Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sails sliding by the city

The sight of a sailboat on the horizon just does something for me... gives me a sense of freedom from cares.

This shot is from the lakefront in Mandeville looking toward New Orleans, across Lake Pontchartrain. The buildings you see are the the downtown buildings. At this point it is about 20 miles across the lake and about 5 more miles to downtown. So they are about 25 miles away. You also get a good feel for the curvature of the earth in this shot.

--steve buser

16 comments:

Eric said...

Wow, that's a fascinating photo. I looooove it!

Nathalie said...

Great take of these boats on the horizon. Unusual and fascinating, well done!

Scott said...

Eye-catching! Great job!

Jilly said...

Just beautiful. I agree with your comment on freedom. You feel you want to be ON a boat and sail away, leaving all your worries behind. Fat chance...

Loved your birds yesterday too - great photographs.

Jules said...

Great effect - the buildings and boats look like a mirage in the summer heat!!!

Tara said...

What an AWESOME shot! I didn't realize those were downtown buildings - I thought those were posts from an old pier, or buoys. Very cool photo!!

Michael Blamey said...

Oh yes!

Wendy said...

Great photos. The sky in this one is a unique color, and makes for a neat "picture perfect" postcard effect.

Olivier said...

une photo de reve, avec une lumiere magnifique, que dire : Bravo


a photograph of dream, with a splendid light, that to say: Cheer

Rosy said...

Very nice indeed that picture of the sail boat and how you manage to take a great shot of it too.

I also like your other pictures esepcially the birds.

Pedp said...

A dreamlike, shimmering image.

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Abraham Lincoln said...

Nie photograph Steve. I like the ships off the water in the distance too. An optical illusion I am guessing.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

lv2scpbk said...

You captured this photo very well. I love the color of this and love how you captured those boats in a row.

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Marie said...

C'est trop beau!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Felicia said...

Beautiful photo. The contrasts are striking!

travelphilippines said...

wow thats one great shot good thing i read the whole caption. or i wont know those were buildings from a far.