Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Robinson Crusoe Autograph Model Glass Bottle (Old Chrome #3)



From the same trip to Panama City Beach, Florida as yesterday's photo of Lovely Wife.

This bottle had washed up on the beach, having been in the Gulf of Mexico long enough to grow some barnacles.

I didn't notice it at first, but my future Father In Law did and when I saw him taking photos of something, so I went over to investigate.

It's funny how certain memories stick in your mind so clearly. I distinctly remember laying down on the sand to take this. Probably because I was being so careful to keep the water that was lapping around me from soaking my camera.

There were no messages inside the bottle. I reckon the world is mapped out and populated enough that bottles traveling on the ocean's currents don't carry messages of maroonings like they once did.

13 comments:

bluemountainmama said...

love the color of the glass. great shot!

Lori said...

You chose a great perspective here. It makes us wonder if there was a message. Too bad there wasn't one. I love the photo of your wife from yesterday. What a beautiful shot!

Moi said...

:) whenever i read your posts these days, my hunger to read your novel increases :)

and have u seen the movie????

imac said...

Bet that bottle could tell a tale.
Good shot John.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very cool.

Daniel J Santos said...

beautiful picture.

John Roberts said...

Interesting find, but the thought of salt water that close to my camera gives me chills. Beach sand is rough on cameras too. Sometimes you have to take some risks to get an interesting view!

KMF said...

nice phots

CG said...

I adore this, I found a message in a bottle once!!

lv2scpbk said...

That would have been neat to find a bottle with a message in it.

Kate said...

But wouldn't it have been wonderful to find a message inside!! Good perspective; I admire your manner of capturing the image!

Kerri said...

Wow! This image is striking!

Great perspective..... I need to get down on the ground more often :)

JAM said...

Thanks all. This has always been a favorite of mine although I know it isn't that exciting of itself, I think everyone attaches storybook qualities to such items as this.