From Whence it Came

By: Gustav Hoiland

Aug 04 2010

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Category: ocean travel

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Focal Length:95mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

The View From Yesterday's Post

Following up on yesterday’s entry showing the staircase to the bridge, I figured I may as well show you what view looks like. This is looking out behind the ship. Looking left or right will be entirely open ocean, while looking forward will just have about seventeen rows of containers thrusting towards the meeting of sky and sea instead of the one row visible here. So this is what it looks like for the duration of the ~twelve day crossing of the Pacific.

‘Far as I’m concerned, this image is entirely about calmness. It’s all about these sturdy horizontal lines, these stripes of color with minute texture, that say hey. just relax. no rush here. none at all.

Of course it’s saved from pure minimalism by the variations in tone throughout, within each distinct band and the contrast between them. Notice the deeper blue of the water right beneath the horizon (shadows from clouds). The different colors of the dark containers. And on and on.

No homework. No internet. No appointments. Weeks of pure open time that felt just like this image.

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