Monday, August 24, 2009

Things you see


"What you see and hear
depends a good deal
on where you are standing;
it also depends on
what kind of person you are. "
CS Lewis author Chronicle of Narnia and Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie

Which sums up what was going on in trying to get this picture and how fans of
Sky Watch Friday see our patch of the sky.

A film set has been erected in a local beach park for Voyage of the Dawn Treader and their dragon boat is impressive.

In the interest of public safety, tall fences have been placed a good distance from the area meaning you can not get a photo of the full boat without a tree stuck up the middle and a half dozen pieces of equipment in the way.

Watching the photography buffs climbing up trees and fences trying to get a better angle was pretty entertaining. But then again, it is not every day you have a dragon floating by your beach or patch of sky.

43 comments:

Lost Aussie said...

This would be fab to see up close and personal!

Beach Vintage said...

I live 10 mins from this site. It is so amazing. Cant wait to see the movie.

theoldboathouse said...

How exciting and magical is that. I agree with Simone I can't wait to see the movie either and see how the landscape and area are transformed into another world on the "silver screen". They have been searching for props for the film locally, thanks for stopping by the other day cheers Katherine

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow great pic !

Dewdrop said...

Very exciting and cool shot! I love the dragon... love the CS Lewis quote too! So true.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Wow, was not expecting it to be so large. Isn't it neat to have a movie going on close by?

Carol said...

A striking image...and it sounds like exciting things are happening there....hope you return for more shots...I love the CS Lewis quote...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What fun to get so close to a film set! The dragon is an attention getter. Too bad you couldn't get any closer but actually you got quite a good photo from far away. Thanks for posting this exotic photo.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mandy: That certainly is a flying dragon in your sky.

Eric said...

Love the dragon and the contrast with the sky, well done!!

Have a great SWF

GReetings from NL

bobbie said...

what a wonderful dragon! And the beautiful blue of the sky is the perfect background.

Carolyn said...

What a fabulous photo. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
Smiles

Photo Cache said...

Wow, are you in the film? :)

As always, you find the best combination of quote and image.

Happy skywatching.

Mark Kreider said...

I like that many of your posted photos include shots of the water. I wonder if you're drawn to it because of your Cape Cod experience. Growing up in Indiana I really had nothing to do with it but now feel I couldn't live without easy access to it, to view it, to be on it, to be in it.

Regina said...

Nice one! Well captured.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That is very cool! I also love that quote. So true!

Naturegirl said...

Mandy! A fun photo!! Enjoy your weekend trying to get ((the)) dragonboat photo!!

Rajesh said...

Very nice shot.

Drawn to The Sea said...

How enchanting... to have a dragon in the neighborhood :-)

~Julia

Danton said...

What effort skywatchers go through to share their skies! Have a good weekend.

Arija said...

Such a beautful dragon, great that you got so much of him for us to have a preview of the film.

meandering pearl said...

that looks so cool!!!

Tammie Lee said...

the dragon and the tree are well suited. It can be amazing to see what folks will do for the photo they want!
That is a wonderful quote, thanks for sharing this post.
Spirithelpers

Baruch said...

Beautiful & interesting SWF contribution

Ann said...

Now that you have made the long trip from Canada to Oz, just take a short flight to New Zealand and tour the places where Narnia was shot.

I read Narnia soooo very long ago, and I am not a fantasy reader. But when Narnia movie came out, I was visiting my birth country. I bought my nieces the new book which costed me a BIG BOMB and the DVD. I sat through with them, 14, 12, and 9 watching the movie. I became their fav aunty.

Cheers,

Ann, Thanks for visiting. 35 years ago, I studied at Windsor U, and I am still looking for someone who live in Windsor.

flyingstars said...

Simply beautifully captured shot....lovely!

Linda Jacobs said...

This is such a unique view! And I like the quote you chose for it, too!

Thanks for visiting my blog and looking around.

I'll be taking a tour of yours, now!

Linda Jacobs said...

Love your artwork! Those altered postcards are great! I'm participating in an art swap and one has an Oriental theme. Yours gave me some ideas! Thanks.

Diana@DevineDesigns said...

What a neat patch of sky you captured this week! Very magical.

cindy said...

Wowwwwww, yeah, ya don't see that every day huh? Looks really cool!

-c
yapping cat

Relyn said...

You've made me so excited about the next movie. I wasn't sure when they began the series. I love the books so much, you see. Still. Maybe the fun movies are getting more people to read the wonderful books.

Anna said...

Excellent pic, and I love the quote, so so true. Anna :)

Lori said...

what an amazing photo...that boat must be something to see in person...i love the chronicles of narnia movies...the books were among my favorite reads when i was younger...i can't wait to see the newest movie!!!

Jean Stockdale said...

Love it! You have a great site. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note. Stop by when you can. I host 5 Things Friday if you care to stop by and play. Blessings.

~Visions~ said...

Love the dragon!! Would be great to see.

Arianna Belle said...

Very cool!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

How cool....not your everyday site, eh?

My hubby was born in your neck of the woods!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Fabulous
Would love to see a full shot. You sure you don't want to climb that tree?? hehe Happy Spring! x Julie

Kasey said...

very exciting.
xo

Namnet said...

I love C.S. Lewis´s books. And the quotes you have chosen by him:-)
And the photo is pretty interesting and entertaining. You´re lucky to have a boat flying in your sky. I can´t wait to see the movie:-)

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey chickadee! Sorry it took me so long to come by and visit you! I have been a busy gal. I would of loved to of seen all them trying to get the best picture! haha did anyoen fall? I hope not! big hugs

toodles-
Sarah

Terry said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your very nice comment. Your pictures are beautiful.
Have a good day.

Glennis said...

Yes you don't see many sea dragons now days.
brings back the magic.