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City of Rome.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 7 January 2013 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The Port of Tyne is probably the biggest business operating in South Shields and Jarrow with a huge logistics and warehousing operation. Apart from having millions of cubic footage of storage and a massive fleet of 40 footers to deliver imports around the UK, it is also the terminal for shipping thousands of cars from the nearby Nissan plant in Washington to Rotterdam for onward sales to continental Europe and beyond.

This is the City of Rome, one of a small number of roll on roll off ships that carry the vehicles across the North Sea almost on a daily basis. I'd love to be able to film the "car jockeys" as they manoeuvre the various vehicles in the ships hold with barely inches to spare in between them, they are highly skilled and specialised drivers.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine view

7 Jan 2013 5:30am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

awesome HDR !!!

7 Jan 2013 5:31am

@Joan Felix: I wish it was, this is just a single frame processed in Lucis Arts plug in.

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I love the signature Curly processing...

7 Jan 2013 5:34am

rem_la from Villiers, France

excellent le traitement des couleurs

7 Jan 2013 6:17am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe prise

Bonne journée

7 Jan 2013 6:20am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent compo anfd process

7 Jan 2013 6:23am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Compelling composition and excellent HDR result!

7 Jan 2013 6:57am

@Stephen: Just a single shot pushed through the Lucis Arts plug in Stephen.

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Lovely subject and postpro!!

7 Jan 2013 7:13am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the POV and framing, but I found the sky a bit distracting

7 Jan 2013 7:33am

@Christine: Yes, it is a bit over processed.

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Great photo processing. Beautiful clouds. Magnificent!

7 Jan 2013 8:01am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super processing Curly

7 Jan 2013 8:24am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

terrific shot curly, very nice*****

7 Jan 2013 8:27am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnifique lumière, superbe traitement. Bonne journée.

7 Jan 2013 8:30am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Your presentation is dynamic and it really makes the location .....romantic!

7 Jan 2013 8:32am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Couldn't be anyone else's shot(That's a compliment!)

7 Jan 2013 8:50am

Sylvie from France

superbe compo et traitement.

7 Jan 2013 8:57am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great details and processing..

7 Jan 2013 9:53am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Outstanding treatment and composition.

7 Jan 2013 10:46am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful blue ship.

7 Jan 2013 10:50am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Yep! Has to be Curly, great:)

7 Jan 2013 10:50am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely treatment Curly. City of Rome seems an odd name for a ship commuting between the UK and Holland

7 Jan 2013 11:09am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

A fine HDR sky !!!!

7 Jan 2013 11:12am

@Veronique: Just a single shot and Lucis Arts plug in to thank for that.

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Very beautiful picture,Fantastic colors and composition

7 Jan 2013 11:16am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Very, very nice with this plug-in :-0

7 Jan 2013 11:41am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

It has a painting-like feel. Wouldn't mind seeing those cars being loaded up sometime. :-)

7 Jan 2013 11:52am

@Jason Politte: Crikey! You are up pretty early in the morning Jason!

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Aux couleurs du ciel !!:) superbe.

7 Jan 2013 11:55am

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

A work of art!

7 Jan 2013 11:57am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Such detail and colors--they pop! I appreciate your description and enjoy learning about life in S. Shields.

7 Jan 2013 12:05pm

helys from Paris, France

Great edition
Nice details, colors and move of the clouds
Looks like a painting

7 Jan 2013 12:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!
so beautiful colors!

7 Jan 2013 12:15pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Excellent shot !!! An I am sure "It was not built in a day." :-))))

7 Jan 2013 12:38pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

I like how you bring the science of photography to new levels with your hdr. Innovative.

7 Jan 2013 12:57pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A spectacular edition ... Magnificent POV ... 're an artist!
Thanks for the text ...!
A hug, Adela

7 Jan 2013 1:04pm

saran from shiraz, Iran

is very nice HDR is very amazing . thank you of shot

7 Jan 2013 1:18pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Lovely artistic effect from that plug-in!

7 Jan 2013 2:17pm

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

Wonderful image and information. You wrote there is a "massive fleet of 40 footers" ... they don't sound very large to move all those imports.

7 Jan 2013 2:19pm

Jacques Brassard from Quebec, Canada

J'aime ... Très beau HDR

7 Jan 2013 2:20pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is a beautiful HDR image, I especially like the clouds.. Lovely!

7 Jan 2013 3:30pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Stunning scenery ! as a painting, and sky clouds awesome !

7 Jan 2013 3:41pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


7 Jan 2013 3:44pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent HDR image! I love it!

7 Jan 2013 3:52pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice HDR, and interesting info. It would be fun to see them move the cars around.

7 Jan 2013 4:11pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great colours !

7 Jan 2013 4:13pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Awesome with this sky

7 Jan 2013 4:22pm

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

Nice HDR. I like this effect, not too much.

7 Jan 2013 4:29pm

@Robert: Thanks Robert, I'm amazed at how many people still think it is an HDR!

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

You have made this into a masterpiece well done Curly.

7 Jan 2013 4:31pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image and processing

7 Jan 2013 4:46pm

Mijo from Avignon, France

It is not a HDR, but the effect is excellent !

7 Jan 2013 4:46pm

@Mijo: Thanks glad you read that this one is not HDR, so many people seem to have missed that information. It's a great plug in with many good effects.

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. Beautiful sky and clouds. Looks like a great painting. Wonderful processing. Love it, Curly. :)

7 Jan 2013 5:04pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente posprocesado HDR, muy buen trabajo me gusta!!!

7 Jan 2013 5:23pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandiose ce gros bateau avec un ciel de rêve et des sublimes couleurs.
Merci et amitié

7 Jan 2013 5:27pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Nice shot, but the sky is a little scary... :)

7 Jan 2013 5:35pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Other than the sky Curly, I love it!

7 Jan 2013 5:40pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I'm not bothered much by the sky and do appreciate the overall scene very much : these huge vessels are so vital to how we humans get things done and live on this planet. A gargantuan looking ship indeed.

7 Jan 2013 5:44pm

STEED from D, France

HDR is a great constant of yours,but it gaves you a real style,Curly.....I'm always fan of these pictures......See you soon...

7 Jan 2013 6:40pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glad you have a busy port, ours is nearly dead now.
Nice work on this

7 Jan 2013 6:52pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An excellent HDR image Curly! Well done! ;-)

7 Jan 2013 7:21pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful view with eye-catching HDR processing that really allows the clouds to really "pop" here! Great DoF and reflections as well!

7 Jan 2013 7:23pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

beautifully processed, great work Curly.

7 Jan 2013 7:32pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran


7 Jan 2013 8:02pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Beautiful shot of The Port of Tyne. The jetty in the foreground and blue sky are a beautiful frame for the photo.

7 Jan 2013 8:25pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

If the pp is anything to by, I bet you eat your steak bien cuit as well!):-
More striking though is that the jetty has a disaster movie in the middle of it and foot passengers have to practice the long jump to get across!):-

7 Jan 2013 8:26pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow ... love the powerful graphism and the attractive pale colours !

7 Jan 2013 8:33pm

David from Avranches, France

fantastic shot.

7 Jan 2013 9:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of this busy ship. Can't wait for the car jockey shot. ;-)

7 Jan 2013 9:41pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

nice strong faux HDR treatment but for me the sky distracts the eye too much from the boat :)

7 Jan 2013 10:06pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent treatment, almost the sensation of a comic drawing it's very beautiful, I like a lot.
Have a good evening.

7 Jan 2013 10:26pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful photo and excellent HDR processing !!! The colors are just wonderful ...

7 Jan 2013 11:05pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

classic HDR. fine diagonal lines

7 Jan 2013 11:27pm

N.Shoosh from Shiraz, Iran

nice shot

8 Jan 2013 12:05am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful HDR! I love those clouds and the blue on the ship. Really interesting information. I would love to see the packed cars!

8 Jan 2013 12:51am

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

beautiful processing, love the colors and all the details, everything really pops out in hdr

8 Jan 2013 12:57am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Imponente, magistral... Una hermosa imagen de mar... Espectaculares colores y buena luz...Saludos.

8 Jan 2013 1:15am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wonderful composition, beautiful colors, but the overprocessing damages the edges of the clouds.

8 Jan 2013 2:41am

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

I am sorry but I do not understand your reference to Jack Jones when you commented the following on my photo today: Beautiful scene with the barn all on its "Jack Jones". Explain please! Thanks!
Sometimes even when speaking the same laguage - English, we do not speak the same language! LOL

8 Jan 2013 2:44am

@Shar: Being on your "Jack Jones" means being all alone :-) Cockney rhyming slang I think.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

super le rendu

8 Jan 2013 9:45am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great intro and a fabulous photo and effect....

13 Jan 2013 5:17pm

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