The glorious red sails you see here grace the historic vessel known as the American Pride, official tallship of Long Beach, California, USA, and part of a nonprofit that provides extraordinary science education experiences for children. They also do charters, and I was thrilled to be aboard this ship yesterday (8/28/2011) for a three-hour harbor excursion with lunch – a summer party for employees and guests of Ami Adini & Associates of Los Angeles (where I am the Technical Editor). We had a fantastic afternoon aboard this wonderful ship! (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 9-18mm zoom at 9mm, f/8, 1/800 sec., ISO 200, handheld – lying on my back!)

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

Top 10 in “Sails Only” challenge in A Love of Boats group (July 2013)

Top 10 in “No Banners” challenge in A Love of Boats group (February 2013)

Featured in A Love of Boats (30 January 2013)

Star of the Week and Featured Artist in Nautical (9 September 2012)

Another view of the ship:

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  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Poplealmost 3 years ago

    What a wonderful perspective Celeste . . .I love the way you’ve captured the texture of the sails and the shadows give this shot such depth. Glad you had a good day :-)

  • Thanks, Teresa! The sails were immense, and the full afternoon sun guaranteed the shadow play — lots of fun to shoot!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Rachael Talibart
    Rachael Talibartalmost 3 years ago

    I really appreciate the PoV you chose here – lovely contrast too.

  • Thank you, Rachael. As soon as they raised those magnificent red sails, I knew I had to capture the full height soaring into the blue. I had hoped to get images like this, which is why I had my wide-angle zoom with me.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


    Please add this award winning image to the DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!
    (Reminder, only works that receive this banner can be added to this group!)

  • Thank you, DeeZ!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago

    Please consider adding this to

  • Thank you very much, Tori!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • MotherNature
    MotherNaturealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful, Celeste! This particular red and blue are perfect together and I love the perspective – FAVE:>) Congratulations on being chosen as Nautical’s Star of the Week.

  • Thank you for the news, plus a great comment and fave!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Scott Johnson
    Scott Johnsonalmost 2 years ago

    Super photo, Celeste !

  • Scott, thank you very much for stopping by with a comment and fave!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature, Celeste!
    Visit your co-creators comments here

  • Thank you once again for this wonderful honor!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    WOW….Great POV…Love the contrast of color…..Congratulations on your feature…!!!!

  • Thank you very much, Thomas! The ship’s sails really are amazing against a blue sky, and we were lucky to be sailing on a beautiful day.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontalmost 2 years ago

    Your Image is Amazing! Congratulations Celeste on your well deserved Honor of being the star of the week!

  • Thank you, Lee, for taking the time to leave an individual comment – much appreciated!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    This is gorgeous, you may like to add to our group A Love of Boats

  • Thank you very much! I will be happy to add it to your group.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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