Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hart Line boats

Boats like these plied the waters of the Silver River during the last part of the 19th century, bringing merchandise to the folks living in the Ocala area.

27 comments:

Bohol Today said...

I love the reflections of the boat on the water. Magnificent shot.

JM said...

What a lovely and peaceful spot! Amazing flat water surface!

B Squared said...

Looks a lot like the "old" Florida,

Jarart said...

Beautiful shot of these old boats. The reflections set it off.

Juergen Kuehn said...

You captiured and arranged with sense a superb image, Jacob. Possibly even some kind of mistery...
Juergen

Antjas said...

Jacob, this shot is wonderful in that it took me from a cold New England to a hot, humid, swampy, Florida river with crocodiles and moss hanging from the trees and the sweet heavy air is filled with the sound of squacking colorful birds. Thanks. (Probably not like that at all but I can dream.)

Jacob said...

Antjas...you've got it almost right. No crocs, but plenty of alligators. And yes, there are squawking, colorful birds...even some runaway parrots, and a few monkeys that are running loose. Sometimes, though, the air is so heavy and sweet you can hardly breathe!

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful shot of an incredible scenery. These boat are so old fashioned and nice... and your answer to Antjas puts everything in context!

Bergson said...

I think your blog makes us discover a other Florida !!

cieldequimper said...

Argh! Everything has already been said! ;-) I really like the red contrasting with the luxuriant green and can almost hear somes squawking, colourful birds! ;-)

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Jacob - This is a wonderful water/reflection shot. This area looks so swampy! I love painting watercolors from photos like this!

Jacob said...

Hi Susie...you're welcome to use this photo if you would like ... the I'd like to see your painting!

Thanks to you and to all for your comments!

Lois said...

What a fantastic shot! I like the reflection too.

Small City Scenes said...

Great shot. Love the working boats.
Went through the rest of your blog. Great photos. I miss my Acura. I had an Integra. Nice!!!

Yes, we in Stanwood are for the birds--squawk=--squwak!! MB

roentarre said...

Ambient image of a beautiful river. The trees and the surrounding are so artistic

Ineke said...

Brings back atmospheres and nice reflections!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great capture. the reflection and water are perfect. and, you were so witty with your comment on my website about the farmer's market. you made me laugh.

Dusty Lens said...

The boats look well cared for, cool scene!

Chiriac said...

The photo is wonderful and the reflections are just amazing.Well Done.
THank yout for visiting my little blog!!!

*¤ஐ» Battie°»ஐ¤*° said...

That is a pretty boat and reflections ;)

Kala said...

This is a beautiful reflective photo - I love the colors and the story behind the boats purpose =)

Jackie said...

This is really lovely - I wasn't at all surprised you said they were 19th century, it certainly looks from a different age!

Marie-Noyale said...

It looks like they are still working..
Beautiful shot of the swamp..I would not want to go swimming there though...don't want to feed whatever is down below!!!

Jacob said...

Marie-Noyale - I'm not sure if they're still working or not; I don't think so, though. And no, you wouldn't want to swim in the river...there are numerous alligators in the area and they've been known to think humans would make a palatable dinner.

bitingmidge said...

This reminds me so much of a few places round here (except for the boats). Perhaps you've inspired me to go further!

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Lessie said...

Very cool. Love the reflection.

Kcalpesh said...

I liked the reflection you've got on this picture! :-)

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson