Today I was very lucky in my trip. First, the weather was bewautiful. In the morning wthere were some nice clouds, later the sky was blue. and it was very warm. We visited two wonderful castles, famous Chambord and less visited but also beautiful Cheverny. When we came to our hotel in Orleans, my husnabd had enough of sightseeing, so I went alone to the city - about 3 km. The evening was marvelous and I saw scows with sails on Loire.
A scow, in the original sense, is a flat-bottomed boat with a blunt bow, often used to haul bulk freight; cf. barge. The etymology of the word is from the Dutch schouwe, meaning such a boat.
Sailing scows have significant advantages over the traditional deep keel sailing vessels that were common at the time the sailing scow was popular. Keelboats, while very stable and capable in open water, were incapable of sailing into shallow bays and rivers, which meant that to ship cargo on a keelboat required a suitable harbour and docking facilities, else the cargo had to be loaded and unloaded with smaller boats. Flat bottomed scows, on the other hand, could navigate shallow waters, and could even be beached for loading and unloading; this made them very useful for moving cargo from inland regions unreachable by keelboat to deeper waters where keelboats could reach. The cost of this shallow water advantage was the loss of the seaworthiness of flat bottomed scow boats in open water and bad weather.
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emilbo (21511) 2013-09-20 14:41
Vraiment jolie cette photo et bel éclairage de fin de journée qui donne de merveilleuses couleurs. Tous ces bateaux sont magnifiques, bien colorés et les voiles sortent de l'ordinaire. Une photo agréable à regarder.
Bravo!... et bonne fin de semaine,
PiotrF (2380) 2013-09-20 14:48
Fotograficznie pogoda dopisuje, ostatnie promienie zachodzącego słońca podgrzewaja jeszcze zagle. Ta wielka flota kieruje sie do zdobycia zwiedzanych w ciagu dnia zamków? :)
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-20 15:28
Hello Malgo, here you are with this fabulous shot!! speechless and just enjoying the colors and the beautiful evening moment!!
Sonata11 (31255) 2013-09-20 20:07
ruch na rzece jak w Rzymie. Wspaniale wykonane zdjecie ktore zasluguje na podziwiane tej atrakcyjnej sceny. Zagle pieknie podswietlone promieniami slona oddaja wspanialy efekt. Sliczna kolorystyka jak i doskonale swiatlo. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze wspanialego WE,
jjcordier (67366) 2013-09-20 22:54
Tu as eu la chance d'arriver à Orléans pour ce festival de la Loire (y as-tu rencontré Didi?) et de pouvoir faire cette photo rare sous une belle lumière.
carlo62 (19543) 2013-09-21 0:27
oggi siamo vicinissimi, nonostante la lontananza, forse da Orleans siamo più vicini cha da casa tua :)
Che bella luce calda e quante vele, sono davvero molte.
Stai girando come una trottola, ma ti capisco, la voglia di vedere cose nuove affascina anche me e non mi fermerei mai, ma a tutto c'è un limite.
jemaflor (74166) 2013-09-21 1:01
Nice pov and view on these old boats, i like the wam tone, light is perfectly captured.
saxo042 (33944) 2013-09-21 1:06
I hope this beautiful weather will last until next week when we are in Paris... Here you have a very pleasant moment with all these interesting boats. Very good colours of both boats and their reflections. A good colour harmony between sky and sails.
ikeharel (44139) 2013-09-21 1:11
The river scenery looks very "busy" with so many boats, Malgo, and due to the golden afternoon light collected - I really thought, or had a recollection for a long moment, that this was a scenery over somewhere in SE Asia...
Fine taken from a bridge, high above water, with ability to collected an exquisite view in depth to the other bridge on far.
A "rhapsody" in vivid tones.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (37236) 2013-09-21 3:04
a lovely soft light in this beautiful image. Looks so tranquil and almost like it should be 1900 instead of present day. Love the detailing and the subtle colouring is compelling and quite serene. Excellent!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
snunney (72834) 2013-09-21 4:11
These scows with their broad sails make an unusual sight, like some invading armada. The evening light is pleasantly warm and the colours also.
jhm (128107) 2013-09-21 4:18
We get almost a painting out of the old time, through the specially colours about the completely picture
Also a very well detailed picture with a lot sharpness made, with all the small boats
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
serp2000 (33239) 2013-09-21 5:12
When I saw this title, I thought NEW Orlean! But I see this is old ))) It looks like a historical reconstruction. Well seen! TFS!
Nicou (105981) 2013-09-21 7:14
quelle vue et compo merveilleux quelle image et captage sueprbe avec ces voiles et les tons sont vraiment merveilleux avec les reflets sur le plan d'eau.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (13770) 2013-09-21 8:31
Na ikonce widziałem chińskie dżonki, a tu zaskoczenie, takie łodzie we Francji, bardzo informacyjne, reportażowe zdjęcie przy doskonałym świetle, pięknie pokazane
kasianowak (3474) 2013-09-21 8:39
Co natychmiast przyciaga uwage w tym zdjeciu to piekne swiatlo i cieple kolory. Niektore zagle wygladaja, jak wyciete z tego rozowego nieba. :)
Bardzo ciekawa notka, nie mialam pojecia do czego sluza te lodzie bez kila.
Pozdrawiam i zycze dalszego udanego zwiedzania. :)
Silvio1953 (105720) 2013-09-21 11:26
Ciao Malgorzata, lovely composition with a lot of boats, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
divail (7908) 2013-09-21 13:22
C'est vraiment une chance d'être là au bon moment. Lorsqu'on visite un endroit, on ne se renseigne beaucoup sur les endroits à voir et pas toujours sur les activités. Vous avez photographié un très beau spectacle, sous une belle lumière de soir.
fanni (13944) 2013-09-22 2:39
what I like about this photo is the mood which you captured: warm lighting enhances creates an impression of the atmosphere of fun and relaxation :)
Funny, but this picture reminded me of an illustration to an old Japanese fairy-tale, despite the fact that the photo was shot in France! Very nice!
ChrisJ (91342) 2013-09-22 5:30
I love the repetition of the old sail boats and the bright red one at lefts contrasts superbly against the blue water. The sunset skies enhance the warm cold color contrast. Very good sharpness and a wonderful light. Nice reflections too. Tfs!
photoray (6712) 2013-09-22 6:16
Attractive scow display, enhanced by the low lighting and water reflections.
I rarely see scows in America. We usually use keel boats with removable dagger boards.
Happy trails to you,
ktanska (22712) 2013-09-24 11:41
Quite a selection of all kinds of sailboats. I surely would love to participate such an event. Fascinating variety of colours too on warm evening light.
macjake (45636) 2013-09-26 15:30
how lucky was that!!!!!!
great for you to not stay in the hotel and just keep on sight seeing, look what you found.
I'd have gone crazy here, such wonderful subjects to photograph.
the tall sails are so unique and so strange, yet so amazing too.
great for you!!
are you guys on your own or are you doing a 'tour group'?
Waylim (23330) 2013-09-27 15:22
It is a gorgeous image with beautiful clear day, and the light is warm with a golden glow. There are so much colors and activities here with all these sail boats making the whole scenery very festive. You have captured the mood very well. I love it.
Yes, it is lucky to have nice weather when travelling.
delpeoples (48734) 2013-10-05 18:50
Ciao cara Itchy Feet
That golden light seems to follow you around, from Sydney to Orleans! It really looks spectacular on the water and has lit up the orange and brown sails of the boats. The bridge in the background is another beautiful element and your note is excellent. Thanks for sharing.
rigoletto (32796) 2013-10-09 13:09
yes, yes you were really lucky. but you create your own luck with the help of your itchy feet. the more you travel, the more you see...
i feel as if i am witnessing a normandian invasion in orleans! wonderful light and colors, interesting and original subject!
ps: if you travel so much, of course you can't have time to practice your turkish :))
adores (30873) 2013-10-11 16:42
Seems it was worth the walk:)! It's surely a nice moment and the light was perfect! The pov is very good and you got very nice tonalities!