Archive for the 'ship' Category

17
Oct
09

10/17/2009

Amazing Grace Trailing Her Nets

Amazing Grace Trailing Her Nets

Most of the shrimpers off Jekyll Island GA are nothing much to look at: working boats, well worked, and looking every bit of it. The Amazing Grace is amazingly well kept, and a bit more elegant in her lines. Quite a site here as she trails her nets off the beach at the center of Jekyll Island.

There were huge (well, at least very large) signs here saying “keep off the dunes” so I was limited to standing on the porch of the convention center (about 3 feet off the sand), flipping the LCD on the H50 over and down, and holding the camera at arms reach over my head to get enough height for this shot over the dunes.

Sony H50 at about 180mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/800th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Cropped in Lightroom to place the horizon on the lower rule of thirds line. Blackpoint slightly to the right. Added Clarity and Vibrance, and Sharpen landscape preset.

From Colonial Coast 09.

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17
Jun
09

6/17/2009

Marie Todd under the Guns of Bar Harbor

Margret Todd under the Guns of Bar Harbor

Another view of the sloop Margret Todd. End of a day of rain, with the storm just breaking on the horizon behind the islands of Bar Harbor. The guns are in the park above the Harbor.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide. F5.6 @ 1/400th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

I had to crop out the guy who walked into the right side of the frame (I  did not have time to take another shot as my family was rapidly disappearing around the first bend in the Shore Path), but in the end I think it actually improved composition.  Recovery in Lightroom for the sky. Added Clarity and Vibrance (though in the subdued light it barely matters), and Landscape sharpen preset.

From Mount Desert Island/Bar Harbor 2009.

03
Jun
09

6/4/2009

Big Sky over Boats

Big Sky over Boats

Okay, big sky again. This time over the boat yard at Wells Harbor, ME. Interesting shapes. Interesting light. Great sky. What more can you want?

Sony DSC H50 at about 50mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/1000th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

In Lightroom just the standard added Clarity, Vibrance, and sharpening. Oh, and a bit of Recovery for the sky and clouds.

From Around Home Kennebunk ME.

04
Apr
09

4/4/2009

J S de Elcano in Galveston Harbor

J S de Elcano in Galveston Harbor

To quote from a Lighthouse Depot description of a model of this ship: Four-Masted Schooner Model…An Impressive 44″ In Length The Juan Sebastian de Elcano is a training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy. At 370 feet long, it is the third largest Tall Ship in the world. Built in 1927 in Cadiz, it is named after a 16th century explorer and captain of Magellan’s global fleet. Steel hulled and steel masted, a marvel of gilt and teak, ropework and canvas, with a crew polished to within an inch of their lives, the J S de Elcano is an impressive sight to happen on in Galveston harbor, right next to the Off-Shore Oil Rig Museum.

This shot uses the full wide end of the zoom on the H50 and shows all the distortions of the lens, compounded by the upward tilt of the camera, which placed the ship across the axis of all most all of the distortions. Still. The distortions might even add to the impression of size and the majestic sweep of this elegant vessel.

The light was just about perfect for this detailed shot.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide (31mm equivalent). F5.6 @ 1/640 @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

In Lightroom, some Recovery for the white highlights and the sky. Added Clarity and Vibrance in the Presence panel, and the Landscape sharpen preset.

From Galveston 2009.

 

Masthead Detail, J S de Elcano

Masthead Detail, J S de Elcano