Rowboat – Glen Haven, M.I.

Who knew? I’m on a boat! Or… I took a photo of one, anyway.

Al Czervik (whose giant anchor has crushed Judge Smails’ boat): “Hey! You scratched my anchor!”

– Rodney Dangerfield – Caddyshack

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally re-touched in Photoshop)


88 thoughts on “Rowboat – Glen Haven, M.I.

    • I really like the square… I’m not entirely sure why (maybe because it still seems a bit ‘unexpected’ to me in a lot of ways – if that’s the right word). I’ve noticed I tend to crop a lot of photos shot on my DSLR to square, too… and the majority of my paintings / mixed media stuff seems to be square as well.
      Thank you very much, S.E! I’m very happy to hear you liked this one!

    • I see… I am a bad sailor, too! Or a bad rider, anyway (since I have no idea how to actually control a boat of any sort)! And I don’t know how to swim… which probably wouldn’t help me out, either!

  1. Great shot, Sig, Love the old weathered look. The photo is so clear and crisp I feel like I could just climb aboard.
    Have a great week, Sig! πŸ™‚ xo

    • Thank you very much, Deb! I tried to climb aboard. You can imagine the looks I was getting. πŸ˜‰
      Okay, so I didn’t try that… but I WOULD have gotten some pretty interesting looks, I’m sure.

  2. Ah, the old man and the sea; We knew that man, that boy, that town’s people, that hot sun, and the exhaustion– perhaps of the great fish, too. I needed to see a faithful boat today,–simple and man-powered. Whereas I wasn’t the only one who wanted to crawl aboard, I’m hoping it means you captured exactly what you wanted to!

    • It’s so interesting you mention that! I just re-read The Old Man and the Sea a while ago… (I’m trying to remember now if that was before or after I took this photo)… either way, thank you so very much for your incredibly thoughtful comment! I sincerely appreciate it!

  3. The square aspect is interesting, especially since Facebook adapted it to all pictures shown on a user’s timeline. I love the colors as well–really highlights the faded look.

    • I have to admit, I do like the square!
      It’s funny you should mention that about FB, too… I was just noticing that the other day (when – strangely enough – a few of the more recent things I’ve posted got cropped in a way I wasn’t quite expecting! FB! Why do you mock me?)!

  4. This is really brilliant SIG and the stressed look always adds character in my way of thinking πŸ™‚ Indeed when I used to spray fireplaces and then stress the white before adding he lacquer finish, it always amazed me how the product was transformed into something that appeared much older than it actually was πŸ™‚ Those were the days…

    Have an excellent evening SIG and well done, your talents are infinite…


    • Thanks so much, Andro! I do tend to enjoy playing around with grungy textures, etc… not sure that things always turn out exactly as I intend (as I can tend to get a bit carried away), but I sure have fun with that, anyway!
      And thank you, A.G… yet again! I sincerely hope you are having a wonderful day as well!

    • Thank you very much! I hadn’t originally planned on visiting the museum where I took this photo… so I was very happy to have my phone with me! One of my favorite things about that phone is being able to keep a camera with me at nearly all times!

  5. Oar you took one of rope in a boat. Better soap the deck., swab the deck. Aye aye Captain once I take yer picture. πŸ™‚
    Love the colour and texture.

  6. Oh all of these northern Michigan pieces are making me want to move back there to my little crappy, but lakeside, cottage.
    The colors on this are perfect. Almost like an 1930’s photo barely retouched with color.
    Really enjoyed this Bob.

    Oh, and great quote heh

    • Thank you so very much, Ms. B!
      You know what’s sad… it hasn’t even been a week yet and I had forgotten which quote I had even used on this post (I had to pop open another window to remind myself). Sad… very, very sad. *slaps forehead – that should help*

  7. Great photo. I haven’t been in a row boat since I was a teenager. What I always liked about them is that you don’t have to worry about running out of fuel or wind. I guess energy drainage would be a problem if you needed to travel too far though. An atlantic crossing would knda be somewhat tiring. Love the Caddyshack quote. I don’t remember that bit.

    • Thanks Mr. M!
      To tell you the truth… I’m not sure I’ve ever actually been in a rowboat! Something tells me I’d wind up going in circles somehow. But it would probably be at a very slow rate of travel, at least!
      Hahaha… yeah, one of my favorite lines (and there are quite a few great ones) in that movie… it does go by pretty quickly.

  8. An interesting collection of ropes and oars. Love the quote too πŸ˜‰ Most American comedy films are totally lost on me but Caddyshack is a standout classic fantastic movie πŸ™‚

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