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Old Jan 13, 2014, 6:44 PM   #1
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 6:45 PM   #2
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I like the second one with the blue sky, it just stands out.
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And I prefer the warmer tones of the first one.
Maybe work the sky to match the second?
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Old Jan 17, 2014, 3:04 PM   #5
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Thank you, gentlemen,

I've tried to deepen the blues and at the same time add some warmth on another picture from the same evening

My main objective though was to test the historical knowledge in the united states of amnesia. We can read about the remarkable warship "Monitor" in a number of websites. The ship on the picture was built some years after the vessel that participated in the war between the north and the south

http://translate.google.com/translat...se/1/1905.html

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The Monitor was a remarkable ship. Another remarkable military device was Swedish....think in the 1500's. The Leather Canon. Ahead of it's time for a very mobile battlefield canon.
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The Monitor was a remarkable ship. Another remarkable military device was Swedish....think in the 1500's. The Leather Canon. Ahead of it's time for a very mobile battlefield canon.
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1600's perhaps? Swiss and Austrian engineers. Hadn't the slightest idea about it. A total fiasko I find. Used in the great European war in the beginning of the 1600's.

The dominating figure was Gustav II Adolf, btw the founder of my town Gothenburg

Those wars were expensive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Years%27_War

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1600's perhaps? Swiss and Austrian engineers. Hadn't the slightest idea about it. A total fiasko I find. Used in the great European war in the beginning of the 1600's.

The dominating figure was Gustav II Adolf, btw the founder of my town Gothenburg

Those wars were expensive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Years%27_War

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You're probably right about the dates.

I think Leather Cannon's success was that it demonstrated the great advantage of having a light, potentially effective cannon that was relatively easy to move around the battlefield. Most heavy artillery at that time was very heavy and difficult to change position.

Now if the Leather Cannon had been effective and durable....in addition to it's light weight and very good mobility...it could of been a game changer on the battlefield at that time.

Gothenburg...not sure but think that's where my '62 Volvo PV544s may have been made. I don't have the car anymore...but I sure did like it.

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You're probably right about the dates.

I think Leather Cannon's success was that it demonstrated the great advantage of having a light, potentially effective cannon that was relatively easy to move around the battlefield. Most heavy artillery at that time was very heavy and difficult to change position.

Now if the Leather Cannon had been effective and durable....in addition to it's light weight and very good mobility...it could of been a game changer on the battlefield at that time.

Gothenburg...not sure but think that's where my '62 Volvo PV544s may have been made. I don't have the car anymore...but I sure did like it.

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Yes, so it is. Gothenburg (Göteborg) is the hometown of VOLVO (latin for "I am rolling") Had my ways (?) around the harbour - different light as expected - a clearer view of the Monitor Sölve
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