Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tom's boats, bubbles and one good tern.

As I mentioned, Tom likes to take pictures of boats. Here are a few of the ones I like best,



...plus this tern, which I would have been pleased to capture,

... and bubbles. He's not having the camera again until September.

8 comments:

annie said...

I don't know if it's specifically because you mention that Tom took the pictures, or if I would've felt it anyway, but there is something very direct and masculine about them. No-nonsense in a very interesting way. Like poetry made out of science. Or science made out of poetry. I'm not sure which.

Have a great summer! :D

zhoen said...

Love the photos, kudos to Tom.

herhimnbryn said...

Ace Tom. That 2nd one is very Swallows and Amazons.

marja-leena said...

Great shots, Tom! A bit of photo rivalry here, rather like I have with my husband. And yes, we take different kinds of photos with the same camera. His tend to be the longer and slower view, whereas I like to go quickly, closer and look at textures. I'm desiring a macro lens now.

catalyst said...

My! One family, two good photographers. I guess one good tern deserves another! (groan)

Tall Girl said...

Yes, I love the shambolic old camper van in the background of the red sail picture. And the windmill and bubbles. But so distinctively not yours. Two different 'eyes'.

Lucy said...

Tom thanks you all for your kind words, and not a 'Pah, not as good as Lucy's!' among them. His head is now so swollen he won't be able to get the camera strap over it.
Annie - I guess they are mostly 'boy's' photos, except perhaps the bubbles.
H - yes that was a S & A type of boat, adorable, only minus the flag with a motif cut out of Nancy's old knickerbockers! (Our American readers will be completely lost by now).
ML - Yes I think that quite describes the different approaches. the macro lense is a temptation, but as with other ways I'm sure would improve my photographs, I'd have to get to grips with technical aspects I'm a bit dull and unwilling about...
Cat - tern puns are a favourite of mine; the best was after a TV showing of Hitchcock's 'The Birds', when the late night continuity announcer said 'Well, after that, one can only hope that no tern was left unstoned!'
TG - yes, I liked that campervan, and at such an odd level in the picture - dumb luck I reckon! I think perhaps I could have taken the bubbles, but otherwise, no, I don't think I'd have chosen those subjects, or in that way. It's quite reassuring, because I sometimes wonder if pictures are mostly as good as the camera you've got, anyone could take them; that may be so to a point, but different people's will have their own flavour and character, evidently.

meggie said...

I love the bubbles! They are all great, but the bubbles just look such fun with the windmill.