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Messing around in boats

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 2 May 2011 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Last weekend there was a Classic Boat Festival held on Lake Burley Griffin. This was one of the smallest boats!

The kids are taking a rest from rowing; and the captain has an ultra quiet little electric motor.

NIKON D5000 1/500 second F/9.0 ISO 200 16 mm

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Looks like a fun event!

2 May 2011 5:30am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What fun!

2 May 2011 6:47am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Enjoyable moment..great fun..wonderful lake...

2 May 2011 7:21am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Great fun!!!

2 May 2011 7:23am

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I think the common word here is"fun". I like this scene.

2 May 2011 7:55am

tataray from france, France

Superbe sortie ...
Ton ciel est vraiment superbe et toutes ces couleurs attrayantes.
Bonne journée

2 May 2011 8:02am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very beautiful place to make a small round trip. I like lakes as much as sea

2 May 2011 8:08am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Colorful and interesting shot,
like it. :)

2 May 2011 8:08am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

looks like a lovely fun day for the family!

2 May 2011 8:30am


You cannot beat the fun and relaxation of time on the water, and I like the idea of the little engine to assist with tired limbs. I miss my little boat that I used to use on the River Thames and in Cornwall, exploring and fishing off of. Great days and memories. A lovely frame.

2 May 2011 8:34am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Very Swallows and Amazons!

2 May 2011 8:41am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Lovely and so much fun. So envious of that beautiful blue sky at the moment. Ours is grey;)

2 May 2011 8:42am

Thomas from Paris, France

Great composition. Nice family day.

2 May 2011 9:33am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Looks like a great day out

2 May 2011 10:12am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Lovely scene under a beautiful sky!

2 May 2011 10:52am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Looks like a very colourful and fun filled event Stephen! Nicely captured! ;-)

2 May 2011 11:41am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Oh !! les belles couleurs !!! un beau WE sans doute !!!:)

2 May 2011 12:44pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

A beautiful moment captured for eternity.
Beautiful colours on a beautiful day.
Will you give copies to the kids?

2 May 2011 12:50pm

Phil Morris from Canada

Nice little boat for a personal boat ride, wonderful photo.

2 May 2011 12:50pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a wonderful moment captured, stephen! love the mood and the perfect cloudscape! nice to see that everyone seems to enjoy themselves!

2 May 2011 1:09pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Nice vibes abound in this very pleasant capture. The sky is gorgeous, too, working nicely with the water below and the happy outdoors folk.

2 May 2011 2:03pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice picture ! excellent

2 May 2011 2:20pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

The kids look like they're with a wisened old sailor! :-)

2 May 2011 2:23pm

@Jason Politte: I think it might be grand pa!

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The smallest boat in a superb setting! You can see the smiles of children and the beauty of the clouds! A beautiful Sunday!

2 May 2011 2:48pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I love this picture ... the festive ... Grandparents and children (can be?) sailing together ... Hugs, Adela

2 May 2011 2:52pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Very nice shot! Learning to sail early in your life brings só much joy later on!

2 May 2011 2:58pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Autumn in Canberra looks so balmy!!
Lucky you, mate. ;)

I can see a fountain in the background.
Like the one in Geneva??

2 May 2011 3:34pm

@London Caller: Yes, very balmy. Autumn is the best season in Canberra. The fountain in the background is the Captain Cook Memorial Fountain. It sends a jet of water to a height of 147 metres.

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Un moment privilégier immortalisé, "une belle prise" !! Bonne semaine

2 May 2011 3:47pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Too cute, Stephen - I love this happy image - I wonder who is having the better time - the older one or the younger ones...all look pleased ;-) Beautiful scenery as well...

2 May 2011 3:47pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Stephen, this little boat is soooo cute!:-) What a beautiful day and air of joy! Thanks for sharing!:-)

2 May 2011 3:48pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb framing and beautiful colors !

2 May 2011 4:10pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wonderful, "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats", except maybe taking photos. Bravo Stephen!

2 May 2011 5:00pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Looks like the perfect day to be out and about on the water. These are the moments life we remember.
Sweet shot!

2 May 2011 5:06pm

thami from Morocco

Ces petits marins en herbe deviendront de grands navigateurs...sur le web!
Bonne semaine lumineuse!

2 May 2011 5:10pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleus image colorée très beau captage et compo je partirai bien fair ele tour du monde en tel bâteau

2 May 2011 5:28pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous. i love that hat

2 May 2011 6:56pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely little wooden boat. He has a cute crew it seems.

2 May 2011 10:15pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful composition. Great fun moments, well captured. Nice colours and light. Wonderful image. Love it. :)

2 May 2011 10:26pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

That looks like a nice way to spend the day!

2 May 2011 10:37pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

What a special capture! Beautiful and fun, happy! Very sweet! Would have loved to see the race!

3 May 2011 12:34am

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Nice shot...a surely joyful afternoon! I remember my old post of the boat series but here's one to show you....http://whattaman.aminus3.com/image/2011-03-25.html. regards!

3 May 2011 12:34am

@Dokmateo: Thanks for the link. Yes, I remember that photo - and a lovely series it was too.

k@ from Paris, France

I would have loved to fish those super clouds ! Great scene & vivid colors !

3 May 2011 12:04pm

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Looks like a beautiful day too, nice and fun!

3 May 2011 9:16pm

Damien from Le Havre, France

Great shot !

3 May 2011 9:23pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
16 mm