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August 13th, 2007
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This evening. A cold southerly made scooting home unpleasant. I think I need to either hold the camera straight or do a bit more image processing.  
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This morning, cranes at the port. 

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From:wcg
Date:August 13th, 2007 11:24 am (UTC)
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Those gantry cranes look so much like the ones at the port of Baltimore. I suppose they're probably all made by the same people.
From:siliconshaman
Date:August 13th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
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According to google, American & NZ branches of the same company that made the ones at the port where I grew up! There's less than half a dozen such firms in the entire globe...
it's a funny old world sometimes.
From:siliconshaman
Date:August 13th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
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They look kinda like the ones at Harland&Woolf shipyard, at Teeside where I grew up. [googles] ha! yeah, built by the same company no less!

Technical details aside, you've a good eye for dramatic composition!
The slight blur on the shot of the town doesn't really detract, if anything it adds to the already idealised air by softening the edges and emphasizing the glow of the lights.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:August 13th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Oh Purr. Thanks. This is the view from my bedroom window, which I find endlessly fascinating. It's a hand held snapshot taken at dusk, which probably accounts for most of the blurryness.
Since the location is easily accessable(to me anyway, and all grubby minds aside ;)) I'm thinking of doing a series of photos, one a day or so, until I get bored. Would you be interested in seeing more?
From:siliconshaman
Date:August 13th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
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I have a suggestion [not that sort!] if you could cobble together something to hold the camera steady[ish] you could take a photo at regular intervals, say every 10 minutes, over a dawn to dusk day, and splice them together into a time lapse film perhaps?

[or send them as a file my way and I could use my video editing software to do the same].

Heck of a view certainly, and worthy of more photo's certainly! Especially if was something like a partly cloudy day and you watch the clouds zip past and the interplay of sunlight and water.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:August 13th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
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I'll investigate. That might require the purchace of a dc adaptor for the camera, as it doesn't charge off the USB, and I don't know if I can persuade it to do timed shots. Holding it steady is easy, I can just plonk it on the windowsill.
I have a cheap-ass webcam that will do that, but the quality is really lousy.
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From:madshutterbug
Date:April 3rd, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)

Eureka

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While waiting for software to download onto personal laptop (shamelessly stealing Hospital's wireless bandwidth), I set about a quest to discover the point when you began posting your photographs. Shameless (though hopefully harmless) photograph stalker that I am, I arrived here.

And, I might add, not disappointed. The landscape of the city is evocative of the weather and feelings you describe, to whit CHILLY!. And the dockside cranes fascinating. They are indeed similar to those in ports near where I live. Now, I know why.

My weekend is about to commence, yours is in progress, and now on to something else.
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