You touched a touchy feeling within me John. My desire next to my job at television is to draw, paint, but also to go to larger and smaller harbours/ports to take images of harbour life. The Habour work activities, the ships, the cranes, the water, the containers, container ships, and the rusty metal I talked about, and thus old ropes, screws and nuts, propellors, abandoned harbour dockyards and harbours, old walls, old abandoned wood which shaped itself after decades of salt water, wind, sand, oil, sun and other influences that worked on it. I love it. Like Karl said, it's addicitive. It is the first 20 years of my life. Rivers, seas, oceans, lakes, chanals, ponds and the communication between water and land fascinates me. The opposite side of that is my fascination of mountains, deserts, large forest (wood) area's in Europe and the USA, National Parks and etc. For us sea kids national parks, large mountains and deserts were alien things we discovered later in life. If I may speak for Karl in the us sense. He has his own experience. It is a fact that we Dutch and Danish/North-German people are flat landers and people who have to live with water and the challanges, dangers and benefits of these waters. The climate changes have their impacts on our lives. The Dutch have to fortify their coasts, and make their dikes stronger. We will have to manage the rise of the water. Due to climate changes we will expect more rain over here and higher temperatures. This will change our lives and changed our lives already. We have warmer winters. Thanks for all these great images you post over here John.
Post by JustJohn or JJ on May 21, 2016 11:12:21 GMT -7
While at Cape Cod, my wife, sister in law and I visited Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. The harbor, the ships, the images of sea life, the location tugs at the heart. Somewhere in my previous lives I was a Sea Captain with a fleet of ships.
Post by JustJohn or JJ on May 26, 2016 3:33:25 GMT -7
Nubble Explosion - Watching the sunrise can be an incredible experience for the viewer, and often times hard to translate that feeling into a photograph. I will never forget the morning I witnessed this beautiful display of colors slowly spread across the sky at one of my favorite coastal spots, Nubble Lighthouse. It truly feels like a gift to shoot a scene like this and be able to share it with everyone to enjoy.
Very wonderful photos you have brought to share with us, very much appreciated I needs be say...Speaking not just for my self, but for and with Pieter, we are both the product of the North Sea. Our lives begin with salt water, wind, rain, the Wadden, the low tide smell of sea weed, ships, sailing and that of harbour life.
I would to say though, we also have the directness that comes as from the flat lands that shaped us and prepared us for life in the competitive world we know today. For the reason of survival, we are realest and sensitive to changes around us, for the weather that we grew up with, was not always kind.
With this, I think perhaps judging from your previous life as a seaman, I think perhaps what I have described is not secret to you....
Welcome on board our good ship, bring your best shield and sword and let us Viking together... The wind is good, the sea has a light chop, with the hull riding lightly and, the bow points in the direction of forward..