In the center of Helsinki, along the large harbour and not too far from the Senaatintori (The Senate square), you can see the ferries coming back and forth with their load of people coming back from the different islands arounds and possibly Estonia.
Helsinki is not that large for a capitale city and it's quite easy to drive around and discover the different places.
I was a bit worried about the threatening rain when I went out of my hotel but few minutes later the sky opened and some low rays of light appeared, giving birth to that beautiful rainbow.
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SamB (1948) 2006-02-20 17:52
Wow, terrific shot! Very moody, and the boat's intense contrast against the dark background keeps it very interesting. I like what you did with the rainbow, leading it into the background buildings in a way that's almost reminiscent of Galen Rowell's rainbow in Tibet.
dokufoto (419) 2006-02-20 17:54
Fantastic light. You were at the right place at the right time - and you really caught the moment. Great photo!
krysia (4222) 2006-02-20 18:26
I like the way you show the rainbow, as a part of composition.
Beautiful colours and the light that you have used so well.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-02-20 19:14
Nice moment you captured here, Steven! I like the composition, location of the rainbow with the location of the docking ship. Thr colors are a bit too contrastic (PP?) but with good lighting conditions!
Flavia (10352) 2006-02-20 20:05
Beatyfull composition. The rainbow colors and the golden reflex of the boat offers nice contrast breaking the dark blue tones of the sky and sea.
kclai (2267) 2006-02-20 22:10
Wonderful view of the dock with the ferry getting the brighten up from the sun from the gloomy sky and the display of the rainbow to make the image more interesting. Good job.
And the composition and framing is superb, Steven.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-02-21 8:55
Wonderul colours and a beautiful atmosphere you have captured here. Well done.
cpowney (72) 2006-06-25 23:23
I love this shot! The composition is excellent, utilising the rules of the thirds when positioning the boat and the rainbow, and the water and the sky. The colours of the rainbow, the boat and boat's reflections really contrast with the remaining sky and water. Did you adjust the contrast to acheive this (if so - it may have been a little extreme IMO). Still, have visited the Senaatintori myself, I still believe it captures the scene nicely.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-18
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: FEW DAYS IN HELSINKI
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-20 16:45