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Ship of fools

Tourists in a boat during rainfall with colourfull umbrellas- Ship of Fools is a historic term which for instance can describe a group of people, seemingly with...
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Tourists in a boat during rainfall with colourfull umbrellas- Ship of Fools is a historic term which for instance can describe a group of people, seemingly with no direction, moving around.
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sebastianmuglia PRO
sebastianmuglia November 14, 2014
It wasn't a glorious day! You should understand them, just look the faces!
jthincmh PRO
jthincmh November 14, 2014
Reminds me of Norman Rockwell-Great photo
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AlanJakarta December 02, 2014
Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
Thimbee December 03, 2014
Congratulations on your excellent capture!

Behind The Lens

The photo was taken in my hometown Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. There is a canal all around the city centre, historically a defense line. Nowadays it is all through the summer and fall used for tourists to discover the city from a different perspective/point of view.
It was quite a bright day but as normal Dutch wheather prevails stability at that moment in the afternoon I had to seek shelter under a tree for a heavy rainshower. Suddenly this colourfull view was passing by, a bit pitying the people in the boat for the bad luck in spite of my own arousement that I just made some fine shots.
The lighting was manual as always but i had to consider the fact they were in the shade of the umbrella's. Quickly changing the iso setting to 400 and opening the diafragma a bit further
I used the Nikon 800E with the 28-300 lens on it which is quite a superb combination. The lens has some flaws but being aware of them it is a mighty piece of glass.
I tried on an earlier moment to make pictures of these boats in the canals as they are prominent but never in the rain and when I saw all those colourfull umbrella's I just got excited. The term "ship of fools" came immediately into mind being an historian.
It was postprocessed in Lightroom. Lifting up the shades a bit and turning down the high lights. Being it a grey moment I added some contrast I guess
In my camera bag
I normally have the Nikon 800E with me which is just a superior camera- Coming originally from the analogue days it reminds me often of the image quality of my 4,5/6 Bronica. The 28-300 Nikon is very often on it but always in company of the 14-24 Nikon which is also a superior piece of glass. I am not a tripoddy kind of man . Recently I added the Tamron 28-70 to it.
Always be on the lookout for the unsuspected moments. Sometimes running around for hours seeing nothing much usefull for grabbing the camera can change in a split second- Rain can offer sometimes specific light moments

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