Currently named The Star of India, this is the oldest active sailing ship in the world. Originally christened the Eutrepe,she was built in Scotland in 1863, as a full rigged ship, but later her rig was reduced to that of a barquentine. She is an exhibit of the San Diego Maritime Museum and is sailed once each year. The small white fishing vessel in the foreground is a traditional design called a Monterey, also an exhibit. The vessel in the background is a cruise ship awaiting a fresh cargo of travelers, which she will fatten up, as they experience the world in comfort and limited doses. The prospect of "going to sea on tall ships with a star to steer her by" has certainly changed over the years.
The image was cropped to remove distracting clutter in the foreground and the right side. The clone tool was used to remove some distractions in the lower left corner. The levels and sat were adjusted and the image was sharpened. when looked at after processing I considered that I had over sharpened the ship rigging lines, which look almost like dotted lines. However, the lines used are the old twisted , or "3 strand laid line", which has indentations between the 3 strands . I decided I liked the effect.
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Friday (339) 2006-03-19 13:37
Hello Larry, i like very much geometry what you got in this image... only thing what i am not agree is white balance... dont you think so zat without blue it would be better?
xuaxo (6846) 2006-03-23 20:11
The photo is too blueish, but after reading your answers to Laila and after seeing the WS, I say that the original is better than the workshop.
I guess this picture has too much things to see at same time: The Star of India, the Monterey, the cruise ship. And none is well visible.
I'm sure you can have better shots of those ships of the San Diego Maritime Museum. Maybe later in the day, with even less light you can get a more dramatic effect. (Never mind; it's just me thinking; maybe one of these days I'll try.)
- Copyright: Larry Carolan (lcarolan) (948)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-14
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D 70, Nikon Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-I
- Exposure: f/16, 1/180 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-19 13:09