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photoblog image From a drive down the Dock Road

From a drive down the Dock Road


On the way to see the Frankfurt Am Main I spotted this tanker moored in Canada Dock. The ship in the background is the Navios Vector loading scrap, probably to be shipped to Turkey.

For some reason this reminds of the cigarette cards that I used to collect when I was but a lad many years ago, My dad smoked Woodbines and they had a series of warship cards and they all had dramtic skies and bands of red/orange sunlight across them. Or is it perhaps that as recollection improves memory fades.

From a drive down the Dock Road


On the way to see the Frankfurt Am Main I spotted this tanker moored in Canada Dock. The ship in the background is the Navios Vector loading scrap, probably to be shipped to Turkey.

For some reason this reminds of the cigarette cards that I used to collect when I was but a lad many years ago, My dad smoked Woodbines and they had a series of warship cards and they all had dramtic skies and bands of red/orange sunlight across them. Or is it perhaps that as recollection improves memory fades.

comments (8)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Jun 2009, 07:42
For some reason this picture refuses to open up.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Jun 2009, 07:44
Ah, there ... I thought it will comply after a comment is posted and it did.

Your recollection improves. I find that mine of the early years tends to get fuzzy.
Les Auld: Recollection is a wonderful thing however correct it is, thanks for the comment Louis.
Love the general softness of tone here. a very full picture
Les Auld: Thanks Darren appreciate the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Jun 2009, 11:38
Love the heavy clouds
Les Auld: Thanks Zed, appreciate the comment.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2009, 14:54
Great range of tones here, Les. If you don't mind sharing, how do you get such realistic HDRs? I use Photomatix Pro 3, and I guess I'm having trouble manipulating all the settings in a way that gets this realistic.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Alex. I too use Photomatix as part of the process but I find hat the output tends to be a bit flat so I process further in Photoshop. Using adjustment layers and filters I then try to bring a bit more life to it. As a final adjustment I also use a Photoshop plug-in called Topaz Adjust to enhance the HDR tone mapping effect.
Two ships for the price of one Les. I guess you must be quite a familiar figure on the Liverpool dockside with your camera.
Les Auld: I try to be there when no-one is around Brian, and not many people work inthe docks these days, thanks for the comment.
I sometimes find I remember things I didn't even knowgrin We used to collect Brook Bond tea cards when I was a kid

nice grungy colours Les
Les Auld: I remember the tea cards as well Bill, but not the subjects, thanks for the comment.
I like your low angle here Les, and the dramatic sky
Les Auld: Kneeling in the dust of the dock road Pam, thanks for the comment.

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