John & Anne Wiley

2014/10/05

Water Colors

I’m fascinated by light. Especially the way light changes depending on the angle of view. For example, here’s the same water off East Beach viewed from different angles.

6360 Oil Barge

6360 Oil Barge

The lobster boat at the top is tending to the traps as seals on the large white buoy watch contemplating the catch. When we first moved here someone told us that blue barge is a fish farm, but recent visitors told us it’s for oil spill response and that looks much more likely. But right now I’m noticing the blue color of the water, compared with this same scene a few seconds later looking NW rather than NE.

6366 Lobster Boat

6366 Lobster Boat

The lobster boat has left the buoy at the top and circled back toward the oil barge off to the left, perhaps headed for another trap or back to the harbor. The same area of water now appears green because we’re looking at a different angle in relation to the sun. Nearby a “live aboard” sailboat in the (risky in stormy weather) anchorage bobs in a different shade as we look SE.

6376 Home Afloat

6376 Home Afloat

Years ago I lived briefly on an old wooden 33′ fishing boat, and all those romantic memories come flooding back when I glance at a scene like this. We even considered a floating home moving here where housing is so expensive, but managed to find something we can afford on land. It’s still fun to stroll Stearn’s Wharf, and huddle under the umbrellas at Moby’s watching boats, fishing, birds, and the occasional seal or dolphin.

6359 Huddled Red

6359 Huddled Red

Water colors can be pleasing to the eye up here, just as the sounds soothe the soul down there.

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