" ... and always take me there, the place I love." (Ferries)

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Re: " ... and always take me there, the place I love." (Ferr

Unread postby Birma » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:49 am

Same ferry and port as above, but a different time of year, this time February.

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Ferry - 2005 Hebrides in Uig Bay by Birm, on Flickr

This shot is a slight cheat as this boat is not a ferry, but a pleasure cruiser taking out sightseers. The shot was taken from aboard a ferry though :) . Taken from MV Isle of Lewis as it heads in to Ullapool on the North West coast of Scotland during an incredible calm spell.

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Ferry - 2004 Loch Broom calm morning by Birm, on Flickr

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Re: " ... and always take me there, the place I love." (Ferr

Unread postby bakubo » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:42 am

Birma wrote:Some more dug out from the archives.


Glad you are finding old shots in your archives. Sometimes I browse through stuff that I didn't put on my website and find things I had forgotten about and can't remember why I left it off the website.

Those are 2 really nice shots.

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Unread postby bakubo » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:44 am

Birma wrote:Same ferry and port as above, but a different time of year, this time February.


It's a tough choice, but if I had to choose I think this is my favorite of the 4 you just posted. They are all good though.

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Unread postby Birma » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:40 am

Thanks Henry :)

Having a browse-able archive is quite a new experience for me (I'm putting my old DVD backups on to external HDDs). As you say, its great to find those little gems that you had forgotten about, or passed over first time. LR3 helps a lot in bringing some of these small sensor shots back to life, especially around exposure and noise reduction. It is also a good reminder that, in the right light, 3 and 5 Mp wasn't too shabby for producing images for the screen. The large dof you get with a small sensor certainly helps as well :) .
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Re: " ... and always take me there, the place I love." (Ferr

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:10 pm

I like your holiday snappers of ferries Birma. I like good photos of ships so it’s difficult too decide between the close Hebrides photo and the scenic photo because that was a great view from up there and a great photo as well with the weather over in the background so I can’t really separate them for different reasons. The other two are good too.
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Re: " ... and always take me there, the place I love." (Ferr

Unread postby mikeriach » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:49 pm

Birma,

Just beautiful, what else can you say.
You should work for the Scottish Tourist Board.

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Re: " ... and always take me there, the place I love." (Ferr

Unread postby Birma » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:40 am

Thanks Greg :) . It was a good spot to watch the Ferry from, although that had not been the intention when we chose that particular route for our walk that day. I will definitely go back to that spot with the ferry timetable in mind on our next visit :) .

mikeriach wrote:Birma,

Just beautiful, what else can you say.
You should work for the Scottish Tourist Board.

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Thanks Mike :) . Now that would be a dream job! Wandering the beauty spots of Scotland as the STB official photographer.
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Re: " ... and always take me there, the place I love." (Ferr

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:57 am

Excellent shots here, old an new. I thought about this topic when I stood along the Thames last week. Lots of boats going up and down the river. I waited to capture one going under the Tower Bridge. Don't know for sure if this touristic attraction falls in the ferry category, but I'll post it anyway.

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Unread postby Birma » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:34 pm

Thanks Mark :)

That's a great shot with Tower Bridge as a back-drop, whether it is an official 'ferry' or not. Perhaps I should have made it a general 'shipping'' thread anyway :) .
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Unread postby mvanrheenen » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:39 pm

Maybe start a shipping 2012 thread?

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Unread postby [SiC] » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:11 pm

What a nice thread :D Many very beautiful shots! Especially like the "Summer Queen" one, looks like a serene place :)

Here's a photo of Gothenburg's famous tourist ferry "Paddan" (the toad):

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Re: " ... and always take me there, the place I love." (Ferr

Unread postby Birma » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:46 pm

Hi Zeb - very nice adddition from Gothenburg :) Nice deep blue water. Why is it called "the toad" ?
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Re: " ... and always take me there, the place I love." (Ferr

Unread postby [SiC] » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:39 pm

Birma wrote:Nice deep blue water. Why is it called "the toad" ?


In fact, the water is very dark - but the blue sky is reflecting itself nicely. Thanks :)

Ok, maybe it won't make sense translated but I'll give it a try:
The history says that the founders (around 1939) bought a "koster-boat" (kosterbåt) pic. and rebuilt it to fit under the low bridges of Gothenburg. One of the founders then said that the boat looked like a turtle lying upside down, and the swedish word for turtle (sköldpadda) is a composite of the words for shield and toad. So something like shielded-toad :D Then of course they just shortened it to Paddan, The toad 8)

Hope it was understandable.

Here's one racing more open water:

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Sorry about image quality, the photos are from my Picasaweb where I put holiday-snaps and such. These are from 2006 :)

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Re: " ... and always take me there, the place I love." (Ferr

Unread postby Birma » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:57 pm

Only just a ferry shot :) .

Taken on the East coast of the Isle of Mull, looking across the Sound of Mull to the mainland.
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Ferry - 2009 MV Clansman Sound of Mull by Birm, on Flickr
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Re: " ... and always take me there, the place I love." (Ferr

Unread postby Birma » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:06 pm

Another nice one Zeb - and a good expalantion - "Toad with a shield" makes sense for a turtle :)

It looks quite an exciting ride in such a low boat!
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