NOT ALL BLUE DAYS ARE BAD........! by Roy  Massicks

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This photograph was taken at Urupukapuka Island, on a day where the conditions of sky and sea turned everything blue.
This is the gaff-rigged schooner R. Tucker Thompson, named after the builder who unfortunately died before she was completed. She was built at Mangawhai, North Island, New Zealand and is now based at Opua, close to my home in the Bay of Islands. The vessel was completed by the son and the building was a story in itself !
Now operated by a charitable trust which undertakes youth sail training courses as well as day pleasure trips for tourists

FUJI S6500 at 25mm, 1/500, f/7.1, iso 100, manual.
From a single RAW image.


  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 3 years ago

    How lovley this is. Great read too

  • Many thanks Kala – we also have an old Baltic schooner that comes into the Bay, the ’ Soren Larsen ’ but I haven’t managed to photograph her yet.

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myrajalmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured Roy. Interesting reading too.

  • Thank you very much Myra for the kind comments and the favourite ! This vessel has given folks so man hours of enjoyment !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Chelei
    Cheleialmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully Blue!

  • Thank you so much Chelei – I’m guessing it is you who has given me the lovely feature from ’ Just Fun ’ group as it did not show on my page.

    – Roy Massicks

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 3 years ago

    The conditions of the day really suit the picture you’ve created – a great scene, well photographed and with an excellent story attached. A perfect combination.

  • Many thanks Peter – we were out on a friends yacht for the day so I had hands free to take pictures !

    – Roy Massicks

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 3 years ago

    I love Blue, very nice Roy xx

  • So pleased you like it Lynn – thanks for the kind comments. The conditions that day rather spoilt some pictures but others like this one it really enhanced.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholalmost 3 years ago

    Very lovely

  • Thank you so much Sue – it was a great day out on a friends yacht !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 3 years ago

    What a wonderful capture dear Roy.Has to be a fave.x

  • Thank you Catherine – so pleased you like it – thanks also for the favourite. If we were fizzing along in our old boat it would have cost $50 for the fuel and it’s so much more restful in a yacht !

    – Roy Massicks

  • torjoh
    torjohalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous view, and shot Roy!

  • Thank you Torfinn, both for the comments and the favourite – we try to get out at least once a year for a full days sailing but depend on our friends now that we’ve sold our boat.

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    They sure aren’t Roy.. lovely work.

  • Many thanks Andrea – so pleased you like it.

    – Roy Massicks

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Roy !! – Love this xx
    great info too ..

  • Thank you so much Gail – for the kind comments and the favourite. Pleased you like it.

    – Roy Massicks

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