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Heaven Can Wait

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 29 January 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Parked as it is here, this boat’s name is rather ironic! In the background is St Saviour’s Cathedral.

This series of mine derives from a one day photo workshop on historic Goulburn run by Brad Nichol of Zero One Imaging. To get this particular shot, I can thank the eagle eyes of Richard - one of my workshop colleagues on the day. On the way to our next location, Richard was the only one to notice this awesome allegory. Of course, we had to stop the car and run back to get the shot!

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 13 mm

Co33 from libourne, France

Being in the right place at right time

29 Jan 2011 5:59am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia


29 Jan 2011 6:10am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like very much the parallel between the virtues that can laud churches and this luxury boat... The church is very beautiful and I like very much your composition.

29 Jan 2011 6:30am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Nice angle, colours and lighting...
Well seen (Richard) and captured...

29 Jan 2011 6:30am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Bravo. A fine bright crisp shot...and what a lovely pairing. So clever and good for a chuckle.

29 Jan 2011 7:25am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

The colors, depth, detail and composition are fabulous!!

29 Jan 2011 7:39am

Pixim from Nice, France

A blow of masterful eye, I like this photo for the depth which it brings on thought by the intellectual choice of the framing Bravo ;)

29 Jan 2011 7:44am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bel angle ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

29 Jan 2011 7:52am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Have your fun now, it's real...who knows about heaven?. Love the irony!

29 Jan 2011 7:58am

JCJ from Troyes, France

good combination of the elements, well done

29 Jan 2011 8:20am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

WOW - that light !

29 Jan 2011 9:15am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Haha! I love the name of the boat. :) Wonderful composition and DOF

29 Jan 2011 9:51am

fereshteh.kamelan from mashhad, Iran

Very nice capture.

29 Jan 2011 10:11am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Superb juxtaposition:)

29 Jan 2011 10:43am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Ha! Good find!
Beautifully composed.
Is the church close to the sea?

29 Jan 2011 11:03am

@London Caller: A long way from the sea but some big lakes and dams nearby.

tataray from france, France

Wow... pour le moins insolite !...Lol..))
ëtre là au bon moment .

29 Jan 2011 11:04am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Just perfect... the boat's message couldn't be better placed.

29 Jan 2011 11:14am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Ah, ah, what a good and funny composition... very well seen, i like a lot and i totally agree... :-))

29 Jan 2011 11:36am

marci from in, Morocco

fantastic catch!! what a fun workshop... I'd love an outing with other photographers. :-)

29 Jan 2011 11:50am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Woow...Menudo contraste entre modernidad y tradición,me encanta.Saludos.

29 Jan 2011 12:25pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Superb juxtaposition, I'd run back too!

29 Jan 2011 12:45pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Well seen and well done the image at the right time! Hits the stage and the stage ... Best regards, Adela

29 Jan 2011 12:57pm

myky from London, Canada

What are the odds of seeing this?? Great shot!

29 Jan 2011 1:40pm

Sam from Chennai, India

The church is very beautiful, fantastic composition. Love your capture of Church and -
'Heaven can Wait'. What a great idea and presence of mind !!! Well done Stephen :)

29 Jan 2011 2:18pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Awesome find and capture! Excellent POV, color and detail.

29 Jan 2011 3:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Totally cool!

29 Jan 2011 3:04pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Super ce cliché, belle prise !

29 Jan 2011 3:07pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great with the cathedral in the background, he will go to Mass again, the boat ride is more important :)) Good day.

29 Jan 2011 3:31pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You have to love it when these things happen! Nice catch, and a fine photo to admire.

29 Jan 2011 3:48pm

parisa from shiraz, Iran

interesting shot I like it

29 Jan 2011 4:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

good eye. neat capture

29 Jan 2011 4:30pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Haha, perfect capture! Very good eye!

29 Jan 2011 5:42pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Incredible shot !

29 Jan 2011 5:48pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nice catch !!!Well done !

29 Jan 2011 6:08pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful capture ,well seen and very beautiful composition !

29 Jan 2011 6:53pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

really love this shot, the two things really work together

29 Jan 2011 6:54pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Wonderful fun capture, great beauty in the scene also.

29 Jan 2011 8:42pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

ha! fantastic capture - perfect.

29 Jan 2011 11:28pm

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Interesting composition with gorgeous colours and details...really a good catch! Nice Sunday.

30 Jan 2011 4:30am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

D'abord le plaisir... le ciel peut bien attendre !

30 Jan 2011 6:31am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Well combined snapshot with humorous result. I'm going conform with it.

30 Jan 2011 7:25am

luwi from Innsbruck, Austria

well seen! great photo!

30 Jan 2011 8:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

One of those wonderful photo-moments ! Unforgettable.

30 Jan 2011 9:45am

Arash from Arak, Iran

superb image and nice shot.

30 Jan 2011 12:49pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

it can indeed! and what a curious place to park that boat - a message to the one inside the cathedral, i wonder?!?

30 Jan 2011 2:16pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Excellent capture! The name on the boat and the church in the background makes for a very funny photo.

30 Jan 2011 2:35pm

brine from valence, France

A very funny photo, you have a very good eye...
The sky can wait, but that do we make for the hell?
Good question, seen the number of sins that I would doubtless have the day of the great departure:-)
Great shot!

30 Jan 2011 10:00pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A perfect shot for a Sunday post Stephen! It must be the bishop's toy..... ;-)))

31 Jan 2011 12:50pm

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Yes, wait many years!

1 Feb 2011 7:34am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh what a clever interactive image, Stephen !

1 Feb 2011 9:52am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Ha ha! really?! ; ))

2 Feb 2011 7:11pm

1/250 second
ISO 100
13 mm