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sailing

Oct 102015
 

Alone on the boat.  I can only imagine the freedom and power coming from being alone on the boat, just me and the elements.  Though the sailor here is quite close to the civilized shore, still he gets to work with the wind and water and the numerous feelings that come with mastering the craft.  In San Francisco Bay it’s easy to find many boats in close proximity.  Here, he’s not only alone on the boat, he’s alone on his slice of the bay.

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Jul 112015
 

I was innocently strolling along Savannah’s waterfront early one morning when I spotted a large 3-masted sailing ship.  Beautiful boat, if a boat is what it’s called.  Seemed built in the “old” style, the way ships used to be made, when sailing was the way people and nations navigated large distances.  It was obviously a newer version of the old, but grand in style in every way.  Anyway, the closer I got, the more I realized much of the crew hanging out on the rigging of one of the large masts.  Odd maybe, but quite interesting.  A Danish teaching vessel filled with it’s young crew.

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Jun 192015
 

It’s summer.  The kids are out of school.  Time for sailing lessons.  Every year at this time these little sail boats cluster in the bay across from San Francisco with their eager learners and go through the gyrations of learning how to navigate a boat with the wind.  They’re fun to watch.  Sometimes funny.  What’s nice is that they’re out in the sunshine and elements, moving their bodies, creating a connection the natural world, learning the idiosyncrasies of the wind and how move with it rather than fight it.  Aikido on the water.  Ballet with a boat.  I watch from my office.

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Nov 182013
 

Dramatic weather is my favorite subject to photograph.  Whether just part of the larger scene or as the featured subject all together, I love weather.  Sail boats with their sails down on calm seas?  Probably not much there.  But with stormy clouds and a bit of color, now there’s something.  This is on Bellingham Bay in NW Washington state.

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Oct 052012
 

It’s America’s Cup racing time again this week on San Francisco Bay.  It’s a perfect venue for watching these unique sailing vessels skim over the water.  And skim they do.  It’s sure not your grandpa’s kind of sailing.  Sometimes it hardly seems like they’re racing but in actuality they’re moving quite fast.  It really is fun to watch with perfect views out to the boats, bay and iconic SF icons.

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Aug 252012
 

They’re off!  I thought it might be interesting to go over the bridge and catch some of the first time trials racing on the America’s Cup agenda.  I’m not really a sailor but I can enjoy an event for what it is and it’s the first time that this event has been close to where I live.  It was awesome and totally unexpected.  It was a cool, typically foggy day on San Francisco Bay, with the wind just fresh enough to make those boats fly over the water.  And fly they did!  With the Oracle boat, the one in the middle, winning, of course.

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