Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Jackson Pollack eat your heart out!


Each Boxing Day, a fleet of handicaped yachts leaves Rushcutters Bay in Sydney Harbour, and heads down to Hobart in the island state of Tasmania.


These shots were taken early in the morning as the crews jostled around making last minute preparations. The general public is welcome to wander in amongst the yachts all moored at the Royal Cruising Yacht Club marina, about ten minutes walk from where I live.


This post is my contribution to the Watery Wednesday meme.

27 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Like these reflection Julie. Lovely light.

Rae Walter said...

Fabulous artwork Julie!

brattcat said...

what ribbony reflections. beautiful.

JM said...

The Pollock effects are absolutely wonderful! Well spotted and well shot, Julie!

In answer to your question, I (sadly) believe that's just garbage in the photo I posted yesterday.

Jo said...

I love the reflections, Julie. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the week. Greetings, Jo (Kenya)

J Bar said...

Brilliant effects in the water.

Kay L. Davies said...

Aha, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. One of a long list of things I'd forgotten about until I saw your super photos. Once upon a time, I was almost the entire staff of a very small boating newspaper.
Which reminds me of a big excitement in my life: While visiting Queensland, my young brother and I were passengers on Gretel, the first Australian challenger to win the America's Cup yacht race. AND it was the very first day she was put out to day-charter, so one of the original crew was aboard for the occasion. I got a nice story out of it for my former employer!
Do Australian yacht-racing fans bet on the Sydney-to-Hobart?

chubskulit said...

Beautiful captures!

Watery Post, may you all have a prosperous new year!

diane b said...

That would be fun to walk among the yachts. The water effect is super. I wanna know how????

Carole Meisenhelter said...

great pics; I watched the start, first hour, on tele' Would've been nice to be there getting some photos. Great ripples/reflections in the water!

Julie said...

Nothing special, Diane. Just that there is a bit of a breeze and the early sun (it was 930am) caused the shadows of the masts to ripple. Gave the effect of an oil slick ... bu diasppear - or changed - when the wind died down. All one had to do was notice it ...

Julie said...

Hello, Carol. Nice to be in touch with you. I shall try to bookmark your blog after dinner.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I absolutely love the squigglies in the reflections of the water. Cool!

Happy New Year!

Peter said...

but it takes a good eye to look for it! Stuffed up my meme entry, tomorrow.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the etching patterns in the water! Like fancy, drifting fine threads!

And I watched the other fleet leave Melbourne as they crossed Port Phillip Bay! Quite a distant sight from our verandah! Like mini white handkerchiefs on blue water!

Julie said...

You're forgiven, Pierre. I shall await the morrow.

hamilton said...

the squiggly reflections are a fun way of looking at the masts. love how the lines turn into circles.
thanks for your visit.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Those reflections are surprisingly squiggly. Water has its own magic for photography.

Gunn said...

very nice!

Sivinden said...

Wonderful patterns/reflections on the water. Great!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore these images Julie, makes me want to get my paints out and throw them about a bit!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots!
Love the reflections.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful captures of the shifting watery reflections!

diane b said...

Aha ! Thanks Julie. How dumb am I?

jeannette said...

I rather have these reflections than the Jackson Pollock ones'!

Joe said...

Tremendous reflections Julie. The top one would make a wonderful subject for a painting.

Nathalie said...

I adore that top photo !