December 11, 2009

Split hull

I do not know anything about this boat, even its name, which was just a string of numbers that my brain refused to remember. I just like how catamarans look. It was docked near Harbour Square last weekend when we went to the Cultural Center of the Philippines to watch The Nutcracker performed by Ballet Philippines and accompanied by the Manila Symphony Orchestra.

a catamaran docked in Manila Bay

21 comments:

Misalyn said...

You captured the night scene very well Ms. Hilda.

The place looks romantic and I feel like spending one of my nights there.

Hmmmm I'm thinking of something else. :)

Jacob said...

I am so glad you like catamarans and that you stopped to photograph this boat...this is such a good photo. I like the sharpness of the boat, the glistening water, the lights and the reflections. Heck, what is there not to like?

Did you hand hold the camera or did you have a tripod?

gogouci said...

The lighting makes it very dramatic! love the stillness of the dark water, too!

Olivier said...

une belle photo de nuit de ce voilier, une belle invitation a prendre la mer...
a beautiful night photo of the sailboat, a beautiful invitation to sea ..

Don and Krise said...

Hilda, this is a wonderful night shot. Didn't you get a new camera not too long ago? If so, hang on to it. Your photos have really been good lately.

Vogon Poet said...

I love any kind of boat and catamarans are so unusual here. A very good night shot.

lunarossa said...

Fantastic! A lovely photo of a great boat. I miss the sea here and although it's not very far it's not the Ocean that I like so much. Have a great weekend. Ciao. A.

the donG said...

nice. havent tried doing night shot there yet. applause.

Irredento Urbanita said...

Sometimes it's better to feel instance to know.

Calm night.

Regards

Valery

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Cezar and Léia said...

This picture is so perfect, a postcard!
Thanks a lot for sharing!You are very skilled of photography as well!You have many talents dear Hilda, but the mainly thing is the beauty from your heart, it's so pure and friendly and you always wants the best for all.Your heart is full of blessings!
Have a wonderful weekend, take a time to rest.
I'm not sure if all the "events" in order to celebrate (your )University Anniversary of 150th is still running, anyway you need to take a time for yourself okay!
God bless you
Léia :)

brattcat said...

This is such a successful night shot. It makes me wistful, it's so peaceful looking the way you've composed this.

arabesque said...

hi hilda! love this shot! are you sure it's in manila? the night scene is just perfect!

Lois said...

I love them too Hilda! That is a gorgeous shot with the reflections of the lights in the water. Just beautiful.

Frank said...

I must echo what everyone also thinks about this shot, it's spectacular. The lighting really sets it apart. The cat is great but the overall setting is perfect.

Halcyon said...

Catamarans are neat. A very nice night shot! Will you share some pics from the ballet?

Have a great weekend!!

Hilda said...

Jacob:
No tripod, but I did try to stabilize my arm on the big lamps of the promenade.

Halcyon:
I wish I could. But the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has a strict no camera policy. You actually have to surrender your camera at the gate before they let you in. I can't share the lovely interiors of the CCP or any of its resident performing arts groups, including Ballet Philippines. :(

Louis la Vache said...

Nice shot, Hilda!

«Louis» has been intending to get a photo of the catamarans that ferry passengers between Larkspur in Marin County and San Francisco. Maybe this will get him moving...

Pam said...

I find catamarans very fascinating. we see a lot of them in the water around here.
This is a beautiful shot, Hilda

Ebie said...

Beautiful night photography! The softness of its colors is just gorgeous!

Lisa Wilson said...

That's a wonderful nighttime photo!

Magpie said...

What a beautiful photo..I love the water, I love the cityscape, I love the lights. Wonderful, really wonderful.