Friday, April 30, 2010

Sun and Sea

Sailboats leaving for a race, port of LivornoYesterday I arrived just in time to watch the sailboats leaving port for a race. There was a lot of activity even here, far from the racing waters, and I caught the three sailboats of our Navy coming back.Orsa Maggiore, Italian Navy, port of Livorno
“Orsa Maggiore” (Ursa Major)

Stella Polare, Italian Navy, port of Livorno
“Stella Polare” (Pole Star)

Corsaro II, Italian Navy, port of Livorno
“Corsaro II” (Privateer II)

See also: 27th TAN

25 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

What a great timing! A lovely day for a race. Beautiful pictures VP.

Steffe said...

I like the composition of these photos. And the sail boats looks great. The Orsa Maggiore looks expensive.

Kaori said...

Are the sailboats from yesterdays foreign navy? I think I see the Marine Self-defence Force's flag! Seems like a beautiful day for a race!

brattcat said...

These are all beautiful shots, VP. What a gorgeous day it must have been.

Jacob said...

So very beautiful, VP. Anyone of these photos would be worth framing and hanging. Couldn't you sell them to interested parties?

cambull said...

I wish I knew how to share this picture. Trying Facebook and Twitter did not seem to work.

T. Becque said...

Very nice colors against the sea; I especially like the composition on the first image.

joo said...

Sun and sea its great combination and when such beautiful sail boats are added it looks perfect!

Kate said...

Ah, what glorious photos!
PS. Haven't visited recently because I have a typical Minnesota summer cold with sleeplessness and lack of stamina--not much fun! Haven't been around much as a result! Have a good week-end!

Gunn said...

SUN and SEA..... Wonderful!! :-)

VP said...

@ Kaori - Some Japanese officers were taking part to the regattas and, in the first picture, they were flying the Rising Sun Flag of your Navy.

@ Jacob - I am not sure if there is a market for pictures of sailboats slowly motoring to port with folded sails.

Halcyon said...

Such pretty boats! But they would look nicer with the sails out. You should complain that they're ruining your photos! ;-)

B SQUARED said...

Beautiful ships. I always wanted a sailboat. Now, I'd rather just look at them.

Lois said...

What beautiful sailboats!

James said...

I like these pictures. The boats look so nice against the beautiful sky. They really are beautiful.

Hilda said...

Sailboats are just so pretty! And your photos are gorgeous, as always.

I really hope I get to sail in one during my lifetime.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my those are beautiful boats..
Frame them they are excellent shots besides being beautiful sailboats.

I took some sailboat pictures yesterday--but not as nice as yours. MB

JM said...

The amount of boats and flags in the first pic make it look just fantastic! Great composition, VP!

cieldequimper said...

The colours are magical, the sea is beautiful, the boats are gorgeous...


Walla Walla: town named after Indian tribe... but I swear the wine was excellent (and expensive).

JM said...

By the way VP, you definitely bought your edition of the 'Os Lusíadas' at the Book Fair whose pic I posted yesterday, because it has been taking place there for many years, whether it's in April, May or June... :-)

Regina said...

Beautiful scenes and captures.
Love the harbor views.

Dina said...

Your sun and sea would be beautiful, and enough, even without the beautiful boats.

tapirgal said...

I love photo #1 with the dark sky and light foreground.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful shots VP !
Léia :)

Ilse said...

Beautiful boats. Beautiful skies. What more could a person ask for?