Friday, March 03, 2006

Sittin' on the dock of the bay

This seemed like a good photo to post at the beginning of a weekend. The long dock offers an invitation to sail away for a while. Let loose. Cast off. Be free as the breeze. Hopefully the title of this post will help get you in the mood by getting a song stuck in your head.

Have a good one.

Taken at Southwest Harbor, Acadia National Park, Maine. 135mm lens, f16@1/30, 100 ISO film. Polarizer, 81b filter and 2x graduated neutral density filter (I threw just about everything I had at this one). Post-processing: Levels adjustment, color desaturation, slight vignetting. Click on picture to enlarge. Photo © 2006 James Jordan.

7 comments:

Otto K said...

Gee, thanks, just what I needed...a song stuck in my head. :) Lovely photo.

James said...

How's that for a meme to spread through the blogosphere? Thanks, Otto.

Empress Baggie said...

Well, OK, now here's a song to get stuck in your head:

Sailing ... takes me away
to where I've always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

James said...

Sorry, Empress, I am immune to music from the 80s. Suggest a 60s or 70s song and I'm toast.

Empress Baggie said...

I’m sailing away, set an open course for the virgin sea
I’ve got to be free, free to face the life that’s ahead of me
On board, I’m the captain, so climb aboard
We’ll search for tomorrow on every shore
And I’ll try, oh lord, I’ll try to carry on

I look to the sea, reflections in the waves spark my memory
Some happy, some sad
I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had
We live happily forever, so the story goes
But somehow we missed out on that pot of gold
But we’ll try best that we can to carry on

A gathering of angels appeared above my head
They sang to me this song of hope, and this is what they said
They said come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me

James said...

That one worked.

Empress Baggie said...

A-ha!