Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Special Columbus Day Visit

Lately it seems I've been very busy with just about everything from Morgan's Marching Band (which is a blast) to helping out a friend with her gardening (which is a blast) but I was able to get up early the other morning to head out and capture something special.

On the way to that something special, I made a couple quick stops to see if I could find some things to make the special, extra special.
If you visit my friend Debi from The Giraffe Head Tree you would already know that the Nina and Pinta are on the Tennessee River and are now docked in Guntersville, AL for this Columbus Day.


I knew that the morning would be the best time for me to get down to take some photos, and that is what I did, but since it was early I was not able to get too close due to privacy issues.

The stern of the Pinta.

The bow of the Pinta.



Stern to stern at the dock.
 
It was a glorious morning!

The Nina.
Note the fishermen in the background. I bet these guys have some of the most beautiful mornings on earth!
 Hope you all have a Happy Columbus Day!

15 comments:

Mike Simmons said...

Wow, Eve, all great photos and I really like the size of them on your blog! The special stops that you made for the opening images are really great and the Nina and Pinta shots are perfect with the lighting. Thank you and Happy Columbus Day to you!

A New England Life said...

Oh man Eve, those are some incredible shots! I especially like that first image with the mist on the water. It must have been very surreal for the man in the boat.

Whenever the tall ships come to town here the restrictions are pretty tight too. Like you, I took photos of the masts and bows because it was all I could see. Still beautiful.

Denise said...

Are you going back to tour the ships? I really wanted to see them when they were at Ditto but didnt have the time.

Roy said...

These are such beautiful images Evie.

The Early Birder said...

Whow Eve ... gorgeous images in the early morning light. FAB.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Now those are some sweet photos cousin Eve. Did you go back for a tour? Might you do a post about Morgan and the school marching band? I sure hope so!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I adore and love your photos SO much more than mine because - and I CAN say this 'cause I LIVE here - Guntersville is much, much, much prettier than Ditto Landing in Huntsville. There! I said it! Oh, Evie, these are divine!!!!!! Everything about your photos are amazing!!! Yum and Yum!

Gary France said...

Never mind the boat pictures being special, I was stunned by the first three which are extra special indeed. Fantastic Eve, just fantastic,.

Rural Rambler said...

Good Morning Evis! These are some stunning photos! Just one day Evis, one whole day I would like to spend with you and soak up just even a teeny bit of your picture takin' knowledge. Bet that was a wonderful early morning for you. You and your camera and that beautiful scenery. I love them all, I couldn't begin to choose one :) Docked in Guntersville. Cool. Oh and I am with Julie, it would be fun to see Morgan and some shots of the marching band!

Kerry Hawkins said...

Just beautiful

Jenny said...

The first and third ones 'do it' for me Evie. Stunning! I'm glad you didn't get 'keel hauled' for taking piccys that morning! (-:

bluekat said...

These are awesome Eve!
Wonderful subject, and great light!
Happy Columbus Day to you!

HANNIBAL said...

Too cool! Love the early dawn hour here also! Well done!

Mary said...

I love the misty look of the second shot! How neat to see these boats! Good luck to Morgan! I loved being in a marching band and I love to watch them perform. Such fun and talent involved. What instrument does she play?

Eve said...

Thank you all for your nice comments! No I didn't go back to tour...sadly. I've been super busy of late!
Mary, Morgan plays the clarinet. It's really a treat to watch them play and enjoy themselves so much!