The theme for January 2010's header will be "Ferries at Night" to celebrate the long nights of winter. Ferries from Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska will be acceptable. Photos can be either of a passing ferry, a ferry docked, or of an exterior ferry deck at night.
This subject will be difficult for most of us as we all know how hard it is to take good photos of moving objects at night-time. And to make it harder, I will be quite strict about the term "night" (no "just after sunset" shots). Also, submissions of blurry images (unless it is artistic in nature) will be deleted before ballots are cast.
For this month, members are limited to TWO SUBMISSIONS each. At the end of the month every member will be given THREE VOTES, to encourage votes for other entries.
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Nominations will end on December 30th at 10:30 PM PDT. Voting will occur shortly thereafter.
As usual, please note that the maximum dimensions for submissions is 960 x 240.
We will allow a spread from 840 x 200 up to 960 x 240 for the header image.
Please post your entry as a reduced image to the forum with a maximum width of 800 pixels, as well as a link to the full-sized image below.
From John's opening post: ...can be either of a passing ferry, a ferry docked, or of an exterior ferry deck at night.
I think the answer to your question is "no" (unless you want me to be answering your negative question correctly, which in that case my answer to your question would be "yes"). - in other words: A ferry-terminal as the subject is not allowed.
I have an entry - the only pic I have of a ferry at night. Unfortunately, I had to crop the heck out of it to get it to fit within the banner dimensions. I was just too close to the subject when I took this picture to get a nice panoramic view.
Hmm...I hope these are okay. Both were taken when it was very dark, in winter, just before the sun came up. The Nisqually's lack of lights was because it was in the tie-up slip. It was on its way to Dakota Creek for something...don't remember what now.
Here is another twilight shot, this time featuring the NorAd, as she enters Rupert Harbour. This was also taken just offshore of the Ridley Island grain terminal, just after 10 pm, when the NorAd was doing route 10 in July 2008.
That's it! Whatever kind of camera Kam is using, I want one that does exactly the same thing ;D.
Many newer cameras (at least many Nikons) have what's called a "cross screen filter". You take your shot, then turn on the setting, and that effect happens to the brightest sections of the picture. You can also buy separate lens filter attachments for Single Lens Reflex Cameras (SLR) that do the same thing.
Well, here's my take on this very exciting post. I'm a new user, and joined up to make this my first post after lurking and reading for a number of months.
First of all, I want to say that photos on here like Scott's and Kam's pics of the Northern Expedition (obviously a very photogenic boat no matter what time of day) set a pretty high standard for this set.
Anyhow, I'm excited to add my entries, after a good deal of consideration:
First pic is the WSF's M/V Kaleetan approaching Seattle from Bremerton back in October. If you look close you'll see the Puyallup at the Coleman dock getting ready to head for Bainbridge Island.