Out on Nantucket Sound in the Atlantic ocean off Martha’s Vineyard, sails take on new and important shapes and meanings, depending on the winds and sea.

Canon EOS 1Ds
1/250 sec
ISO 100
focal length 50mm
28-300 mm glass
hand held (on my back)


marthas vineyard, nantucket sound, numbered sails, sailing

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    that is fantastic!

  • charmiene,
    don’t know if you sail or not, but this is such a wonderful feeling, free, quiet, and sliding through the seas.

    – phil decocco

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    Hi Phil, I don’t sail but my dad did – a lot! He had a boat named TARKA (like the otter) I can imagine its a wonderful feeling, he always loved it

  • it’s unlike most any other way to move from point to point. Magical!

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 4 years ago

    Makes a beautiful abstract, Phil

  • shulie,
    I like the effect from lying on my back on the deck shooting straight up.

    – phil decocco

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    BRILLIANT !!!!

  • rosie,
    thanks much for that most kind word!! Appreciated.

    – phil decocco

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 4 years ago

    Oh my, I can just imagine myself on this sail boat looking up at this sky! Wonderful, you just let my mind escape for a minute!

  • V
    that’s what does happen out there, free, quiet, and seemingly motionless, yet moving.

    – phil decocco

  • mikrin
    mikrinalmost 4 years ago

    I love the angle of this shot Phil! well done

  • thanks mike, on by back on a rolling deck, trying to keep the camera steady. to the laughter of my sail mates

    – phil decocco

  • nancie
    nanciealmost 4 years ago

  • Nancie
    Many thanks for featuring this image!

    – phil decocco

  • jules572
    jules572almost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! Phil on this feature in New England Coastal Life, well deserved…Jules

  • many thanks jules, it was a lovely day, and a few minutes on my back on the rolling deck was worth it!

    – phil decocco

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