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Star of India
12-NOV-2007 Sandi Whitteker

Star of India

San Diego, California

At least once a year, our beautiful Star of India sets out to sea for the day, making her the oldest active ship of any kind in the world. She
is sailed and maintained by a volunteer crew that trains year-round, keeping not only the ship but also the skills to sail her, alive. Having no
engines, there are two tugs on the other side of her pushing her to the dock. If you look closely, you might see a couple of the crew working up
high in the masts on the sails. Others wait on deck for her to dock to get up in the riggings to make her ship shape before putting her to bed.
Taken just after sunset, and with a bit of light rain, the sky took on an eerie glow. She's a beautiful remembrance of more elegant times.


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goelsamuel13-Jul-2012 19:17
Absolutely gorgeous! V!
Laryl06-Sep-2010 22:27
a sight I'd love to see!! I heard she is hopefully going out the weekend of Nov 13-14 (her birthday) .. I would love to be there but not likely I can make it
Guest 06-Sep-2008 14:32
Impressive shot! I love the light in this.
Brian with an Eye31-Aug-2008 22:37
A beautiful image. The lighting is spectacular. Well captured.
Marisa D.L.26-Aug-2008 17:40
Extremely nicely composed and well taken, Sandi.
I adore it!
Dave Berry24-Aug-2008 23:57
Beautiful photo of a beautiful ship. There is nothing in the nautical realm like the beauty of the tall ships. Thanks for sharing.
Lynda Blair24-Aug-2008 14:20
Wow! Thanks for sharing this one. Something rarely seen.
Marco Valk24-Aug-2008 12:20
excellent! vote
Guest 23-Aug-2008 19:15
Excellent Shot V
Beth24-Feb-2008 23:45
lovely image! I love this time of day and you've done it so well!
Beth
Yves Marquis27-Nov-2007 23:22
SUPER NICE
Greg Harp15-Nov-2007 03:02
Gorgeous shot, fabulous low-light capture.
Jeff Waldorff15-Nov-2007 00:44
Very beautiful nightshot, Sandi.
Tom Briggs14-Nov-2007 19:59
Excellent, Sandi ... well done ... voted
akleja14-Nov-2007 15:00
This is terrific! V!
Jonathan Popp14-Nov-2007 13:28
Here's one where the weather and your skills worked perfectly together! Spectacular night shot!
Terri Steele14-Nov-2007 13:26
Wow! Spectacular lo-light shot Sandi! Gorgeous work.
Gordon W14-Nov-2007 12:14
Beautiful nightshot of a beautiful ship. Great light.
Marcia Colelli14-Nov-2007 12:12
very beautiful capture Sandi V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography14-Nov-2007 11:10
Nice capture of a very beautiful ship.
Enny14-Nov-2007 10:42
wow, this is beautiful work Sandi, the light is perfect.
Sofia Solomennikova14-Nov-2007 10:36
A gorgeous view! V
Giancarlo Guzzardi14-Nov-2007 10:20
beautiful and evocative image... nice lighting
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