Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Black and White Wednesday

Permission to come aboard? That's what you ask when boarding any vessel, and that's what we asked boarding this tall ship in Traverse City last week. A 2-hour cruise in the bay on Lake Michigan, I did think about the "tour" of the fatefull crew and passengers who landed on Gilligans Island.
Black and white photography seems perfect for sailing ships...reminiscent of days gone by. So, "welcome aboard," and I hope you enjoy the ride.


10 comments:

kendalee said...

Beautiful! You're right, sailing boats and ships do seem to lend themselves to black and white beautifully. I love these!

PS thanks for the macro, micro, close-up info - interesting :)

Claire said...

loving the angles in these.

Teresa said...

What a nice day this must have been. Beautiful B&W photos. I'll have to try some too.

Kamana said...

i especially love the second picture!

Christine said...

I love these photos in black and white!

Char said...

you're right - sailing does scream for BW processing with the high contrasts and sharp lines. beautiful shots.

Jen said...

oh, I felt like I was there!

Sandy K. said...

Thank you - a beautiful get-away, and a beautiful sail. Though not enough wind to get us really going, and the sails just didn't have much to say to the camera. But it was lovely. Try it some time!

georgia b. said...

incredible shots! i especially love the second to the last photo. i need to post the rest of my sailing shot from my florida trip.

Sandy K. said...

We've been pining over your shots, Georgia. Our own sailing craft needs work and we don't see a sail in our immediate future. I guess we'll live vicariously through the voyages of others for now.