|Posted by Yachtspotter | 02/19/2007 @ 12:00 | Reply|
Chris is the winner! Congratulations to him with his beautiful picture of Pelorus! A great victory thanks to a great duel with George. It was the same for the third place between Tom and Christian.
The first photo contest is finished now. I thank you for your interest. You were very enthusiastic for it. And we will organize another one for the next year. Only one new rule : the photograph will have to be taken during the year 2007.
Good spotting, good photographs, and rendez-vous in January 2008!
|Posted by Christo303 | 02/19/2007 @ 11:50 | Reply|
This one from Pelorus was made on August 21, 2005 around 22.00 h at the IYCA, Antibes.
|Posted by George | 02/19/2007 @ 11:49 | Reply|
This photo was taken from the castle in Portofino on a particularly atmospheric night. This is also one of a kind as it is the one and only time that Maltese Falcon will be allowed to do this as we had to get permission from all sorts of people to do this.
|Posted by Tom | 02/19/2007 @ 11:48 | Reply|
The picture was taken on the 6th July 2006 off Juan Les Pins, a big cumulonimbus cloud highlighted by the sun setting, Moecca with a Heli onboard.
|Posted by Christian | 02/19/2007 @ 11:47 | Reply|
Maria Cattiva at Dalarö in June 2004. During my time as crewmember onboard her we spent most of the summers in the archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden. This picture is taken on a lovely summers evening when the crew and some guest had a BBQ on the jetty at the owners island.
|Posted by David | 02/19/2007 @ 11:46 | Reply|
A photo of Shapsug, a Sunseeker Predator 105 built in 2002 with Triple Arneson Surface Drives at full speed ~ 45 knots. Taken on December 15, 2004 on the way from Antibes to Monaco.
|Posted by Paul Walter | 02/19/2007 @ 11:45 | Reply|
This photo was taken in the early morning of the 6th of August 2005. Paul Allens' Octopus and Tatoosh approaching St Jean Cap Ferrat and Monaco respectively.
|Posted by Geoff | 02/19/2007 @ 11:44 | Reply|
Picture of Ecstasea January 12th @ 10.44am coming through the Simson Bay Bridge.
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 02/19/2007 @ 11:43 | Reply|
Mirgab V anchored in front of the famous Carlton of Cannes, France. Taken on September 16, 2006.
|Posted by Nick | 02/19/2007 @ 11:42 | Reply|
I took this picture of Independence at Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. It was spring of 2004.
|Posted by Chad | 02/19/2007 @ 11:41 | Reply|
The photo was taken aboard Golden Cell before being renamed Don Pablo. December 2005 in Viareggio, Italy.
|Posted by Benny | 02/19/2007 @ 11:40 | Reply|
Utopia at Marina Molo Vecchio, September 9th 2004.
|Posted by Shipy | 02/19/2007 @ 11:39 | Reply|
Pelorus during the FIFA World Cup in Lübeck. July 2006.
|Posted by Brad | 02/19/2007 @ 11:38 | Reply|
Tully, in the sea of Cortez Mexico while we were swimming with the sea lions in summer of 2005.
|Posted by MedRascal | 02/19/2007 @ 11:37 | Reply|
Anna Christina II, Jongert 40T. Ile de Lavezzi (South Corsica) - August 1, 2001.
|Posted by Merijn | 02/19/2007 @ 11:37 | Reply|
Mostly you will find Lionheart in Cap Ferrat or Monaco, but on this morning in October she was anchored just off the coast of Antibes in front of the Picasso museum. I took this photo in the morning light of October 7 (2006) at 7:40.
|Posted by ALD71 | 02/19/2007 @ 11:36 | Reply|
Photo of Solemar at the International Yacht Club d'Antibes on the 31th of August 2006.
|Posted by Stanley | 02/19/2007 @ 11:35 | Reply|
Photo of La Masquerade, taken at the Amels Makkum yard on December the 24th 2003.
|Posted by Andy Lindy | 02/19/2007 @ 11:34 | Reply|
Lady Anne in Stockholm, summer 2006, on her maiden voyage. The picture was taken on June 5th, 2006 at 19:51 in the evening. It was a rather chilly evening at the beginning of the summer and the famous Nordic light is clearly visible.
|Posted by Erbe | 02/19/2007 @ 11:33 | Reply|
Octopus leaving the IYCA 20/09/2004 evening.
|Posted by HMB | 02/19/2007 @ 11:32 | Reply|
Maltese Falcon off St. Barths, December 26.
|Posted by Maarten | 02/19/2007 @ 11:31 | Reply|
Benetti Lionheart and her tender Lioncub, off Monaco on a stormy sunday in October 2006.
|Posted by Bob P. | 02/19/2007 @ 11:30 | Reply|
Turmoil, taken off St Barths 1st January 2007.
|Posted by gushl | 02/18/2007 @ 21:00 | Reply|
Taken on the afternoon of the 26th December 2006, off Gustavia, St Barths. Infact, same location & date as the pic posted 14-Jan by HMB. The rig shows up nicely against the St Barths cliff face behind. Rising Sun on the left edge, Lady Ann Magee on the right. The sun's reflection off the anchor plate is fortunate!
|Posted by Loic | 02/18/2007 @ 20:59 | Reply|
Samar leaving Stockholm in a very nice shining day in the summer 2006.
|Posted by Dainis | 02/18/2007 @ 20:58 | Reply|
CV-9 entering St Tropez, 11 Sep, 2006.
|Posted by Todd P. | 02/18/2007 @ 20:57 | Reply|
Delta Yacht Daedalus in Portage Bay (Seattle) December 2006.
|Posted by Aldous | 02/18/2007 @ 20:56 | Reply|
Mirabella V, 24th September 2006.
|Posted by Stefan | 02/18/2007 @ 20:55 | Reply|
Photo of the stern with aquarium of Marlena, taken on the 26th of November in Cannes.
|Posted by Stefan2 | 02/18/2007 @ 20:54 | Reply|
Lady Moura, 27 May 2006 in Cannes.
|Posted by Johan | 02/18/2007 @ 20:53 | Reply|
Lady Moura leaving Monaco, June 1999.
|Posted by Didier | 02/18/2007 @ 20:52 | Reply|
Photo of April Fool, taken on 09/28/2006 in Port Canto - Cannes (France).
|Posted by Leveller | 02/18/2007 @ 20:51 | Reply|
Eos, closely after her launch at the Lürssen yard in Lemwerder, Germany. This photo was taken on 30th September 2006 at 17:28.
|Posted by Northernspotter | 02/18/2007 @ 20:50 | Reply|
Mi Gaea (now Inevitable) in the Citysporthafen of Hamburg. The photo was taken in September 2004.
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 01/31/2007 @ 23:59 | Reply|
Now we will proceed to the vote! About it, I decide to change the rule. 10 pts for one picture is too much, so you will have to vote for four pictures : 10 pts divide in 1x 4 pts, 1x 3 pts, 1x 2 pts and 1x 1 pt.
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 01/11/2007 @ 15:00 | Reply|
Most of us are photographers, even if we're not professionals. We love that, and usually yacht spotters have a significant collection of photographies.
So I propose you an annual contest between us, to judge the best picture of the year. No special criterion, just your feeling. There is nothing to win, just a good moment to share...
The rules are easy :
- only one picture by spotter
- a megayacht must appear on, but it can be a superstructure detail...
- the picture must be sent before the end of the month
- the picture must be "as it was taken", without effects
- the picture can be in color or B&W
- you have to send a description of the place, date and condition of the photography
- I encourage you to have a flat horizon...
The picture will be online when I will receive it. No more picture will be added after January 31 midnight UTC+1. The vote will be by email also, to identifiate the voter. Only one vote by spotter. Off course it will not be possible for a spotter to vote for his picture! The votes will be between the 1st and the 15th February. During this period, pictures will be sorted in function of their popularity. The most popular will be on the top of the heading. The definitive results will be online only February 16.