Being a Pisces, I am addicted to water adventures. I belonged to a sailing club in San Francisco Bay and the moored sailboat in this image was in the class we sailed. Unfortunately I dropped out, partly because it was a 2 to 3 hour drive to the Bay from where I live.
The paddle boat on the right, also called 'stern wheelers' was popular in America's earlier history for transport on large rivers, like the Mississippi. Today the Scarlette Belle is a tourist friendly boat, providing weekend tours within Channel Island Harbor, and also available for charter for special occasions, weddings, parties, etc.
The boat on the left with yellow kayaks stacked, is the Sunfish taking kayakers on weekends to Anacapa, Channel Islands. Their website: www.blueoceankayaking.com
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Silvio1953 (120652) 2014-09-03 6:31
Ciao Ray, lovely composition with a lot of boats, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
swapankumarroy (2837) 2014-09-03 8:57
Different colored boats were waiting for journey, good composition, contrast and well light management, very nicely shoot and well detailed image.
warm regards and thanks,
tyro (20042) 2014-09-03 14:28
What an interesting note. I'm a pisces too but, unfortunately, I can't even swim. But even before you mentioned it, as soon as I saw this boat with its rear paddle wheel, I immediately thought of the Mississippi.
This is a finely composed shot, taken in the most glorious sunny weather with fabulous light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
jhm (138244) 2014-09-04 4:51
A nice panorama view about these small port.
This must are a great pleasure for a stroll along the boats and the quay.
I like your composition, also the sharpness and clarity.
Very well done, TFS.
annjackman (19245) 2014-09-04 10:18
This is a lovely shot and the bright red paddle makes a centre of interest in the image. A sunny and cheerful image - very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
miumiu (5837) 2014-09-07 2:59
l like this place and the title is great!
The colours and details are superb on your photo.
ourania (30187) 2014-09-14 10:38
I like this place and the various types of vessels that you've included in your composition, The paddle boat is the most attractive. The details of this scenery are intricate but excellently defined, the light is delicious and has rendered the colours vivid and vibrant. You achieved superb quality on the whites. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,