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Maritime Trust

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 7 July 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The North East Maritime Trust is a charity based in Wapping Street down by the River Tyne in South Shields. Its raison d'etre is to keep alive the skills of the old boat builders and shipwrights, from carpentry, to metalwork, engineering to engine building and repair. A small team of volunteers painstakingly restores old wooden boats in their small facility, they are currently working on an abandoned lifeboat - so expect to see some more pictures soon.

This was a single RAW file tone mapped for HDR in Nik HDR Efex, which as I outlined yesterday has some drawbacks.

I'm also busy playing with a new camera, I've been needing a half decent and affordable pocketable point and shoot for some time, this is it, and it looks and feels like a palm full of fun! I even think I ought to be able to shoot hand held HDRs on it whoohoo!

PENTAX K100D 1/750 second F/6.7 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture 5*****

7 Jul 2012 5:23am

@PATRICK: Thanks Patrick

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic document!

7 Jul 2012 5:26am

@Paco Díaz: Some (less than exciting) shots from the inside coming soon.

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland


7 Jul 2012 5:40am

@ursulakatariina: Glad you like it.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

good lines & tone Curly...let us know how you get on with the P&S.

7 Jul 2012 6:40am

@Ted: It's quite an exciting little camera, well it will be once I've learned to navigate around the menus. Initial test shots look good and sharp and I'm so pleased that it records RAW files.

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful procession of blue - from the sky in the distance, to the building, to the boats in the foreground - it ties the composition together so neatly!

7 Jul 2012 6:47am

@MissT: Yes this little pontoon sticking out into the river was ideal, so long as I remembered not to step back too far!

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I love the blues in this composition, interesting info

7 Jul 2012 6:58am

@Christine: Some good guys working in there, you'll see them shortly.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I wish you many happies with your new vision of shiny loveliness. I had a quick look at the spec, and it does look to be a well spec'd camera

7 Jul 2012 7:00am

@CElliottUK: It certainly is and for the cheap price (it included an 8 Gb memory card, travel adapter, card reader, and leather case) I was stunned that it also shot RAWS.

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A very interesting association to keep the skills, very nice picture, nice story.
Good weekend.

7 Jul 2012 8:21am

@gerard1948: It was interesting meeting the guys inside bending wooden planks in huge steamers to refit an old lifeboat.

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très sympa cet endroit

Bonne journée

7 Jul 2012 8:27am

@PascalXLD: So glad you like it.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Something very stateside about this scene - nice.

7 Jul 2012 8:37am

@Nigel: Yeah , I guess you are right, kinda New England?

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

stunning HDR treatment

7 Jul 2012 8:52am

@Roman: This was just done with one of the presets, it saved a bit of time.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb this small harbor, magnificent colors and nice framing. Good day.

7 Jul 2012 9:10am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful image Curly, this must have been a fascinating place to visit. Seems to be a good choice with the new camera looking at the specs.

7 Jul 2012 9:58am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

I love this picture and the lovely HDR treatment. It's a beautiful composition of boats and wood frame.

7 Jul 2012 11:12am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A remarkable story ... I'm glad you're working with a new machine ... always a pleasure to do so. No doubt will come out like yours magnificent work as always ... It is a pleasure to admire your compositions ... so well made and with much love ... no doubt ... You are a professional photographic artist ... and a good teacher. A hug, Adela

7 Jul 2012 11:26am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful scene, looks great the way the tone mapping turned out

7 Jul 2012 12:12pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

yes Adela is right. You are a professional photographic artist. Great work in composition and such harmony !

7 Jul 2012 12:14pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, you've got a Fujifilm with GPS ! Seems fun !

7 Jul 2012 1:13pm

Veronique from France, Switzerland

another style but yesterday's is far more original

7 Jul 2012 2:15pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great shot, I hear we will all need one soon.

7 Jul 2012 4:04pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wonderful capture again...great colors and details

7 Jul 2012 4:25pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful HDR image with great colors of this interesting place !!!

7 Jul 2012 5:36pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I like this one ... maybe even more than yesterdays because it is less dramatic. I love your HDR work!

7 Jul 2012 11:10pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful frame. So much color and textures.

7 Jul 2012 11:30pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

You're good at these stacking compositions, aren't you? Love this.

8 Jul 2012 3:43am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

beautiful capture and colorful...

8 Jul 2012 4:22am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

happy snapping with the new camera

8 Jul 2012 7:10am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

excellent pov! again - wonderful tones.

8 Jul 2012 11:08am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Another great image of that BH-29 and its surroundings!

8 Jul 2012 12:19pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

A nice composition. Have a nice day Curly.

8 Jul 2012 1:15pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Extracted a goodly chunk of detail from a single file here Curly. You might want to look at SNS-HDR, which I've been trying out lately.

9 Jul 2012 6:22pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Another fine image of these boats. Glad you are getting a new camera...new toys are always fun.

11 Jul 2012 8:37pm

Luca from Linz, Austria

Great capture, well composed and wonderful ligth!

11 Jul 2012 9:13pm

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

Une belle ambiance marine.

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T├Ęcnica perfecta by Adela Fonts

1/750 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)