Getting Ready To Sail by CarolM

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Photo taken at the Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea, it’s a living history maritime museum situated along the banks of the Mystic River in Mystic, Connecticut, USA. It is notable both for its collection of sailing ships and boats, and for the re-creation of crafts and fabric of an entire 19th century seafaring village. It consists of more than 60 original historic buildings, most of them rare commercial structures moved to the 37-acre (15 ha) site and meticulously restored.

The museum was established in 1929 as the “Marine Historical Association”. Its first fame came with the acquisition in 1941 of the Charles W. Morgan, the only surviving wooden sailing whaler. The seaport was one of the first living history museums in the United States, with a collection of buildings and craftsmen to show how work was done. The seaport now receives about 400,000 visitors each year. (Info from internet Wikipedia Encyclopedia)

Photo digitally altered to give it an aged look. Changed to sepia, added old photo filter, did some cloning, lighting adjustments. Added texture from my own collection.

I am happy to share my vision with you and I hope that it touches you in some small way.

“Photography is my soul food” – Carol M.

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  • Marita McVeigh
    Marita McVeighalmost 5 years ago

    wonderful. I have been there. Very nice place!

  • I certainly enjoyed it. We took a Fall foliage tour in October and this is one of the places we visited. I was certainly impressed with all the tall ships and all the old buildings. Thanks Marita for the positive comments.

    – CarolM

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 5 years ago

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  • What a wonderful surprise, Irene!!! Thank you so very, very much.

    – CarolM

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 5 years ago

    beautiful capture and treatment Carol.x

  • Thank you very much Catherine. My visit to the seaport was great. I actually got to board this vessel.

    – CarolM

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks so much Francis.

    – CarolM

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomalmost 5 years ago

    Great information, Carol! And I like what you did to the photo to give it the "aged’ look. We are picky about post processing in Historic Places, but I think this enhances the historic feel. Love it!

  • Thank you very much for the positive comments. I really enjoyed my visit to the seaport. There was so much history there.

    – CarolM

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful Carol!!, I love the historic homes in this town, wished I had spent more time – congratulations on the feature, so well deserved!!

  • I enjoyed the visit too. So much history there. Thanks for the nice comments, Kate.

    – CarolM

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Fabulous image……excellent work Carol.

  • Many thanks. It was such a great place to visit. I apreciate your wonderful support.

    – CarolM

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

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  • I’m so happy about the feature, Irene!! After all, I am retired and happy!!! I’m finally getting to pursue my passion and do some traveling. Thank you very, very much for the recognition. You made my day!

    – CarolM

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 3 years ago

    stunning shot and treatment – fantastic work carol

  • Thank you very much Carol! It was a wonderful vacation to New England and I was so pleased to return with this shot.

    – CarolM

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