2007-07-30

Tall ships race

This weekend Stockholm was the host port for the Tall ships race 2007, which is a race over the Baltic sea including the worlds biggest sailing vessels. The first stage was completed when they arrived to Stockholm from Kotka, Finland.


The arrival of the sailing vessels brought a festival to the port of Stockholm and was celebrated by concerts, great food and other activities near the port. The public were also able to board the vessels and have a look around if they wanted.


They had a busy scheme during their stay in the Swedish capital: During the Sunday the crew held a parade through the city which ended at Kungsträdgården, Monday features a parade sailing out of Stockholm and on Tuesday the race is on again with Polish Szczecin set as the final destination for stage two.


I had the opportunity to have a look at the sailing vessels from the seaside because we arrived by boat, oh boy - they were gorgeous! When we got close enough I realised how big they were and I was doing my best to try and get a few good shots at them. The pictures you see here are my first attempt to try and bring out the colours in the photography’s by editing them in Photoshop - Hence I would like to have some comments on that. Both Swedish and English comments are appreciated...

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Hey Stoffe: I love the photos. At first I thought they were paintings. I think you did a wonderful job on these. Can't wait to see more.