Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sitting on the dock of the bay

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Kind of gives a new meaning to sitting on the dock, doesn't it?
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It's November 1st again, which means another year's
NaBloPoMo kicks off today. It sort of snuck up on me this time (yes, I realize that November 1st doesn't tend to float throughout the year's calendar, but still, work with me here) and I'm not feeling all that committed but I'm sure I'll get into the swing of things as we go, I generally do. Why don't you join me, a herd mentality kind of thing would help keep me honest. (Well gee, with an invitation like that, how could you refuse?)
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For daily drivel interspersed with a wide variety of photographs check in here at the Island all month long.
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For a more aesthetic and dare I say highbrow approach to blogging visit Monochrome Weekly which is chock full of gorgeous black and white images from around the world.
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29 comments:

Aileni said...

Messing about in boats - great!

Bengbeng said...

we get almost zero exposure to pics of Israel where i live. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more from you.

Sylvia said...

Boats are always inspiring!

Bim said...

They're very cute there - hanging out together.

mother in israel said...

Hi Robin,
I think I'm going to join you too. LOL. We can give each other a push.

RuneE said...

Now I have just got to find Otis Redding...

Marice said...

cool! nice ambiance :)

here's my 1st entry

Daryl said...

I can hear him singing now .. lovely photo

Jill said...

This is a TOTAL framer shot ... simply gorgeous!

Ellie said...

The boats are so neat in pattern and you image is so perfectly smooth. Were you floating when you took this picture?

Anne said...

Summer is over?? up from the lovely wathher... :-(

But a very very nice picture.

~Just me again~ said...

Ohh I wanna be there now. Very nice shot!

Mojo said...

I just sort of snort derision at the idea of "30 posts in 30 days". In my world that's not even a week's worth. But then again, just how hard is it to throw a handful of photos out there every day, yeah?

Speaking of photos this one is flat.out.amazing. It may be one of my favorites of yours ever. And that's pretty rarefied atmosphere considering some of the others you've posted. Just. Gorgeous. And I'm not even a big fan of the blue-toning trick.

Bravi Signora! Bravissimi!

ElinSire said...

Great shot! I had to smile :)

quilly said...

I like this shot, but I am left wondering how the owners get to and from their boats. Have a lot of folk in your part of the world perfected walking on water?

Robin said...

I only wish this shot was from my part of the world, all that glorious water. It's actually Maine in the northeast corner of the US, though we do in fact claim walking on water as a local skill ;). I don't know for sure, but I suspect these boats belong to a sailing school how they're numbered like that, so there's probably either a dinghy to ferry people out or more likely the staff brings them in first.

Ellie, you're nearly right. I was in fact floating, but the boat I was floating on (in?) was still docked when I grabbed this shot.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I was going to say..it does look like Maine and I like this scene-

Carver said...

That is unusual the way the sailboats are sitting on top of the dock. Great shot. Now you have me singing, "sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the tide roll away".

kden said...

Very cool capture! And lovely tone to it too.

Tone said...

Wow... that picure was really nice!

michael bird said...

End of the sailing season maybe and docked/moored for the winter? I agree - they're cute. Btw, had to google "...one of these things is not like the other..." and had the cookie monster youtube it for me. First time I've heard it - have seen way too little of Sesame Street.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

That one is lovely.

Phyllis Sommer said...

nice picture! glad to hear you're taking on nablopomo too:-)

bermudabluez said...

Another perfectly cool shot, Robin! So peaceful!

Dina ... UK said...

It got me humming...lol
Beautiful capture Robin....

Liz said...

That's a very peaceful scene.

Della said...

It seems quite quiet.

Calico Crazy said...

What a fun picture, and a cute take on the song.

I'm doing NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo this month, I think I've lost my mind.

Calico Contemplations

moorebloglife said...

Great black and white Robin, just wonderful