue on Blue" Pictures.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Love them all but especially the fourth and sixth! Would put them on my walls! Great series of photos!

natalie nessi said...

Those pictures are divine. Its so gorgeous. The water is so blue that you just want to dive into it. Great shots.
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S. Etole said...

So many beautiful blues in these.

Kamana said...

so much blue, so much beauty

Daryl said...

ARRGH ... you got Simplify v4 to load properly .. i am envious .. mine refuses to show up in photoFxlabs .. and apparently Topaz is no longer responding to emails about this issue .. grrrr

Cant wait to see this all through my eyes/lens!

Danielle said...

These photos are absolutely 'wicked' ;).

Celestial Charms said...

Fabulous captures...any one of these alone would look wondeful adorning a wall. I second the notion of not wanting to be in a precarious place with my SLR. Too much of a risk for me. :)
Happy Monday!
Maureen

Rose L said...

I am going to have to try out the photo program. I see they have a 30 day trial! I could do a lot in 30 days!
Lovely shots!

Linda R said...

Oh my.. What gorgeous photos. You I live here in the desert but I will be taking a trip to Maine this coming up week.. The Hubby and I are taking a cruise that make 4 stops and one of them being Portland, Maine. We a pretty excited. Hopefully I will be about to get a couple of boat shots in.

Hugs~

Gillian Olson said...

What a beautiful place, wonderful pictures Reena.

Michael Manning said...

What beauty in your photos!!!!!!

Kathryn said...

I love comorants especially when they hold their wings open. I never seem able to capture a rainbow, what a beautiful shot.

bailey-road.com said...

A grouping of your dinghy photos would be beautiful!

GailO said...

Any one of these photos are so very wickedly wall worthy! I see the cormorants are gathering there too! And that Rainbow! What a gift!

Autumn is my favorite time on the water...

CherryPie said...

The rich blues are amazing and I love that picture just below the cormorants.

Patricia said...

Fabulous photos... as always.

islandwonder said...

I especially like the dinghy photos. How cute.

Pearl said...

Oh, look at the COLOR! I've never been to Maine, but it certainly looks beautiful...

Greetings from Minneapolis,

Pearl

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Boats and water make the most beautiful photos. I don't know how you will choose, but the good thing is that they are all yours and you can change them at will.

Liz said...

WOW! All such amazing shots! Beautiful water shots & beautiful reflections!!

Grandma C's Place said...

I just love this batch of boat photos!
You have me wanting to get over to the coast for some photos myself.

beth said...

maine stole my heart while i was just there....even through the pain and the tears, it stole my heart with it's beauty.....

i can't wait to see it again next year.....xo

mkd said...

WICKED. It is such a Massachusetts word too! What is the amazing treatment you use on so many of your photos? Is it just an over saturation of color or is it something else. Whatever it is - stunning every single time