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Last week, this beautiful tall ship graced the harbour in Victoria, Canada. She is massive! Moored in the downtown area with the buildings as a backdrop helped to emphasize her size.

Flag: Russia
Rig: Full-rigged ship
Homeport: Vladivostok, Russia
Normal cruising waters: Worldwide
Sparred length: 356’ 4"
Draft: 22’ 4"
Beam: 45’ 9"
Hull: Steel

Pallada is the fifth ship of the Dar Mlodziezy-class built in Poland during the 1980’s. Unlike her white- hulled sisters, Pallada has a black hull with false gunports and resembles the great Russian Barque Kruzenshtern. She is named for the Greek goddess Pallas Athena. She is owned by Dalryba, a conglomerate of fishing companies, and offers sail training to foreign marine-college cadets. Pallada sails with a compliment of 143 cadets and a permanent crew of 56 officers, teachers, and professionals.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
FL 88mm
f/8.0
1/80 sec
ISO 100
Single RAW file
Textures from my own p/f.

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ship, tall ship, galleon, sails, masts, rigging, flags, vessel, sailing ship, moored, harbour, victoria, canada, russia, wendi donaldson, eye focus on photography, sea, ocean, transportation, era, training vessel

Wendi is a fine art photographer currently living on the west coast of Canada. Her work has been published internationally in Australia, Canada and the United States.

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Comments

  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...about 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting this to Beautiful BC

  • Thanks Sheri!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Carol Clifford
    Carol Cliffordabout 3 years ago

    Hi Wendi: Really great capture. Love it!! Cheers, Carol

  • Thank you kindly, Carol! Was quite the sight in the harbour!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyabout 3 years ago

    Cool! I love old sailing ships and went on board one of that class when it was in Port Adelaide. Nice effect.

  • Can’t imagine actually sailing in one on the high seas…took a ride up the Port River in Adelaide once in a small one…. very cool!!! xo

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 3 years ago

    A great capture Wendi. I love the warmth with this.
    So wonderfully presented, loving the texture and colours here!!

  • Thank you my dear!! Pleased you like this one. xo

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • linaji
    linajiabout 3 years ago

    wow great info and top notch image Wendi!!

  • Ahh….our grand sailor!!! I know how much you love the sea and sailing, Lina….thank you kindly! xo

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenabout 3 years ago

    Love your processing, Wendi ! Cheers x

  • Thank you very much Ulla!! xo

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 3 years ago

    Fantastic Wendi, love the processing and colours in this!!

  • Thanks mate, really pleased you like it….You are the KING when it comes to this stuff! Cheers!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Wendi x

  • Thank you kindly for that! xo

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture and processing Wendi.

  • Thanks Don….always pleased when you stop by!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • peaky40
    peaky40about 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Wendi love it

  • Thank you very much….very pleased you stopped by!

    – Wendi Donaldson

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