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Newton’s 3rd law of motion

for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

I admit it, I’m an engineer by day – and should know better about the physics involved here, but I still somehow didn’t see it coming.  my brother-in-law thought it’d be fun to jump off the Sunfish as we were approaching the beach.  seemed like a reasonable and fun idea to me – until the boat rocked backwards and dumped me off into the water as well!

old sailors never die

old sailors

photo by Scott O’Donnell Photography (2009)

h/t: @PetraObbes

drifting in a Minifish

I was skimming through some of my GoPro videos from our vacation last summer at Camp Arcadia on Lake Michigan, and I took a quick screenshot of T2 drifting along in the Minifish on a very calm day out on Lake Michigan.

t2 drift minifish

it was an awesome day – sailing with my boys, but with them sailing solo in the Minifish while I was alone or with one of them in the Sunfish.  after a bit, the boys switched places, and Noah got his turn drifting along in the Minifish.

noah minifish

not the greatest amount of wind, but still a beautiful day to mess about on the Great Lakes.

sailing clowns

I stumbled on these unique paintings a couple days ago.  the artist Sean Landers has created a collection called “Around the World Alone”, where he depicts a solo clown, sailing on the ocean.

clown 01Around the World Alone (Lord of the Seas), 2011
Oil on linen, 78 x 126 inches
clown 02Around the World Alone (Waxing Moon Torpor), 2011
Oil on linen, 32 x 28 inches

for more details and additional paintings – see the full collection at Petzel Gallery.

rule of thirds

from our front yard maple tree a few years ago, a favorite resting spot for squirrels in the spring.

Img0067 (21)Nikon D70, 300mm f/5.6 1/400

my contribution for this week’s photo challenge: rule of thirds


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