Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tall Ships!

This week, in Boston's harbor there are several amazing tall ships and other various military vesels docked for people to see. This year's festival coincides with the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, crazy huh? Emily, Kelsey, and I braved the heat on Sunday (mid-90s, but a nice Sea Breeze) and went down to see the ships!
 Tall ships, literally! It was amazing, ships with masts and sails and lots of ropes and lines!
 Little kids were "ooing" and "ahhing" saying "pirate ships!!" Not quite, but close! 
 The 4 ships parked at the south waterfront were from Brazil, Ecuador, Columbia, and Indonesia.
 So many amazing features! I brought my zoom lens, too, which I usually forget about (never again!) and was so glad to have it!
 Each ship had such a unique personality and modern naval conveniences mixed in with old ship charm.
 We even found a band of pirates, including a dead on Jack Sparrow impersonator! A modern, Jack Sparrow, iPhone and smart water!
The ship from Columbia, the Gloria, had a HUGE flag at its stern. Everyone loved when the breeze picked up and sent it flapping around. 
 Proof that I do get out from behind the camera!
 It was packed, but not too much! I did bump into one of my students, who was elated to see me! Then I saw a kid from one of the other first grade classes, he looked freaked to see me out of school!
It was such a fun outing! I took close to 170 pictures, then cut it down to 70 that I want to keep. 44 made it to facebook and 32 made the blog cut!

My amazing 4th of July recap to come early next week!

22 thoughts on the matter:

deb duty said... {Reply}

This looks like so much fun! You always go on the most interesting outings. Glad you were in some pics this time too!

Sian said... {Reply}

omg that guy totally looked like him, was it him??? Great shots!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said... {Reply}

Wow! ~ What an adventure ~ so well photographed ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said... {Reply}

Wow, amazing photos from this old ships. A wonderful atmosphere in your pictures and I like the wrong "Johnny Depp". :-)

Tricia Hays said... {Reply}

They're beautiful & it looks like it was a great day, sky-wise, to shoot, too!

My daughter's name is Kesley... I saw Kelsey on the front of an American Baby magazine & switched the s & l to get Kesley! LoL! =)

Danielle said... {Reply}

There are certain things I miss about living near Boston....like when the tall ships visit. Great photos that brought back good memories.

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

what a sight to see for sure! love Jack Sparrow and the water!

MG Atwood said... {Reply}

Fabulous! I love all those sails. So so pretty.

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

I know what it's like to be in the presence of one tall ship, let alone all of those, how cool! And I'm amazed at how many people can impersonate Jack Sparrow...we saw a great one here at Christmas at Dickens on the Strand. What a great day!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said... {Reply}

What a great thing to see- HOW COOL!

The Artful Diva said... {Reply}

These photos are wonderfully colorful - the skies are brilliant. Great job!

I especially like the second to the last photo - the reflection of the sails in the windows - too cool!

Sherri B. said... {Reply}

Wow, your photos are wonderful!! Those fluffy clouds behind the sails of the ships look gorgeous. And you have such a good eye - I love the colorful close up shots and textures you captured. So lovely - thank you for sharing!

Deb Crecelius said... {Reply}

Looks like a day full of pleasure.
I'm totally loving all the first photos of the masts/rigging/sails.
Very different.
I'm glad you had your zoom lens, too.

HoodPhoto said... {Reply}

Awesome set of photos. The Jack Sparrow impersonator is pretty good!

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shirley said... {Reply}

Wonderful! I love all that Boston has to offer. Despite the heat, you did a great job capturing it all!

el-mundo-en-colores said... {Reply}

love all the photos, bright summery colours!

Pieces of Sunshine said... {Reply}

Great set of photos! The masts, sails and ropes are all quite impressive, taller than I had imagined. Must have been a wonderful outing.

tinajo said... {Reply}

Great to see YOU and fantastic pics, I love the beauty of a ship!

Ellie said... {Reply}

That looks like a really fun day. Some of those boats look amazing. You got lots of lovely pictures :))

Shoshanah said... {Reply}

It looks like such a fun day! There really is just something almost magical about seeing a boat that big with so many sails.

Stasha said... {Reply}

These are so stunning Tamar. And you look fab!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said... {Reply}

What an incredible event, it must have been thrilling to be there! Your photos have really captured the grandeur of these tall ships. Too funny that you ran into some students...must have been a little weird for them seeing the teacher in the summer?

Glad you had such a wonderful day!

Lynn