Two Victoria Harbour Ferries at Fishermen's Wharf. These cute little boats are an icon of Victoria Harbour and have been described as 'sweet little pickle boats'. They are so manoeuvrable that every Sunday morning from May to September five of them perform 'The Harbour Ferry Ballet'. They began 'dancing' 20 years ago and now the ‘dance steps’ have become quite complex employing a professional ballet choreographer. There a few military marching manoeuvres, a few Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride manoeuvres and they have 'danced' to the Blue Danube Waltz more than 350 times.
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besnard (53754) 2012-01-04 22:50
Une belle image avec ces bâteaux colorés qui donnent du piquant à un temps plutôt tristounet.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
axiotea (21649) 2012-01-05 3:37
I like very much the atmosphere created by the dark sky which contrasts so well with the bright colour tones. The reflections, the oily texture of the water are just great!
All the best for 2012
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-01-05 5:38
Muito bonito este porto parece de brincar com estes peqeunos detalhes nestes barcos , gostei muito dos reflexos , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (61036) 2012-01-05 6:22
Une belle image colorée de la côte ouest. un point de vue parfait et un cadrage bien réussi même sous une lumière terne.
holmertz (41695) 2012-01-05 6:26
You've come up with a very surprising note this time about something I had no idea about. I'm learning about the world thorugh notes. The picture is attractive and a bit bewildering. The houses make me think of Scandinavia whereas the boats probably could be from anywhere. I actually get reminiscences of the Hong Kong archipelago. I like the cloudy sky and actually think it has improved the colours.
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-01-05 20:52
This picture is stunningly beautiful and spectacular. Fantastic management of light, vivid color, pov and dof are amazing. Wonderfully executed photo. Marvelous job. I love it.Thanks for sharing. Awesome !!!
I cordially greet,
gunbud (34066) 2012-01-08 18:14
All those vibrant colors cannot be dulled by the grey skies.
Striking reflections in the tranquil harbor.
Clear true colors and sharp details to this charming harbor scene.
cavli (1876) 2012-01-10 1:27
Grey sky but colors look great. well seen and composed. tfs
Kielia (23691) 2012-01-13 8:28
a wonderful impression in every sense! Excellently working POV on the boats, very nice light and moody colors. The perspective is excellent and the reflections are beautiful. My compliments also for the note!
fanni (14381) 2012-01-18 14:01
it's almost unbelievable that somewhere there exist such picturesque bright colours and views! yes, thanks to the little boats :)
Interesting Note and photo! I also like very much the reflection in the slightly rippled water.
Concerning the composition, maybe I'd crop a bit of the left side of the picture - to better emphasize the boats :)
warm greetings from frosty Moscow,
bebel (7588) 2013-07-21 13:46
j'aime beaucoup cette image colorée et bien contrastée, le miroir de l'eau..
Ces mini ferries semblent des jouets ou des maquettes...
- Copyright: Marlene Fegan (mafegan) (8624)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-09
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D80 DSLR, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-04 21:53