This image is for Week 4 in my online class Beyond Beyond with Kim Klassen. The challenge was to take something from indoors and photograph it outdoors.
This proved to be not too challenging for me since outdoors is not too far from indoors on a sailboat — just a few steps up from the cabin — and we live out there a lot of the time.
Nonetheless, I brought my grandfather’s binoculars (which I brought for good luck) outside, along with an old map of the Bahamas and a set of dividers, and placed them on the cockpit table.
I used a couple of layers of Kim’s “Violet” texture from her new beautiful Downton Abbey set. (Coincidentally, we started watching Season 2 last night as we settled in cosily and listened to the rain start to pelt down on the boat.)
46 thoughts on “Wanderlust…”
Nicely done! I am taking one of Kim’s classes too-Beyond Layers-small world!
Ahhh! I’m jealous! A sailboat! I was drooling over the picture and then I read your post. You’re in heaven. I love all the tools in your image and the texturing fits it so well.
That’s a great photo, timeless.
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Thanks Toad. I feel the same way!
I just love this Sherry! Love the texture and the feel you’ve brought out… I feel like grabbing a tiller and heading out to sea for grand adventure and fortune!!
Love your photo! Love your lifestyly!
Oh I like the way you’ve processed this..sailboat living, lucky you!
Many thanks, Tina!
You’re so sweet Dotti. Thanks!
It is SUCH a great word. And works well here…Thanks, Barb.
I’m glad I did. Thanks, Amy.
Thanks so much, Diane. If there is any way I can help, please just let me know. This stuff should be fun!
Thanks, Mary. Glad you had a good time in Florida!
Oh, I love this! Love the softness, the light. Yup … love it.
Oh, this is absolutely beautiful. What a treasure to have your grandfather’s binoculars. It so honors him that you have them close. I have always loved the word “wanderlust” and it is so perfect with your photo.
exquisite photo – I too love that you brought your grandfather’s binoculars along…
oh my goodness, this turned out so beautiful. I love it. I’m afraid I’m not enjoying Beyond Layers at all. I should have taken it last year when everyone else did instead of doing it all alone — I’m really struggling with the how-to and stuff on my own. I also love that you brought your grandfather’s binoculars along on the boat. This image is true art! Beautiful work Sherry.
It was really a lot of fun to do too. Thanks!
Thanks my sweet.
I kinda love sun flares. Think I’m going through a phase…or maybe it’s because there’s so much sun around now that I’m in Florida 😉
Thanks, Becs. Don’t you love the Downton collection?
Thanks Laurie. Still no sun here. But I do have a few more seasons to catch up on of Downton Abbey…
Thanks, Deanna. I got a chuckle for your outdoors/indoors shot!
I am totally loving this shot. It was beautifully set up and processed.
Like very much how you did this image and the lens flare.. cool idea and I like tons..
sherry this really looks so nice.
Great image. Love the sun flare on the binoculars — it adds so much to the outside, explorer feel of this image.
Fantastic image, love those binoculars and the textures are beautiful.
Oh, you have mentioned some of my favorite things…DOWNTON Abbey…which ends on Sunday night..boo! & Old maps…sigh. Yes the rain has pelted down all morning…but finally sun is peaking out. Great photo
really a sweet image…love the collection!!
What a lovely comment, Indigo! And so appreciated. My grandfather was a self-taught and hugely resourceful man who would have no doubt been fascinated by this boat. He could figure anything out, and loved a challenge. I do think he would have been delighted.
Your outdoors lifestyle might have made this a little easier but all the work you put into the composition shines through. It made me smile to think about what your grandfather might have thought had he known you’d be sailing towards the horizon with his binoculars. I’m sure he’d have been delighted.
Thanks so much. I love those old binocs and that old chart.
It sure does have its nice moments. This morning it’s raining super hard and we don’t want to go out though…;-)
Viv, that happens to be an 1886 map of the Bahamas (we don’t actually use it but it is cool) and it was made with info from the British Admiralty. (I think my Bob would enjoy meeting your Mark!)
Really cool image, Sherry! A perfect complement to your back story.
I love the chart, my husband Mark works at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office which is the home of the Admiralty chart …. Love hearing about your travels….
I just love this image- and your processing of it. I’m just imagining living on a boat- watching Downton Abbey, editing photos, with the water gently rocking you- sounds heavenly!
Wonderful shot! Love the subject and the treatment. Very well done!