A lovely boat on a cruise in the Aegean. In the background one of the islets close to Lipsos. The boat is probably headed to Patmos for the evening, I took the picture from a speedboat heading to the opposite direction (Leros).
This picture was an incentive for me to look for information about the flag, the meaning of which we'd been trying to guess for years.
According to Wikipedia:
The Red Ensign or "Red Duster" is a flag that originated in the early 17th century as an English ensign flown by the Royal Navy and later specifically by British Merchant Seamen (The British Merchant Navy). The precise date of its first appearance is not known, but surviving receipts indicate that the Navy was paying to have such flags sewn during the 1620s. It is currently used as the civil ensign of the United Kingdom.
Today, Red Ensigns charged with the local emblem are available to be used by ships registered on several of the component registers of the Red Ensign Group: Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, and Isle of Man.
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snunney (100774) 2012-12-05 7:12
A fine capture of this splendid yacht. Beautifully picked out by the sunlight, it stands out nicely from the background rocks. The red duster adds a nice splash of colour.
bayno (18344) 2012-12-05 8:14
una foto in movimento!!! non facile...ma con i tuoi 400 secondi hai saputo cogliere e congelare....molto bella la luce e i colori e ottima inquadratura...sei riuscita a dare inoltre una buona profondità all'immagine in modo da poter vedere chiaramente la costa e i suoi dettagli...
holmertz (54315) 2012-12-05 8:32
You were lucky to meet this fine boat which gave you a good photo, and also the idea to find out all about the flag. Now you have learned something, and so have we. The lovely warm light is well known from many of your earlier photos. In Sweden now there is hardly any light at all. Today I could hardly even look outside because my windows are nearly covered with snow.
ikeharel (72903) 2012-12-05 9:02
The white-vessel (actually more baige tone), has incredible contrast to the hills on BG.
The guests are subjects of Her-Majesty Queen from some province.
Nice taken from a moving boat, opposite direction to home.
aliabazari (16170) 2012-12-05 12:11
Γεια σου Ourania αγαπητός
Όμορφη όψη του πλοίου. Η έκθεση και η ορατότητα ήταν καλή. Νιώστε ελεύθεροι να ταξιδέψουν μακριά από το πλοίο στη θάλασσα, και είναι βαθιά και απολαυστική.
Σας ευχαριστούμε για την εγγραφή σας για αυτό το ωραίο εικόνα
bukitgolfb301 (42712) 2012-12-05 16:50
Hi dear Ourania
Sorry for my no response for several days due to my short photo expeditionary. Just come back and I will ctach up sonnest.
Another vivid and sharp image as usual. Comfortable color contarst of white, blue and camel is very very fresh. Very well balanced framework due to your deep consideration. Color touch is sonice and comfortable. Thank you for your sharing with your best shot and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
abmdsudi (55168) 2012-12-05 21:28
Excellent infor note to ths simple working shot, with the passing boat caught attention, Great that the stunning whitewash is a real eye grabber serves as strong focal into the scene while the vivid red flag pops out in the warm setting. A well timed shot with good sense of space effect and you have spotted the potential to make it work
danos (99257) 2012-12-05 23:18
όμορφο στιγμιότυπο με το περήφανο σκαρί να περνάει μπροστά από τον φακό σου,και εσύ να μας το παρουσιάζεις με τέλεια διαύγεια και φωτισμού και χρωμάτων.Εποικοδομητικό το 'ρεπορτάζ' σου για την σημεία που κυματίζει στην πρύμνη του πλοιαρίου.
dkmurphys (60031) 2012-12-06 1:27
Very nice image from the sea. I like the colors and the dynamic. Well taken.
jhm (154564) 2012-12-06 3:45
Exactly a replica of an old steam ship.
This ship is very close against the coast, perfect for take a nice picture as this.
Sharpness and clarity together composition are perfect, nice done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-12-06 9:00
Nice catch of light hitting this ship. Good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-12-07 7:45
Πολύ όμορφη η λήψη σου αλλά και το θέμα που διάλεξες.Εξαιρετική η γωνιά λήψεως και η αντίθεση που δημιουργείται με το βουνό απο πίσω. Συγχαρητήρια!
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο εύχομαι
cornejo (43545) 2012-12-07 10:24
Hello Ourania, excellent photo of this wonderful view of the lovely boat. Lovely technically very good and image quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done. Congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.
mesutilgim (95528) 2012-12-07 13:46
Hello dear Ourania,
I know her from turkish waters of Aegean as well.
Very nice capture with nice warm light and colors.
TFS and best regards
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-12-08 21:14
Lovely boat to cruise on.Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
siolaw (38292) 2012-12-09 5:31
Nice boat speeding by... I like the pleasant soft and warm colour tones. Sharp and clear picture
Silvio1953 (145645) 2012-12-09 17:34
Ciao Ourania, bella ripresa della nave da crociera su un fantastico mare, di ritorno dalla Germania fa piacere godere un po' dei colori e del sole mediterraneio dopo tanto freddo, grazie, brava, ciao Silvio
ciakgiak (30431) 2012-12-12 10:46
Ciao cara amica,
davvero ottima l'inquadratura e la scelta del momento dello scatto, bello il bianco della nave che si staglia sul fondo scuro, eccellente come sempre la qualità dello scatto. Complimenti sinceri e grazie per la tua presenza su FB!!!
Un caro abbraccio
pajaran (61882) 2012-12-12 22:09
Dobar tekst o zastavi sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na brod ...
Dobra ostrian snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep brod za krstarenje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Good article on the flag with a specified data ...
A nice view of the ship ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
A nice cruise ship.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best.
Didi (60588) 2012-12-14 18:35
Intéressante image de ce petit navire qui navigue sous le pavillon de la marine marchande Britannique.
Un éclairage spot intéressant sur le sujet qui est bien mis en évidence par rapport
à l'arrière plan
Sonata11 (33891) 2012-12-16 6:34
very beautiful shot of boat and scenery in the BG. Wonderfully executed and presented this moment. Thanks for sharing. Awesome shot!!!.
Warm regards and have a great Sunday,