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This is a printable version of my Royal Clipper 6 image, as my previous post was not a high enough resolution to print. See details and awards in my previous su...
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This is a printable version of my Royal Clipper 6 image, as my previous post was not a high enough resolution to print. See details and awards in my previous submission
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Contest Finalist in World Photography Day Photo Contest 2020
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gregedwards PRO
 
gregedwards August 21, 2016
Lovely!
Lorzee
 
Lorzee November 08, 2016
This should have won! What a fantastic photo!!
JohannaBirchPhotography
 
JohannaBirchPhotography November 08, 2016
Wow!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl November 13, 2016
Congratulations!
Kksgram Premium
 
Kksgram November 16, 2016
I have a couple of photos of the Royal Clipper, but none as dramatic as yours. This is absolutely outstanding.
Stewsi PRO+
 
Stewsi January 14, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Gillybeans PRO+
 
Gillybeans January 14, 2017
I am in love with this picture!! Awesome job
Roo64 PRO+
 
Roo64 January 14, 2017
stunning shot!
dennygreen PRO
 
dennygreen January 14, 2017
A stunning shot well done , I wish I had taken it.
Roo64 PRO+
 
Roo64 January 14, 2017
awesome
davidsloan
 
davidsloan January 14, 2017
An exquisite capture,fabulous.
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 January 16, 2017
Beautiful shot. Perfect lighting.
rishikeshkumar
 
rishikeshkumar January 18, 2017
amazing ...
Neil-Walsh
 
Neil-Walsh January 23, 2017
Stunning!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden February 05, 2017
Spectacular...!
Witold PRO
 
Witold March 23, 2017
Just super!
Mirza_Cengic
 
Mirza_Cengic April 12, 2017
Absolutely outstanding.
Aljawashe
 
Aljawashe May 01, 2017
Wow wonderful shot
Mspradlin
 
Mspradlin August 03, 2017
You do amazing work
SVPhotos PRO
 
SVPhotos September 28, 2017
Wicked!
DavidMBuckwalter PRO+
 
DavidMBuckwalter October 22, 2017
Wow! Great perspective!
atulspecial
 
atulspecial October 29, 2017
Ohhhh my goodness... does such ships exists in today’s world
atulspecial
 
atulspecial October 29, 2017
Wonderfully composed and well captured
Rafaphoto PRO+
 
Rafaphoto December 12, 2017
Fabulous. Great angle and light
Paulacook144 Platinum
 
Paulacook144 March 21, 2018
Wonderful image well seen and handled.
MaggieMays PRO
 
MaggieMays March 22, 2018
Fabulous shot!
Pjerry PRO
 
Pjerry December 09, 2018
Wonderful POV
Eduardbetz PRO+
 
Eduardbetz March 29, 2019
I would hang that one on my wall ! Great light and composition !
robsb Platinum
robsb August 29, 2019
Thanks
nikkischab
 
nikkischab August 28, 2019
amazing
robsb Platinum
robsb August 29, 2019
Write a comment
robsb Platinum
robsb August 29, 2019
Thanks
Neilmac PRO+
 
Neilmac June 29, 2020
Thanks for entering my challenge.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on a sailing ship tour around the Adriatic Sea, just after we left Malta. The Captain of the Royal Clipper put some tenders in the water so we could photograph the ship when under full sail.
Time
It was late afternoon and the sun was low in the sky
Lighting
We were moving around the ship in the tenders, so I wanted to take the image when the sun was filtering through the sails, which required that I wait until we were approaching from behind..
Equipment
Nikon D700 with 17-35 f/2.8 zoom at 22mm. No tripod, hand held. Since the lens was not VR capable, I had to carefully time my shots to compensate for the constant up and down bobbing of the tender in the water, waiting for the boat to reach its up or down maximum point while keeping the ship in the viewfinder.
Inspiration
This is a beautiful sailing ship and was admired at each port we entered. The ship has since moved to the Caribbean. Having the opportunity to take a shot of a multimaster sailing ship while in the water was an opportunity I could not pass up. The tender was full of people, which made it hard to get a good vantage point and the bobbing and weaving of the tender in the water made it all the more challenging. The low end of day sunlight helped to make this image as well. So all the right elements were there, good light, a great subject and a challenge to get the aspects of the shot lined up to get the best image I could.
Editing
At the time I did this image I was using Capture NX2 as my main processing tool with some work in Photoshop. I did my best to enhance the light on the sales and keep detail in the sky. I no longer use this process as my current camera is a D810 and it is not supported in CNX2, so I use CNX-D and PSCS6 Extended with Picture Postcard Workflow on all my images now.
In my camera bag
My current travel kit consists of a 24-120 f/4G ED VR lens, a 17-35 f/2.8 zoom and a 16 mm fisheye for travel. I will swap out lenses depending on what I am shooting. For wildlife I prefer my 300 mm f/4 VR with a complement of TC's as a light kit. If doing Macro I use my 200 mm f/4 Micro Nikkor.
Feedback
First of all getting close to the subject and filling the viewfinder is important, and that is why I selected the 17-35 for the job, as it is easy to hand hold and not being a telephoto, tended to minimize the issues with the bobbing tender, it also gave me more depth of field to be sure the whole ship was in focus.I was able to keep the shutter speed lower than I would have had to use with a telephoto lens and therefore keep the ISO at the D700's base of 200, which stopping down to f/9. Being in the water I believe also helped with the prospective of the image. Finally this image mainly worked because the sun was low in the sky and put a golden glow on the sails.

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