This is the first time I have ever taken photos of LifeBoats!
As I was driving into the downtown core of Vancouver, I noticed not 1, but 2 Cruise Ships docked at Canada Place (the colored sails). I couldn't help but think about our TE friend Bulent, who will be coming to visit Vancouver in July - I believe by Cruise Ship as well. But our timing is off, as I will be out of the country visiting Poland and the Czech Rep. Perhaps we will have another opportunity in the future to meet.
As for this photo, i thought a full-frame compo would be best, leaving out any sky or water above and below.
I will add a WS photo of the entire Ship, please take a look at that too :)
Thanks for looking
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emka (73761) 2012-06-09 23:25
Haha, funny photo. Bulent sill be happy to see it. It is a pity you can't meet in Vancouver, but I am so happy you will be in Warsaw :). Perfect crop, amazing symmetry.
have a nice Sunday MAlgo
jjcordier (73704) 2012-06-09 23:59
Un joli cadeau pour Bulent (dont c'est aussi l'anniversaire aujourd'hui!)et une belle invitation à visiter Vancouver. Joli cadrage.
lousat (72855) 2012-06-10 0:38
Hi Craig,your class and your eyes are perfects to builth this new magnificent surprise! What a beautiful way to take this cruise ship,the crop and the perspective are fantastics! I like the absolute perfection of your work in PP...as usual! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
sacimar (25975) 2012-06-10 2:50
this is a good image with an interesting graphism, I like the pattern of the windows, the visual effect is nice here, well seen,
GREGG (7888) 2012-06-10 3:27
very nice symmetrical composition,
lifeboats are a large attraction
of colors for the row of small windows,
have a nice day
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2012-06-10 4:59
Hi dear Craig, how are you?
Once again an impressive shot from you!
Wonderful sharpness and clearness, outstanding indeed!
Very well considered synmetry framework is marvelous!
Fantastic / tasetful color touch and sharp / clear image in the so detail as usual.
Thanks for your sharing with nice job and have a good Sunday!
Takero, from Tokyo
dta (63470) 2012-06-10 6:33
Hello Craig ,
Excellent graphical effect ! In the thumbnail , i coulld'nt guess at all what it was . The framing is well chosen .
delpeoples (52731) 2012-06-10 7:36
Oohh I didn't know you're shortly to be receiving an honoured guest to your shores. So sorry to hear you'll be missing each other! What a lovely way to celebrate it. Beautiful tight framing here, the choice of cropping out all else but the ship and life boats was an excellent one. No need to put a Y here, the HDr is obvious but really well done, beautifully picking up the reflections in all the windows. There's something different going on in every one of them. The orange of the life boats is also very striking and an essential part of the composition. Great shot, congrats.'
PS: I slept in until 10:30 this morning!
edge (6070) 2012-06-10 15:48
Hello Craig, Great shot of the lifeboats on this cruise ship. Very well done, neatly cropped and on the horizontal. The latter drives me crazy, so many people post pictures that are cockeyed, but I igonore them. I know you are going away and will be in the Czech Republic. If you have the opportunity, visit Cesky Krumlov. It is not Prague, but I liked it just as much. I will post a shot of that place before you leave in July. Regards, Roger
tyro (18884) 2012-06-10 15:49
First of all, thank you for your "y" but I think I could have worked out that one in this case. But tell me, am I right in thinking that your workshop picture is not HDR?
Even although Bulent is not going to have the pleasure of meeting you next month, I am sure, what with his dedication to physics and mathematics, that he will appreciate the almost mathematical symmetry of this fine photograph.
The colourful lifeboats at the bottom are what catch the eye immediately but as the eye explores upwards, we see the most beautiful colours and areas of light and shade which have clearly been enhanced by the HDR treatment, again so subtly and artistically applied.
The exposure is perfect, the composition precise, the colours lovely and the sharpness just exquisite.
P.S. This just has to go to my favourites!
dkmurphys (46964) 2012-06-11 1:25
Original POV from the big cruise boat. I like the scene, well seen.
JFS (32459) 2012-06-11 11:30
I like this composition very much, very original and appealing, the two red boats give a good balance and color to the image. Love the repetition and the sharpness.
worldcitizen (6519) 2012-06-11 14:03
I like all of the repeating windows and symmetry in this shot. The crop is perfect to get a more graphic effect. I was wondering what the (y) at the end of your notes was all about, but now I get it. :-)
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-06-12 5:27
Ola Craig ,
Bom grafismo de foto com estes detalhes deste navio de passageiros , gostei muito dos barcos salva vidas laranja , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
npecanhuk (61562) 2012-06-13 5:38
Original and interesting picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and management of light!
TFS - congrats,
adores (34736) 2012-06-13 18:02
Yes, I guess Bulent will appreciate this one:)!
Good shot! The pov is excellent and I really like the way you framed it!
abmdsudi (40174) 2012-06-14 8:13
Great close up work, a real eyecatcher indeed and thks to the infor notes and additional picture. Really striking piece and very well taken in excellent composition that emphasizes lines, patterns and shapes so strongly Its renders just the perfect graphical effect from mundane subject leaving so much to the imagination. The bold life boats are excellent anchors to the shot. Well done
batalay (34795) 2012-06-15 4:08
This is an excellent close up of the ship, showing the verandas, lifeboat/tenders on the Starboard side. Our cruise Vancouver-Alaska-Vancover cruise will be on the Holland-America ship Volendam (as an Astronomical Wedding Anniversary, we are paying to take our entire clan of 13) and not the usual Crystal Cruise Line (where I earn the cruise by giving lectures on board). I could not quite make out the name on the lifeboats (it could well have been the "Volendam"). Thanks to your ws version, however, I can see that it is the Zuiderdam, the Volendam's sister ship. Thank you very much for dedicating the photo to me.
Meanwhile, I hope that the weekend coming up will be good, and your jaunt through Eastern Europe in late July-early August will be immensely edifying.
freeride01 (167) 2012-06-19 12:46
Love this composition. Looks like a large apartment building where they have put 2 lifeboats in front like an "art work" or a April's fool joke. Like it a lot!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (52920)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/40 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-09 23:04
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