Sunday Stills: Watershots

I have two entries for this week’s Sunday Stills challenge:

The long, low surf of the ocean's water turned into molten gold at sunrise. (Durban, South Africa)

The long, low surf of the ocean’s water turned into molten gold at sunrise. (Durban, South Africa)

In this watershot, we see water in three states: liquid (the ocean), frozen (the iceberg) and vapour (the clouds). (Taken from a plane at 30,000+ feet between Sydney and Johannesburg.)

In this watershot, we see water in three states: liquid (the ocean), frozen (the iceberg) and vapour (the clouds). (Taken from a plane at 30,000+ feet between Sydney and Johannesburg.)

Back to the sea

I’ve taken my inspiration for this Sunday Stills challenge (Backs of Things) from the sea. Come to think of it, it’s remarkable that I’ve been doing this blog for five weeks and not yet inflicted any tall ship sailing photos on the unsuspecting denizens of WordPress!

The back of the sails on the foremast, and the back of a bosun’s mate. (Tenacious, the Atlantic Ocean, 2006)

The back of the sails on the foremast, and the back of a bosun’s mate. (Tenacious, the Atlantic Ocean, 2006)

The back of the masts, the back of the yards, and the backs of the crew harbour stowing the main course. (Lord Nelson, the Indian Ocean, 2013)

The back of the masts, the back of the yards, and the backs of the crew who are harbour-stowing the main course. (Lord Nelson, the Indian Ocean, 2013)

About these ships:UK-based Jubilee Sailing Trust owns and operates SV Tenacious and STS Lord Nelson. They are the world’s only tall ships designed to be sailed by a crew of mixed physical ability. If you live in Australia, New Zealand or Halifax (Canada), you can catch Lord Nelson on her epic round-the-world voyage.
Click here for dates and locations.

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Sunday Stills: Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue, I muttered. Blue sky, blue sea … no, something new, I thought. But what else is blue??? Yes, dear reader, I admit it, I sought inspiration in the demon drink. And when I opened the cupboard, I saw the purest, cleanest Shade of Blue.

Untouched, unedited, unPhotoshopped: lense against the bottle, and snap. Absolutely.

Untouched, unedited, unPhotoshopped:
lens against the bottle, and snap.
Absolutely.

Well, that takes care of that, I thought! But I was heading out, and it was cold,
so I reached for my scarf — and noticed those gorgeous swirling Shades of Blue.

Silk scarf from Jaipur

Silk scarf from Jaipur