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Registered: November 2008
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A different day and a different view… While riding the bus into the city the morning I took this photo I could see the tops of the taller buildings above the fog. Considering Launceston’s ‘taller’ buildings are no higher than 5 stories gives you some idea of the density of the fog banks.

Windeward Bound is a brigantine which is 24.1 metres in length (bowsprit another 9.1 metres), beam 6.3 metres and draught 3.2 metres.

There is space to carry 65 people in sheltered waters and to sleep up to 30 people, including crew, at sea. She is built almost entirely of recycled timber from historic boats and old buildings.

The whole project was backed by strong community, business and political support. The brigantine has taken shape over the past seven years under the hands of a team of more than 300 volunteers. Among them was a band of young people many of whom had been street kids, some of them young offenders. Windeward Bound (named after Mr. Lewis Winde, builder of an 1848 Boston schooner on which the Tasmanian vessel is modelled) was built in the former ANM shed at Pavilion Point and fitted out on the Hobart waterfront.

Her home port is Hobart and she is operated by a registered charity, the Windeward Bound Trust and is a sail-training vessel for all Tasmanians and Australians.

Exposure time 1/400 s
F-number f/4
ISO speed ratings 64
Focal length 22 mm

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Fri January 2, 2009 9:34pm

Well this is a super shot especially as it was taken from a moving bus, I think the composition works really well, maybe a shame you have not got the tops of the masts in but it still works well and the reflection is great, the shot is made all the better with the mist.
Well done
Regards Andy
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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 157
Fri January 2, 2009 9:39pm

Hiya David

Just delightful! peaceful, graceful soft and moody. I actually like the cropped mast here it gives an original POV and the balance of the shot is just right too.

Lovely post my friend and very interesting notes too

TFS regards Helen

Registered: December 2008
Fri January 2, 2009 10:05pm

Hi David, lovely mood, I do like the reflection in the water, looks like a man o war coming out of the mist.

bev glint

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 3
Fri January 2, 2009 11:01pm

Love the way the ship seems to float in mist. Excellent shot, especially as you took it from a bus.

Registered: December 2008
Fri January 2, 2009 11:56pm

helo David,

as always beautiful captured.. ship in the mists is beautiful to look at.. just like from out the movie.. great shot even you took it from a bus..

regards, terry

Registered: December 2008
Sat January 3, 2009 10:13am

Hello David,
great shot, great colour tones.
Thank you
Have a beautiful day

Registered: December 2008
Sat January 3, 2009 11:39am

Ciao David

When I saw this picture, I remember you!
Ate be sure the criticism from other members confirming
your name. Good to see you here my friend ...
As always these are your post your mark
registered in good taste and beauty!
Congratulations, and I hope you are with good health!

Steve Desmet

Registered: December 2008
Sat January 3, 2009 4:19pm

A view from the old time ! wonderful boat in the fog ! Greetings

Registered: December 2008
Sat January 3, 2009 5:30pm

Hi Dave,
A lovely photo indeed. What an atmosphere you captured. Great one.


Registered: December 2008
Posts: 3
Sat January 3, 2009 11:09pm

Looks like the pirates are missing, it looks so challenging in that fog.
Were it not for the modern dock, It would really take us back into time.
Great shot

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 10
Sat January 3, 2009 11:32pm

You have not lost your touch, my friend of many faces. to see this and capture it from a buss amazes me. I can't get the darn fog right standing on the ground. A wonderful contribution to your misty gallery. Your trade mark images are just so recognizable as yours. Excellent.

Registered: December 2008
Posts: 3
Sun January 4, 2009 2:49pm

Hello David and a Happy new year to you....
Trust you to be able to snap such a marvellous image whilst riding the bus!
The brigatine seems to be floating in the mist.Very informative notes. my compliments! Joni

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 7
Mon January 5, 2009 6:50am

Good morning David,

The busses in Tasmania must have very clean and clear windows - or you must be a wizzard with PP work - a lovely moody picture of an impressive ship.
Here in Holland we also have a shipyeard manned by a lot of volunteers who have been building the Batavia. A short while ago there was a huge fire and the new ship they are building is destroyed.
Lovely to see a picture that so recognisable is one of yours.


Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,850
Tue January 6, 2009 5:13am

My notes on this were obviously misleading, the photo was actually taken after I had climbed off the bus.

WIth my next image I will try and explain how my trusty point and shoot functions in foggy/low light conditions. This will also clear up the missing mast bit Andy Smile
Fri January 16, 2009 8:16am

I like the misty feel, which adds a sense of atmosphere to this image. I think that personally I would have gone for a vertical portrait format for the shot to get more of the mast in with the reflections
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