I photographed this speedboat (a popular tourist ride at Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, California) at sunset because of the brilliant colors and reflections. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 158mm, f/6.3, 1/200 sec., ISO 100, very late afternoon sun, handheld)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (June 2013)

This image also appears in my calendar, Southern California Nautical (photo linked to the calendar page):

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “The Best Abstract of Boats or Ships” challenge in A Love of Boats group (April 2014)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    I photographed this speedboat (a popular tourist ride at Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, California) at sunset because of the brilliant colors and reflections.

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 1 year ago

    Both the colours and the reflections are amazingly vibrant and beautiful Celeste….
    I could see this as a huge canvas hanging on a wall……. it is a brilliant aquatic image….

  • I truly appreciate your enthusiastic comment, Sharon!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 1 year ago

    This is wonderful . .love it . .x

  • Thank you very much, Teresa!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago

    cool shot

  • It was fun – thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 1 year ago

    Very cool work! The reflections are incredible!!

  • Thanks very much, Kristi! The boat itself is flashy, but it was the reflections that initially caught my eye.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakover 1 year ago

    Wow, what a contrast from the Zen moment – your amazing eye takes you in so many directions, Celeste! I love the vivid colors and those wonderful reflections!

  • Different days, different moods. :) This was one of many images made during a 24-hour “day in the life” type of local photo competition (it got an honorable mention). I added it here because it fits a group challenge. Thank you, Anita!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werbyover 1 year ago

    Great designs on that boat, Celeste…nicely cropped to create yet one more abstract!!

  • Thank you, Susan! The boat’s paint job made me think of a tiger, but it was the reflections that caught my eye. You have it exactly right: I cropped specifically for a more abstract image.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Tontondesiles
    Tontondesilesover 1 year ago

    Every great harbour has its own speedboats and this remains me of Sydney’s. I do like the powerful colors they use for this kind of tourist attraction. You only can see this kind of boat with your own eyes while walking around the harbour. The golden reflections are amazing, the water seems on fire.

  • Thank you, Xavier! Yes, they choose such colors to make a big show on the water and call attention. It was the golden hour when I captured the image, and that made the colors even more brilliant.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 1 year ago

    WOW: Stunning image Celeste

  • Thanks very much, Richard! The colors were so bright in the golden hour light.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    Wonderful reflections and colors Celeste !!

  • Thank you, Thomas! Those colors and reflections definitely called out to me as I was walking around the harbor area.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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