A rig study.
The bark Rickmer Rickmers arrived in Hamburg in 1983 and her appearance was the highlight on the 794th birthday celebrations of Hamburg harbor, held every year around the 7th May.
It was bought from the association "Tallships for Hamburg" and restored to remember the history of Hamburg as a "Navy"-Town.
Nowadays the ship itself is primarily a museum, but it is also possible to visit the ship‘s restaurant on the second deck.
Length overall: 97.0 meters
Width : 12.2meters
Depth 6.0 meters (from water-level)
Sails 3.500.0 sq. meters (at the time when she was sailing)
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Ebbe (9617) 2004-02-18 13:50
A less is more case and it works very well. The hard cropped rig to the sky is beautiful in itself and the added colorspot makes it great. This could be a postcard for any harbour town in Germany.
dominique (11414) 2004-02-18 16:08
Interesting composition, it is a good idea, well considering.
digi-mom (1064) 2004-02-18 23:23
Almost I would like to see more of the rigging, or not so tight a crop, if that was possible without adding any other elements to the photo. The gradient sky was cooperative for you that day, and I do like the size of the flag in proportion to the photo - so perhaps more rigging would make the flag too small. Maybe this helps?
dsidwell (9771) 2004-02-20 9:14
I really enjoy the various lines and angles created by the cables here. And the addition of the German flag really adds a nice focal point.
dinaydase (651) 2004-03-11 22:58
Well I like the random straight lines formed from the ropes and contrasting colors formed by the flag with respect to the background. Very nice idea!
- Copyright: Jan Matthies (CVTJan) (1244)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-12-15
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Kodak DX6490
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Twins? [Part II] [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-02-18 13:47