Monday, February 10, 2014

Sailboats Sculpture

 'Sailboats" by Peter Macon

 I have seen this sculpture next to the harbour in Rochester, New York many times,  but the day I took these photos I was struck by the beautiful sunlight on the sailboats' sails.

Rochester -  on the south side of Lake Ontario - was once an important port for commercial traffic.  Now in summer it's a busy playground for smaller boats.

Same sculpture, the photo taken from across the harbour

Isn't it amazing how different the sculpture looks from the opposite side of the harbour?

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51 comments:

Andy said...

Yes... light makes all the difference. Well done!

Revrunner said...

I think what's even more amazing is that your skies are blue. ;-)

Gill - That British Woman said...

a beautiful, albeit a cold looking day.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Fascinating sculptures !

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It is a graceful sculpture. You really did get the best light in the first pic.

Jacquelineand.... said...

One would hardly believe it is the same sculpture; the play of light, and how you captured it, made all the difference!

Lowell said...

Oh, I like this very much. It's not only physically attractive but the way it's done leaves the viewer with a sense of movement/motion. Nice shots, too!

William Kendall said...

It is a striking and lovely sculpure. You capture it well.

see you there! said...

Like the sculpture from both sides. Your pictures are so clear.

Darla

Buttons said...

I have never been to Rochester but I would love to see that. Hug B

Rose said...

I would never have dreamed they were the same one...but I like it.

LONDONLULU said...

It looks beautiful with that light, you caught it perfectly - striking no matter which image!

Sandra said...

it looks like two different sculptures... i like both but i think I am leaning towards the second one... it is a truly beautiful sculpture.. i love the sails.

Jenny said...

The different coloured sails totally change the look of the sculpture. I like the varied tones that show up in the first photo. It looks like a very old sailing ship.

carol l mckenna said...

Love sculptures and the blue sky is awesome ~ Wonderful photography!

this but, sometimes we need a reminder.

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LindyLou Mac said...

What a contrast.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty creation.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I thought at first glance that they were 2 different sculptures. Love the light on the first one! Great capture.

RedPat said...

I like this one, EG! Amazing how the different lighting changes the piece.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Cool piece. I like it. I could see smaller versions being made and having them in your home.

Judy said...

Such a nice sculpture for this spot.
The light sure makes a difference in the way it looks.

Carver said...

I love the sailboat sculptures. I used to have a sailboat and miss sailing although at this point in my life I'd be too chicken for some of the close sailing calls I had (unexpected major storms etc.).

Linda W. said...

Nice sculpture! You've captured it well.

Gail Dixon said...

Gosh, the difference is amazing! Nice illustration of how to take advantage of light. Love that sculpture.

Mama Zen said...

How pretty!

Stuart said...

You captured it well from all angles.

cieldequimper said...

It is a surprising sculpture that I cannot but like (anything with sails will do for me!)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I would never have guessed that the second picture was the same sculpture. The light makes all the difference.

Halcyon said...

Rochester is a wonderful city. Love this sculpture, the light is very nice!

Photo Cache said...

beautiful sculpture. i like both sides.

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty sculpture! Love the photos. Have a happy week ahead!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It is stunning! :)

Michelle said...

Nice to see those blue skies!

Stephanie said...

Pretty impressive sculptures with the blue sky behind them.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Stunning sculpture.

Saun said...

Nice shots !

Small City Scenes said...

they look like to entirely different things. I love the top shot.

We stayed at the tower for a week or so. It was a volunteer thing. we learned the mountains and how to read the fire wheel but we were not really working but helpers so it was a nice time. MB

Sandy Carlson said...

Very beautiful!

Lady Lilith said...

You were so in the right place at the right time.

Randy said...

I really like this one.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how beautiful!! You were definitely in the right place at the right time!! Wonderful boats and terrific captures as always, EG!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great week!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

it is a beautiful sculpture. the artist has captured the action of the wind and the light very nicely.

George said...

It is surprising how different the sculpture looks from the two directions. Your first photo is absolutely gorgeous.

Cindy said...

The picture does look very different from the other side. I think the light had a deal to do with it. Wonderful shot

ladyfi said...

What a lovely sculpture!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Nothing to add to the above except that I like it too!

llandudnopictures said...

Great looking sculpture, and very appropriate!

Jack said...

It is a completely different sculpture from across the pond . . .

Powell River Books said...

An interesting sculpture. Looks like they are ready to race away. - Margy

Lynette Killam said...

Wow...that's an amazing sculpture and your photos show it to fine advantage! Thanks for sharing...:)

edenhills said...

Lovely. We don't see many nautical themed things in my land-locked state.

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