I just returned yesterday from a tall ship cruise on which I was "guest
crew", meaning I paid for the privilege. We sailed from Clayton, NY to
Montreal, PQ over a three day period. The photo is the very last one I took
before turning in for the night on Wednesday. It is six tall ships at
the dock in Montreal Harbor under lights at 9:40pm. I had to take
several and cross my fingers since I didn't have a tripod for making the
1 second long exposure. A tripod wouldn't have helped all that much
anyway since I was standing on a floating dock that moved with the waves
and each time people walked by me. I braced my Canon G11 against a post
that was attached to the dock and shot several at points in time where
the dock seemed to be moving minimally. The others were blurred. This
one worked. I may be posting a few more here as I process them and I will post a bunch to my Flickr account over the next few days.
I will be selling prints of this. An archival print on fine art paper matted to 11x14 is $50 including postage within the US. Contact me using my Gmail account (jim.bullard) for larger sizes.
If I'm to be pigeon-holed as anything I'd have to say "I'm a photographer". I didn't make my living that way (retired from a civil service job in the Dept. of Labor) but photography is the thing I have done the longest (56 years and counting) and most passionately. My degree is in fine art ceramics and I continue to have an interest in art and crafts. On a political scale I'm in the same neighborhood with Mahatma Gandhi according to politicalcompass.org but mostly politics annoy me. It seems to be about pushing your views on others. I wish we could find a way to live without politics. I am a student of religion but not a church-goer. I like being out in nature either hiking or in my canoe.
About the photos: They are all copyrighted. If you click them (most of them anyway) you will open a window with a larger version. If you want to capture it and use it on your computer desktop, that's okay but any other use, posting to other websites, etc. without express permission from me is prohibited. If you wish to share them with others, please give them the URL so that they can look at them here.