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Each year Victoria, hosts an international sailing event, called Swiftsure. People come from Canada and the USA for the event in May.
Boats line up at the starting line to set off on various racing courses around Vancouver Island. This year, there was no wind – so the boats languished in the Strait waiting to get started. Scenery is breathtaking here with the Olympic Mountains in Washington State as a backdrop.

Featured in:
Scenery, June 2012
The Group – Gallery of Art & Photography
The Scots are Coming, June 2012
Boats, Beaches & Bays, October 2012
Featured Photography, RB, March 2013

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 L IS USM
fl 300mm
1/30 sec.
ISO 125
Single RAW file

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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  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 2 years ago

    Great capture Wendi

  • Thanks for stopping by Clare….pleased you like this one!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    The scenery is very breathtaking Wendi,,,beautiful capture!!

  • We are very lucky here…for sure! Thanks Louise!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishover 2 years ago

    What a scene Wendi, those mountains in the background, I hope to see a sight like this on day!!

  • Well come on over, Di!!! :) thanks m’dear!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacover 2 years ago

    the mountain are an awesome backdrop for this wonderful image !!!

  • It certainly is beautiful out there…thanks Jainie!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    Wendi this is just magical, wonderful image! x

  • Glad it caught your eye, Pauline…thank you kindly! We are pretty lucky out here!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • RoseMarie747
    RoseMarie747over 2 years ago

    A very Beautiful setting…..

  • Thanks RoseMarie!! :)

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • JanT
    JanTover 2 years ago

    Superb shot. Love the sails dwarfed by the Olympics.

  • It’s hard to give that sense, Jan…pleased you like. You probably have been in these parts yourself! Cheers!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

    A beautiful shot Wendi x

  • Many thanks Irene…not quite the beautiful English countryside …but it’s home! :)

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

    Such a lovely capture dear Wendi.x

  • Delighted you stopped by, Catherine! Thanks!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    Fabulous light captured!

  • Thanks for your lovely comment! :)

    – Wendi Donaldson

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