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    The Voyage of the Belgica

    Just in case some of the newer members may have gotten the impression that I do not take photography seriously;

    The Voyage of the Belgica

    The Voyage of the Belgica

    The Voyage of the Belgica

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    Re: The Voyage of the Belgica

    At least now, I'll know to ask for Belgica in the UK and not Brussel sprouts as they are known stateside.

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    Er don't do that Chris. It's just my play on the fact that the Belgica was a Belgium Antarctic exploration vessel.

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    Re: The Voyage of the Belgica

    Profound. Moving. I laughed, I cried, I felt like a kid again.

    But then, I also thought the first shot was a cabbage floating amidst some clouds.

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    Re: The Voyage of the Belgica

    Yep, the Wirefoxian imaginative juices are in full flow and have obviously benefited from all the Christmas cheer.

    Classic You!

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    Profound. Moving. I laughed, I cried, I felt like a kid again.
    Success at last. My carefully placed sprout has moved someone to tears

    Al, if you want it to be a cabbage in the sky, it's a cabbage in the sky.

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    Re: The Voyage of the Belgica

    Quote Originally Posted by Wirefox View Post
    Er don't do that Chris. It's just my play on the fact that the Belgica was a Belgium Antarctic exploration vessel.
    Ahhhso, grasshopper....I have learned two things today...a Brussle sprout is a russel sprout no matter where you live and the Belgica was a boat of sorts headed off into the Antarctic. I shall look them up to see how they fared.

    I like your humor, or dare I say, your humour.

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    The Voyage of the Belgica

    This isn't the Belgica, but I did take this today and it seems apropos to this thread. The advice from you guys is improving my technique I think, but any criticism is welcome. I wish I had not used the telephoto though, because I think that a wider depth of field would have worked better.

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    Re: The Voyage of the Belgica

    I agree with the telephoto lens not being the best choice. I would also like to see the boat more to the left of the frame, basically eliminating all the dead space to that side. If possible, use a wide angle lens and let the mooring bouy in the foreground be the anchor point you use to lead the viewer's eye to the boat....and maybe just a bit warmer on the white balance to give the hull a bit more jump.
    Low angle shot...make the boat the focal point, not the fore or backgrounds.

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    Re: The Voyage of the Belgica

    Thank you, those are good suggestions. I was trying to bring in the cottage on the far shore that sort of matches the color scheme in a triangle type of thing, but it was not worth it, because it just brought in all of those other camps, which sort of weaken the photo. The fact that they had made an attempt to get it out and cut a path in the ice also sort of limited my options as to where to shoot from.

    I may try to shoot it again next time we get a sunny day. Thanks, again.

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    Oh how witty you are dad!

    But seriously, you are amazing - I am proud.

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    But seriously, you are amazing - I am proud.
    Don't overdue it lass...just keep to the script

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