Saturday, June 17, 2006

Kalmar Nyckel, The Tall Ship of Delaware


Blogger micki said...

So sorry for the late post Suby. Hubby commandeers the computer on Saturday mornings during my blogging time. I had to wait until he left to get back on again. I must always finish my morning visits before I do my own posting.

The “Kalmar Nyckel, The Tall Ship of Deleware” travels up and down the east coast of the U.S., docking for a couple days at a time where public sailings are offered. I believe you even get to be a part of the crew. The ship was in Yorktown last week. I hauled the kids and my mom down so that I could get some shots. It was a beautiful evening, although a bit chilly. The wind was really blowing that night. I went back the next afternoon to take some infrared shots.

Tall Ship 1
Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/180 (-1 EV)
Aperture Setting - f-22 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300 zoom lens @ 95mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Tall Ship 2
Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/750
Aperture Setting - f-8 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens @ 300mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

I love these tall ships. I particularly like the second shot.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Very attractive tall ship pictures. I too like the stern of the bottom one. Nice work.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

I like both these shots : the wind getting up has really put some life into those flags and pennants.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Arr matey! I like both these ship shots. Hard not to be impressed by these Tall ships.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely shots, both of them are cool.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous michael said...

I like these!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Hi Micki, I am a BIG sailing ship fan. I'll put up a couple of mine in the next few days.

Nice shot!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Oooh! Tall ships are awesome!

These shots look like paintings. Stunning!

On a side note, my post today had a better optical illusion going on than I anticipated. It seems that many thought that there were 4 seperate shots, when there are really only the two. The curb in the shot cut it in half giving it the effect of looking like 2 shots put together. I clarified it in the post, but I wasn't sure if you would see it later. Thanks vor visiting my blog so often.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

I like a lot the old ships. This one seems to be fantastic.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous tore said...

You could send the kids off for a few days training, scrubbing the decks and all that.
I like the composition of the first one in particular. Nice that you included some visitors.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

I love this! Very cool.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Timmybomb said...

These tall ships are fascinating. It amazes me that people know what each one of those ropes are for. There is an excellent series of novels by C.S. Forester about a sailor named Horatio Hornblower. I learned a bunch about these ships when reading the novels.

10:16 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Nice bit of detail in that second shot - the full first image reminds me a great deal of the Mayflower II in Plymouth.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

They look fantastic!

10:42 PM  
Blogger Azhar said...

Fantastic ship and I absoluterly love the 2nd photo.

12:10 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...


Great photos. I love the way the grass and rocks lead the eye to the ship in the first image. I had to laugh to see the modern day dingy handing off the back of the ship in the second image. Necessary I guess but ...


12:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The second shot is great Micki!

3:10 AM  
Anonymous Kris said...

The second shot is great Micki!

3:11 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

I am definitely feeling the bottom shot a lot more. The details are just spot on. Lovely Capture..

7:08 AM  
Anonymous Hendra said...

Very different feeling when looking at these two photos. Maybe because you don't find this kind of ship often and everywhere. I believe it's very old already. It has a feeling of nostalgia.

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Emré said...

I like both, but second one looks awesome. Nice shots. Wish you could take shots of this beauty from other perspectives. Size of the flag looks so large in the second one, almost as big as a sail.. or is it an illusion?

11:21 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

That settles it. BUNCHES of tall ships are coming to Beaufort NC for July 4th Weekend. I wasn't sure I wanted to brave the crowds but I clearly must go!

10:47 PM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

I love this shot the flags just give it a great quality.

6:17 AM  

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