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Old Jan 19, 2009, 7:02 PM   #1
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I spent a very pleasant weekend in Oceanside, taking pictures. They fall into several different categories, and I'm having a hard time narrowing them down. I haven't finished processing them, either.

But here's the first series. These two ships sail out of the Oceanside marina and do mock sea battles just off-shore. Saturday I took pictures from the beach just in front of the marina, Sunday I walked to the end of the pier (about a mile from the harbor) and took some pictures there.

The battle:



That little sailboat should have been toast, I think.

From the beach:



The other ship:



They were always small modern craft around them - gives you an idea of how tall the masts are. It was fun watching them.

Here's someone else who was watching them:

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 7:27 PM   #2
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Some really cool shots....looks like it would be fun to watch. I really like the detail on #3 and the final shot including the watcher.
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 8:06 PM   #3
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All three shots are great, but I'm especially taken with the second one. Either you shot it with a long lens, or that classic, tall mast ship went straight into the breaking waves!
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 10:43 PM   #4
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The first three pictures were taken with the A*300 - that classifies as a long lens. The last one was taken with the DA 55-300. I had a good time playing around with converting some of the pictures to b&w then adding split toning in LR2, the picture subject lends itself well to such things.
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i really like old square rigged sailing ships
pic 2 and 3 are brilliant
different to any other photo i have seen

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#2 stands out for me, pity about the modern boat in #3. The spectator is also awesome. Maybe that's how the Hawaiians met the first European ship

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Old Jan 20, 2009, 9:58 PM   #7
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My first thought when I saw #3 was that the motorboat ruined the shot. Then I thought it looks like a race, with the modern motorboat only barely managing to keep ahead of the square rigger. Or a before and after shot. Or symbolic of the modern world leaving the past in the spray. Well, I tried to justify the fact that the picture is otherwise very good - caught the wave at just the moment I wanted...
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Dito #2 is fantastic. well done.

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I agree with Simon. The waves are great!

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Wow, that's nuts! I really like the close-ups with the waves in the shot as well. You don't get to see old-fashioned ships experiencing turbulence very often.

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