Tall sailing ship rigging detail | ARA Libertad
The Argentinian Navy Frigate ARA “Libertad” is still an active working tall ship. ARA Libertad is a tall sailing ship serving as an Argentine Navy school ship. She was built in the 1950s at the Rio Santiago shipyards near Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her maiden voyage was in 1962, and she continues to be a school ship with yearly instruction voyages for the graduating naval cadets.
I have always been drawn to the graphic detail of tall ship rigging. The lines are seemly everywhere, yet they all have purpose and synergy. There is beauty and order in its complexity. Add to that the gorgeous sunset we had that evening at the inner harbor in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which creates a beautiful marine-themed photographic print to emphasize the warm, brilliant orange color against the silhouetted masts and rigging.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2011