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photoblog image Tales of the <s>Black</s> Freighter

Tales of the Black Freighter

 

Not all ships are tall ships!

 

Seen at the mouth of the North Sea Canal in IJmuiden, Netherlands.

 


 

Tales of the Black Freighter

 

Not all ships are tall ships!

 

Seen at the mouth of the North Sea Canal in IJmuiden, Netherlands.

 


 

comments (62)

  • Tracy
  • England
  • 13 Sep 2010, 00:34
What a fine looking ship Musketeer, love the treatment very vintage lookingsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Musketeer. It sat there brooding, it seemed! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Sep 2010, 02:15
Functional, no doubt, but somehow lacks the elegance of a 4-master under full canvas.
Ginnie Hart: It certainly had a different feel from the masts we had seen earlier in the day, Ray! Thanks.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2010, 02:56
looks like a burned out wreck !
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Dennis. Because the sun was shining on it at the end of the day, however, it started to have its own beauty. I couldn't take my eyes off of it.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2010, 03:10
love the treatment, Ginnie! you know, this ship still seems pretty tall to me.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alex. Yes, she IS tall but after all the tall masts earlier in the day, this one seemed pretty lowly. She at least looked sturdy!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Sep 2010, 05:43
This ship was the first ship we saw that day in the early morning, I am glad we came back later to get some pictures of it.
Love the treatment, gives a lot of drama to it, the clouds and the steam in the back do make this picture.
Ginnie Hart: We first saw it in the morning light and then now in the evening light. I'm so glad we had a chance to see it up close and personal like this. I love these photo hunts!
This image seems to come another time. I love this old aspect. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Valérie. I guess they are timeless in their own way, bearing the grunt work of the years! Merci.
Very nice, beautiful boat...The magic mouse, it is to please you Ginnie, kiss...
Ginnie Hart: The magic mouse. I like that Pierrot. smile Merci.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2010, 06:16
Wow. That's all I can say. What a photograph, Ginnie. This one should be framed and hung up in the Captain's quarters.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. You're such a sweetheart, Kay. The things these captains love, right? smile
  • Toni
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2010, 06:18
A very fine photo, Ginnie. Your processing makes it truly look like a vintage photo. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Toni. I guess these freighters do stand the test of time, don't they. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 13 Sep 2010, 06:19
Not all ships are are delight to look upon either smile

Nice treatment Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: This one seemed so grungy after the days tall masts, Tony, for sure! Thanks.
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Sep 2010, 06:25
Superbly presented image Ginnie you have a wonderful eye for a picture well spotted. It reminds mme of days past in our harbour down in Methil where the local coal was exported..
Ginnie Hart: Days of grunge, Scotia, I see. That's what this reminded me of. Someone has to do the dirty work why others get all the glory! Thanks.
Gorgeous, Ginnie. All ships seem to have a unique character, and this one looks like it is a serious workhorse. Love the industrial atmosphere - reminds me of scenes from my childhood, when I lived on the banks of the river Tyne. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Roz. Someone has to do the dirty work while others step into the glorious limelight! Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2010, 07:00
well, this ship sure looks massive.. that's a nice bit of cloud you captured there too.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Massive and grungy, Rian. A real workhorse! Thanks.
it's look like WWII picture!
Ginnie Hart: I guess you're right, Jojo, though I hadn't thought about that! Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2010, 07:30
oh, wat voor een prachtexempaar van een groot freighter! And a fine processing again! Jij bent nu onze Spezi op dit gebied van fotografie!
Ginnie Hart: After seeing all the tall-masted beauties of the morning, Philine, this seemed so grungy...but beautiful in its own right. Thank you for your kind words!
Your processing makes it dramatic, I like that effect
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Sep 2010, 07:44
This looks to be a very utilitarian craft Ginnie: something to do with the oil industry perhaps?
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Chris. The workhorse that never gets the praise it deserves, I'm sure. Where would we be without it in this world?!
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 13 Sep 2010, 08:00
Superb capture. Your framing is excellent and the texture is very nice. Have a lovely day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine, as always. smile
A functional ship rather than an elegant one Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bill. It probably accomplishes much more for us than all the others put together!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 13 Sep 2010, 08:22
It may not have the tall ship mast but some body loved it once.Nice treatment to this image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Vintage. And I bet it's still loved by many! Thanks.
An ominous looking object, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It took the evening sun to make it a bit more magical than it appeared otherwise, Tom...for sure.
Well, then, I shall make for you of the magic mouse from time to time, just for you...
Ginnie Hart: I used to do it years ago but would have to figure out how to do it again, Pierrot. I love the technique, so thanks. Merci. smile
I wonder if this has passed any other ships in the night?
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Chad. I'm sure of it. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 13 Sep 2010, 09:06
Wow beautifully done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Aussie.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 13 Sep 2010, 09:21
Your processing takes me back a long time. Excellent performed Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Frida. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2010, 09:27
now THAT looks like a good live-aboard lol love the shot, love the texture!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elaine. I have a feeling there are a lot of stories with this one. smile
impressive shot very interesting total perspective, lovely work
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fabrizio. Grazie.
Quite a nice moody capture Ginnie. Great treatment again Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. The ol' workhorse of the sea!
I wonder how many times this ship has sailed the deep blue sea, it has lots of detail and great treatment Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: I wonder, too, Linda. I bet it has many a story to tell! Thanks.
Wow!!! Those clouds are amazing!! The ship too, of course, but I loooooooooooooove the clouds!!
Ginnie Hart: As always, Marion, hartstikke bedankt. I am such a fan of the Dutch skies!
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 13 Sep 2010, 12:07
magnifique le traitement des couleurs !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rem. Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2010, 12:20
She may not be tall...but she sure is a beauty!! What a wonderful image!!!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes the workhorses are more beautiful to me in their own way than all the others put together, Marcie, because of their ruggedness. Thank you.
I like the processing here Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Pamela.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 13 Sep 2010, 14:04
Enjoyed the vintage look to this photo.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paule.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2010, 14:37
Excellent work! Perfect processing that gives this ship that old time and perhaps haunting feel. The windows that glow on the darkened ship house - perfect. It also has all the elements I enjoy shooting; boats, marinas/piers, rust, and urban architecture.
Ginnie Hart: We had a nice walk after dinner while the evening's golden hour was still alive and well. It gave this brooding ship a bit of life. Thank you kindly, Rob.
I'm fond of your treatments, again i see a painting, a classic, in a museum, a large canvas, at le Louvre, superb !
Ginnie Hart: HA! Your compliments will get you everywhere, Karine. grin Thank you.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2010, 15:46
Love the dark dramatic and moody feel to this, Superb
Ginnie Hart: Thank, JJ. It had such a different feel from the earlier tall ships we had seen earlier in the day.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 13 Sep 2010, 16:15
Wow this looks like a haunted ship or something! Love the processing. Gives it an aged look.
Ginnie Hart: I certainly wouldn't want to pass it at night while at sea, Andy! smile Thanks and welcome back.
could do with a lick of paint i think, nice shot and processing again
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing it's stood the test of time and they've decided not to waste their money on it, Derek. smile Thanks.
Definitely not the most attractive of ships Giinie but the shadows on its side are interesting.
Ginnie Hart: It was the evening's golden hour, Brian, and definitely gave more character to this workhorse. Thanks.
What would the world be without superb photographers like you, who notice things others don't? Your treatments always open our eyes to the beauty (or uniqueness) of places and things we might otherwise miss.
Ginnie Hart: You're over-the-top very kind, Patrushka. But if you think I see things others don't, you should see what Astrid finds!! smile She's maybe the one teaching me to open MY eyes! But thank you kindly.
And my worldly thought was "How the heck does that thing float????"
Ginnie Hart: I have NEVER understood the physics behind anything heavy floating, Patrushka...or flying, for that matter! It still beats me! smile
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Sep 2010, 20:18
First trains, then boats, we'll have you photographing planes next Ginnie. Well caught.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I do have a couple of planes somewhere, Les. grin I love it. Thank you.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Sep 2010, 20:31
That is a very interesting ship.
Ginnie Hart: I would love to hear it tell all its stories, Cherie, wouldn't you?!
  • oscar
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2010, 20:52
un gigante de los mares, surcando la inmensidad
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Oscar. It makes you wonder how these things even float! smile Gracias.
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 13 Sep 2010, 21:44
looks like a big lazy old monster grin
Ginnie Hart: ...especially just sitting there doing nothing. smile Thanks, TM.
I rather hope this ship was in better condition than this, it looks barely seaworthy!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Ellie. I have a feeling it's seen its day. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Sep 2010, 22:52
An amazingly solid piece of engineering and I love your treatment - it suits the subject matter perfectly.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ingrid. These workhorses are the grunge art of the sea, for sure. smile
  • mariana
  • CANADA
  • 13 Sep 2010, 23:47
super . it looks like a scene from film, ginnie !~
fabulous processing as always .
Ginnie Hart: When I was Googling freighters, Mariana, I found out there was an animated film about Tales from the Black Freighter...thus my title, so you were onto something. Thank you kindly:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1295071/
You are really mastering this layering. That is a beauty.
Ginnie Hart: I really am enjoying texture work, Michael, so thank you!
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 14 Sep 2010, 01:55
Wow... Impressive boat !
Very dramatic feel!
Ginnie Hart: These workhorses of the sea deserve praise, Sidney, don't they! Thank you.
It almost looks as if they have erected an industrial building on the deck of this workhorse.
The method you have used, Ginnie, in highlighting the hulking mass of the ship against that amazing sky provides for a wonderful contrast, Love it!
Ginnie Hart: You may be right about that industrial building, Beverly. There's certainly enough space for one! Thank you kindly.
Definitely looks like a ship out of the past, love the ominous mood you created with these tones and textures Ginnie. A fascinating image that really captures ones attention.
Ginnie Hart: As always, John, thank you. You're most kind.
I am always very appreciative of your work! It shows an incredible atmosphere, like that of an old book illustration! the tones, textures and subjects are fabulous! Really well done Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind and gracious, Mathilde. Thank you. Merci.
um. the front of the boat looks like it is square. i don't think that is a boat. it might be one of those things that unloads freight from a boat? but regardless, the photo is awesome. i love the shadow on the hull... cool!
Ginnie Hart: HA! This freighter would love to show you a thing or two and maybe even take you around for a spin, Seraphine. I love it. Thanks.
  • lasiate
  • South Africa
  • 14 Sep 2010, 08:03
bravo pour ce traitement et ce cadrage qui produisent une image à la fois réaliste et surréaliste
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Lasiate. Merci.
Very nice Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Navin.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 14 Sep 2010, 20:42
A powerful and dramatic subject that's enhanced by the post treatment.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, George. Even these workhorses have their own beauty!
Oooohhhhh!!! vuelven tus tonos magnificos que me encantan!!!

Espectacular, maxima nitidez y procesado!!

Besos!!
Ginnie Hart: You always know how to make my day, MA Gracias. smile
  • Mark Johnson
  • United States (rural Colorado)
  • 17 Sep 2010, 14:42
Great shot. My mind tells me there has to be a wall in front of the ship, but I can't tell the wall from the ship! It makes me keep looking!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Mark. It seems to be land-locked! Thanks.
  • Ayush
  • Singapore
  • 18 Sep 2010, 04:27
Nice tones and texture, has an oil painting like look to it
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome again to SC.
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2010, 23:32
Gorgeous!
it seems the old ship resting after retired wink
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Arash. I have a feeling it's still going strong...just very worn-out. smile

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