The Vakta by Larry Trupp

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This ship was captured in the harbour, on Lake Winnipeg, at Gimli, Manitoba, Canada….NOTE: Lake Winnipeg is a large (24,514 square kilometers (9,465 sq mi)) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, about 55 kilometres (34 mi) north of the city of Winnipeg. It is the largest lake within the borders of southern Canada, and it is part of the most undeveloped and pristine large watershed of southern Canada.

Lake Winnipeg is the sixth-largest freshwater lake in Canada.

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) maintains a fleet of sea and lake going vessels, hovercraft, and aircraft.

All CCG vessels are painted uniformly regardless of their use. They are characterized by a red hull and white superstructure, designed to look like a “floating Canadian flag”. Their hulls bear a (primarily) white stripe raked forward at a 60 degree angle on each side forward. Larger vessels display a red maple leaf on the funnel. (USCG ships have white, black and red (and battleship grey) hulls marked with red raked side stripes well forward and edged with blue and white pinstriping with the USCG shield emblazoned on the stripe.) Ship nameplates are typically affixed to the superstructure, and vessels are typically named for persons or places of historic or geographic significance.

Throughout the 1960s–1990s, CCG painted primary SAR vessels in a different colour scheme: bright mustard yellow superstructure and maple leaf red hull, meant to distinguish them from navaid tenders and icebreakers, and also to improve their visibility on the open ocean in breaking waves. Today the only distinguishing markings for primary SAR vessels is the large RESCUE-SAUVETAGE lettering on the superstructure. Vessels carry the “Canada” ‘federal wordmark’, which incorporates the duotone version of the national flag. The words Coast Guard Garde Cotière appear side by side on the hull.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 55mm Lens, Aperture exp 16.0, Shutter speed 1/400, ISO 400

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 5 years ago

    Hi Larry- great light here bringing out the warm tones. My best to you both dear friend.

  • Hi Rosie
    Thanks for your comments
    BTW thanks for the fave as well

    – Larry Trupp

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayalmost 5 years ago

    Ahhhh……..this is super!!!

  • Hi Robin
    Thanks for your comments
    BTW thanks for the fave as well

    – Larry Trupp

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 5 years ago

  • Thanks Gina
    I always appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely shot and great lighting Larry.

  • Thanks Gary
    Happy Fathers day

    – Larry Trupp

  • Daidalos
    Daidalosalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning shot Larry! Love the vivid red

  • Hi Alex
    Thanks for your comments
    BTW thanks for the fave as well

    – Larry Trupp

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 5 years ago

    What a beauty shot, Larry! Marvellous lighting and composition. And a very interesting read. As soon as I saw the thumbnail, I knew what it was. No mistaking those CCG colours!

  • Thanks Mike
    I always appreciate your most kind comments
    Happy fathers Day my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome image… congrat your image is been featured in Imagewriting

  • Hi Nancy
    Thanks ever so much for the feature
    Much appreciated, I am truly delighted and so honored

    – Larry Trupp

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    Coast Guard ships are always so striking-looking, be they Canadian or U.S. Can’t beat the red; nice color scheme! Great shot.

  • Thanks Sheila,
    Much apprewciated friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 5 years ago

    Well seen and taken Larry. Like Sheila says, Coast Guard ships are quite striking and account for great reflections. Our teams played today, and they play again next week. Though the Cats won handily today, it didn’t count; next week does. >Ron<

  • Thanks Ron
    I am sure your team will do well this year. They have slowly been building in the right areas for improvement…I wish them luck

    – Larry Trupp

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 5 years ago

    PS: Congratulations on the worthy feature in ImageWriting. You sure have the edge there.

  • Thanks Ron
    I appreciate the congrats my friend

    – Larry Trupp

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