Sail Amsterdam 2010

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Sail 2010 is about to start. The tall ships will arrive on the 19th of August 2010 in Amsterdam and I’ll be there. I just finished my nightshift at the hospital so I’ve got the next 4 days free.

This isn’t a shot of al tall ship at Amsterdam. I took this shot in Melbourne Australia in 2004 with a point and shoot canon camera
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Camera: Canon PowerShot S60
Exposure: sec 1/200
Aperture: f/ 5.3
Focal Length: 20.7mm
ISO Speed: auto

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About SAIL Amsterdam
SAIL Amsterdam is a large maritime manifestation held every five years in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Tall ships from all over the world visit the city to moor in its Eastern harbour, and people can then visit the ships for four days (free of charge).
The event was organized for the first time in 1975 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Amsterdam, under the name 'Sail Amsterdam 700'. At that time, interest in tall ships, which had sunk to a low since the 1930s when the last commercial tall ships had been built, was starting to rise. The success of Sail Amsterdam 700 led to the establishment of the Stichting Sail Amsterdam (SSA, Foundation Sail Amsterdam).
Sail is one of the largest maritime manifestations in the world, and the largest event of any kind in the Netherlands. Tens of tall ships and hundreds of other historical ships are involved. Numerous other ships and boats are present besides the participating ships, amounting to 8000 boats in the 2000 edition.
Lesser events take place during the festival, involving small sailboats, sailor choirs or re-enactments of naval battles. The Sail In or Parade of Sail on the first day attracts many other small ships, including creations like a sailing organ (with trumpet accompaniment) or a train converted to a ship. On the next to last day there is a naval pageant and on the last day the 'Sail Out'.

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  9. vicky.cutiee 42 months ago | reply

    This is such an amazing photograph and I love photos like this :) keep it up :)

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    I like all the pictures .Good.

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  12. Rosi's World 35 months ago | reply

    This is an AWESOME-THING:::::::::::::::::::::::!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  13. nonnac22 33 months ago | reply

    What amazing colors!!!!

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    This is AMAZING! WOW! Beautiful shot!!!

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