the Flying Dutchman

Submitted to Inspired by a Song
Uploaded 14 Sep 2009 — 16 favorites
Spotlight This! Enter Shoot Out
Login Required

To add items to your favorites you must login.

Already have a JPG account?

Login

Need to create a JPG account?

Signup
Cancel
JPG+ Required

Collections are a JPG+ feature. You must be a JPG+ member to create new collections and to add photos to collections.

Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!

© Gijs Bekenkamp
Views 317
Likes 0
Favorites 16
Comments 4
Would you like to also give a props comment to the photographer?
All dislikes require a comment. Please tell us why you do not like this photo.

More of Gijs Bekenkamp's Photos

  • Traincemetary - Uyuni, Bolivia (6)
  • the Flying Dutchman
  • Nepalese Monks
  • Bangkok

Submitted to Inspired by a Song

  • define
  • the Flying Dutchman
  • Shadow Play
  • Sinuosity of Time
Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 14, 2009
TakenSeptember 12, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/640 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length62 mm
ISO200
Categories
No categories yet.
Tags
No tags yet.

Q: how do i enter ma pics for shootouts

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

The Flying Dutchman, according to folklore, is a ghost ship that can never go home, doomed to sail the oceans forever.
This is a scene from an altered version of this myth performed in Appingedam, a small city in the north of the Netherlands.
Flying Dutchman by Jethro Tull
Old lady with a barrow; life near ending
Standing by the harbour wall; warm wishes sending
children on the cold sea swell
not fishers of men
gone to chase away the last herring:
come empty home again.
So come all you lovers of the good life
on your supermarket run
Set a sail of your own devising
and be there when the Dutchman comes.
Wee girl in a straw hat: from far east warring
Sad cargo of an old ship: young bodies whoring
Slow ocean hobo ports closed to her crew
No hope of immigration keep on passing through.
So come all you lovers of the good life
your children playing in the sun
set a sympathetic flag a-flying and be there when the Dutchman comes.
Death grinning like a scarecrow Flying Dutchman
Seagull pilots flown from nowhere try and touch one
as she slips in on the full tide
and the harbour-master yells
All hands vanished with the captain
no one left, the tale to tell.
So come all you lovers of the good life
Look around you, can you see?
Staring ghostly in the mirror ---
it's the Dutchman you will be
..floating slowly out to sea
in a misty misery.

4 responses

  • Llorenç Rosanes

    Llorenç Rosanes (Deleted) gave props (14 Sep 2009):

    Wonderful... love the cloudy sky and the dresses, also the story!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman   gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    Superb! A great blend and spot-on composition

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Oct 2009):

    POVdacious.

  • Bhu Sullivan

    Bhu Sullivan gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    Nicely done on the exposure.

To add your comment, Log in or sign up!

Please Login or Sign Up

You must be logged in to enter photos into JPG Shoot Out contests.
Login or Sign Up