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Tugboats are cool. We have lots of them.
Posted By: Volvo244T, 06-19-2009, 09:01 PM

So I snapped one today:

Quick snap, backlit, bleh. *istDL / Sigma 70-300 non-APO @ 240mm, f/9.5, 1/500, ISO200 handheld.

Low contrast is the fault of the horribly hot, humid and hazy day we had today (roughly typical for Alabama in the summertime)

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06-20-2009, 05:12 AM   #2
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Great shot of a real working boat. Where in Alabama was this picture taken?

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interesting boat, I'm used to ocean/harbor tugs and this is a river tug!
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It is an interesting looking vessel. It pushes/pulls barges?

The low contrast is something you can do about with PP. I took the liberty of quickly adjusting a few things in Lightroom to bring the shadow detail. This was mostly adjusting tones, and then fill light (in the quick edit panel)

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