Thursday, September 13, 2007

Whatever floats your boat.

I was out at the Mandeville harbor shooting pix of a sailing regatta (redundant I know) the other day. I was just starting to focus in on the sail boat way off in the distance, coming into to shore. Suddenly this boat comes past my lens. I had to pull the camera down to take a better look. Sure 'nuff, it's an inflatable dingy with a little motor on it. Notice the "captain" -- looks like he is imaging himself on the deck of the Queen Mary. The passengers seem just as content. Notice that only the dog has a life jacket on.

Whatever floats your boat.

Boat pix today on Daily City Photo blogs:

Petit matin - Early in the morning -- Arradon (France)
Paddle boats -- Wichita, KS (US)
A ferry above city level -- Riga (Latvia)
Bay View -- Sarasota, FL (US)


--steve buser

14 comments:

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great shot! The dog sure looks like he is enjoying himself. I always wonder why a lot of adults don't wear life-jackets but they make sure their kids do. Life-jackets today are more comfortable than they were even 20 years ago yet lots of boaters refuse to don this essential gear.

Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photograph. I like the dog in the picture. He might be the only one on board who can swim.

Moi said...

haha..the "capatin's" pose is hilarious!!!!

isabella said...

Ahhhh, a dog's life ;-)
This photo brings back memories of our golden who loved to captain our pontoon and point in the right direction, his ears flopping in the wind...
Thanks for that flashback!

Wanda said...

Oh this is a delightful shot. Love the captain...the bathing beauty, and the dog best of all!!!

Jules said...

Hi Steve
Have been busy getting ready to go on leave (this morning)so haven't been visiting much this week but saw your message on someone's blog so popped in to check it out.

So glad everything is ok with your granddaughter - it must have been horrible. Your life shrinks to a very small place when something like that happens. She looks like a real sweetie and I bet she has her grandaddy wrapped around her little finger.

Keep her close and hold her tight!!!!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi I saw you many times on Moi's blog and I am curious what you post on your blog,

New Orleans and have been in Texas too wow! What an intersting person you are, I love to see more about your surrounding through your camera.

I Like this photograph it looks so sunny!!! We are her in HOLLAND in the autumn and soon the winter will start.

My blog have mostly photograps about Holland "The GOOI" thats an area ( several villages) in the middle of Holland, I also travel a lot and than I publice about my travels inside Europa (France/Spain) -outside Europe Canada Costa Rica etcetera,

So I invite you to visit my blog you are very welcome

JoAnn Photography (Holland) :)

Felicia said...

That is a fun photo! I hope you and your granddaughter are back to normal life after last week's scare.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! Very cute and funny! :-D

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

They look happy and relaxed! :-D

CaBaCuRl said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. It's always great to find someone new has dropped by! I'm a boat person, so I had a fun time looking at the boating pictures on your blog.

Marie said...

Great photograph and great commentary.

They look like people on a yacht. That makes me think of our new president who spent a few days on board the yacht of a billionaire :-)

Sunkyoung said...

Is it still warm enough to sail a boat in New Orleans?

Neva said...

hmmmm..makes one wonder why the dog has on life jacket and they don't...very cute....