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alex gard
02-12-2014, 02:56 AM
Is there like a dedicated thread we can just dump out pics in or is this it?

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3829/12468730603_6356abb09f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12468730603/)
Out on the trawl deck (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12468730603/) by Alex Gard (http://www.flickr.com/people/alexgard/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5508/12469036414_e8450e19b2_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12469036414/)
Out on the trawl deck (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12469036414/) by Alex Gard (http://www.flickr.com/people/alexgard/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/12468505875_9f987f2772_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12468505875/)
Out on deck (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12468505875/) by Alex Gard (http://www.flickr.com/people/alexgard/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2826/12468968644_8cfc82a6dc_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12468968644/)
Out on the trawl deck (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12468968644/) by Alex Gard (http://www.flickr.com/people/alexgard/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7346/12468610653_47c9577d2e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12468610653/)
Out on deck (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12468610653/) by Alex Gard (http://www.flickr.com/people/alexgard/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2854/12468915514_c10af97305_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12468915514/)
Out on deck (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/12468915514/) by Alex Gard (http://www.flickr.com/people/alexgard/), on Flickr

Rick A
02-12-2014, 05:03 AM
Nice shots. As a subscriber, you can upload to the gallery, where they would be available for other subscribers to view.

Jim Taylor
02-12-2014, 05:09 AM
I love the first two photographs. (Really, really really like the second one!)

Care to share exposure and development details?

alex gard
02-12-2014, 05:32 AM
Thanks. :) Tried uploading to gallery but said files were too big? (10mb each?)

Film is acros 100, rodinol 1:100 semi-stand one hour.

All with red filter & ND8. Exposures all about 1/2 sec - 1 second


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munz6869
02-12-2014, 06:36 AM
Smashing stuff!!

Marc!

effae
02-12-2014, 09:49 AM
Cool shots! There's something eerie about the second one, love it!

cjbecker
02-12-2014, 10:56 AM
I really like the 3rd and 5th. The movement does it for me.

Thomas Bertilsson
02-12-2014, 11:00 AM
850 pixels in the long dimension is the maximum size you can upload to the gallery. More people would see them there.
If you try to upload something a bit larger than 850 pixels the gallery software will shrink and compress, which usually looks horrible.
I advise making the image smaller than 850, like 840 pixels, and save at the highest possible quality to show your photographs.


Thanks. :) Tried uploading to gallery but said files were too big? (10mb each?)

Film is acros 100, rodinol 1:100 semi-stand one hour.

All with red filter & ND8. Exposures all about 1/2 sec - 1 second


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bsdunek
02-12-2014, 11:16 AM
Really like the look of the ship being sharp and the water 'soft', like streams & waterfalls with slow shutter speed. Nothing I would have thought of.

alex gard
02-12-2014, 04:47 PM
thanks everyone.
for reference, here's a set on my flickr with my original 'ships & long exposures' ideas in it, I guess it's an ongoing thing on most ships I work on. Orginally started with a DSLR so won't post those here but the first few in that set are definitely the winners.

it works much better with rough weather of course, more dramatic. but the last trip was really calm both on the way down and back so have yet to get any good ones on film.

check out the set !

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/sets/72157640896155114/

pbromaghin
02-12-2014, 05:01 PM
I really like the 3rd and 5th. The movement does it for me.

+1

Dr Croubie
02-12-2014, 05:41 PM
850 pixels in the long dimension is the maximum size you can upload to the gallery. More people would see them there.

Actually, less people would see them there. Spare a thought for the rest of the internet who can't view the gallery.
(and if you can only post 850pix wide there, you may as well shoot a phone-camera. If it's been shot at LF quality then it's worth viewing at LF quality).

I'm very impressed that you could get 1-second exposures and keep the ship that sharp. Did you tie-down your tripod so that it rocked along with the ship and didn't vibrate?

pbromaghin
02-12-2014, 05:52 PM
I'm very impressed that you could get 1-second exposures and keep the ship that sharp. Did you tie-down your tripod so that it rocked along with the ship and didn't vibrate?

Yes, how did you do this?

Newt_on_Swings
02-12-2014, 11:21 PM
I really liked this set of photos! Great work there is such a feeling of energy and motion in those images.

I would also guess that you tied down your tripod? Or is it the effect that a larger ship doesn't seem to rock as much?

Dr Croubie
02-13-2014, 12:00 AM
Or is it the effect that a larger ship doesn't seem to rock as much?

I'm going on the fact that the horizons are motion-blurry, it's not just the waves. So the camera must have been very well locked to the ship which both rocked together.

I was contemplating if it might have been a 35mm with an IS/VR/VC lens, but it can't because then the horizon would have been sharp but the ship blurry (that, and I know he shoots LF).

alex gard
02-13-2014, 02:10 AM
all those digital shots are on a 5D mk2 with a 24mm f1.4 LII lens. & 3 stop GND filter

The camera was on a really cheap shitty tripod. I just set it up and held the tripod as firmly as I could with my hands, pushing 'down' into the deck. I was really surprised how sharp they came out especially the ones where I am on the monkey island (top deck) with 50 knots of wind slamming me. I didn't expect them to work. The one of the water rushing over that gate towards the camera I nearly lost the camera. It came at me harder than expected and nearly knocked me and the camera over. It was a bit blurry because in the I lost my footing in the last part of the exposure (it was really rough) but I still liked how it came out. it was too dangerous to stay there much longer

Thomas Bertilsson
02-13-2014, 06:29 AM
Beautiful pictures, but this site is not for digital photography, my friend. Film only, please.

alex gard
02-13-2014, 02:37 PM
The pics i posted were on film. I posted external link to set rather than digi pics.


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