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Registered: November 2008
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A rather murky day in Launceston and a camera battery about to run out, I had enough current left to take three photos of the old port area, this is one of them.

The Windeward Bound is a brigantine, modern, but traditional below decks and entirely traditional on and above deck. This beautiful brigantine has become a National Icon and has been described as a National treasure. She has recently circumnavigated Australia emulating the discoveries and honouring the 1802 voyage of Matthew Flinders, whose logs and journals provide the earliest observations of many parts of the Australian coast. He recorded flora and fauna, as well as the many contacts with the indigenous Australians.

Windeward was built from timbers salvaged from other ships and recycled from old buildings.

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F-number f/3.2
ISO speed ratings 103

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· Date: Tue December 16, 2008 · Views: 750 · Tags: 1 ·
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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 157
Tue December 16, 2008 10:11pm

Hello my friend

A beautifully composed image here,nicely balanced with lovely reflections and a very peaceful POV. It reminds me of a water colour painting and I love the softness and the gentle feel to it. Interesting notes too. I am glad your battery held out this long :-)

Kind regards Helen

Registered: December 2008
Posts: 3
Tue December 16, 2008 10:32pm

Hello David,
Ah, fog and mist and boats....and a charmer of a brigantine. A very nice POV with lovely soft colours and reflections. Very peaceful and serene shot in this well balanced compo. I am glad the battery held out. The best, Joni

Registered: December 2008
Posts: 3
Wed December 17, 2008 12:45am

Hi David
Even on the worse of days you managed to find something interesting.
The shot is almost monochrome with just a tad of color giving great results

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 7
Wed December 17, 2008 8:38am

Hi David,

You positioned that brigantine perfectly lined up with the side of the silo.
Again this picture is proof that you really don't need sun to make wonderful pictures (but you DO need a fulled recharged battery).
Have a sunny and relaxed day

Registered: December 2008
Wed December 17, 2008 9:43am

Hi David,
great shot and perspective.
Have a wonderful day

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 10
Wed December 17, 2008 10:20am

Well my friend of many faces once again this is so exciting to me. I find that tiny bit of colour on the boat just makes the image. I had to look twice to figure the depth with the fog and the background building, there is a really cool optical effect there. A super work that is so definitely yours. Love it.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,660
Sun October 11, 2009 1:21pm

Better late than never - I just followed the link from the latest Sunday theme.
This is beautiful ship and it looks completely at home shrouded in the light mist. What an ugly building behind though - power station?

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 1
Sun March 14, 2010 1:26pm

Interesting shot.
The red, green, and blue color makes it work well, takes your eye right where it needs to go Smile

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