Saturday, 9 January 2010

Casting a shadow on the waters

Don't ask me - I just took the picture.  We were out strolling with friends when we came across these cute little boats.  It was obvious that they were closely tied. 



The bottom boat was a little water-logged, so maybe the ingenious owner tied the other boat on top to flip it over rather than empty it out with a bucket.  Well, it was New Year's Eve ...

Celebrate the New Year by visiting Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday - you won't be disappointed.  And may all your ships sail smoothly through the waters of 2010.

33 comments:

fredamans said...

It is actually a great angle!

storyteller said...

Nifty find ... photographed from an interesting perspective. Enjoyed the back story too ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

Sylvia K said...

What a fun, intriguing shadow shot for the day! I love it! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Gallery Juana said...

Cool photo and it does make one wonder what the deal was with the boats. The blues and greens are pretty.

Crafty Green Poet said...

very nice photo, seeing the boats tied together like that did make me smile!

Eden said...

Interesting and beautiful image. Love it. Thanks for sharing

Martha Z said...

That does seem a strange sight. I'm sure you will enjoy New Zealand and it is a much shorter journey for you than for those of us in the US.
I've not been to Austrailia but I suspect New Zealand is a bit different; I imagine, though, that the people in Austrailia are just as welcoming as those in New Zealand.

Serendipity said...

That's a beautiful shadow shot!

Ralph said...

The boat as a cover to keep the water out of the other boat. A bit odd, but what fun is boating if you spend all your time baling out the excess water. At least the 'ships' can be handled by one person...

Jane ... said...

Piggybacked boats--what a capture! The colors and shadows are so rich. It would be a beautiful piece of wall art, I think! I enjoyed reading about your Christmas celebrations--wish my DH and I could find a quaint cottage like that! Happy new year! Jane in St Louis

32˙North said...

Not something you see every day. I really like it! Sometimes shadows shooting opportunities show up unexpectedly.

LDH said...

So interesting ~ one can only imagine :)

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

Deb said...

What a great shot. Terrific.

(Here from Stoney Moss.)

Sam said...

Closely tied....hehehe! Very pretty sheen on that water with the boats sitting on top like that! ...and you visited Sydney? Hope the weather wasn't too terrible for you - we've had a bit of rain of late!

Hey Harriet said...

Now that's an odd sight! I'd like to see a tower of little boats all stacked up on top of each other now. A fun find! Wouldn't ya know it? Perfectly fine weather now that I have to go back to work...grumble grumble. I have to admit that I did find the rain quite nice. The cooler temps were a big relief :)

Just like Martha said...

Hi there thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog...yes the curtains are appliqued, we found them in a little antique shop, not sure whether or not they are authentic but who cares they are gorgeous....love your boat shadows...have a nice week..enjoy xx

jabblog said...

Most interesting! Perhaps the owners are expecting a happy event - the birth of twin dinghies maybe?

Greyscale Territory said...

I'm sure there is a great story behind this find! Interesting perspective!

Gena D said...

Closely tied - heehe!!! Lovely shot though!
Gena @ thinking aloud
south africa
Blog : http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com/

Carin said...

LOL it must be true love! Great find! Makes me long for better weather after all this snow we are having here! Maybe this real winter we're having is promissing for the SPRING and SUMMER that are coming!

Sweet Repose said...

Boys and their toys, sometimes you can never figure out the logic...but a fun shot regardless...what were they thinking???

Hope you're enjoying your summer heat, you can see what we're dealing with for the next 3 months...YUCK!!!

frayedattheedge said...

I love this photo - not just for shadows/reflections, but just the fun!!

Paz said...

This is a great shadow shot. Love it!

Paz

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Catching both shadows and reflection is amazing.

Thanks for sharing your great shot this w/end.

Happy SS (Monday)

Beverley Baird said...

What a great shadow!
Makes for an interesting shot and story!

luvnharmony.wordpress.com said...

Nice shadow shot!

MyMaracas said...

What a lucky find! It makes for a unique entry.

Patti said...

Interesting angle on these two boats.

I like the colors in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by. ;-)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Great picture! Too funny :)
Enjoy your week ahead!

Maggie B said...

What an intriguing photo, there is definately a story behind this!
Maggie

Paula said...

Curious and curiouser...it makes for a fascinating photo composition and I love the colors.

edward and lilly said...

I love this photo, maybe the boats are taking time out for a hug!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Great shot!