Spars at St.Malo  (3) by Larry Lingard-Davis

This image is the 3rd of an ongoing set that I took at the St.Malo Harbour in Brittany ( Sept.2011 )…
The ship is the Etoile du Roy b.1745.
On this day there must have been at least 8 tall ships berthed together with another 8 modern Yacht’s and Catamaran’s together. And what a sight it was.
Click on image to enlarge and to appreciate the detail.

taken with a Lumix G2 through an iron eyelet, with a touch of hdr.


I live at Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, and have been involved in Horticulture all my life.
I play Blues Harmonica and Bodhran’ in my spare time, as well as getting involved with Genealogy and Medieval History,
I have also been acting for 40 years and was lucky to be cast as a judge in the movie “Stricly Ballroon”…
But my camera is my passion.

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  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 3 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 3 years ago

    Brillinat, love these old ships

  • My G.G.Grandfather was a Capt in the late 1800’s who went down with his ship on a storm……
    I have it in my blood.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture love the clouds in the background Larry.

  • Yes, they certainly add extra drama to it.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 3 years ago

    great photo :-D was there a show or race going on? I know that some of these tall ships do travel around Europe (and beyond) :-)

  • There was something going on, as there were about 20 in total along the wharf.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • mike  jordan.
    mike jordan.about 3 years ago

    Excellent Capture into faves…Mike

  • Thanks mate.
    When I see this sort of thing, I go all weak in the knees……….can’t help myself.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    Thoughtfully artwork; so beautiful, I happy to consider your work:)
    Art Quote of the Day
    In art as in love, instinct is enough.
    Anatole France mentioned and I think, ‘Yeah’ :)
    Best regards,

  • You are a beautiful person Sunny.
    Keep on shining.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image – would love to be able to see these ships in full sail!!

  • I have, and they are out of this world.
    I feel like I was born in the wrong century…

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinalmost 3 years ago

    Oh, you are so lucky Larry!
    The sails on the Cutty Sark were rumoured to be going to be lowered the day the Queen opened it but the weather was so terrible I think they changed their minds. There were about 40 men standing there ready to release them…. they must have been there for 4 hours waiting and then they just had to tie them up again.

  • That would have been something to see….
    Thanks for sharing that bit of info..

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • DonMc
    DonMcover 2 years ago

    Larry, great pic!

  • HG. QualityPhotography
    HG. QualityPho...over 2 years ago

    Looking at your wonderful work I learned something today.
    Am in love whit the clouds in the background Larry.

  • That all happens by using x2 images on Dynamic Photo HDR.
    It really brings out the depth in things like clouds and rust.
    If you don’t know what to do and want to get into HDR then bubble-mail me.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

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