Miniature Boats Take Over Sydney Harbour [WATCH VIDEO]

By Miguel Lauresta | 2 years ago
Miniature Boats Take Over Sydney Harbour [WATCH VIDEO]

It was a different kind of boat race that happened in Sydney Harbour when it celebrayed Australia day last January 26.


An Italian photographer, Fillippo Rivetti made a 25-second, time-lapse, the video clip shows the different boats racing in the waterfront with the use of the video editing effect.

In the mesmerizing video, the small boats looks like a bunch of toy boats in clumped together in a bathtub, as they raced in the yearly harbor marathon. The effect given by the tilt-shift in the clip makes the boats look like a miniature versions of them. Rivetti used a lens that modifies the intensity of field to a diagonal line as opposed to a straight parallel flat surface from a camera.

The boat race was joined by the fleet of Sydney ships going toe-to-toe on the country’s iconic waterfront. The race started from Circular Quay all the way to Shark Island and then goes around back to finish the race under famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The maritime race started slowly between colossal ships, known as the First Ferry Fleet. The marathon was witnessed by the multitude of people on the foreshore, notwithstanding the bad weather. One of the ferries was named Friendship an 83 ton, 25.4 m long naval vessel and won the first place.

The naval vessel looks like that of another video clip made by Nathan Kaso, which highlighted a boat’s life on the harbor.


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