Monday photoblogging: Boat at Solva

by Chris Bertram on July 20, 2015

I couldn’t get to a computer yesterday and photoblogging from a mobile device proved beyond my powers, so Sunday photoblogging has changed to Monday for this week.

Boat, Solva



Alan White 07.20.15 at 3:45 pm

Great composition of colors and shapes. But one question–I can’t figure out what the thing with the hole is.


Donald A. Coffin 07.20.15 at 4:37 pm

That is gorgeous.


Bloix 07.20.15 at 6:55 pm

Weathered wood is an unfailing subject. Barns, boats, porches, fences. There’s something painterly about the striated and mottled surfaces. This is a very nice example.


NickM 07.21.15 at 12:18 pm

The blue of the upper panel (of the boat-seat?) is so blue. Despite-or-because-of having almost disappeared.

The lower panel is very late-Turner.


Alan White 07.22.15 at 2:14 am

Ok, to quote a line from Dirty Harry, “Hey, I gots to know”.

If that is a hinged boat seat, is the function of the hole to place a stopper so it will not fold down in high surf?

Hey my campus is literally on the shore of Lake Michigan and I should know this–but I don’t. My living room is littered with beach artifacts from 19th century shipwrecks–a barrel cant, oarlocks, many dunnage sticks–see?–I’m not a nautical idiot–but I don’t recognize that fixture.

I gots to know. (Awaiting the .44 pointed at me, not knowing whether it’s loaded. . .)


steven johnson 07.22.15 at 6:08 pm

The mystery “object” is a portion of gunwale with its drain hole?

Can a person who understands art explain why the yellowish streak of bared wood seems to be essential to the effect of the whole picture?


PJW 07.24.15 at 2:29 am

Recalls an artist’s palette.

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