Tampa’s own 165′ steel replica of a buccanner’s ship, the Jose Gaspar berthed on historical Bayshore Boulevard.
The Jose Garpar’s conquest legend. The ship was commissioned in 1954. It appears that the 1986 bounty must have involved more than taking the mayor hostage and keeping the key to the city.
A couple more photos from last weekend in St. Pete. This is the schooner rigged Grand Nellie. I normally leave the camera on the 80 ASA setting but shot this one, by accident, with it still on 400 and with the sun still fairly high. The original color image is a little overexposed, a little grainy…an ok photo at best. However, converted to b&w the grain makes it look more like a vintage Tri-X film shot (as much as a digital image can look like Tri-X).
Schooners are pretty rare, but there was another one out on the bay that day.
More photos from the St. Pete waterfront this past weekend.
East, towards the harbor entrance.
The Museum of Fine Arts and the historical Vinoy Renaissance Hotel.
These two photos are good examples of why you keep shooting. They are good, I think, but compositionally not as interesting as the top photo.
Sepia tones inspired by this photo from: http://www.cliffhouseproject.com/environs/sealrocks/sealrocks.htm
Photographed from the Cliff House overlook:
Here is the original color image
and post-processed in black and white.
I think I like the sepia toned image the best. What little editing I do, I do with Windows Live Photo Gallery. I eventually plan to get photoshop so I can edit Canon raw images, but haven’t spent the money yet.
here in the middle of life’s journey
long since having departed the safe harbor
of youth and youthful decisions
sailing deep into uncharted seas
i find myself willingly moored
in the warm waters
of a forbidden isle
i should weigh anchor
and run with the wind
fleeing these sandy shores
but i don’t
i am hopelessly lost
in your gentle terrain
in the soft breeze of your breath
and in the deep emerald waters
of your eyes