The Russians are leaving....

By ColleenA
Hi all...Thankyou for the interest shown in my upload of a few days ago titled The Russians are coming...
Cape Town has been a buzz with the 4 day visit of the 92 year old Tall ship clipper that is on a 32 stop world cruise. The ship left our shores for Walvis bay yesterday afternoon in 34 deg heat with only a hint of a breeze. I was fortunate enough to be one of those allowed on deck on Wednesday. It was a photographers dream. I have included an array of images for those of you that may be interested, the rest of you may skip over them. We were not allowed inside the ship but believe that mahogany panels decorate the walls, and tables are topped with antique maps, globes and brass compasses.
In a few days time I will share a few more images with you.
PS Try spot him, there is a man in a red shirt on the very top of the second mast taking photographsGrinGrin
Have a nice day, I have sunburnt shoulders from this outing yesterdayGrinGrin
V4 is for Chinga (Isabel).... green ropesGrinGrin
V16 for Nathan (NDODS)

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jaktis 14 84 Sweden
26 Apr 2013 5:11AM
A majestic ship


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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Apr 2013 5:29AM
A wonderful set of images of this fine tall ship, Colleen, with V.3 being my pick for the vote. Carol
S_Psharma 5 1 India
26 Apr 2013 5:50AM
Well captured beautiful image.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
26 Apr 2013 5:54AM
Such a lovely ship Colleen !! I love the close up of the rope in V9 Smile We will get your weather today - it normally takes about a day for the Cape Town weather to reach us Smile Quite warm this morning for end of April Smile
johnke 5 223 15
26 Apr 2013 5:58AM
Wow Colleen what amazing Photography, how far you have come in such a short space of time, pin sharp superb images and all this within a reportage of this awesome majestic Ship. to even pick out one would spoil the story as they are all well exposed and very well taken. I think you did an incredible job with some fine PJ work, I hope your smiling and Proud of yourself.....John
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 7:07AM
I totally agree with John Colleen. These images are fantastic showing and telling so much about this majestic ship. You have captured the very essence of her. Very well done indeed.

26 Apr 2013 7:16AM
A great set Colleen, very interesting.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 7:22AM
You've told a story through your images and they are really interesting, go careful with your shoulder's ouch.Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 7:47AM
How wonderful this set is....
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 8:17AM
Love them all, but there again I love ships, so you can't go far wrong with me. Wink

Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 8:25AM
What a photographic experience, very well done. All are outstandingSmileSmileSmile
Ayoob 7 Australia
26 Apr 2013 8:53AM
Like them all .beautiful images and very well captured, Colleen........Wink
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
26 Apr 2013 8:55AM
A great set of images, I particularly like V4 and 9, the guy in V10 is he brave or mad. - gary
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:03AM
A great series of images Colleen like the rope images well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
26 Apr 2013 9:09AM
A great opportunity and so well taken, Colleen. A fine set of details and the larger picture. I like the antique feel of the last one, and the colour/reflections in the brass of v11 look particularly good.

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:15AM
Wonderful collection of images Colleen super work GrinGrinGrinGrin

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:27AM
Superb set of image Colleen, all beautifully captured and presented, love them

jovanovic 6 26 France
26 Apr 2013 10:11AM
Great set of images! Superb SmileSmileSmile
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:44AM
Super series....
26 Apr 2013 11:18AM
fine work here Colleen in this great documentary set of this fine tallship and its finer detail all pin sharp pleasure to view ..all winners

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
26 Apr 2013 11:59AM
A cracking set of this beautiful ship, Colleen - I especially like the close-ups of the ropes, chains and other bits 'n' pieces Smile
Trev Smile
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 12:41PM
Wonderful set of images Colleen - every one worthy of it's own upload. First class.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 12:44PM
What a great opportunity and one which was to good to miss Colleen. A superb set of nautical images each one of them so very well observed and captured. Image 16 being my particular favourite and one which for me captures a real feel of marine nostalgia and high sea romanticism.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Fantastic set of images, great to look through... Thank you Colleen

Lynette Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 1:38PM
Terrific set Colleen, I really like the close ups of the ropes and brassGrin
xwang 9 56 8
26 Apr 2013 3:39PM
Beautiful set.. wonderful colour and light.
26 Apr 2013 4:36PM
Wonderful images Colleen, You are so lucky to get on board this amazing vessel
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
26 Apr 2013 4:38PM
What an amazing and wonderful set of images Colleen. I am green with envy....the last time I was in these waters was before a Cape to Rio yacht race in about 1973....I had sailed from DSadurban with the crew to Cape Town but alas couldn't do the Rio trip and had to watch the start of the race from the shore.

You have so many excellent and well spotted images in this beautiful set. Ann.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 5:15PM
A fine set and love V2
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 5:19PM
All fantastic and difficult to choose one too, so i wont well done enjoyed looking through them
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 7:32PM
What a wonderful set of images Colleen.
scrimmy Plus
9 389 5 Scotland
26 Apr 2013 8:21PM
my grandfather was a shipwright so i love these images
debu 8 India
27 Apr 2013 12:55AM
Lovely set of images.
27 Apr 2013 1:41AM
Un cuadro excelente..
27 Apr 2013 4:35AM
Don't be afraid of them fear Chinese way of marketing only.Oh yes V2,12,13 &14 are cute. The ropes in V12 may be made in china.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
27 Apr 2013 7:33AM

Quote:Don't be afraid of them fear Chinese way of marketing only.Oh yes V2,12,13 &14 are cute. The ropes in V12 may be made in china.

Absolutely right.
And v1 proves that your have made a Great Leap Forward !
27 Apr 2013 8:59AM
A great set Colleen. Images very well spotted, captured with great detail and colour. Excellent.
CHRISB911 12 54 1
28 Apr 2013 12:28PM
excellent image colleen superb colour
Great nautical images, Colleen. I would love to sail on her.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 May 2013 9:43PM
All shipshape and Bristol fashion Colleen, this is a fantastic set of images documenting the event. These tall ships are magnificent and much larger than any of those that will visit Gloucester for the Tall Ships festival next weekend!

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