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Norfolk, VA - Sailing with the K-7
Posted By: jbcampbell, 07-30-2009, 07:55 AM

I took the family to Norfolk this past weekend for some sailing and sight seeing. I took the K-7 along and here are a few of my favorites from the day.





















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Great series. Really like #5, 9 and 10. JIM
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Nice stuff, I especially like the HDR of the ships bow.

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The last picture is the USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), an amphibious dock landing ship.

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really like the water shots with that lad in the red shirt (orange??-i'm somewhat color blind, not an advantage in photography)... also the b+w image.... the forward looking bow shot is very nice... but i think it needs a wee bit of leveling....
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Wow - number 9 is terrific, Brad. It make me glad we're heading up to the boat in a couple of hours for a week-end gettaway.

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really like the water shots with that lad in the red shirt (orange??-i'm somewhat color blind, not an advantage in photography)... also the b+w image.... the forward looking bow shot is very nice... but i think it needs a wee bit of leveling....
The kid in the orange shirt is my son, he was having a great time running in the water and I having as much fun as him capturing the moment.
I agree with you, the horizon isn't quite level in that shot of sail boats bow. I leveled & cropped it once but I didn't like that either, it made the yellow vertical lines in the fronts of the boat lean too much. So what you see here is a "happy medium". I will continue to tweak it and see what I come up with.

Thanks for all the kind comments.

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The last picture is the USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), an amphibious dock landing ship.
Thanks for the info...all i knew is that it was really big ship. That is a fork truck they are putting on the ship with the crane. It was fun to watch
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wildnsyko Quote
The last picture is the USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), an amphibious dock landing ship.
Nice to see the name of the ship. I was stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (located in Oak Harbor, WA) for 18 months in the mid-60's.
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The picture of the rope caught my eye ... it has sort of a medium format like 4x6 yashica (sp) All great with a certain look about them. I hope it is all your great post process work & not the camera. I don't need more equipment to lust after.
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The picture of the rope caught my eye ... it has sort of a medium format like 4x6 yashica (sp) All great with a certain look about them. I hope it is all your great post process work & not the camera. I don't need more equipment to lust after.
Thanks for your kind comments. All my post process work was done in Lightroom (tweaks to sharpness and saturation) then 3 of the images (#1, 7 & 9) are pseudo HDR's done in Photomatix Pro, #5 (the ropes) is just a Lightroom preset for that "old camera" look.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jbcampbell Quote
Thanks for the info...all i knew is that it was really big ship. That is a fork truck they are putting on the ship with the crane. It was fun to watch
That's a not big ship. That's just an amphib. A carrier is a BIG ship. I did a change of command on the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) back in 1992 and talk about HUGE! Unbelievable! A whole floating city. If they were putting women on them back then, I would have stayed in. But they weren't at that time, so I got out.

We were stationed in Norfolk for 16 years. Hubby retired in 2005. Love seeing the pictures. We miss the area!!
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