Photographer's Note

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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Additional Photos by Larry Carolan (lcarolan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 12 N: 383] (930)
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