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Ron Morse
October 2nd, 2007, 11:14 AM
Quite a surprise although we get many cruise ships in Bar Harbor.

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Nicolas Claris
October 2nd, 2007, 12:47 PM
Hi Ron

Nice little dinghy!

Too bad that you couldn't get rid of the small power boats cruising in front of the Queen, they really break the line…

Ron Morse
October 2nd, 2007, 12:56 PM
I think this is the best I can do in that regard Nicolas.

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The small very fast boat on the left is a Coast Guard boat that was buzzing around all day and the boat to the right is one of the Queens tenders shuttling people back and forth.

Nicolas Claris
October 2nd, 2007, 01:08 PM
Good job!

did you count the exact # of portholes after cloning? kidding of course!

The small boat aren't "breaking" the line so it's fine, they do also show that there's activity around Her Majesty…

A little kind remark about sharpening, it's a bit too much and one can see halos, on the hills and the chimneys (I'm not sure chimney is the right name in English…)

Ron Morse
October 2nd, 2007, 01:31 PM
Good job!

did you count the exact # of portholes after cloning? kidding of course!

The small boat aren't "breaking" the line so it's fine, they do also show that there's activity around Her Majesty…

A little kind remark about sharpening, it's a bit too much and one can see halos, on the hills and the chimneys (I'm not sure chimney is the right name in English…)


I didn't put this one up at first because I thought it looked over sharpened although I didn't notice the halos. I did this one with your last sharpening action at about 60%. I intended to redo it with your lab action, my favorite, before I showed it. The other 2 were with the lab action.

I will redo it and repost when I get time. Probably this evening.

I got a lot of boat pictures and was thinking ,I wish Nicolas was here, although my French is not what it was 35 years ago.

Nicolas Claris
October 2nd, 2007, 01:46 PM
Re sharpening, if you're using the new "Clarity" function in ACT or LR, please read http://www.openphotographyforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3962 and more particularly post #20…

I know that Maine is a beautiful place, I'll have to visit one day, if so, I'll PM you in order to share some good time!

Re your photos, I (but I'm not you!) would have also tried more sky and less sea in the frame…

Kathy Rappaport
October 2nd, 2007, 03:00 PM
If it's Fall in New England...it's hurricane season in the Carribbean. Cruise ships move out the region and frequent the route of New York to Montreal. Not all stop in Bar Harbor because they have to tender in the passengers- too shallow for the big ships.

We had the pleasure of cruising into the area in Sept 2003 - Bar Harbor is really beautiful. Acctually the QM was there and was brand new on her inaugural sailing. Had a great tour with lots of photo ops - new to digital then with my Canon G2. I will have to post some of my snapshots. Oh that lobster lunch we ate.....rivals the beautiful lunch we had in Bordeaux in St. Emilion in June 2006.

Those are my kind of ships....leaving in 30 days for Nice to sail back to the US from Monte Carlo.
Nicolas, in English we call it a Smokestack.

Nicolas Claris
October 2nd, 2007, 03:10 PM
Thanks Kathy!

Ron Morse
October 2nd, 2007, 03:18 PM
Re sharpening, if you're using the new "Clarity" function in ACT or LR, please read http://www.openphotographyforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3962 and more particularly post #20…

I know that Maine is a beautiful place, I'll have to visit one day, if so, I'll PM you in order to share some good time!

Re your photos, I (but I'm not you!) would have also tried more sky and less sea in the frame…

I just ran it through PS again with no sharpening, I don't sharpen in RAW either, and the halo is still their. I will have to go back to the RAW and see what is going on.

I didn't crop a lot but I did crop out some sky thinking the ocean would be better. I am willing to listen to the best though.

Ron Morse
October 2nd, 2007, 03:26 PM
If it's Fall in New England...it's hurricane season in the Carribbean. Cruise ships move out the region and frequent the route of New York to Montreal. Not all stop in Bar Harbor because they have to tender in the passengers- too shallow for the big ships.

We had the pleasure of cruising into the area in Sept 2003 - Bar Harbor is really beautiful. Acctually the QM was there and was brand new on her inaugural sailing. Had a great tour with lots of photo ops - new to digital then with my Canon G2. I will have to post some of my snapshots. Oh that lobster lunch we ate.....rivals the beautiful lunch we had in Bordeaux in St. Emilion in June 2006.

Those are my kind of ships....leaving in 30 days for Nice to sail back to the US from Monte Carlo.
Nicolas, in English we call it a Smokestack.


There Is a lot of beautiful coastline here but Bar Harbor is probably my Favorite and its only about a hours drive for me.

You shouldn't have mentioned the lobster. I can't think of anything I enjoy eating more than steaming hot lobster with melted butter.

I just talked to my wife on the phone and she is going to pick up lobster for tonight. Its your fault. Thank you.

Ron Morse
October 3rd, 2007, 06:26 AM
The tenders were busy the whole time that I was there. Sometimes in very tight quarters.

I had to use the kit lense that I have had since I bought the 20D. This cheap little lense has only been on a camera a few times but it did a pretty fair job for what it is. I'm still trying to decide what I will get to replace my 24-135 that will not work on the 40D.

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I use photobucket for these photos instead of imageshack which I can't seem to get to work today. The photos lost something in the posting. The lettering on the back of the tender looks jagged here but is not. I like imageshack but seem to be having trouble getting it to work right lately.