Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Rowing at sunrise

I'm off on a walk along the water's edge at 6am when I come across these girls rowing on the bay. The two boats have just turned around in Darling Harbour and the girls are listening to their coach's instructions for the next run. Then they notice me taking pictures of them and they're delighted. We exchange a few words, we are no more than a few feet apart. They tell me they have been on the water since 5:15 this morning. I am amazed, the sun hasn't even hit the water yet! But its golden rays are already illuminating the buildings above, creating bright reflections contrasting with the blue shadows in the foreground.

15 comments:

Bill said...

Someone is cheating! :)

Bill said...

(they guy in the power boat, not you :) )

Wilf James said...

Hi Nathalie - great morning shot, wish I was there!

I think Zannies coments about Edith Piaf is to do with something in another film although I am not sure, that's why I included a link to more info. No harm done but I can understand getting the histry bit correct.

tr3nta said...

thank u for stopping by, and tell what u think...
hope u'll visit me soon, i will...
bye...

zannnie said...

Natalie, This is a nice photo!

It was the quote in the film "My Summer of Love- UK film for EU film festival, no harm done...
i found it strange then curious and start to look up about it...

Hope it didn't upset you too much...along the way I found out she knitted pullover for all her two lovers, another DP told me that after the post... I'm sure she's a very passionate and nice French lady:) U too...

:D
>ZANNNIE<

photowannabe said...

Hi Nathalie, this is a really nice shot. I like the morning reflection on the water.

Annie said...

Hi Nathalie, thanks for correcting the record about Edith Piaf.

You are an early riser, I surmise. And you know the American idiom early birds catch the worm . You got a nice photo.

bv said...

When I first arrived in Sydney 4 years ago, I met a (French) girl who told me she was rowing early mornings at 5am before going to work. I couldn't believe it and was highly impressed.
Here is the proof those crazy rowing girls exist!
Well Nathalie, when do you join?

Fatima Vinagre said...

How it is funny! Yet, in Portugal, we are in 24 of October, but you...
...you can take photos to the power boat. :o)

John - Melbourne said...

have a few rowing shots on my pc, but I haven't posted them yet as I'm not completely happy with them. Your has such lovely colours, iot's far better than mine. Well done!
Sorry I haven't visited lately, been busy, but I've now caught up, thanks.

Ben said...

Great colour and yiu've cought very effective lights on the water surface.
It's a great shot, Nathalie!

Marie McC said...

Nice shot! Wish I were rowing somewhere right now. :)

Nathalie said...

The record time on that surf machine was a whopping 1 hour, 10 minutes and 23 secomds. Just incredible! Talk about a long wave....

I wonder if they made it up?

kris said...

it didnt seem hard work at all with such a wonderful surroundings :)

Kala said...

wow - these girls get up early! Looks like fun and a walk is always a fun thing when you can meet and talk to people =)