I won a photographic prize: a week end sailing from Rochefort to the Ré island. We were lucky enough to cross the tall ship Belem, with her all sails on the 3 masts.
Wink to the Vendée Globe sailing race, where the 2 first boats arrive within a few hours after 78 days of sailing around the globe.
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thegooddoct (59) 2013-01-28 2:36
Belles couleurs qui donnent envi de partir..
le cable du milieu qui se superpose au Belem pourrait surement et facilement être "enlevé" sous photoshop.. peut être même la barre du haut qui empiète sur le haut du voilier.. cela permettra aussi de recadrer l'image et éviter que l'horison ne soit trop au milieu de l'image..
vivement l'été !!
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-01-28 2:55
Good Morning Claude,
What a sight to greet you, as you sailed the ocean! It is like the scene from a movie, though, fortunatly, there is no skull and cross bones in sight!
I really like how you have framed the shot with the rigging of your own boat.
The red floatation device is strongly positioned for f/g impact and to set the mood of the shot.
Have a lovely day,
tyro (13073) 2013-01-28 3:34
What a lucky fellow you are - to have won such a wonderful prize! But you must have excelled at your photography in order to win that prize too. Congratulations!!
And what better picture to bring back from your sailing trip - a truly beautiful photograph of a very beautiful tall ship in full sail before the wind!
Not just a simple picture of this sailing ship - but a picture with wonderful foreground interest too - the bright red lifebelt and the sight of the gunwale of your own boat make an excellent foreground for the view of the tall ship on a dark sea and against a lovely blue sky.
Gorgeous colours, excellent composition, fine light, perfect exposure and exquisite depth of field and sharpness.
P.S. I must add this to my "favourites"!
P.P.S. And now I have just noticed that this picture was actually from a scanned colour slide taken 17 years ago - even better!!
jhm (122444) 2013-01-28 3:57
I know perfect make a picture on a boat is not easy, with the cords and other subjects.
But I find your picture absolutely very nice, I am a big fan of sailships Excellent composition, nice perspective and depth image.
Very well done, TFS.
serp2000 (29188) 2013-01-28 6:16
...and I like this photo. The background is superb, and the foreground is just a part of a marine daily life. An interesting and original composition. TFS!
jjcordier (62328) 2013-01-28 22:15
J'ai tout de suite pensé aux images du Vendée Globe vues à la télé quand les deux premiers étaient pratiquement bord à bord. Jolie rencontre avec ce fameux trois-mâts.
thebest (3370) 2013-01-28 23:12
Well done on your prize!!!
Love this photo of the sailing ship '' Clipper '' my father was a big fan of the ocean & anything nautical - I guess thats where my love of the ocean & its travellers come from.
Great photo of The Belem I have heard of this sailing vessel - colours are great & I like your POV.
- Copyright: Claude SIMONIN (CLODO) (24726)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1996-09-17
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D 90, 80-200mm Nikon, Fuji 35mm Sensia 100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sailing, Sailing is the poetry of motion [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-28 2:03
- Favorites: 1 [view]