Sailing Smiling Through A Windy City

By: pbcmedia

Sep 28 2009

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Category: ART IS WHERE YOU FIND IT, Boston


Focal Length:50mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D

What can I say?

I was waiting to cross the street when I saw this man “sailing” down the street.

Gusts of wind had been picking up since I had left a family birthday party at a restaurant across town.

I’d been offered a ride home from my cousin who lives in my same town.

But, I declined, saying, “I like wandering around and taking photos on my way to the train station.”

I’m emailing her this picture tomorrow.  I would have gotten home earlier for sure had I hitched a ride with her.

But, who knows where I would have ended up had I hitched a ride with Sail Man as he blew by me, smiling all the way.

©Pat Coakley 2009


You can view a bit of Boston Garden which I photographed just before reaching this intersection of Boylston and Berkeley streets (photographed while looking like a particularly noxious lawn ornament I might add) on my photo blog of all flowering things, Singular Sensation.

7 comments on “Sailing Smiling Through A Windy City”

  1. Great shot!
    I’ve started to realize that wrong turns while driving are just opportunites to see something different.

  2. dontcha just love it? you are such the artist of the great captured moment. now i am trying to decide exactly where the event took place, it looks so familiar but it could be some part of boylston, or maybe summer,
    somewhere near the post office or the library, it is so on the tip of my eyeball, but i cant place it. never mind, its gorgeous anyway.

    • Tipota, it was the corner of Boylston and Berkeley Streets. A block down from the Public Gardens. I was so happy to have time to focus since autofocus always craps out on me!

  3. A genius way to travel.

  4. Look at that smile on his face. He’s lovin’ it! Great picture of a moment in time.

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