Seeing Yesterday (‘s Post)

By: Gustav Hoiland

Dec 07 2010

Category: ocean travel

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Focal Length:18mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

Sunset Overlook

The cold dark grip of December continues as I hideout inside the off-white confines of my castle of weekday solitude. Not entirely unlike the evenings aboard the ship… except of course I have multiple communication lines to the outside world at my fingertips. And there isn’t a slow but definite sway in the ground as the machine relentlessly pushes Eastward.

Two things, to start. The darkness of Man Right (me, of course) stands out against that big’ol white piece of steel while the lightness of the railing breaks of the darkness of the sea. There is a slight extension of figure (via arm) into sealand, while the railing pierces the steel’s border moving towards Man Right.

Now that I think of it this image looks like a poorly done composite, all cobbled together in an attempt to look real. The figure stands against a giant white wall, which gets chopped off at left where a giant’ol classic sunset & ocean scene is inserted. Perhaps the railing is just a prop railing in the studio.

But alas, it’s the 8th floor balcony outside of my cabin at sea, windy as hell (as always) and nearing the shift from sea & sky to black & stars. See yesterday’s post for what I might be looking out at.

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