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Old Feb 25, 2010, 10:43 AM   #11
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Some of the world's biggest ships were built here before the Koreans took over. There still is a drydock and a what do you call it, "wetdock" (?), for repairing

Lucky you to have owned ships. Thank you

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Oh, I didn't own ships. I was in the U.S. Navy for 15 years.
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 10:56 AM   #12
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That last is a much better pick in my eyes. Nice series.
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 11:03 AM   #13
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Imho, this could be better, if there was either more contrast to create more of an outline of the object, or HDR it. I would recomend idea 1 myself.

But these are amazing!

were you on a bridge, boat or on the other side of the harbor?

and last one, how far is this from you?

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Basically on the other side. Walking, accompanied by a couple of dogs. I was trying out a superzoom lens (18-270 mm), to get to know it's strengths and weaknesses; and low light performance of course.

The Gotha River is quite wide (broad) at it's opening (mouth?). I would say around 200 meters

At the beginning of the walk, when there was much more light, there was also mist from the (high) sea. I have an unaltered in-camera .jpeg. If you have the time and interest - what would you do with it?

Because you can't really post a picture like that even if it's an almost exact depiction of reality (as I remeber it of course). People will laugh at you and bring you to the gallows ;-)

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Abaout the second edit of # 3

For my own personal taste, the 1st edit was more powerful with the added contrast and stronger colors. But the second edit has a somewhat lighter composition.

I prefer 1st edit, and Ordo prefers 2nd edit - it is a draw, Torgny!




About your last picture from the harbour. Why would people laugh at it. it's smashing shot. I hop you don't mind my doing some pp-edit to it?
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 5:03 PM   #15
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Abaout the second edit of # 3

For my own personal taste, the 1st edit was more powerful with the added contrast and stronger colors. But the second edit has a somewhat lighter composition.

I prefer 1st edit, and Ordo prefers 2nd edit - it is a draw, Torgny!




About your last picture from the harbour. Why would people laugh at it. it's smashing shot. I hop you don't mind my doing some pp-edit to it?


Walter,

You know, I'm often rhetorical in my approach. I started a thread on the matter of photographic truth, art and fake. Posting the misty picture was a test. It's a sad thing that you can't post true pictures any more

They have to "pop", "stun", "stand out", "make it", even "kill". There is a use of language that's inappropriate in photographic contexts

Photographies don't necessarily have to speak to the feelings. There are other faculties, like intellect and will

You are one of those who have enough field experience to know that sceneries like this exist and can be enjoyable, even artistic, without ...

On the tweak. I could do it technically of course but I would be hindered by moral conciderations

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Oh, I didn't own ships. I was in the U.S. Navy for 15 years.

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Ok,

I have a picture for you. There is a Marine Museum. The ships are very tightly anchored(?)..... but there is a destroyer, Jagaren Småland and something very special in the foreground, the flat ship covered in snow

You know of the struggle between Monitor and Merrimac 1862?

Well, that's a long story. I'll do some research and present the connection

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Ok,

I have a picture for you. There is a Marine Museum. The ships are very tightly anchored(?)..... but there is a destroyer, Jagaren Småland and something very special in the foreground, the flat ship covered in snow

You know of the struggle between Monitor and Merrimac 1862?

Well, that's a long story. I'll do some research and present the connection

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heheheh All but one of the ships I was on were destroyers. Indeed, I do know of the 1862 standoff at Hampton Roads, Virginia. I study the American Civil War. In fact, my first ship was homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. While a ship CAN deploy anchor(s) pierside, it is rarely done. The term you're looking for here is "moored pierside" or "docked". Wasn't the designer of the Monitor from Sweden or of Swedish descent? Ericcson, I think?
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 4:25 AM   #18
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heheheh All but one of the ships I was on were destroyers. Indeed, I do know of the 1862 standoff at Hampton Roads, Virginia. I study the American Civil War. In fact, my first ship was homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. While a ship CAN deploy anchor(s) pierside, it is rarely done. The term you're looking for here is "moored pierside" or "docked". Wasn't the designer of the Monitor from Sweden or of Swedish descent? Ericcson, I think?

gjtoth,

Thanks. Naval life has it's own lexicon. Yes, John Ericsson was one of many excellent engineers from this side of the Atlantic. He left for New York at the age of 36, I think, and was buried over here

He was all swedish but did his best work over in the States.

He's the man behind some really important innovations, for example the propeller and many other...

The Monitor was one fourth the size of the Merrimac, but still managed to defeat the Merrimac. Due to smart engineering.

It played an important role in the american Civil war. He had direct contact with Lincoln and was one of the most sought for engineers of his time

There is a statue of him at a prominenent location of this city. I'll add a winter picture if I walk by

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gjtoth,

Here is the statue picture of John Ericsson. It was raining. The city should really maintain it's statues better
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You know, I'm often rhetorical in my approach. I started a thread on the matter of photographic truth, art and fake. Posting the misty picture was a test. It's a sad thing that you can't post true pictures any more

They have to "pop", "stun", "stand out", "make it", even "kill". There is a use of language that's inappropriate in photographic contexts

Photographies don't necessarily have to speak to the feelings. There are other faculties, like intellect and will

You are one of those who have enough field experience to know that sceneries like this exist and can be enjoyable, even artistic, without ...

On the tweak. I could do it technically of course but I would be hindered by moral conciderations

Björgen, vilken åkare!

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I have enjoyed looking around your harbour, photo #5 really caught my eye! I agree with your above comment!!

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