Overcast with partly showers with SW to W breeze between 14 to 25 knots said the weather forecast on Saturday 28th of June, the sailors’ but not the photographers delight!
On the second Saturday of the Kiel Week, this year it was the 28th of June, a special program highlight always takes place: the traditional sailing ships gathering in the inner-firth for the great windjammer (tall ships) parade. This spectacle is also always a magnet for tens of thousands of spectators, who gather along the inner-firth to watch this grand event. The windjammer parade is featuring more than 100 sailing ships, both large and small. And at least the same number of boats is accompanying these tall ships, bringing spectators who paid a nice amount of money for this passage, close to the parade. The Kiel Fjord is really crowded. It is a magnificent sight indeed, over one hundred gaff riggers and topsail schooners, barquentines, brigantines, brigs, barges and full-riggers from a host of nations under sails.
In the background you can see the ferry from Kiel to Göteborg, this day also bringing paying guests close to the parade, the price for a ticket was 99 €.
The ship in the foreground is the barge “Alexander von Humboldt”, that has served as a fire ship until 1986. Today the “Alex” is a training vessel and she is well known all over the world because of her green sails, originally just a gag in an advertisement campaign launched by a large German brewery. Since the campaign has been very successful she kept the green sails. So the “Alex” is quite a nice example for the power of advertisement.
In app. two years she is supposed to be replaced by a new ship, the “Alex II”, because the preservation of the old Alex has become too expensive.
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Fellini (6407) 2008-07-10 8:54
Very funny shot Harriet... :-)
i like your composition and the colour of the vessel (the name of the ship is beautiful too!!)
Many compliments for the Notes Guidelines... tfs
bema (26363) 2008-07-10 9:10
wunderschöne Aufnahme der Windjammer-Parade, schade dass das Wetter dir so übel mitgespielt hat, trotzdem ein tolles Foto
mit viel Bewegung und einer guten Erläuterung..
saxo042 (37604) 2008-07-10 9:43
A very impressive ship, especially when seen among all the other small boats and the modern ferries. There is a lot of speed and action in this picture.
I was once in Kiel during Kieler Woche, going back to Gothenburg. I took a lot of photos from the ferry in the background here... Most of all I remember all the orchestras in the Kiel center!
Greetings from Gothenburg
doelli (50) 2008-07-10 9:59
a good image with all those ships.
The "Alex" is really impressive.
I agree with you that the weather conditions might have been perfect for sailors but surely not for photographers. But non the less you did a great job.
I tried a small workshop on your image just to bring out the colours of the "Alex" bit more. It was done within a minute. I hope you don't mind. Let me know what you think about if if you like.
Thanks for sharing this image and the good explanatory note.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-07-10 10:01
Hi Harriet, this is great. From the beautiful green sails to the very background big ferry/cruise ship, they are all there experiencing the good sailing wind. Well done.
jvachon (548) 2008-07-10 10:59
I love tall ships and had not seen a photo of the Alex prior to yours. Those green sails are wonderfully distinctive.Well captured!
I like the composition--the BG of boats adds to the dynamic quality of the shot.
Take care, Joni
besnard (54821) 2008-07-10 11:08
Il y avait foule sur le mer ce jour-là. Tu as su appuyer sur le déclic au bon moment pour mettre en compétition ce superbe voilier et la vedette rapide.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
ellelloo (6572) 2008-07-10 12:19
Thanks for sharing this interesting photo with
a very good note. A nice capture!
LamCam (3603) 2008-07-10 13:01
Hello Harriet, What a splendid sight!
I think that the overcast conditions have added to the atmosphere of this shot - the green sails look very good against the silver grey sky. The ships in the background form an interesting 'band' across the horizon.
Thanks for another interesting note.
mariandrea (973) 2008-07-10 15:31
Hi Harriet, excellent image, sense of movement, great contrast of colours and of boats, good capture, chau chau,
npecanhuk (69552) 2008-07-10 16:25
Although the weather was not the nicest and the color of the sea neither, all those boats in the background and the bigger one, much more colorful, ahead of all of them, made this picture such a great and beautiful scene!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
PixelTerror (0) 2008-07-10 16:28
That's the ships concentration here that makes this one special, and that tall onewith its green sails is very impressive. Now these ships have moved west, this week end such gatherings take place in both Rouen and Brest.
Have a nice day JY
amino (418) 2008-07-11 0:33
Looks like an irritated sea mood. There is an eerie feel to the skies against the busy traffic of ships. Cheers,
Fly (366) 2008-07-11 0:58
The weather might not have been too good to be outdoors, but it certainly contributes to a great image, Harriet. I like the action portrayed here - very dramatic. The old ship is lovely and the green colour scheme makes it stand out. Nice composition.
ChrisJ (103617) 2008-07-11 2:45
Guten Tag Harriet
Fantastic repetition of the white yachts with the old green sailed windjammer breaking the pattern. Reminds me of tall ships parades in Sydney & Brisbane. Tfs!
Royaldevon (33073) 2008-07-11 4:44
Very interesting notes. As a countryside lady, I find the photos and notes about the sea fascinating.
Superb pov. The Alex really steals the show with her magnificent sails, reminiscent of days of old! The small boat next to her makes for good contrast and improved composition.
TopGeo (38208) 2008-07-11 9:15
Hi Harriet excellent scene Important moment. Interesting picture of presence of so much many sailors boats and the big boat that accompanies and impresses. Picture that I like. Very good work.
xuaxo (6846) 2008-07-11 10:54
Despite the sky color, this is also a photo delight. I like very much the huge contrast between the big Alex and the small boats. And also the contrast between the sail boats and the motor boats.
You make me wonder: why most sailing boats use white sail? It would be much nicer it they have all different color sails.
gracious (20025) 2008-07-11 11:08
Hello my dear friend Harriet,
Awesome shot on this special event!
this is a very powerful image with sky and sea under such weather condistion and you still captured well, my compliment!
the head on pov is just brilliant on the coming on the traditional ship!
excellent sharpness with very nice colour and superb details to view through the whole image, my personal thanks for the sharing
mark_mk (266) 2008-07-11 12:29
schöne Aufnahme, mir gefällt der klasse, dramatische Himmel und die Plazierung der Schiffe (irgendwie erinnert mich das Grüne an das Schiff aus der "Beck`s"-Werbung ;-)
So viele Segelschiffe auf einem Fleck hab ich bislanf noch nicht gesehen, sehr schön!
testmaniac (13508) 2008-07-11 20:05
Hi Harriet, just great photo and wonderful photo objects!
I like it very much!
TFS and regards,
claudeD (35085) 2008-07-12 5:19
I like this shot very much.A fine composition and much details are visible.Thank you very much for your detailed note.I have added the picture to my favorites.
With regards from Luxembourg
leo61 (0) 2008-07-12 10:43
Ein stimmungsvolles bild mit dem tristen wetter und den wellen.Mir gefällt der kontrast der beiden farbigen Boote im Vordergrund mit dem Grau.Gute Schärfe und viele schöne details.Ich glaube den seglern war so ein wetter lieber als blauer Himmel und Flaute.
lancehannah (1307) 2008-07-12 10:53
As I`m living by the sea,this shot seems so familiar to me,except the great Alexander of course which is the main important detail of this scene.The grey sky and dark clouds doesn`t harm this composition at all,great shot!
Gruesse aus Spaniën,Lance
Maged (1903) 2008-07-12 11:52
Amazing shot Harriet, perfect Pov and interesting sail boats.
Directly to my FAV.
Thank you for sharing
gilou530 (34) 2008-07-12 13:10
un voilier magnifique au milieu de toutes ces voiles qui l'accompagne dans son voyage, un trés bon cadrage j'aurai peut être evité le remorqueur pour garder l'harmonie
jmdias (58552) 2008-07-12 17:05
very strange this contrast between the old ship and the new ones. The velocity of the wind is interesting too and the sea full of the sailings are nice to see. Beautiful compo
Cricri (110683) 2008-07-12 23:33
Quel ambiance sur la mer!! déjà par le temps gris/ nuageux et cet impressionnant bâteau qui donne une jolie touche de couleur, bonne note aussi
Good sunday for you
COSTANTINO (59299) 2008-07-13 2:14
Nice composition,nice photo and nice colours..
I love ship,boats everything relative with the sea..This ship is very impressive among the others and this is which makes the photo to be one of your best
Compliments from GREECE
danos (89935) 2008-07-13 9:37
nice snapshot of this of the Kiel week,with a lot of sailing boats to take place in the race under difficult weather conditions.Indeed it's a sailors' delight with the breeze between 14 to 25 knots.Nice presentation with nice colors of this annually effect.Well done.
PaulVDV (24191) 2008-07-13 12:05
A sea full of sailing ships.
Good capture of the one on the foreground with the green sails. They contrast nice with the others far away and with the enormous clouded sky.
paololg (31448) 2008-07-13 13:15
what a stupendous image! Thanks to yours interesting notes I have discovered the history of this beautiful sailing ship also famous in Italy for the publicity of the beer. Excellent the management of the light, with such a cloudy sky, but that it gives the feeling of a windy day. Excellent job, compliments.
Ciao and happy week
papagolf21 (89728) 2008-07-13 14:00
Bonsoir, mon amie Harriet,
Oh ! quelle photographie ! la présence de ces voiliers et de ces bateaux à moteur forme une armada de grand style.
Quant au magnifique trois-mâts ! c'est grandiose !
J'ai l'impression de regarder une très belle gravure de la fin du dix-neuvième siècle.
SGibson (259) 2008-07-13 14:23
Very well composed shot, colourful ships to the foreground contrast well with the plain backdrop. Interesting note too, thanks for sharing.
emka (85311) 2008-07-13 15:16
Splendid shot. I like the contrast of the white sailes and the beautiful green Alexander von Humboldt. The sky wa not specially favourable, but it looks windy and it was important. Fantastic composition
Charo (51210) 2008-07-13 16:33
Ein spektakuläres Bild mit diesem großen Schiff segeln begleitet von den anderen Schiffen, die sich in Farbe und Größe.
Excellent Zusammensetzung und Dynamik.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
adores (40428) 2008-07-13 17:27
Great one! What a contrast between them!! Good composition and a perfect dark sky. I like the atmosphere!
Docarmo (9639) 2008-07-13 21:03
An image of great visual impact!
The large number of sailing boats is very impressive. The green ship is a good element in this creative composition.
Waylim (25368) 2008-07-14 0:02
Stunning image Harriet, So much going on here with so many sail boats, but wow, what a sight that is, All is reall good, Good sharpness and clarity considering that it was a cloudy day and your subject are on the move. Great DoF from the main sail boat to the little ones on the back. Compositionally would be better without the blue boat, but there is not much you can do. Great shot, thanks for sharing.
trekks (14348) 2008-07-14 9:09
Very interesting to see the sail ships and modern boats in this crowded sea. A good capture to show everything like a movie scene.
stego (24030) 2008-07-14 10:55
Maybe if the sun was shining it would be more colourful, but the high contrast, over exposure and such could ruin it all, so it's not that bad you caught grey weather. You offer a very nice presentation of that intersring parade, with all those smaller ships following the "big Alex", which detach itself from the rest not only for its size, but also for it's all green colour.
Gerrit (50880) 2008-07-15 1:39
dynamic picture of this mishmash of ships in the roaring waves.
The green of the sails provide the necesasary color in the gloomy weather.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-07-15 3:31
A superb collection of boats very different on thissea and under this sky of North. An excellent POV which gives impression that the boats advance towards us.
toto (0) 2008-07-15 4:55
belle photo de ces bateaux, cette armada de bateaux qui fondent sur vous.
Ce mélange de petits bateaux a moteur, ces petits voiliers, ces remorqueurs, ces gros bateaux de commerces et, et,et ce voilier superbe, magnifique que vous avez capté au bon moment, sous un très bon POV.
Bonne continuation, vous êtes doué.
mydrjoe (1240) 2008-07-15 7:19
I'm interested in everything in connection with the sea and, in this sense, I'm happy to see, for the first time, a sailing ship of these characteristics fitted with green sails (in nice conjunction with the painting of the hull). It looks really impressive and both, your well written and documented note and your fine picture, are in consonance with her magnificence. Excellent work. Congratulations!
danasam (1075) 2008-07-15 9:23
Hi Harriet, this is excellent boats rush hour photo :) the POV couldn't be better it is excellent, i like the cloudy sky color the the wind effects. very well done.
Buin (42362) 2008-07-15 10:05
Ein herrliches Foto - voller Dynamik, und dieser fast dramatische Himmel vervollkommnet es wirklich. Die Anderen haben schon alles gesagt, aber dieses Foto verdient 2 weitere Punkte - hier sind sie! ,-)
Grüße aus Westfalen!
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-07-15 11:55
Que lindíssima foto deste veleiro rodeado de pequenos barcos , gostei muito da coro das velas e do casco faz um belo contraste com o resto da foto , o céu nublado ficou bem dramático , bom enquadramento da foto ,parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
giorgimer (34911) 2008-07-16 1:35
very fascinating shot, the big boat seems to dominate the scenne witjh all the little ones, the heavy sky works well too.
Glint (6171) 2008-07-16 3:00
I love to see "tall ships" they are so maginificent. Your pictures shows of the Alex very well and you also give us a good idea of all the other ships involved. I like Britta's workshop as it gives more impact to the Turquiose green sails.
kdialyna (3148) 2008-07-16 8:16
This is a really splendid photo Harriet.
I don't know what I like more.
The wonderful moody colors?
The contrast between the old and the new boats or the way you present to us all these together? ...
Everything is very well done.
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-07-16 23:39
Stunning capture, mesmerizing with these boats just everywhere. The windjammer just pings out against the overcast skies. Perfect contrasts, well everything about this image is grand. Top capture Harriet, like this lots.
faubry (35405) 2008-07-17 2:41
impressionnant boat. between others, very big.. superb soft colors,nice photographie
JCG (35129) 2008-07-18 0:35
Splendid gathering of old boats. This armada is fantastic and points out that which we have every year in July in Brest in Brittany. Spectacle to which I cannot assist my holidays are in August !!! This three masts is superb, I like much the effect of depth in the image. Very pretty photograph on this maritime festival and thank you for the note Harriet.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-07-18 7:45
This is a powerful image Harriet, how many thousands of shots did youtake this day? I am sure I would not have enough chips to take all I wanted. The color on the sails is awesome, it makes it very stand out. Well seen and wonderfully captured.
gunbud (34066) 2008-07-18 11:34
Fantastic capture of the lovely tall green ship that stands out so well against the stormy grey sky.
Excellent clear colors and sharp details to this wide shot armada with the blue boat making such a nice contrast with the giant green one.
Very effective placement of the tall ship against the many accompanying scooners.
dip (23822) 2008-07-18 11:47
eine fantastische Komposition!
die sanfte Farben aber auch die Schärfe und die Klarheit sind sehr schön,
macondo (18623) 2008-07-19 3:16
Terrific shot of this dynamic and spectacular fjord scene. The colour of the sails is certainly different, and very eye-catching, especially on this grey day. The leading blue boat makes a nice contrast. I think Britta did a good job with the WS - the clouds are reinforced too. Anyway, interesting shot and interesting note, well done.
cobbydale (1958) 2008-07-19 5:13
Hi Harriet, this is an excellent shot! The compsoitoin and the sharpness througout are superb. TFS.
scalerman (26900) 2008-07-19 12:16
Harriet: it's hard to argue with the dynamism and color of this shot. Some selective desaturation? best, c
danyy (0) 2008-07-19 14:34
ciel pas mal dramatique qui n'offre pas pour certains, les meilleures lumières, mais ici, on peut dire que tu les as capturées comme il le fallait.
Une veticale vertes placée sur une ligne de force qui ne passe bien entendu pas inaperçue, bien vu.
Edgar_Delacroix (557) 2008-07-19 14:41
Very impressive. We almost feel the wind. It's true that there's no big contrast and saturation, but i think it's ok like this. The pale effect looks like fog or humidity in the air. The WS is OK, but i think the original keeps a better mood.
luiscar (3286) 2008-07-19 15:59
imagen bella; el enjambre de barcos en ese mar un poco revuelto y ese cielo que amenaza tormenta, nos deja un ambiente envolvente, que es uno de los valores de esta imagen.
marcan44 (6299) 2008-07-20 14:01
Splendid race in a moved sea with breeze very high.
beautiful the sails greens of the windjammer.
Angshu (56462) 2008-07-20 20:43
What a beautiful picture! The water is choppy & busy with all the sailboats but the tall & majestic Alexander von Humboldt makes this special. It's pretty blustery & it shows in the picture. Very impressive shot Harriet!
shevchenko (18892) 2008-07-20 20:58
Interesting composition to show the festival atmospere, is not easy to keep in their own position to avoid strike with the others ships, we always see the busy road in traffic jam, but seldom to see the busy broad sea, thanks for sharing.
alftrek (3270) 2008-07-21 6:44
This is it! A great shot of a vast array of sails, from the huge one in the FG to the tinny in the BG. Very well taken despite the weather conditions and that you were taking this from a boat.
raszid62 (18585) 2008-07-21 21:38
Alone I sailed once , from here my fondness to old sailing-ships. Very successful picture and even cloudy weather does not disturb, and it adds the photo of large strength outright just the opposite.
vbbreizh (2622) 2008-07-23 0:26
Magnifique photo, de cette étonnante armada en mouvement.
Des contrastes étonnant, des détails riches, une excellente compo avec une bonne gestion de la lumière.
A very nice shot !
dumbo (4541) 2008-07-23 9:30
Absolutely amazing photo! I like these many old (and some new) boats.
Good colors and great composition.
batalay (36757) 2008-07-26 8:14
This is one of the finest shots I've seen on Trekearth. As soon as I can free up some space, I intend to put it among my favorites. I've seen the races of tall ships 2-3 times while cruising in Northern Europe. The way you've captured them attests to the spectacular composition, colors and resolution. Indeed, it has inspired me to put up a sea shot from one of the Norwegian Fjords. I also know the Kiel Canal where the ship on which I was lecturing, the Royal Viking Sun, made a spectacular passage in 1990.
Felip (3907) 2008-07-26 15:41
Astonishing scene Harriet!, maybe the weather conditions were not the best for you to make the shot, but you managed it very well!. the colours are very attractive.
Have a nice WE
emjleclercq (15780) 2008-07-26 23:01
A very nice viw of "Alex" on this rather cloudy day. I regret the positionning of the blue tug like boat which slightly masks part of the bow, but the background full of sails is beautifull. Perhaps a little tilt to the right too.
All the best,
skippy007 (12510) 2008-07-27 4:44
Hello Harriet, This one is special. I think you did a marvelous job here with the bad weather working in your favour making the green sails & hull stand out against the grey skies & waters. The congestion of small boats surrounding the tall ship adds atmosphere & excitement. Interesting note.
Well done, congratulations.
porto62 (2313) 2008-07-28 17:07
Hi Harriet,great naval shoot we seem to be sailing along and enjoying the cruise.Real good compo and POV.the green vessel de-centered is a great idea make the pict more living.Alain
mafegan (8624) 2008-07-29 6:52
Such a strange scene with the past and the present all together in one image. A well composed action shot. TFS, Marlene
Silvio1953 (129414) 2008-07-29 9:25
Ciao Harriet, splendid sea view, wonderful composition with splendid great ship, very well done, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (88825) 2008-07-29 10:52
Very nice effect with this great contrast ... superb boat with sails, well taken.
capthaddock (28790) 2008-07-30 16:51
What a beautiful ship, even the dull weather adds a lot of atmosphere. I also like the presence of hundreds of sails around, I just wish "Greif" was more separated from the main subject, or was not in the frame at all.
pablominto (53746) 2008-07-31 1:39
A well composed action photograph, with an amazing armada of sailing ships and others!
The view looks like something in a movie, but don't ask me why...
Good maritime colours!
Jeppe (18654) 2008-07-31 14:31
Congratulation with your fine photo from that great event.
I like the photo as it is - as the weather properly was a bit grey that day.
Thanks for sharing
PS - it was a Rhino at my Quiz shot ;-)
yesterday (9833) 2008-08-01 4:50
Dont need many words, SPLENDID!
mortijo (12828) 2008-08-01 6:46
A magnificent shot with all these oldies running before the wind. Overcast, perhaps, but this is sailing weather. Some years ago I accompanied a aprade of the 'Tall ships race' off the Belgian coast. I was the happy owner of a Rasmus 35 at that time.
Have a nice day,
jplebrun (21208) 2008-08-02 4:41
chez moi on appel cela "L'heure du trafic" tous le monde arrives en même temps et cela créé un bouchon, tous ces voiliers qui suivent ce superbe 3 mats de toute beauté, bravo.
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-08-04 4:02
Hi Harriet, nice image with a wonderful contrast of colours
the gray sky gives a great atmosphere to the moment
baba_flies (8829) 2008-08-05 8:12
Hallo Harriet! Ich finde es einfach wunderbar, dass der Himmel bedeckt ist, regnerisch und grau, genau dieser Punkt macht das Bild speziell und streicht heraus, um was es hier draussen geht, zu kaempfen gegen Wind und Wetter und die Gefahren, die hier draussen herrschen. Ich mag das matte Licht und dann kommt dieses Gruen, das heraussticht, nur etwas, aber es braucht nicht mehr, das Schiff spricht Geschichte. Toll ... Gruesse aus der Schweiz, Barbara.
aofl (1088) 2008-08-09 7:29
Nice note and photo. Very interesting POV
nels (2621) 2008-08-13 5:46
hi kielia, great composed shot love your pov, looking straight on at them. It will be a pity to see such a stunning boat replaced
i enjoy sailing and would love to sail on something like the "alex"
plimrn (21344) 2008-08-14 7:28
With a title like Sailor's delight, I could not resist your photo. Anyone can take a great picture when the light is perfect; it takes more expertise to get good pictures when the light is bad. You did well with getting excellent detail in the clouds which I think is key here.
As to the WS, I usually try all three auto's at the end of processing the picture. Often one is better than the others and I usually only use one. Under edit, you can also fade all of t5he autos, and I think that's what I would have done to maintain your excellent detail while lightening the picture.
feather (51130) 2008-08-14 12:43
Because of the greyness of the day the only colour that is really noticeable is that of the ship and the boat in the foreground. The detail you have captured is wonderful with good front to back sharpness. I really like the subtlety of all the tones in the image.
mirarer (4751) 2008-08-19 8:42
Great capture full of action. Nice natural colors.
MarcT (20964) 2008-08-20 9:01
Never saw your galery, so, welcome on TE. This is a great picture especially because of such nice and soft green colours under that gray sky. Cheers
patdeph (35748) 2008-08-21 6:33
I didn't put yet any critiques on this masterpiece where the colours,the atmoshere,and of course this wonderful green ship are really superb!The grey weather permit to find a great harmony of colours,I think it's better than if the sky was blue!Really nice!I wonder what will this ship become in 2 years,when it will be replaced!
scroller (3407) 2008-08-22 21:58
Your photo looks like an old painting from the days when the sea was ruled by lord Nelson and co.
Ha en skön helg!
alvaraalto (6177) 2008-08-23 14:57
Looking for some recognizable places in Denmark I recognized this tall ship in Kiel. I remembered that I saw the ship two days ago in Den Helder, where it was moored at the end of the tall ship race 2008 and fortunately it was on one of the 470 pictures I made that day of this event. I added it in the workshop. The weather was just as poor as you had in Kiel.
banyanman (7789) 2008-08-24 1:22
Hi Harriet. Despite the dull light, this composition works really well with all the boats crammed into the background (and the big sailing ship perectly positioned in frame), although I did wonder whether you had done a levels adjustment. And then I saw Britta's WS and wow . . . what a difference that makes . . . a little bit of simple PP and its a briliiant shot! Cheers . . . David
Vasylis (1414) 2008-08-24 6:21
Harriet ...that's what i call trafic ...((:
I stoped on this one from your amazing photo colection.
Your note is fantastic .
A real TE member .
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-08-31 0:26
Wonderful composition with the impressive ship.
Nice natural colours and light. I like it so much
Thanks for sharing and greetings
maloutim (9639) 2008-08-31 8:51
Well, you managed to get the impression of multitude much better than me! This is a great photo with the very impressive "Alex" in the foreground with its original green sails, and the multitude of other boats in the background! A magnificent capture!
daddo (25567) 2008-09-05 3:07
Hi Harriet. Dynamic composition and although it was a somewhat dull day, the details, motion and drama are all there.Well caught. Regards. Klaudio.
PJE (20758) 2008-09-12 8:33
I found your all time high points glorious sailing photo Harriet. I simply cannot believe that you already have over 1700 trek points on only two pages of postings. This photo is really incredible to say the least. All you wished for was better lighting. Thanks for sharing.
flatwin (2181) 2008-09-14 2:42
tres belle prise de vue, le ciel est splendide pour ce style de photo
sevy (15367) 2008-09-19 1:14
Interesting this photo to evidence the success of this sails parade. The green colors of the "Alex". It is working well in opposition to the grey light and grey clouds background.
Even if the lightning was not so easy, the results is there.
Regarding the composition, I would have only liked to have more distance in foreground between the blue boat and the green one to make easier the reading.
dareco (17134) 2008-09-23 8:08
I think this is a fantastic picture. I love the green sails. This has a very nice mood to it, a calm image thats enjoyable to view. Good work! TFS
mauro61 (52631) 2008-09-30 0:34
oggi commento questa tua foto perchè la reputo un capolavoro.
Le vele verdi,il rimorchiatore con lo scafo blu,il tutto avvolto da un cielo così grigio è veramente stupendo,
saluti e complimenti
guitianmiranda (5325) 2008-09-30 11:03
What a sail ships impressive experience, very well captured, blue and grey colours mixed with the sea and the clouds transmits cold and wet feeling. I would like I be there.
sunamoon (10) 2008-10-07 1:12
Es una foto impresionante por el color de ese barco de vela, ademas del contraste en los dos barcos de distinto tipo, me gusta el contraste de colores, y la perspectiva genial, muy buen trabajo.
chrkont (4005) 2008-10-19 15:52
You have a very interesting gallery, and like most of all your great photos this one. Especially the ship with green sails look like it come from old pirate movie.
TFS - Regards
Longroute (19396) 2008-11-02 12:26
Exceptional photo of this superb vessel surrounded by all the other minor boats. Really a sailor's delight. I hadn't yet seen it... You were lucky to find a place in a boat and be able to shot it from a priviledged pov. Something I'd like to have!
sacavem (18614) 2008-11-12 14:08
The other TE friends have said all, but I think this photo can bear another two points ... ;-)
Note: Theme: More than 200 points to 300 - (photos)
Vasa (16816) 2008-11-17 12:24
Hi Harriet, friend,
I am proud of you for this picture. All Planet already said. After all, I am coming in your gallery just for drinking a coffee together. Freindly your,
rhamza (116) 2009-01-25 20:06
Nothing funny about the shot! Its a wonderful photo with the green color of the sails in the centre boat enhancing the beauty of the composition. Thanks for sharing!
foozi (7101) 2009-02-07 20:53
i really love seeing this classical ship. It looks so beautiful and unique. such a special ocassion, and you shot it very well. giving a good green subject a special attention.
well captured moment.
Didi (58794) 2009-07-14 14:52
Very original green sails
Very interesting frame of the race scene and your position was very good.
vizugonesailing (338) 2010-05-17 4:53
A marvelous sailing photograph. I see from your photo album that you must like the sea, as I do.
I like the colored sails of the big ship and the blue hull of the leading boat, it adds colour to a gray day.
Sailing in these water is not for the wimpy sailors like me. Most of the 50,000 miles I did was in warm tropical weather.
Thank you for the nice photograph.
buscape (6219) 2010-09-13 7:23
heute habe ich ein bißchen in deiner Galerie gestöbert und dabei ist mir dieses Bild besonders aufgefallen. Mir gefällt das grüne Segelschiff, das alle anderen zu Statisten degradiert. Das schlechte Wetter finde ich gar nicht so schlecht, weil sich bei soviel Grau dein grüner Hauptdarsteller sehr gut in Szene setzt. Gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut.
Viele Grüße aus dem Donautal,
ikeharel (62159) 2010-09-16 9:49
An incredible sail-boats flotila, with the green-sail's in front - well taken POV, Harriet. Where were you standing? on shore? or on another boat?
Illumination is a bit unlucky as cloudy day, but the outcome convey the sport's mood in scene.
macjake (60664) 2011-03-24 18:40
I can see why this photo is so popular for you.
its like a collage of sailships retreating from an invasion!
love the tall green sails...certainly the highlight here.
gmg (4202) 2011-05-11 13:32
Impressive contrast here between old and new. The green old vessel stands perfectly put of the grey landscape.
notrap (5961) 2012-02-11 8:31
Da mußt du ja auch eine sehr gute Position gehabt haben! Warst Du selbst auch auf einem Segler oder kann man so einen Anblick von Ufer aus erwischen? Sowas würde ich auch gerne mal fotografieren, aber die Besuchermassen, die Du in Deinem Text beschreibst, halten mich von solchen Ereignissen fern, sei es Hafengeburtstag in Hamburg (ist von uns höchstens 250 km ) oder die ganzen "Sail"-Veranstaltungen.
ourania (35890) 2012-03-03 6:27
an extraordinary scene, full of beauty, dynamism, energy. Admirable sharpness and clarity in the cloudy day, there's so much to observe in this dense view. The light management is great, there's a wonderful chromatic harmony. I like very much the view of the numberless sails against the sky. "Alex" looks magnificent in the foreground, marvellously placed in the frame. A fascinating photo, congratulations!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
MJR (3360) 2012-04-29 10:41
Why have I not seen this before ; I wassure I had been all through your gallery in the past !
Do I guess right you were on a boat also ? Your intro picutre looks as if you might take to the water occasionally, and your notes sometimes give that impression too..
For all the bad light and grey waether you experienced here, you made the most of it, with a great POV and good use of the light you had. The compostion is great, thoguh you might add fortuitous !
Lovely picture all round, a great recor of a memorable moment, and 238 points, well I can only dream !
Romano46 (18472) 2013-02-07 8:57
ho scoperto questa tua foto formidabile e l'ho subito aggiunta alle mie favorite.
Una composizione incantevole sia per il soggetto che per i colori tenui e delicati. Hai saputo cogliere un bel momento ed anche il cielo ed il mare ti sono stati favorevoli per qual colore grigio che li identifica. Ma la grandiosità della foto sta nell'accostamento del veliero che si fa notare per le sue vele tinte di verde con l'altra imbarcazione che la precede.
L'uso del tele ha schiocciato i piani rendendo la scena ancor più drammatica e godibile.
Complimenti per questo scatto di grande qualità
Ottime ed esaurienti anche le note che accompagnano la foto
Ciao e buona serata
fabbs99 (16815) 2013-06-27 11:31
The sailing boats look more like coming from the pages of the history book.Very appealing and attractive composition.The light,the colors,the neatness, the depth are exceptional.
Superb light management and clarity of the shot.TFS.
- Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) (24073)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-28
- Categories: Event
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Traditional Ship, More than 200 points to 300 – photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-10 8:46
- Favorites: 5 [view]