fishing boat heading out at sunset

Hard to imagine what it must be like out there in the ocean, watching that sunset or braving the elements and occasional rough seas.fishing boat-1149If you look close for the black spots, there’s an escort of birds….fishing boat-1147A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could have only one book, what would it be? I always say, “How to Build a Boat.” 
― Stephen Wright

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32 thoughts on “fishing boat heading out at sunset

  1. That boat is way damn out there, but you brought it close enough that we can see some of the crew hunched over working on the deck…way cool! And I like the little people on the shore of the first one, as well. They look very nice in that beautiful scene. Nice capture, Gunta.

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    • Thanks for pointing out the crew, I hadn’t noticed him there. I can’t imagine heading out there at sunset like that. I bet they get to see lots of stars if they’re not too busy to look. Thanks, Scott!

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      • You’re welcome. 🙂 And I’m with you, can’t imagine heading out there at sunset like that, either. And yes, lots and lots of stars will be in their skies. I was fortunate to visit Lake Powell a couple of times, spent several days on a houseboat there. We’d lie on the roof at night and watch the stars in their gazillions rotating across the sky…and some satellites, as well. It was beyond wonderful, as I know you can imagine….

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  2. I’m not at all a boat guy so I would rather stay on dry land like you and photograph people who do feel compelled to go out on the ocean in some boat.
    Really super color and a great setting!

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  3. Stephen Wright was a wise man. It’s quite scary in a small open boat, especially when the weather turns nasty and the sea gets rough. 😯 Beautiful sunset colours, Gunta, and yes, I zoomed in to see the birds. You were telling the truth. 😀

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    • I used to post the images at a scale so you could zoom in better, but that ate up my allotted space quicker, but there’s definitely the usual swarm of (probably) gulls buzzing around that boat looking for a handout. I’m glad you could make them out. The sunset colors have been phenomenal and eerie lately. I wish I hadn’t heard the report on the news how China’s pollution is drifting toward us. It’s easy to imagine that causing the weird skies. What a wonderful thought!

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      • I’ve thought about this post on and off all day Gunta and especially the quote. I’ve concluded that I’d leave the book on boat building, take a laptop with Photoshop installed and a solar charger for laptop and camera battery and I think I could be very happy cast away.. 🙂

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        • I’m afraid I’d eventually get a bit bored… same scenery to shoot constantly. Then again, the solitude might be delicious for awhile… but only for awhile. The laptop probably wouldn’t be so great at providing meals either. But it’s a lovely fantasy. The sunset colors have been pretty spooky… most of my latest shots I haven’t needed to post-process at all (including this one). It’s all rather spooky, especially after watching a news report about China sending us their pollution across the Pacific. ugh!

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          • That does all sound a bit alarming Gunta. What these companies are doing to our planet in the pursuit of profit beggars belief. Last year in a landmark decision, the EU doing some good for a change and with politicians unusually resisting the incessant lobbying, they banned the use of certain pesticides that it was proved were killing the bees. Bayer, the chemical giant producing these poisons has the audacity to now be suing the EU for taking such ‘unreasonable’ steps to preserve our planet for future generations. You have to wonder just who these CEO’s are who put their egos and their next potential board room appointment for achieving such amazing end of year results ahead of the good of the planet, the good of the rest of us, the good of the company in the long term, the good of the brand, the good of.. ah the list goes on.. 😦

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    • I imagine it’s not so peaceful during some of our ferocious storms. I’ve heard it said that commercial fishing (which is what that boat is) is one of the most dangerous occupations. Seems that and logging are up there in the top rungs for fatalities.

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  4. There is something so romantic about images like this, even your unique one. In Steinbeck’s Travels With Charlie, he said that pulling up to diners or getting the gas tank filled, invariably someone, frequently a child, would get close enough to him to whisper, Take me with you! and this photograph has that question lingering on the shore.

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    • What a neat coincidence. It’s been so long since I’ve read “Travels With Charlie” that I decided it was high time to reread it. It’s sitting there waiting for me to finish up the 750 page tome by Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Bully Pulpit”. If I could reach the folks on that boat, I’d probably be the one whispering in their ear.

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