Sea-Fever blog


FotoFriday: Holy Crab! by Peter A. Mello
February 4, 2011, 10:44 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, photography | Tags: , , ,

Today’s Flickr blog features a collection of photos of crabs and a link to a cool Crab World Map!

This bad boy is from Spain. Check it out!

Cangrejo moro (Explore #4) by Big Max Power (BMP)'s via Flickr



FotoFriday: Jenny Holzer’s “Wave T” by Peter A. Mello
August 21, 2009, 10:00 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, maritime art | Tags: , , , , ,

Jenny Holzer "Wave T" NY Times Style Magazine - Women's Fashion Fall 2009

Last Sunday the NY Times celebrated the 5th Anniversary Issue of it’s Style Magazine with the above image on the cover. Look closely and you’ll see the sea.

The cover was created by one of the art world’s most successful contemporary artists, Jenny Holzer. In reality the image was an art mashup with Holzer finding Cobalt123’s original image on Flickr. Here’s the story.

Holzer is an American conceptual art whose medium is language, or more precisely words. She uses words in all kinds of locations and ways including recently projecting them onto water like the below image from her interesting Projections website.

Jenny Holzer: Site: Tuxedo Princess, Gateshead, United Kingdom; October 27, 2000; Text: Lustmord - 1993-1995; Projection: Charles Paserelli; Photo: Attilio Maranzano

Here’s a video from Holzer’s recent show, Protect Protect, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iHvW3JRQpY]
YouTube – Whitney Focus presents Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT



FotoFriday: Flickr Waterhousing Photography Group by Peter A. Mello
July 17, 2009, 8:11 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, photography | Tags: , ,

"bailey-bs-tube-2" by Anthony Bevilacqua on Flickr.com

Sorry for the lack of posts but we’ve been away for our summer holiday in England.

Here’s a FotoFriday that should whet your appetite for some summer fun in the surf. The Flickr blog had a post today about the Waterhousing Photography Group. The above photo by Anthony Bevilaqua is just one of many, many amazing shots taken by photographer in or under the water. Check it out!

Technorati tags: , ,


FotoFriday: gCaptain’s Megablock Move Time-Lapse by Peter A. Mello
April 24, 2009, 9:51 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, maritime, photography | Tags: , ,

My podcasting partner, Captain John Konrad, Admiral of the gCaptain maritime empire is currently in Korea building a big ship. Here’s a cool time lapse photograph he took.

He has lots of other cool shots in this Shipyard Korea set on his Flickr page including some in HDR. Who would have known he’s such an artiste?

Anyway, he’s probably pretty lonely over there away from family and friends, so go over to his Flickr page and leave him a comment telling him how much you like his photos and how much you miss him. ;-)

Technorati tags: , ,

Share this post :



FotoFriday: Show n’ Tell at Mass Maritime by Peter A. Mello

This week we calling it Flickr Friend FotoFriday. WTF!

Here’s a shot by fellow maritime blogger and Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadet Christiaan Conover.

Chatham Boat House by Christiaan Conover

On Tuesday we posted about this historic USCG Boat House being temporarily relocated. (Historic Coast Guard Boat House Gets A Lift) Christiaan saw the post via Twitter and snapped this pic from his room at Mass Maritime at the tug and barge and boat house enter the Cape Cod Canal. Nothing like learning from experience!

Christiaan has a great blog and you can follow him on Twitter too!



Sea-Serpent in Nantucket!!! by Peter A. Mello

 Post Card of the Sea Serpent - NHA

Back in 1937 a sea-serpent landed on this quiet New England island and the Nantucket Historical Association has the pictures to prove it. The NHA recently joined Flickr Commons so it you want the rest of the story, make sure that you head over there.

Share this post :



FotoFriday: Rare Australian Ferry Duck Giving Berth! by Peter A. Mello
March 13, 2009, 9:10 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, photography | Tags: , ,

Australia Day Duck Ferry by Bryan Heywood from Australian Maritime Museum on Flickr

Bryan Heywood captured this photo of the rare Australian Ferry Duck. If you look closely, you’ll see the even rarer occurrence of the “berthing” process, which is confirmed by the expression of relief on the duck’s face, being caught on film .

The Australian National Maritime Museum is one of the few maritime museums that has a great blog and an active Flickr account.

Share this post :




%d bloggers like this: