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Spirit of NZ moored in the Bay

Posted by
Peter (Warkworth, New Zealand) on 3 May 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

Night lights on her masts still burning on the Spirit of New Zealand at the blue hour, moored near Takangaroa Island in Kawau Bay. This sailing vessel often spends the night in the Bay. Many young people and school groups have adventure trips and learn the challenges of life on a sailing vessel and the skills needed to traverse the oceans under sail.

Canon EOS 6D 4/5 seconds F/9.0 ISO 1600 300 mm

My goal is to present images of objects and places as naturally as possible with minimal post processing. I think the natural qualities will come through for the viewer with a little contemplation. Unfortunately there is little time for such things these days.

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Beautiful place for sailors.

3 May 2019 5:56am

@Ralf Kesper: It is indeed Ralf!

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


3 May 2019 7:49am

@Existence Artistique: Ta EA

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo j'aime

3 May 2019 8:50am

@Libouton Martine: Merci encore LM

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

These ships are something to see. A great idea to train young people about life at sea. There is one of these ships in the UK, called the Winston Churchill, that is used to learn people what life was like working on these ships. Excellent image.

3 May 2019 9:12am

@Shaun: Thanks Shaun. Yes, a couple of my cousins in the South Island had a week on this vessel 25 or so years ago and it stays with them for life, a significant experience. It is a regular visitor to Kawau Bay but this type of shot is the best I can do, using a 70-300 lens at full stretch.

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

So beautiful!

4 May 2019 9:18am

@MEC: Thank you MEC

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

Nice vieuw

4 May 2019 4:23pm

@Claudiel: Thanks Claudiel

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique, on ressent le calme et sérénité en plus de la beauté.

4 May 2019 5:30pm

@tataray: Merci tatray

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

Very peaceful and lovely tones!

4 May 2019 6:15pm

@Dutchess: Thank you Dutchess

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

So calm and peaceful ! beautiful composition and atmosphere !

5 May 2019 7:38am