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Old 01-08-2012, 12:32 PM   #41
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Fire in the sky

Silver Lake, Ocracoke Island NC. Sunset on Pamlico Sound. Doesn't seem to matter where you are, they always look nice. [img]download.spark?ID=1060690&aBID=115492[/img]


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Old 01-08-2012, 12:41 PM   #42
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Silver Lake, Ocracoke Island NC. Sunset on Pamlico Sound. Doesn't seem to matter where you are, they always look nice.*
*Al that channel looks sooooo innocent in that picture. *The perception changes a little when you are trying to sort it out while dodging the dredge and the large ferries.* However on the other hand, it can be a welcomed sight after a rough crossing of Pamlico Sound.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #43
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We've been to O'coke at least once a year the last 5-6 years.*
You're right about the ferries. A trawler was badly damaged in a collision iwth a ferry a couple of years ago.* I'd never try the approach after dark, but it's always a great trip.
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RE: Fire in the sky

Princess Cove, Wallace Island, sunset in July. this photo was published in Pacific Yachting, in the Letters to the editor section, after their 2009 photo contest winner, taken at the same place, similar date, was wrongly labelled. they kindly accepted my correction and gave my photo a full half page, at east twice what they had given the winning photo.

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I always enjoy the results of the annual photo contest.* This year is no exception.* I also have the winning picture, taken July 2nd, 2009 at 9:50 pm, in Princess Bay, Wallace Island.* Trouble is, you have published a similar photo, taken on a different night, at the same place and time, but you have wrongly located it in Gabriola Passage.* My photo is attached.*
I have long considered Princess Bay the most photogenic place in the Gulf Islands.* I took this shot for my office wall, in 1977. It hung there proudly till it faded out and I retook it in 1988.* I eventually replaced that iteration too, but not before seeing the same scene, at sunset, on the cover of Sail Magazine.* This latest I haven't framed up yet, but now I probably will.* Thanks for publishing the winner's version.<br clear="all" />
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RE: Fire in the sky

This is definitely NOT a fire in the sky photo.* It's not even all that dramatic of a photo.

But to date it is my favorite of all the boating pictures I have taken. It has come the closest to capturing what I love about boating this coast--- the maze of islands and channels, the brooding Coast Range overlooking it all, the mystery and the glimmer of an element of danger that keeps you on your toes, the immense solitude, and being in the middle of an environment in which everything around you from the trees to the whales to the birds, bears and slugs is better equipped for survival than you.

I've been to a lot of places on this planet so far, from Norway to China to Malta to Brazil to New Zealand to Prince Edward Island--- 32 countries at last count. And while I've seen some really, really neat places I've not seen anywhere I would rather be than the BC raincoast between East Point light on Saturna and Prince Rupert.
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RE: Fire in the sky

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We've been to O'coke at least once a year the last 5-6 years.*
You're right about the ferries. A trawler was badly damaged in a collision iwth a ferry a couple of years ago.* I'd never try the approach after dark, but it's always a great trip.
*When I read Tom Clancy's book "Hunt for Red October", I discovered a slip up in his usually thoroughly researched information. *He had the big boomer sub go in at Ocracoke Inlet. *I said that they could never get a sub that size in that channel. *In the movie, it was changed to the Maine coast. *Somebody pointed out the error.
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RE: Fire in the sky

There's no fire in this sky but I thought yo'all would like to see this sky photo. Taken in Thorne Bay by Shane VanOrden.

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There's no fire in this sky but I thought yo'all would like to see this sky photo. Taken in Thorne Bay by Shane VanOrden.

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There's no fire in this sky but I thought yo'all would like to see this sky photo. Taken in Thorne Bay by Shane VanOrden.

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Nature's abilities make ours look pretty pathetic in comparison, I think. *Thanks for posting the shot, Eric.
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I didn't take this one, but still impressive.
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