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Old Feb 16, 2007, 5:07 PM   #1
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Hi,

I´ve been struggling with this file for a while. I think the picture has some potential but it is too "crowded" or "messy". Any suggestion for a crop?

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Old Feb 16, 2007, 5:34 PM   #2
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Any suggestion for a crop?
There are WAY too many things drawing your attention in this frame (much like would happen if you were sailing her.)

Zooming out might have helped to put it all in perspective, but cropping or zooming in would only remove the context in which each of the little pieces plays a part.

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Old Feb 16, 2007, 5:54 PM   #3
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I have many pictures like this (and on whole ships) but I want something in between

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Old Feb 16, 2007, 7:03 PM   #4
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Very nice detail!! Just a smidge on the washed out side, bump the contrast slightly and I think it will be a keeper for sure.



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Old Feb 16, 2007, 8:01 PM   #5
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I have many pictures like this (and on whole ships) but I want something in between
Yeah, but your second shot has a lot less rigging.

In the first shot, the rigging constitutes a significant part of the image. But it is presented out of context (That is, only small parts of the rigging are included.)

On another kind of vessel you can create an image of a wheelhouse or a fo'c'sle without much difficulty. On a sailing ship, the rigging constitutes a significant part of the entire image, and I think that trying to capture an image of a sailing ship is difficult if you haven't paid homage to the rigging.
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Yes, rigs are great. Couldn´t find my sailing folder but can you guess what kind of ship this rig is from?

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can you guess what kind of ship this rig is from?
Big?

It is indeed a great shot, but my experience is mostly with the kind of ships one might find in the present day U.S. Navy, and they haven't used sails in quite some time. (Unless you count the USS Consititution.)
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