River sailing boat

River sailing boat

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These boats are typical of the Loire and were used for ferrying goods up and down the river.
They're clinker-built and flat-bottomed and are known as "gabares". All sorts of additions have been done to the topsides as originally they were open boats. They carry one big square sail normally in a "square" rig rather than fore and aft.

Tourists use them now for river trips - worth doing if you're ever in the area!
10/11/2011 - 18:29Blaze
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/250
Aperturef/10
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ISO200
Focal Length55mm
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Charlotte

Link Posted 10/11/2011 - 19:11
What an interesting looking boat, I've not seen one like that before.
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kilmas2

Link Posted 10/11/2011 - 20:38
Lovely image great colours
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sandinista

Link Posted 10/11/2011 - 22:16
kilmas2 wrote:
Lovely image great colours

Plus 1 and thanks for the background info
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autumnlight

Link Posted 11/11/2011 - 15:00
Wonderful sharp shot and the colours are lovely.
Kind regards Maria

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Blaze

Link Posted 11/11/2011 - 15:12
Thank you all for your kind comments.
I've picked up some interesting comments and info from my topic in Your Photos and some of the photos in the Gallery have shown how important the presentation is.
And of course how pp can enhance a shot.
It's a huge learning curve ......

trixie

Link Posted 11/11/2011 - 15:53
Beautiful colours love the pink tint in the sky, and the boat is lovely and you didn't chop the top off, (like i have done several times) thank you for the interesting info too, cheers trixie

szgabor

Link Posted 12/11/2011 - 06:49
Nice colours and composition. I like it.
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Blaze

Link Posted 16/11/2011 - 17:55
Thank you both. I didn't do much pp - the sky was pretty much as shown in the shot.
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