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Ships of San Francisco

By MikeBonsall  
I guess there's not many places in the world where you could find quite so many beautiful, vintage ships, so I took a quick shot with my G9. The little rowing boat in the foreground was a nice bonus.

I thought that there was something rather surreal about the scene and that the straight shot might benefit from a spot of modification. I've never done anything like this before so way out of my comfort zone.

Be interested to hear what you think.


Tags: Digitally manipulated San francisco Landscape and travel Hyde st pier

Voters: becciread, jasonrwl, rontear and 24 more

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18 Jun 2011 9:54AM

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jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2011 9:58AM
I like it.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
18 Jun 2011 10:04AM
Fascinating Mike, wheting my appetite for San Francisco we are staying here next yearSmile Ron.
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2011 10:12AM
Stood in that very spot myself Mike, a fantastic place.

elkiebrooks 15 83 5 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2011 11:32AM
I like the treatment Mike. It goes well wihh the image especially as there is no modern ships or artifacts within the frame. Even the rowing boat looks as old as the tall ship in the background.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
18 Jun 2011 1:13PM
love it. works really well.lesley
Richsr 11 91 223 England
18 Jun 2011 1:44PM
Certainly works well Mike.
Regards Richard
nice assortment of boats for the eye - like it
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2011 4:33PM
Cracking shot !.....the added texture has created a lovely 'antique' feel to the image, which matches the age of the ships....1st class !
MikeBonsall 12 474 3 Guernsey
19 Jun 2011 12:21AM
cheers all. this got 21 votes more than i feared it would. don't think it will mark the beginning of a new direction though Smile

SWMahy 10 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 11:58AM
Well, now it's got to 22!

Like a lovely and old-fashioned post card, this. What about de-saturating a little? Not that it's in the least bit over saturated, just to make it look even more like an old faded postcard. Just an idea. I think these old ships make a fantastic subject and the rowing boat is just perfect.

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
29 Jun 2011 7:10AM
sorry i'm late with my award. lesley

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