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Hoving to, land ahoy!

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 15 August 2010 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The Tall Ships' Races are an internationally acclaimed annual competition organised by Sail Training International and held every summer in European waters. Each year between 70 and 100 vessels from 15-20 countries, crewed by some 5-6,000 young people from over 30 countries worldwide take part in this unique event that combines four days of activities in each port with racing or cruising-in-company between ports. The main aim of the event is to provide an opportunity for young people to develop their personal skills in a challenging and memorable sail-training environment and hence at least 50% of a Tall Ship's crew must be aged 15-25.

We were just in time to find one of the Russian ships arriving at Hartlepool's Victoria Dock, all of the cadets were climbing down from the rigging having stowed the sails away.

Finished in Nik Silver Efex before a textured overlay was added.

PENTAX K100D 1/1000 second F/4.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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ad fontes from Langley, Canada

Very cool antique look, I like this one a lot. Well done!

15 Aug 2010 5:14am

@ad fontes: I intended to get a decent quality antiqued sort of parchment look about it.

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Nice use of a texture!

15 Aug 2010 5:23am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

It's the real deal! Great!

15 Aug 2010 6:23am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Nice treatment, it really looks like an old shot !

15 Aug 2010 7:36am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great effect Curly!

15 Aug 2010 7:52am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Wonderful old fashioned effect, gives nostalgic feelings - very well done *****

15 Aug 2010 8:48am

Cosmin from Bucharest, Romania

nice , is like an old postcard

15 Aug 2010 9:23am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Classic shot...Look's like Painting...Great Job.

15 Aug 2010 9:42am

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Andorra

preciosas texturas Curly!!
genial foto que nos lleva atiempos pasados en el presente
salut

15 Aug 2010 9:50am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely distressed

15 Aug 2010 9:59am

Florence from Paris, France

A very effective PP and a great tribute to sailors of past times ! Pirats were real adventurers.

15 Aug 2010 10:47am

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice effects

15 Aug 2010 11:50am

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

beautiful processing

15 Aug 2010 1:43pm

MyTime Photography from Philadelphia, United States

Great shot, great prosessing.

15 Aug 2010 1:50pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Outstanding pp treatment in this shot Curly! Looks like an old lithograph print! Well done! ;-)

15 Aug 2010 2:02pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Ho hum. Just another old ship. Seriously, I love it. It's like it's out of another time. It genuinely looks like an old antique litho. Very well done.

15 Aug 2010 2:50pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

absolument merveilleuse

15 Aug 2010 3:25pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

I like the antique feel here...

15 Aug 2010 3:53pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful processing--pirates ahead? :)

15 Aug 2010 4:19pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice shot, and a fantastic processing. Congratulations (and 5 stars, of course)

15 Aug 2010 5:42pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yep, spot on shot and post!

15 Aug 2010 7:17pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Hmmm, feel like I owe you a criticism or two here, but can't think of anything to say :) Wonderful processing.

15 Aug 2010 8:35pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

wow..artistic catch and process..very cool

15 Aug 2010 8:35pm

Enzo Giorgio Ros from Lausanne, Switzerland

On dirait une vielle carte postale. Très belle réussie artistique et technique *****

15 Aug 2010 8:48pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A wonderful presentation, Curly - I love the irony of using technology to create an image lost in time.

15 Aug 2010 10:11pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The processing is a fantastic success.

15 Aug 2010 10:16pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

very effective treatment here, Curly.

15 Aug 2010 10:22pm

Catherine Moore from South Korea

love what you have done to this pic to make it look old ^^

15 Aug 2010 11:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love that vintage look. This is a gorgeous image.

15 Aug 2010 11:45pm

Julie from Easton, United States

OMG I just love this shot! Subject, processing just wonderful!!!!

16 Aug 2010 4:41am

Wan from Singapore, Singapore

what a picture! seems almost unreal! love it:)

16 Aug 2010 10:55am

Alan from Manila, Philippines

I like the classic look to it. Clean, nice compo.

16 Aug 2010 5:01pm

Craig from Tampa, United States

Fantastic Post processing...well done

17 Aug 2010 9:57pm

Zoltan from Toronto, Canada

Really like the old timey feel.

18 Aug 2010 2:00pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wonderful effect...got that old days feel right on...beautiful work....

21 Aug 2010 4:43am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Like an old vision. Your processing is really good

24 Aug 2010 1:48pm

Silverado Photography from Lake, United States

How painterly!

24 Aug 2010 8:46pm

Rosa Frei from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Wonderful vintage effect. Great image! Creative and well done! Congratulations!

9 Dec 2010 12:11pm

PENTAX K100D
1/1000 second
F/4.0
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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