The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo displays three remarkable finds -- viking ships that date to the 9th Century, discovered (in the case of this ship, the "Gokstad" find) in 1880, preserved in clay in a burial mound.
The museum is beautifully designed and presents the history in a very tangible manner. When you tour the museum, the composition of this foto is obvious -- you will find many like it on the internet -- but the angle shows the shipbuilders' craftsmanship to be both artful and functional and allows the artisans to speak to us across the centuries.
This was originally shot on 35mm Fuji Velvia transparency film.
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joso (2417) 2013-02-13 9:10
the angle shows not only the shipbuilders' craftsmanship, but also a good POV you choose
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-02-13 12:05
Great shot of of the ship on display at the the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.Very well shot.TFS.
saxo042 (37966) 2013-02-14 7:34
This is really my favorite museum in Oslo, maybe a fovorite worldwide. All these boats here are indeed very beautiful, with perfect forms. It is fascinating to see these constructions, made without any help of computer aided designs. Of course you have chosen a perfect POV here, with the side windows adding an effect to the composition. Interesting to see that you have managed to take this photo without any tourists present.
Royaldevon (43265) 2013-02-15 14:32
This is such an interesting exhibit.
It reveals the skills of these ancient builders.
I like the way you have composed it, with a very symmetrical outcome and, also, presenting it in such a way that it emphasises the curves, creating the sense of a pattern.
My warm regards,
Noel_Byrne (33584) 2013-05-06 3:29
This is a brilliant shot of this ship, your point of view and the lighting has given it an almost religious quality, I feel this could easily be an alter as a museum exhibit. Really nice way to document this, cheers
All the best
KristinsCamera (2384) 2013-08-19 14:24
I like the simplicity, the symmetry, and the lovely earth toned colors of this shot, Russ ~ as Noel says, it's like an altar to the Vikings :)
It could be a little sharper, but the soft focus adds to the overall mystique.
serp2000 (45828) 2013-10-20 21:28
I take off my hat! Excellent composition, perfect exposure, attractive shapes and colors. Good quality for a scanned photo. I saw the similar things in Stockholm. But my old photos not so interesting for demonstration.