October 17, 2008

sailing-ship sky -- it's Sky Watch Friday !


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photo by Donald Kinney

Whoopie !!!   it's Sky Watch Friday again !!!

I know I might be stretching the rules a bit today --
...is this a photo of the sky, or is this more a photo of ropes ?

I found this wealth of ropes and rigging aboard the Balcutha, an iron hulled shipping vessel docked at Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco.


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23 comments:

Indrani said...

Those are some strong crisscrosses across the sky!

soulbrush said...

your blog is amazing! whew!

bluechameleon said...

Wonderful lines across the sky!

Louis la Vache said...

hehehe
As soon as "Louis" saw this image - and BEFORE he read the text, he knew this was the Balclutha!

Susan G. said...

Love your blog ! Thanks for stopping by !

kml said...

Love the old Tall Ships and their array of rigging!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

I see the sky:) Interesting patterning with the ropes.

Kim said...

It is perfect for skywatch. I love all of the lines, it makes this photo so interesting.

Tootie said...

Nice photo! I think it's scary when I think someone has to crawl up those rope ladders.

Roses and Lilacs said...

It is an interesting photo. A little glimps into the days of tall ships.
Marnie

Tomate Farcie said...

I don't know about the rules but that is one very cool shot!!

Do you like ships? There is a very interesting ship from China right now in San Francisco until the end of October, I think.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/16/BAL213HM1B.DTL&hw=chinese+junk&sn=001&sc=1000

Marvin said...

Great photos, Don. I love the contrast between old and new in the header pic.

photowannabe said...

Love the lines against the blue sky.
Think Sky Watch is what ever you want to do with it.
Great job Don.

chrome3d said...

There is more sky than rope, so it´s not stretching too far. Great texture.

Fish Whisperer said...

Great shot with the riggings. The wter reflections are just superb.
Cheers

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great shot, lots of interesting lines. Oh and good grief, you were right about the face in the leaves of my piccie!

Sara Chapman said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I used to live in Sonoma Co. so your photos are particularly wonderful for me. The sunrise ones, the Angels rollover group photo, the China camp one: some extremely beautiful images. Thank you for posting. I'll be back!

Arija said...

I like your abstract painting. Starting a new trend?

kjpweb said...

Pretty cool! To bad that we don't see these old schooners so much anymore.
Cheers, Klaus

Louise said...

Sometimes a beautiful, clear sky can benefit from something in front on it. Your ropes give a lot of interesting angles!

Lew said...

Sailing ships always ad something to a sky picture! Nice SWF.

Jeannelle said...

Very interesting! Like a SkyWatch barcode! Greetings from Iowa.

spaghettipie said...

Really cool photo. Love seeing the pale blue sky through the ropes. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

 
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