12/4/15

Lost AT SEA


The prompt for Sepia Saturday this week had me immediately thinking of this snapshot: Robinson Crusoe, lost at sea, saltwater no matter where you look.

If you've ever been to sea on something other than the behemoths that cruise today you'll know that feeling of watching the sea, watching the sky, watching the sea, watching the sky…. You'll also recognize the stance the fellow has taken. Just looking at this has me reaching for the saltine crackers.


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18 comments:

  1. My sister sailed feom Australia to the States and back on a very small boat, but I'm not nearly so adventurous. Looks like your new book has some great images!

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    1. Oh, it's an adventure worth taking, as long as the boat is actually a ship. Too small and I wouldn't go near it.

      The book was fun to do, fun to collect, and I don't believe there is anything out there like it. It is full of interesting and fun images.

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  2. The wind is really howling. It looks warm (ish) though.

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    1. The sun does make it seem warm and it could be. No information is given as to where it was located.

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  3. The Book on Dolls looks really interesting - when will it be available?

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    1. Ah yes, there's the rub. My latest phone call to tech support is that they are working on the "sell button." They are putting things up in pieces which really doesn't help me at all. But it could go live anytime…today…tomorrow….

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    2. I bought the Doll and Childhood books yesterday. They shall make wonderful Christmas presents for my Mom and Sister-in-law.

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    3. Thank you! I really appreciate it and look forward to what they have to say. I hope they enjoy them.

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  4. A most un-level photo that really does make one feel the deck heaving, the sea spray flying, and the stomach turning.

    In my neighborhood there is a creative garden/yard that my dog and I call "the House of Dead Dolls" as it is festooned with dozens of dismembered or headless dolls. Creepy but fun, it's the opposite of garden gnomes and pink flamingos.

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    1. Sort of Halloween all year long. Sounds like fun. Garden gnomes can be so boring. But I do wish I owned a pink flamingo. I can imagine my feral peacock pecking all around it.

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  5. I am the worst sailor imaginable so I avoid ships (and boats) unless I am on the shore. I must check out your books.

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    1. You have to think of them as an adventure; an adventure with possible vomiting.

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  6. I feel dizzy! I’m not the best of sailors so the photographer has my sympathy.

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    1. It's amazing how a photo of a crooked horizon can make our brains react.

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  7. I learned a long time ago not to look down & try to do something in detail while aboard a rocking ship! Not a good thing to do!!!

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    1. Saltines. I swear by saltines and dramamine. The wobblies usually pass after the first day, once you get your sea legs. It's best to just hit the bunk and enjoy the downtime.

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  8. A life on the ocean wave is something that I definitely leave to other people.I see what youi mean about his stance.

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    1. Yes, he'd found his sea legs. Hugely important when walking the wet decks in a storm. Been there, done that.

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