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Cutty shark
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-05
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: England
Date Submitted: 2014-04-15 23:38
Viewed: 4791
Points: 120
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Some details for the photo.No HDR methond was used.
I used the Raw format of my camera as creates a lot of interesting results.So the grey sky of the photo with the bit of sun,changed with some adjustments from the photoshop.

The building on the left,is the Discover Greenwich visitor center.

Greenwich is a district of South East London, England, located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and situated 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east south-east of Charing Cross.

Greenwich is notable for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. The town became the site of a royal palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many in the House of Tudor, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The palace fell into disrepair during the English Civil War and was rebuilt as the Royal Naval Hospital for Sailors by Sir Christopher Wren and his assistant Nicholas Hawksmoor. These buildings became the Royal Naval College in 1873, and they remained an establishment for military education until 1998 when they passed into the hands of the Greenwich Foundation. The historic rooms within these buildings remain open to the public; other buildings are used by University of Greenwich and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

The town became a popular resort in the 18th century and many grand houses were built there, such as Vanbrugh Castle (1717) established on Maze Hill, next to the park. From the Georgian period estates of houses were constructed above the town centre. The maritime connections of Greenwich were celebrated in the 20th century, with the siting of the Cutty Sark and Gipsy Moth IV next to the river front, and the National Maritime Museum in the former buildings of the Royal Hospital School in 1934. Greenwich formed part of Kent until 1889 when the County of London was created.

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Hi Danos,
what a splendid photo of this place, the composition is very spectacular, great details and POV. Picturesque shot,

Dobar dan.
Danas smo komsije sa fotografijama na TE.
Interesanatn i dobar tekst o pomorstvu Engleske, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na brod muzej i trenutak sa oblacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i stari brod, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good afternoon.
Today, we are neighbors with photos on TE.
Interesanatn a good article on the marine of England, with a history and description of the ...
Nice view on the museum ship the moment the clouds of ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the old boat, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.

Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Un mot suffit : Superbe !
La réalisation est de toute beauté.
Un sujet fort bien présenté, bravo !

Hello Danos,

I have to say, you have done very well to get this dramatic view of the boat. It is a very interesting subject but not one that it easy to portray as a photograph! The drama of the boat and the clouds link very well ... almost like a Biblical message from Heaven!

Have a great day,
Bev :-)

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9879 W: 157 N: 16092] (126587)
  • [2014-04-16 0:49]

Witaj Danos!
Your photo is fantastic!
Excellent colours and light.
Good POV and composition.
Very impressive picture!
Have a nice day

Hi Danos
This looks like the ship is appearing from the clouds, almost like some ghostly ship of legend. A brilliant composition and fantastic result. Really nicely done, colors are superb too

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2014-04-16 1:32]

Καλημέρα Δάνο,
να ένα μέρος που θα ήθελα πολύ να επισκεφθώ,
κάτι που βλέπω για πρώτη φορά,
πολύ εντυπωσιακή η φωτογραφία σου!

Namaste Danos,
Another excellent composition with the dramatic light and fantastic colours. Great shot, really enjoyable. TFS.

Καλημέρα Δάνο,
μια πολύ πρωτότυπη εικόνα, μια δραματική παρουσίαση με συναρπαστικά χρώματα και ατμόσφαιρα. Μου αρέσει ο τρόπος που διάλεξες για να παίξεις με το θέμα και να δημιουργήσεις μια εικόνα πέρα από την απλή περιγραφή. Εντυπωσιακός ο συνδυασμός της δυναμικής προοπτικής και της "έκρηξης" στον ουρανό. Μέσα στο ασυνήθιστο και δραματικό περιβάλλον που δημιούργησες, φαίνεται παράξενη και διασκεδαστική η ηρεμία των ανθρώπων:) Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό απόγευμα,

Hello Danos, I like this good picture of this beautiful and legendary sailboat with impressive sky line, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11927 W: 126 N: 21566] (110471)
  • [2014-04-16 4:54]
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HI Danos.The HDR postprocession is a bit over the limits to me,also if the effect is truly beautiful,have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Danos,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Le point de vue est superbe et donne de l'ampleur à ce voilier, mais ce qui frappe le plus s'est le ciel à l'arrière plan qui est spectaculaire.



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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2014-04-16 5:48]

Hi Danos,
what a spectacular sight! You have captured this famous ship excellently. The light is fantastic and the photographer’s perspective is excellent. The result was worth all your efforts. My compliments!
Warm regards

Hi Danos,
What an amazing shot! I actually took a photo of this ship as well during a grey day.. never be as dramatic as this. I thought you set the ship on fire:-D.. only joking... interesting processing work.. Keep them up.Have a good day.:-)

Kalispera Danos,
A photojob that show good skill, result in a most special colors and texture.
Taken the grey clouds and used well the mild light conditions.
I see a new "stage" built for this ship, which I visited first in 10/1978 and than in 8/1993, now elevated in extra grandeur.
Impressive and an intriguing technique.

Hi Danos,
Your PP work here really makes the sky look strange. A good POV with this interesting ship.
Kind regards

Hi Danos.
A magnificent composition of extraordinary beauty, which contributes to the splendid ship and that as especacular that dramatic sky and touch the clouds around the sun, the surroundings and people get a good vital touch.
Beautiful colors, very natural tones.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Very well done. I love it,
Have a nice day.
Very warm greetings.

Ciao Danos
ho letto le tue note e quale che sia il procedimento che tu hai seguito per ottenere un simile risultato, rimane il fatto che esso sia straordinario ed abbia un impatto meraviglioso.
Il colore del cielo diventa il grande protagonista della foto e colpisce per la sua colorazione grigia che improvvisamente diventa color tabacco.
Un effetto scenografico che insieme al bel POV scelto per la ripresa del vascello ne fanno una foto di tutti rispetto e di notevole impatto visivo.
Complimenti per l'ottimo risultato.
Ciao e buona serata

Amazing the effect you created. Although the ship is but a sculpture, the darkened shy reminds of tempests at high sea. Great atmosphere, I loved it, good work.

Hi Danos, Bonjour,
Fantastic composition and amazing clouds,
great details with a sharp presentation,
spectacular realisation with the ajustment with photoshop..
Very well done.. compliments.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14496 W: 1047 N: 29318] (138554)
  • [2014-04-16 13:24]

Hi Danos,

Good graphism and shadow detail with a surreal dramatic sky. The reddish brown sepia tint top right contrasts well against the blue grey clouds. The people add scale and animate the scene. I like the upward pov on the mounted ship. Tfs!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2014-04-16 13:38]

Hello Danos,
fine presentation of famous "Cutty Shark". I seen this sail ship in TV - Discovery. Good informations about the Greenwich. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.

Hello Danos,
normally I am not massive fan of special effect offered by Photoshop but I have to admit that this one is extraordinarily good and very eye catching. The result achieved seems to be more in place in some Apocalipsa theme stories :-) Well done! I also like the whole composition and the way the ship got placed in it - it creates an illusion of the mast tearing the sky even more.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your evening

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2014-04-16 17:19]


a curious visual effect you got here. looks like something is occurring in the sky. nice angle showing the old boat.



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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2014-04-16 19:08]

Hi danos,

Quite an interesting result you've achieved in the sky...it look's somewhat apocalyptic, as if opening up to swallow the ship and anyone near by!? Is it really a portal to another world?? :)

I like this angle upon the ship, as it details in dimension the design and plethora of masts and lines. The people help to give a good sense of scale, and the foundation for this public display creates depth. A moody atmosphere brought about by the weather, and a fine capture to convey it. Enjoy the new day ahead. All the best.

Friendly wishes,


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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2014-04-16 20:07]

Hi Danos,

You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the sailing boat on architecture with the streamline and grey sky.

Kind regards,

Wow Danos,
Simply striking. Those clouds are amazing and your point of view perfectly chosen. A wonderful image filled with drama . Very highly skilled presentation

Hi Danos,

I like the effect of the clouds on the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the Cutty Shark. The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. Have a nice day.


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3113] (21002)
  • [2014-04-17 9:06]

Geis sou Danos and sorry for being late to answer to your kind words.
It's a spectacular view of the years gone by that could be used for an illustration in the Bible; the only missing item is the chest of Zeus, bent downwards through the hole in clouds, throwing an handful of lightning bolts to the Earth!
Quite an attractive job you did on Photoshop that throws the curse on sailors of the old boat!
Se xereto.

Hello Danos

I like this. Especially what you have done in post processing - it has created a great mood and that sky is great. I'm surprised the moderators let this one pass since they don't usually like things that are so obviously post processed but I think it's great.



Hi Danos
I know everyone will comment on that sky, and I guess I'm no different.
it looks like the scene is all apart of some Hollywood movie set and there's a huge storm brewing or some alien mother ship is about to come through the clouds.

and of course the tall ship is a wonderful subject, no matter if its on land or in the water.
cool shot

Hello dear friend
Amazing scene super cute and sweet
Good work, a spectacular, high-resolution
Eye-catching landscape
Have a nice evening

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  • m Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 645 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2014-04-17 10:50]

Hi Danos,
well, that's a truly dramatic photo...the sky looks menacing! The ship forms a beautiful diagonal and the scale's just great.
Best wishes!

Hello Danos,

The sky gives to this composition a very dramatic mood as if the hole in the clouds are about to swallow the ship. The point of view is well chosen and the details are very good.

Best regards


Hola Danos
At first view I though.. a good HDR, because of the sky, clouds and theatrical colors and reflections
It seems like some god is going to deliver a message from the sky
Impressive PP work, well done

Hello Danos,
Great POV taking in the Cutty Shark from a good angle. The sky looks as though a terrifying event out of science fiction movies is about to unfold.

Δάνο, νάσαι πάλι τόκανες το θαύμα σου...δεν θα μπορουσε να γινει καλύτερη παρουσίαση και ακτέλεση!!
εκπληκτικά χρώματα και ο ουρανός ειναι μια αποθέωση!!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15720 W: 159 N: 27508] (144240)
  • [2014-04-18 5:16]

Hi Danos
Magnifique composition, les teintes sont fantastique, le plus c'est ce ciel dramatique aux couleurs et scène spectaculaire des nuages
Belle journée

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2014-04-18 8:34]

Yssou Danos
Strange picture
A hole opened to the sky to capture the ship ?
Well done
Best regards

Ciao Danos, great view of fantastic ship, superb sky, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, Have a good Easter, ciao Silvio

Hi Danos,
Amazing shot and a beautiful image with a dramatic sky.
Well done and a very nice result.



Salam Danos,

Really a wonderful art work like painting , very dramatic result, excellent clarity, nice colours,

very well made this picture and Thanks for sharing,

Good luck dear friend

Hello Danos,

Beautiful shot of the boat.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24636 W: 523 N: 41354] (177684)
  • [2014-04-22 3:54]

Hello Danos,

I work always in RAW, this gives more opportunities later in photoshop.
Your picture is almost a old painting out of the Middle Ages, but very spectacular.
Excellent composition, with a good sharpness and clarity.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hi Danos,
impressive light perfectly captured, nice result for the presentation of this old ship, good angle and sharpness, tfs.

Δάνο καλημέρα,
εξαίσια φωτογραφία που πραγματικά αφήνει τον θεατή να ονειρεύεται.Το άνοιγμα που κάνει ο ουρανός με τα έγχρωμα σύννεφα στις παρυφές του νομίζει κανείς ότι το πλοίο βήκε από τα σπλάχνα του.Ονειρώδης παρουσίαση και απόδοση,

Hello Danos,
Excellent shot.. I like the composition and the dramatic sky.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done..
Good afternoon and wish you all the bwst..
Warm regards,

Hi Danos,
This dramatic sky looks so amazing I thought it was or HDR or false ! Nothing of that but it's really eye catching ! It steals the show to this beautiful old rigging.
Best regards,

Hello my dear friend
its a very strong composition executed
as you write in your useful notes
the raw format of your camera
artistic shot with an impressive
sky and a cloudy explosion
a different shot from the
have a nice weekend

Hi, Danos,
Thumbs up! Just a masterpiece! I like this result, excellent management of the camera settings. I have never use HDR and RAW. I just admire your art work! TFS! Amazing title, almost Cutty Sark. ;)
My two points lift the photo's rating till 100!
Best wishes,

Ciao Danos!
Singolare lavoro creato molto bene, di grande impatto!
Oggi con i computer si puo' davvero fare di tutto ma bisogna anche saperlo fare e tu sei stato molto bravo e fantasioso!
Complimenti e grazie per la condivisione!

Hi Danos,
when I have seen your photo, I think this is an HDR method applied. But I read your note and I see this is a post-process with Photoshop by means of a RAW file.
The achievement and the result obtained are amazing, the image has a great visual power, and a strong effect on the clouds.
The good framing includes all the elements of this wonderful 3-masts sail ship, in the middle of the city.
I like the quality of light and of colors.
It's a beautiful work, my friend.
Best regards,

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2014-05-06 18:01]

Hi Danos,

Very interesting shot, the result is a very sureal and dreamlike quality iamge, the ship on land, the sky open up. It is like a scene from a fantasy movie where the ship landed from the sky. I enjoyed it.


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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2014-05-06 22:58]

Hi Danos,
Wow! What a shot this! Really spectacular one taken during an unique moment! The lights and the stormy sky created a fantastic moody background for that presentation. Very well seen and done. TFS.

Best wishes,

Hallo Danos,
very good photo with comprehensive information, congratulations!

Danos, bravo, fantastic sky effect obtained with the photo software, Greenwich is indeed the reference point 0 where all time differences exist between different regions of the world, regards

Hello Danos,
Like an image from a movie with special effects!
Excellent post-processing job!
Great dramatic effect.
Best regards, Paul

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2014-06-09 7:49]

Geia sou Danos
An impressing boat and a dramatic sky and clouds.
Available light is well managed. Good subject and picture!

Hi Danos dear
Your shots are very beautiful and attractive., I love the color and contrast N. Fetter never done. Thanks for sharing

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2014-10-26 0:34]

Dear Danos,
a very successful HDR shots. a very dramatic picture, the clouds are very impressive. been spectacular with the right perspective.
Have a nice Sunday

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