Sailing is the propulsion of a vehicle and the control of its movement with large (usually fabric) foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes the keel or centreboard, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to move the vessel relative to its surrounding medium (typically water, but also land and ice) and change its direction and speed. Mastery of the skill requires experience in varying wind and sea conditions, as well as knowledge concerning sailboats themselves and an understanding of one's surroundings.
While there are still some places in the world where sail-powered passenger, fishing and trading vessels are used, these craft have become rarer as internal combustion engines have become economically viable in even the poorest and most remote areas. In most countries sailing is enjoyed as a recreational activity or as a sport. Recreational sailing or yachting can be divided into racing and cruising. Cruising can include extended offshore and ocean-crossing trips, coastal sailing within sight of land, and daysailing
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Silvio1953 (98129) 2013-03-10 12:40
Ciao Costantino, bel dettaglio della barca,, cielo favoloso, splendida luce e magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio
Miguel82 (7790) 2013-03-10 15:52
Interesting generalist note Constantino,
Excellent close up, pov and background
Have a nice We
batalay (32860) 2013-03-10 18:08
The red handle makes a very effective color highlight for this scene dominated by blue and white. Your note is useful as always. Very good composition and a most inviting scene. Ah! to be sailing in the storied Aegean.
JFS (32129) 2013-03-11 0:34
Very nice marine shot including your selfportrait:) Even with winter light, your country is beautiful.
emka (58140) 2013-03-11 0:55
Interesting note about sailing. for many it is a wonderful time but I prefer to be on the ground. artistic composition with fine eye catching details.
have a nice week
ourania (12367) 2013-03-11 14:40
μια πολύ καλά οργανωμένη, δυναμική και ευχάριστη σύνθεση που μεταδίδει την αίσθηση του ταξιδιού σε ήρεμα και ασφαλή νερά. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ το βάθος και η ένταση των προοπτικών. Το φως, οι υφές και τα χρώματα έχουν αποδοθεί θαυμάσια. Οι χρωματικές αντιθέσεις με πρωταγωνιστή το έντονο κόκκινο χρώμα ασκούν μεγάλη και άμεση έλξη στον θεατή. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καληνύχτα,
dkmurphys (36801) 2013-03-12 6:39
Very fine detail of the sailing boat. I like the artistic POV, well taken.
mjw364 (3680) 2013-03-12 7:24
An excellent image very well composed using the winding winch as f/g interest and the lines leading us to the more panoramic hills in the b/g. I like it.
ymrk (14929) 2013-03-12 11:52
Kalimerhaba file mou Costantino!
Love the red between blue of sky contrast here.Special clouds in the your photo!
jusninasirun (17138) 2013-03-12 18:27
Superbly composed with the focus on polished chrome and red lever in the foreground. Nice day with the sea and puffy white cloud to demonstrate the art of sailing.
Nicou (97679) 2013-03-13 2:38
géniale compo et image quel recherche de cadrage superbe avec la touche de rouge de cette manivelle de voilier splendide.
Bravo et amitié
williewhistler (7283) 2013-03-13 2:56
Hello Constantino,the splashes of red certainly add a vibrant feel to a well constructed sailing photo.
Best regards Les
ChrisJ (86862) 2013-03-13 5:26
I like the warm cold colourr contrast between the giant red handle and the blue sea and sky. I mıght have levelled the horızon line ccw a bit more. Good sharpness and a superb reflection ın the shiny chrome. Nice graphism and pov. Tfs!
Fis2 (73100) 2013-03-13 5:42
Curious composition and POV.
Good frame and colors.
josepmarin (55027) 2013-03-13 10:45
the nautical element in foreground, with its red color and its reflections, is a good eye-catcher which introduces our look in a beautiful coastal landscape.
I like the good light, the natural colors and the depth of the image.
A nice composition.
jemaflor (68913) 2013-03-15 5:35
Bien cadré et intéressante perspective avec le bateau dont le bord de la coque est bien placé dans l'angle, bon effet de contraste de teintes entre le bleu et le rouge.
- Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) (42746)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-10 12:12