AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Saturday, September 21, 2013

old sails...

Last weekend, tall ships, part of the Tall Ship Festival in Melbourne, sailed out of Port Phillip Bay heading for Hobart in Tasmania.
This is a view of one tall ship sailing past Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula.
For more photos of these tall ships, see my Boats and Boatsheds blog.

old sails
drifting on glittering waters
are new again

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HansHB said...

Nice photo, perfect using B&W!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love those old ships, Gemma, and what a beautiful capture!! Thanks for sharing!! It's like stepping back in time!!

Carver said...

Beautiful shot of the old sailing ship.

Wayne said...

That is cool, the many reflections off the water look like little jewels.

Prairie Jill said...

I love the tall ships! Beautiful shot. Great contrast with the rocks in the foreground and the softer greys in the background.

paul said...

Great range of tones from dark to light, and a beauty of a ship.

Dragonstar said...

You've given this scene an antique feeling. It could be an illustration from a Patrick O'Brien book. Perfect composition, with the glittering water and the dark rocks.

Unknown said...

That is a beautiful tall ship photo!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Great old ship!! Beautiful composition in B&W!!

Gunsside said...

wow this I liked, stylish sea view :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful framing...I love the rocks in the foreground. A great image!

Desirée said...

Great photo of an old sailboat!

NatureFootstep said...

a stunning photo Gemma! Reminds a lot of an old pencil drawing. I like that.



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