Golden sails in front of the Sydney CBD Skyline. Occasionally a casual snap shot on a mobile phone produces gold, well some thing that appears to be gold, let’s call them golden sails. In a twilight race at GFS Julie Small one of the crew members on Tana looked back with their mobile phone in hand an snapped this photo:
What caught our, and other’s eyes is not only the setting sun giving G-whizz’s sails a look of gold but also the relationship of the boat’s sails beside the Crown Tower (is it still called that?) at Bangaroo, a structure that has been described as a sail-like design symbolising wind and sea although the actual design is stated as “a sculptural form that is reminiscent of three twisting petals and takes inspiration from nature” . Crown Tower and G-whizz with West Point Tower between them. An Elan 340 with golden sails and two of Sydney’s prominent land marks – art.
Some time ago Chris Low, one of our regular crew members took a photo of G-whizz on the Greenwich Flying Squadron pontoon. He then sent the photo to a friend of his in London, I think just to say look at what I’m doing while you’re over there enjoying a wonderful London Winter.
Carla, Chris’s friend, apparently has a habit of looking at a photo and then doing a painting from the image. have a look at what she did with that original photo of G-whizz, we think it to be pretty good.
I have always appreciated great photography, maybe it is because I’ve tried to create art through photography and failed miserably. This picture was taken by “Salty Dingo” at Sail Port Stephens 2017, it shows G-whizz under her symmetrical spinnaker, entering Port Stephens close to Yacaaba Head (the northern head). It is not so much a picture of G-whizz, but a piece of art that G-whizz happens to be in. Ann and I like it.