Dgrin Mini-Challenge #272 - BOATS

grandmaRgrandmaR Major grinsSouthern Maryland Posts: 1,670Registered Users Major grins
edited August 30, 2018 in The Dgrin Challenges

I like boats. Or actually my husband likes sailboats and sailing, so when we are out in our boat I mostly take photos of other boats. And I do mean BOATS and not ships. One thing that sets a ship apart from a boat is size. According the U.S. Naval Institute, a boat, generally speaking, is small enough to be carried aboard a larger vessel. So we had a mini two years ago which was Ships and Boats and it was mostly ships.

So no ships. No cruise ships or Navy ships or cargo ships. No big sailing ships. Just boats. And I would prefer no PWCs (Personal water craft) or kayaks. Rowboats are OK. I would prefer that the boat be the main thing that you are taking a photo of, not something that just happened to be in a photo of something else - like a sunset with a tiny boat in one corner,

or this one which has a bunch of boats in the foreground, but I was really taking a photo of Vesuvius (1964)

It makes me sad to see photos of wrecks or abandoned things although they make good subjects

I like work boats like this crab pot boat

Shrimp boats in the fog in Oriental NC

And this is our sailboat under sail but the top of the mast is cut off - it is a film photo from 2000.

I went out in the dinghy and Bob sailed around us

I'm looking forward to seeing your photos.

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Comments

  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,038Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 30, 2018

    Hmmmm...I'm not sure if anything I have will fit the theme. I have quite a few with small fishing boats (the one or two person kind), but usually those boats were foreground of something else I was photographing.

    1. Here is a shot of the Staten Island Ferry on a very cloudy day. This might be a bigger boat than you want though.

    2. This was some type of party boat or tour boat on the Potomac that I thought kind of looked like a pirate boat. It was almost dark, so really hard to get a great shot of it.

    3. This is one of the many sailboats that were out the day we visiting the Statue of Liberty. It was a beautiful day for boats.

    I'll share these just for grins. I wasn't taking either of these photos solely because of the boats, but I liked that the boats were in the foreground.

    Another cool party boat or tour boat. It was too close to us for me to get the entire boat in the frame. Oh well.

    Let me know if this isn't what you are looking for. I don't know what else I might have, though.

    Sherry P.

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,670Registered Users Major grins

    The Staten Island ferry is kind on the edge of too big but I would not say not to submit it. The two sailboats are fine. I do love the party boat which is not all in the frame although I can't tell how big it is - it is such a cool paint job.

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  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,038Registered Users Major grins

    "I do love the party boat which is not all in the frame although I can't tell how big it is - it is such a cool paint job."

    That paint job is what caught my eye! I hated that I wasn't able to catch it all in a frame, but we were moving away from them too quickly. It was about the size of the Island Queen in the picture right above it.

    Sherry

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,267Super Moderators moderator
    edited August 31, 2018

    1 "Let's be friends" (wild animals want the catch of the day on the back of the boat.

    2 Abandoned "Nomad" (Joe Reddington Sr.'s boat. He use to use this boat to cross the Cook inlet to get to Anchorage from his home in Knick. One day he went home and docked his boat, but never went out in it again. That was in the '70's. There it sits, the water level never reaches it anymore.)

    3 Ride at Sunset

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,898Registered Users Major grins

    Here are my entries:

    1) Humbolt Bay Boat Tour - Arcata/Eureka, Ca.

    3) Abandoned - only birds are interested.

    3) Puget Sound Evening Calm

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,670Registered Users Major grins

    Joyce I've seen gulls and pelicans after the Catch of the Day, but never a sea lion. And Jo I love the sailboat which can't possibly be actually sailing as there is obviously no wind.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,014Registered Users Major grins

    Here are my three GrandmaR.

    1) Luffing around the inner harbor, Jamestown, RI (if this is too much of a detail shot for you, I can replace it with another)

    2) Boat traffic on the Grand Canal, Venice

    3) The harbor in Piriac-sur-Mer, France

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,670Registered Users Major grins

    Sara, detail is fine

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Posts: 1,309Registered Users Major grins

    @grandmaR said:

    So no ships. No cruise ships or Navy ships or cargo ships. No big sailing ships. Just boats.

    So I guess this is out...

    :D Actually, in the Air Force, if it didn't have wings and got wet, it was a "boat".

    Here are my three:

    1 - PT on Patrol: A restored WWII-era PT Boat on the Hudson River in upstate New York. I had the chance to shoot it for promotional photos for a joint program my air museum was planning with them.

    2 - After the Storm: Fishing boats out on Long Island Sound after an evening thunderstorm rolled through.

    3 - Cold Spring Harbor Sunset: Boats moored in Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island's North Shore

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,670Registered Users Major grins

    The tugboats shepherding the carrier would be the boats in that photo!!

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,485Registered Users Major grins

    Cool theme & some great shots already!

    1 Sailboats off Navy Pier

    2 Frankenstein's Boat Party (looks like I'm spying again lol!)

    3 Lazy day on the Niangua

    I know you said you didn't want kayaks, wasn't sure about canoes - I can change it out easily. :)

    ~Lillian~
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  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Posts: 195Registered Users Major grins

    1) Scooting around Maine

    2) Captain Jack off Cumberland Island, Georgia

    3) Low tide in Husum, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,670Registered Users Major grins

    Lillian, I love canoes. And Kurt those are just the kinds of photos I had in mind.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Posts: 1,309Registered Users Major grins

    @BMW Kurt said:
    3) Low tide in Husum, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

    Wow! When they say "low tide" they really mean it!

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,670Registered Users Major grins

    There are some areas with 8 foot tides (or more) and so it is fairly common for boats to be aground at low tide. It's more of a problem for sailboats with a keel although in some places they have a careenage which is where they put the boat up where the tide will go out so that they can clean the bottom.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumPosts: 2,712Registered Users Major grins

    Living along a river (Schelde) and not far from Antwerp, I have a lot of pictures of boats and ships.

    1. High and dry

    1. Triplets

    1. Low tide

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,112Registered Users Major grins

    Nice theme, with many nice entries so far. This will be difficult to judge again (which is a good thing :) )

    Here's my three entries:

    1: Along the Maas in Bokhoven

    2: Slow decay

    3: Five in a row on tow

    And here's an additional one, not an entry but fun to show boats can be used for more then just going out on the water ;)

    Pieter, aka pegelli
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,670Registered Users Major grins

    you are right going to be difficult to judge
    When I see a bunch of sailboats (or any boats) under tow by a single towing boat I always wonder how they stop. Boats don't have brakes

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Posts: 1,309Registered Users Major grins

    @pegelli said:

    3: Five in a row on tow

    Is that a submarine poking out of the water in the upper right part of the photo?

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,670Registered Users Major grins

    I'm not Peter but I think that is just a buoy. When a sub is surfacing or underway submerged they make a BIG disturbance in the water.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • mongoose330mongoose330 South AfricaPosts: 144Registered Users Major grins

    Saldanha harbour , South Africa

    Everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of Fear

  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,617Registered Users Major grins

    I've no idea whether pics of model boats are allowed, but that's what I would've entered - then I remembered you guys had been subjected to such in a recent mini set by me ... so I'll not use them again :)

    pp

  • mongoose330mongoose330 South AfricaPosts: 144Registered Users Major grins

    Saldanha Bay , South Africa

    Everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of Fear

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 108Registered Users Many Grins

    What a lovely surprise to return and find such a great challenge underway! Thanks @grandmaR . I love the images posted already. Small boats are a favorite theme (but no Kayaks?! :( ) Below are my three contributions plus one extra

    Done fishing - Rose Spit Haida Gwaii

    Rush - Rio Napo, Ecuador

    Wreck, Finn Slough, Richmond, BC (Perhaps I have a thing for wrecked boats?)

    A extra contribution, this one from the Galapagos Islands, which I titled "Barrett's Privateers" And I linked the title to the great song by Stan Rogers, if you are interested.

  • mongoose330mongoose330 South AfricaPosts: 144Registered Users Major grins

    Sa

    Saldanha Bay

    Everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of Fear

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,670Registered Users Major grins

    last day

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,675Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 19, 2018

    GrandmaR, I have enjoyed visiting this mini from time to time. Lots of lovely images! I managed to find two photos to contribute. Thanks for a fun mini!

    1) Passing on the Left

    2) Seen in India near Fort Cochin

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,670Registered Users Major grins

    OK the mini is closed - I forgot I said the 16th and let it run until the 19th. But I will pick later today

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
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