The reality of a pirate’s life doesn’t interfere with our more romanticized view.We see a chance to sail the seas in search of treasure and adventure. Standing in ninety degree heat in Boston Harbor, waiting to cruise and visit the tall ships , I was uncomfortable and out of suitable subjects to shoot. Along sailed this ship and I could imagine standing on the deck, a parrot named Rousseau on my shoulder and a brass spyglass in hand. Emeralds and gold adorned my neck and command of a crew of sailors to do my bidding. Not all adventures must be that bold ,but the ship reminded me that the opportunity for adventures appear unexpectedly and I must be ready to embrace them.
July 14, 2012
July 14th, 2012 at 9:56 am
So cool. I wonder if it is from the same fleet that will be in Halifax NS later in July for the Tall Ships Festival.
July 14th, 2012 at 10:53 am
I think they have traveled the east coast , were in Baltimore and up to Boston. Halifax makes sense and is such a beautiful place. I hope you enjoy if they arrive.
July 14th, 2012 at 11:42 am
I’m actually in Charlotte, NC, formerly from the Maritimes. I wish I were going to be there.
July 16th, 2012 at 3:44 pm
Great shot, and such a good example of seeing the moment and making the best of it!
July 16th, 2012 at 5:06 pm
Thank you! It was so hot that I could have so easily not but I’m really glad I did.
August 6th, 2012 at 11:25 pm
I love the way you’ve framed the ship between the posts. But I must ask — why should the parrot be named Rousseau?
August 8th, 2012 at 5:33 pm
So many pirates were French, and the painter was on the wild side, so Rousseau just popped into my head.If you are a pirate and have a parrot, you can call it whatever you fancy, its one of the perks to being scary 🙂