Alexander von Humboldt , takes a turn.

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Herb Riddle on January 1, 2012

Launched in 1906, "Alex", as she is called by her crew, serves as a sail training ship and is the flagship of DSST (German Sail Training Foundation). Seen here, in 'Gran Canaria' as she makes preparations to dock. Unfortunately, I did not see her with her 25 magnificent green sails aloft.

NickolayR on January 2, 2012

Lovely ship! Like. Did you climb the mast of another ship?

Herb Riddle on January 2, 2012

Ah Nickolay,so glad you like her. No I was high up in my ship docked almost alongside. I ran out onto the upper decks for this capture.

Cheers, Herb

Maziyar Heydari on January 2, 2012

Pretty Photo, PRAISE LIKE 3

Herb Riddle on January 2, 2012

Thank you so much Maziyar.

Happy 2012, Herb

Dušan Bezděk on January 2, 2012

Happy New Year Dušanlike

Herb Riddle on January 3, 2012

Dušan -thanks again my friend.

Best wishes, Herb

Deodato Lourenḉo on January 20, 2012


Very beautiful photo and view!



Zabb Csaba on January 20, 2012

Wonderful old ship and an excellent shot. Like.

Kind Regards, Csaba

zanot10 - NO VIEWS on January 20, 2012

Very good shot! LIKE!

Greetings Z.

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Photo taken in Muelle Virgen del Pino, 2, 35008 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 1, 2012
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    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-410
    • Taken on 2011/11/28 14:11:27
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 29.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash