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Forward Thinking

 

Fram, the ship that sailed farther north and farther south than any other wooden ship,

was used in Arctic and Antarctic expeditions by Norwegian explorers.

 

FRAM = Forward

 

In the Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway.

 

Forward Thinking

 

Fram, the ship that sailed farther north and farther south than any other wooden ship,

was used in Arctic and Antarctic expeditions by Norwegian explorers.

 

FRAM = Forward

 

In the Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway.

 

comments (47)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Apr 2011, 01:47
Love that weathered wooden mast, Ginnie...and all that interesting hardware.
Ginnie Hart: I'm a glutton this this kind of 'mess,' Ray! smile Thanks.
That is so cool. Such history in wood.
Ginnie Hart: Wood that stands the test of time. Thanks, Michael.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2011, 04:41
I love the lines in this image as well as the history of the ship.
Ginnie Hart: The lines of ship masts like this always hypnotize me, Kanyi. smile Thanks.
I takes my breath away Ginnie....there is nothing like brass....old wood....ropes and sails that go so well together....nice treatment too....i can smell the salt air from my screengrin.....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I am so mesmerized and hypnotized by ship masts like this, Peter. They take my breath away, too. smile Thanks.
They got about a bit those Norwegians. Good shot Ginnie, I'm surprised Astrid hadn't shinned up to the top though to give us a wave
Ginnie Hart: It was all I could do to keep Astrid on the deck of the ship, Bill. Trust me. grin And yes, those Norwegians DO get around. Give them an inch and they take a mile!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 27 Apr 2011, 07:12
Just get the rum out Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Straight away, Chad! grin
Ginnie!! Such awesome PP. A stunner you've got here
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marion. Thatg means a lot coming from you!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Apr 2011, 07:20
Nice shot Ginnie: having read Wiki thank heaven someone preserved her
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris, and I agree. You can see why the Norwegians are proud of her!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Apr 2011, 07:56
a fascinating photo with all the thin and thick lines, the tows, the wooden masts, and ladders! I have the feel Maat Ginnie did climb up the Fram to have an outlook who/which will be coming nearer!
Ginnie Hart: One of us will always be a dare devil, Philine, if not both of us. HA! I'd love the POV from up there! Bedankt.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Apr 2011, 08:08
That is some fascinating ship, we were allowed to walk on deck and even go downstairs to see where they slept, the kitchen, the engine room.
No wonder the Norwegians are proud of this ship....
This is a fabulous picture, showing the 'hart' of the ship...the mast....
We will follow Chad to the rum, proost grin and then set sail....
Ginnie Hart: All aboard. Let's go! I'm ready if you are. grin It was so fun, wasn't it! Hartstikke bedankt, MLMAMV.
Don't ask me to go up there Ginne, my head spins at the very thought of it
Ginnie Hart: HA! Afraid of heights, then, Stanley? We'll climb up there for you and tell you what we see. smile
  • noel
  • France
  • 27 Apr 2011, 08:51
Nice work on this pic Ginnie and great angle ,with your tones that gives an old style to your pic
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Noel. Merci.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 27 Apr 2011, 09:24
oh gosh this pic is kind of intimidating, the things men do with themselves lol must build dangerous things haha great shot my friend and yes iPhones actually Phone people, and take cool pics with app to make them look funkay smile
Ginnie Hart: The heights these guys will go to, yes, Elaine! Amazing. smile Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 27 Apr 2011, 10:11
your angle is creative Ginnie, i love this
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Apr 2011, 10:35
beautiful ordered mess. Is this ship in a building and that is a ceiling up there?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Louis, and yes: this ship is in an A-shaped building as seen here:
http://www.thegogglesdonothing.com/photos/oslo2007/CRW_2569.jpg.html
Great processing Ginnie, you have made a simple subject an image to be appreciated.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Brian. Thank you.
Excellent image Ginnie! The point of view and the strong diagonal and vertical lines give this photo wonderful visual impact. It would be tempting to climb these masts for an overall view of the museum.
Ginnie Hart: Thak you for your kind words, Doug. I'd be one of the first up to see it from that perspective! smile
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2011, 12:26
Awesome processing here Ginnie. Everyone brings their own perspective into interpreting an image. This reminds me of the chaos of telephone and electrical wires that were connected to houses from back home.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bandoras. And I do like your comparison to telephone/electrical wires! smile
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Apr 2011, 12:30
great shot, love the angle
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Petra. Bedankt.
It takes a really brave person to climb these in a storm, excellent angle and super treatment Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm not afraid of heights, Linda, but I wonder if I'd be brave enough to climb this in a storm? I know Astrid would be. smile Thanks.
Really fun perspective on this imaginative composition, Ginnie! Captain Bly anyone? grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alex. How about Jack Sparrow? That would be Astrid! grin
You really get the feeling of great height looking up this mast, Ginnie. Do you have any idea of how high it is to the top?

Hard to imagine wooden ships such as this one plying the frozen waters of the Arctic and Antarctic. What a hard life that must have been for the men who worked on these vessels.
Ginnie Hart: Good question about the height of the mast, Beverly. The total length of the ship is 39 meters and the width is 11 meters. But the height? Hmmm. It really is an amazing story about how they built a ship that would rise up above the ice and not be crushed by it. Fascinating!
Very original pov, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tom.
Ah, the Fram has changed! today is a very modern ship! but to choose! I prefer the beauty of this one! I have a whole book about his expeditions! The great North!! Haunts me! smile! Your image is beautifully framed to give an idea of its structure!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mathilde. Merci. A book about the expeditions would be most fascinating, now that I have seen this ship!
How cool is this? I've read of the Fram's adventures, but had no idea it still existed. Talk about built to last...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Larry, I know. I'd love to read more about the excursions. I bet it was a hard life, albeit exciting for the explorers.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2011, 17:31
Wood, rope, and canvas, things seen on the high seas. Love these old sailing ships and have often wondered how many miles (meters) of rope is aboard the ship.
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Rob. Hmmmm. The things we want to know once we start hearing about these incredible stories! Thanks.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Apr 2011, 18:29
fantastic shot Ginnie - the texture works really well. There is something about these old sailing ships that call out to the soul
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paul. The masts do the same thing to me that cathedral spires do. It must be the height?! smile
I had no idea it was still in existence. Great angles and detail, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It almost went to seed years ago, Graeme, but was saved from the heap and brought to this building to be preserved. Thankfully! Thanks.
  • george
  • Germany
  • 27 Apr 2011, 22:33
So many elements, but it works really well, helped by the sublime processing.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, George. Thank you.
Nautical terms are very naughty.
They are so hard to remember...
Bow, stern, port, starboard - I always cannot remember which is facing where.
And now, I have to remember fram? wink
Why don't we just use front, back, left and right?
Is it backward thinking?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Great comment, LC. I love it. Having just been on a sea voyage, hearing port and starboard every day, I do know what you mean. I had to think twice every time. grin
  • rian
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2011, 03:57
that's quite an achievement for a wooden ship.. she must've had a great crew.. smile that's an impressive shot of her too.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rian. When you read about her accomplishments, it's hard not to be in awe of her!
  • remla
  • France
  • 28 Apr 2011, 06:14
tu as trouvé une machine à remonter le temps !
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Rem. And what a machine! Thanks.
A very nice enhancement of this boat. The building is subtly sidelined. The contrast of the wood has much to do. And it's very beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Olivier. I'm glad this ship is safely preserved inside a building where it can live now for a long, long time. smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 28 Apr 2011, 09:05
Magnificent graphics, I think I do not climb up there !!!!! Splendid compo. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Afraid of heights then, Tede? smile Thank you kindly. Merci.
Fabulous angle, light, tones and wonderful textures Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Pavan.
  • Glo
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2011, 16:18
fantastic POV and angle!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Glo.
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 28 Apr 2011, 17:07
Nice angle, the way all those lines reach to the corner of frame made a great composition.
Nice story behind!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Arash. I'm such a glutton for these masts and rigging. smile
Great construction work here.
Amundsen was one of her captains. What the Norwegians did with this ship was quite amazing!
Ginnie Hart: Amundsen is also the name of our host from that day, Wim, but he said there was no connection...kinda like the name Smith. I learned a lot that day. Most fascinating. Bedankt.
I love it even more this morning....or afternoon where you live....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. You're such a sweetheart, Peter. smile Thank you.
  • Margaret
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2011, 19:40
This is a fascinating perspective. I didn't know you did textures - this is PERFECT!
Ginnie Hart: HA! This is the site where I do most of my texture work, Margaret. smile Thank you.
Nothing else see the photo, let you know that I thought of Pirates of the Caribbean. A great composition with a touch of drama after editing the image. A greeting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pedro. Jack Sparrow immediately comes to mind. smile Gracias.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2011, 02:18
argh! i feel like a pirate !
Ginnie Hart: Aye, aye, Matey! grin Thanks, Dennis.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 29 Apr 2011, 10:25
Great framing. Another historic boat. I've never heard of this one.
Ginnie Hart: I hadn't heard of this one either, Fokkio, but it's right next door to the Kon Tiki and Ra II boats, so in the same vein for the Norwegians! Bedankt.
On my super feel, as if up there ourselves !
Hope you're fine, girls*
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Karine. We're great...and not afraid of heights. grin
beautiful and excellent perspective!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.
Cool!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Claus
  • Denmark
  • 16 Jun 2011, 15:05
I just love how the different lines converge in the top left part of the image, it gives it a nice balance.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Claus. It's good to see you again. smile

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