Sometimes we all need to take a break (like my statue of yesterday's posting). This is one way to do it: take a lovely cruise around Toronto Island, just minutes from the busy city and yet wonderfully far from the noise and dirt.
And with this shot, I must ask that you have patience with me again. Under doctor's orders, I must stay away from TE (and much else that is computer-related) for about ten days. But I will be back the instant I can!
Tech: handheld, shot in RAW, converted to jpg, resized (without cropping) and sharpened slightly
Have a wonderful day and week and PLEASE: if your hand, wrist or arm start to tingle or feel numb, Step away from the computer and take a break!!!
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Royaldevon (37927) 2007-07-15 6:30
I have just loaded up the gallery to see this beautiful sea-scene! Great shot! I'm really sad that you have to have an enforced break but I'm sure you will enjoy it! Think of all the shots youwill be able to accrue! Anyway, back to this shot ... it's so serene! Created by a wonderful pov, soft colours, gentle ripples and no noise(mechanical!)
drago (4832) 2007-07-15 6:36
Silke hi,i really enjoy your warm colours composition with the splendid balance between sky and water,and happy for the fact that you use the same lens and filter!
bazal (7900) 2007-07-15 6:42
That's a beautiful sailing ship that you present here, and most of all, you perfectly managed to capture the very nice atmospheric conditions. This picture is amazingly sharp and cristal clear!
I like the crop and composition that makes the picture rather dynamic.
Thanks for sharing.
aimee (941) 2007-07-15 7:03
wonderful marriage of colors... this is great. I also like the boat.. I reminds me of Christoph Colomb's Caravelles ! The reflet in the water is also nice and the crop with this boat not in the middle ins interessant. Good job, have a nice day
pat0500 (21561) 2007-07-15 7:59
Great picture and beautiful Sunset of the sails boat indeed...!
Good light and wonderful colours, very nice reflection on water too..!
jplebrun (21208) 2007-07-15 8:38
Bonjour Silke, merveilleuse image de ce bateau dans une mer calme et avec une luminosité du soleil décroissant, beau travail, ;)
ben4321 (9875) 2007-07-15 9:08
This works well Silke - there's a nice balance between the ship and it's broken up reflection, and your framing has left plenty of space for it to move into.
The tilted horizon is a bit of a shame, although correcting it would have been an easy matter, but I think the excellent light, and the effective overall simplicity of the shot makes up for it.
chrisnet (22948) 2007-07-15 13:03
Beautiful sailing ship well framed, I like the mouvement of the water and the nice reflexion, well seen and done.
pierrefonds (65274) 2007-07-15 14:03
A nice photo of the sail boat and of its reflection in the water taken at sunset, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
wolf38 (31296) 2007-07-15 23:22
Hello Silke. A dream picture. On far lake a sailing boat in the light of the low-standing sun. No wind hang the sails flabby down. Everything is peace. Photographically outstanding realizes with the fantastic zoom. Very beautifully. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Benedict (7076) 2007-07-16 0:44
soft pastel colors so eye-pleasing.
simple compo yet full of "arrogance" in its style, appearance and presentation!
ps- thanks for the reminder (i might develop carpal tunnel syndrome already...:-)
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2007-07-16 1:22
Nice arrangement of light and colours. Lovely shot. Beautiful colours and reflections.
dkeus31 (27735) 2007-07-16 2:47
A nice composed view of the boat with its reflexion. well posiitionned here.
Bluejeans (64251) 2007-07-16 11:29
Ola Silke bonita foto deste barco , os reflexos sobre a agua estão muito bonitos , gostei da reflexão da luz solar nas velas ,parabens!!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
yso (4146) 2007-07-16 12:09
So beautiful light and refelxion with perfect framing, well done !
berek (49702) 2007-07-16 12:41
lovely sales and reflection. I like pastel colors and framing. greetings.
UnTrained (0) 2007-07-16 13:36
warm and lovely view, well positioned ship in the frame. I like the waves and the reflection and I will do so in ten days!
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
cam (9043) 2007-07-16 18:47
The light does everything here.It takes an ordinary images and makes a star out of it,so beautiful.
Take care of your wrist and have an assistant post your images for you...:-)
thegraduate (87) 2007-07-16 21:45
Nicely done,warm colours, very calm looking.
Cretense (68701) 2007-07-17 3:11
This photo reminds of an old blues song, called "Set sails into sunset", by Big Joe Turner, I think. Excellent calm scene. Simple but brilliant composition and marvellous, warm evening colours. Congratulations!
gunbud (34066) 2007-07-17 12:14
Marvelous capture of this wonderful old triple masted scooner that makes a very striking reflection in the calm waters below.
pablominto (53746) 2007-07-17 12:26
This is pure beauty!
The light is heavenly, the calm waters adds to the mood...
Wonderful composition, a treat to my eyes!
I wish you'll have a fast recovery!
jmcl (14535) 2007-07-17 14:55
Beautiful image .. I love the composition .. the room you have left for our boat to sail across the screen .. the reflection distorted by the waves is wonderful .. the light .. is special .. a dream .
so lifting the curse didn't work .. I'm sorry .. get better .. have you looked into something like viavoice?
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-07-17 21:14
Nice and simple, very elegant photo, like the old days. The ripples in the calm water with distortion have come out well too.
With Greetings from India
vizion (729) 2007-07-18 2:37
The warm glow and the reflections is absolutly amazing. The placement of the boat whitin the frame is just perfect.
The horizon line doesn't seem to be in complete level, but it's really nothing to worry about anyway.
Take care and have a nice day,
Polonaise (5802) 2007-07-18 5:47
Old theme ?
Oh' Yeah !!!
But... The old themes never die...
That is: If you know HOW TO keep them alive !!!
You Silke, you quite obviously know HOW TO ...
Immaculate presentation...(shall i say: Golden presentation ?)
Davidwh (3662) 2007-07-18 9:09
This one is a real beauty!I simple composition and yet a very attractive one:
-The long deep vertical format
-Placing of the boat.
The capture of the light on its sails warming and softening the image...well done and take care.
zeca (19762) 2007-07-18 17:45
Very nice shot, Silke! The reflections of the late sunlight is great! Its nice that you save some space to the boat go on..
jurek1951 (42196) 2007-07-19 1:28
Nice capture. Colors are wonderful. Great DOF. I like the reflections.Good work.
delic (6735) 2007-07-19 1:33
This is a fabulous image with the sailboat bathed by warm light. The long reflection of the ship and the smooth water surface are captivating. I can go on looking for hours. Wishing you a speedy recovery,
FORJP001 (3819) 2007-07-20 13:36
One of your best shots...
nisko (2642) 2007-07-22 8:55
very relaxing picture:)wonderful light,attractive water nice position of the boat in photo and a beautiful reflection of it!well done..
macondo (19453) 2007-07-23 5:41
You didn't mention the brain, Silke. The rest of me is OK, hand, wrist, arm etc. I hope you don't have to rest those parts for too long. Not after a delightful shot like this one. The water looks absolutely blue velvet-like and the boat is nicely placed in the frame. Nice, gentle colours and soft light. Really good.
Regards and best wishes,
Graal (102604) 2007-07-24 0:08
great view and composition with the reflections in water. Friends all told you. I like this work also.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-07-24 23:05
The light is beautifull here. You get a very nice vertical frame. The reflection is amazing.
fkokol (1636) 2007-07-25 11:52
Beautiful shot. great colours and light.
Glint (6171) 2007-07-25 14:16
this is a joy. I really love the look of sailing boats and ships and remember as a child drawing those little ships called clippers that transported tea around the world. The silky pale gold of the sails and their reflection created by the late sun is lovely. And your composition is spot on too.
ps hope your repetitive strain injury? is recovering.( i get stiff shoulders hunched over the computer).
Ann75 (0) 2007-07-27 9:43
I had a quick look through your gallery...great work, I'd say! This one really caught my eye. The light is perfect here and the way the quite calm waters reflect the ship are fantastic! Great composition and well captured! Excellent work, Silke!
placombe (7901) 2007-07-27 18:43
Very nice compo of this sail boat. By lowering your camera near the water, you add more depth of field.
carper (96) 2007-07-29 11:13
I have a look into your archive
and I must say I came out on this one Silke. the pov is very good, the balance in the composition is good and it is a quality photojob, well taken, I like it a lot. Have a nice day
danyy (0) 2007-07-29 14:49
j'aime beaucoup cette prise pour ses couleurs chaudes dans les voiles, mais qui se reflètent aussi dans les flots.
Un cadrage astucieux qui donne beaucoup d'importance justement à ces eflets.
Une mer très calme.
Très bien vu.
gildasjan (43442) 2007-08-01 0:51
J'aime la position du voilier dans le cadrage vertical,ceci permet d'avoir le reflet entier de la voile.Les autres paramètres sont justes.
I like the position of the sailing ship in vertical framing, this allows to have the whole reflection of the veil. The other parameters are right.
In a friendly way
captainsgirl (3448) 2007-08-01 16:02
Do hope that things are coming along better for you now hope to see you around really soon. Love this shot with the tall ship in the suset. Very pretty, great reflections and love the textures in the water. TFS
MLINES (12516) 2007-08-01 17:22
Hi Silke. This is very striking image of this sailing vessel. Well composed and the reflections are a bonus. Good work. Murray.
Didi (60588) 2007-08-06 14:36
Very attractive composition, you knew how to put your main subject in a strong vertical line.
Very interesting point of view from your low position face to the water.
The colours are very appreciable.
giorgimer (34941) 2007-08-13 0:14
very fascinating image, I like its light and its reflex. Good way to position the boat in the image.
TFS! :) next monday
eyesthetix (641) 2007-08-26 9:52
hi Silke !
I like the composition here.
The colour / metering result on the sails portray the rather gentle (but fine) atmospheric light :-)
Well captured. Well done.
Best regards, Daniel
maloutim (9639) 2007-10-04 20:07
What a wonderful clear shot in the golden sunset! The reflection looks as though it' slowly going down to the bottom of the ocean, the sea is so calm the yacht hardly seems to move. A perfect relaxing moment in luxury!
marcan44 (6307) 2008-04-08 14:48
Perfect composition: 2/3 sea and 1/3 sky.
Ship on the right over up.
The golden colour of the sails and its glare on the sea.
XOTAELE (476) 2008-08-27 17:01
Una imagen encantadora.
Bellos tonos y hermosos reflejos.
Saludos y tfs, JL.
PatyP (240) 2009-01-22 1:49
Nitidez e cores excelentes com o pôr do sol a proporcionar uns belos tons laranjas no horizonte.
Muito boa a escolha do enquadramento, com o reflexo do barco na água.
É uma bonita captura com bom POV.
- Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) (3027)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Golden, On the Water [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-15 6:22
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