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Meanwhile on the docks...


Meanwhile on the docks...
Photo Information
Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-16
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1
Exposure: f/2.4, 1/8 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 80-89 points (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-19 7:34
Viewed: 1889
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friday night, while it was the Office Christmas Party for Martine, on the docks, I was on duty all night (^_^).

It was 02h15 AM. The MV Maple Hill was just about to sail from port to shift a few nautical miles upstream to Trois-Rivieres where she was going to discharge the balance of her cargo of alumina,. Her cargo was coming from Bunbury, Australia. ( Region where our colleague David ( Refugee ) used to live before moving to Tasmania .

I will get back with technical details. The camera was just resting against my car. No tripod used. Fog patches came in as the ship sailed. By the time she left the harbour, the visibility was less than 100 m !


Looking at this one on my PC at the Office , I am really surprised to see how noisy it is. As the tugs were moving slowly , I did not opt for a long exposure. But I did not expect that effect. It did not look the same from my home PC.
Perhaps I should have filtered it with Neat Image, but I was afraid to loose to much details due to foggy conditions.

Technically: Worked levels, contrasts and colors to balance the luminosity a bit. Reduced the size, sharpened, added frame and title. Image uncropped.

I added a B&W version as a Workshop too.

Cheers!
Robert

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Wow Robert,
super shot!
On dirait un cargo sorti tout droit d'une bd de Tintin alors qu'on y charge une cargaison mystérieuse et illicite tard dans la nuit... en fait, que fais-tu à trainer à 2h15 du matin sur les quais? hehehe

bonne journée!
Richard

Good shot! I like the foggy atmosphere. Well done on the angle.

A cool shot Robert!
Nice to be able to get so close to the ships in your harbour... Overhere we're not alowed on the docks unless we actualy work there.
I like the colorfull lights and the foggy looks. Nice composition too!

Cheers,
Anneke

On dirait une image tirée d'un film à suspens. Belle atmosphère. Luminosité très intéressante.
Bien fait Robert!

Réal

Bonjour Robert. Très réussie cette photo de nuit au port. Ambiance ténébreuse avec ce brouillard...Félicitations ! Dany

hi
very very nice and romantic, thanks for sharing.

Hello Robert,

The fog rolls in, excllent capture perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo, excellent work, great colors Bg POV DOf Nicly done,

TFS Kyle

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  • miau Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 59] (3606)
  • [2006-12-19 9:41]

L'air plein d'humidité qui se gorge de couleurs...
Splendide atmosphère Robert!
Je me demandais justement, il y a quelques jours, quand réapparaîtraient les bateaux...
Bravo pour la luminosité, l’ambiance et les couleurs.
Michel.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-12-19 9:55]

Hi Robert,
This looks like a set from a Holliwood movie. Superb atmosphere, I wish I could take picture like that! Amazing.
Sunil

Hi Robert,
It's a great photo with clarity even in a foggy condition at 0215am morning!the light makes it so beautiful in the fog too
I liked it
cheers
Tony

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  • kayra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 37 N: 112] (3121)
  • [2006-12-19 10:37]

Very nice shot Robert! Great atmosphere!
Congratulations..

Best Regards
Hulya

Wonderful night shot Robert! Nice exposure in low light. B-)
Linda

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2006-12-19 11:09]

Hi Robert

Beautiful colorfull lights.Great comp
Gr Jos

Excellent evening shot, Robert.
Superb atmosphere in it.Beautiful picture.
Jan

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-12-19 13:24]

Night photography has been done with an excellent level of skill. Hues of sodium and mercury lamps are nicely composed in an crisp details. Point of view is nicely selected. Well done Robert.

Thanks for sharing a magnificient image.

Bonjour Robert,

J'aime beaucoup les couleurs de cette photo.J'y vois un côté un peu mafieux, un quelque chose d'insécurisant. Merci de nous faire partager!
Sophie

Excellent POV, superb compo, colours and light. very good.

TFS,

Andreea

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-12-19 16:21]

Bonjour Robert,
Voilà une ambiance qui inspirerait bien des écrivains en mal de mystère et d'émotions fortes! Magnifique cette lumière découpant un décor qu'il fait bon revoir à travers la brume. Bravo! Annie

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  • Alba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 0 N: 206] (2760)
  • [2006-12-19 16:54]

Bonsoir Robert,
Des couleurs somptueuses pour une ambiance pleine de mystère, tu as créé un très beau climat, bravo!
Mary

Hey Rob!

Great shot of the Maple Hill! The POV is perfect but the fog really sets the mood!

Very well seen & composed!
Constantinos

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-12-19 17:13]

Salut Robert,
even the docks seem to be in a christmassy mood. Lovely colors and wonderful light set the ambiance. Great composition with a very nice POV.
TFS..Sky

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2006-12-19 17:13]

Bonsoir Robert,
Que j'aime l'atmosphère et l'ambiance, si bien rendu par la texture de l'image. Du bruit ? Rien à enlever sur mon écran, la définition est good, l'aura des lumières parfaite et la profondeur de champ adéquate. Que demander de plus ? Bravo !
Ivan

Excellente photo, on perçoit très bien le brouillard. La photo n'est pas si bruyante que ça Robert, il serait intéressant à savoir quel ISO la photo a été prise. Je sais que la mienne devient très bruyante au-délà de ISO 100, surtout à 1/2 seconde ou plus.

Paul

Bonjour.
Quelle ambiance frigorifique.
Cela ne donne pas envie de mettre le nez dehors.
Ils doivent être bien à l'intérieur à fêter Noël.
Bravo.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-12-20 7:37]

Salut Robert,
Elle est vraiment superbe cette photo avec l'atmosphère créé par la brume et cet éclairage. On se croirait en plein film de mystère. Très bien réussi.
Amitiés.
Luc

WOW, A misty dreamy mood, maybe a tad of beer, a tad of mist.

This is clearly a masterpiece. Well done!

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  • drum Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 119 W: 45 N: 22] (625)
  • [2006-12-20 11:28]

good night photo
nice atmosphere captured
good compo aswell

regards

Hello Robert. Fog! :) Well composed with good colour and light and regardless of the fog good detail. I offer a workshop. TFS,
David

merhaba dear robert
beautiful night and harbour.very good lights and composition.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

..looks like a busy night at the docks. The effect you managed to create is wonderful. I like the foggy/misty atmosphere. Good capture Robert.
Have a wonderful christmas and all the best wishes for the new year.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2006-12-23 12:29]

Hi Robert,
Fantastic photo. The misty mood is wonderful- your colors and lighting makes this very unique. Well done and TFS Julie

Oh Yeah!
Tes photos de bateaux sont sublimes. Chanceux! Tu as l'opportunité d'attendre la lumière parfaite et tu le fais a merveille!

Cheers!

Ben.

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  • Biero Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 259 W: 41 N: 244] (3381)
  • [2006-12-24 11:24]

Une ambiance presque sur réaliste qui irait bien dans un film à suspense, superbe composition Robert.
J'aime bien ton post traitement et je préfère la version couleur avec cette brume rouge orange.
Bonne journée.
Pierre

Lovely lights and haze that creates a wonderful mysterious feeling. Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.

Hi Robert, Merry Christmas and to your love ones, love the misty colors here, truly reflects the holiday season mood. Cheers always and keep well.

Thanks/Salamat,
Jeffrey

Robert
Good effect with the lights in the fog and a crisp foreground. I prefer the workshop version with the noise removed.
TFS
Andrei

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29336)
  • [2006-12-28 7:15]

Je n'ai plus rien à ajouter mais je me devais de te saluer pour cette magnifique photo nocturne, bravo Robert.

C'est beau ! J'aime les docks, je ne les ai jamais vus de nuit. Belles lumières.
Marie

Hi Robert,
Great night shot! I like the coloful lights with reflections on the water, very well composed with the big ship. Very impressive picture which gives some strange mood... almost mistic atmopshere... great capture, Bravo!
With BEST Regards,
Arthur
PS: Happy New 2007 Year!

Bonsoir Robert :)
Cette photo est sublime ! Quelle atmosphère ! Les couleurs et la brume laissent à chacun imaginer le scénario ! C'est très bien vu ... et surtout si tôt (ou tard) le matin ;o) J'adore !
Meilleurs voeux pour 2007 !
Marylou

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-01-04 14:15]

Superbe photo,Robert! J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance qui se dégage de cette image! Belle lumière et bonne composition! Très bien réussi! Je profite de l'occasion pour te souhaiter à toi et à ton épouse une excellente année 2007!
Michel

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