Alma Doepel with Clouds

© Dennis Gay

Alma Doepel with Clouds

Dennis Gay October 19, 2011

The Making of 'Alma Doepel with Clouds':

This maritime monochrome was photographed in black and white on one of my winter afternoon strolls along the Town Green, beside the Hastings River in Port Macquarie, Mid-north Coast, NSW, Australia.
The ship is the Alma Doepel, a three masted topsail schooner, Australian built and operated with more than one hundred years of history behind her and with more history to be written.
Sadly the owners of the ship decided a couple of years ago to sail her down to Port Philip Bay, Melbourne, Victoria, never to return to Port again.


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Arthur Bohlmann October 19, 2011

Another beauty Dennis. fantastic composition #9749364

Dennis Gay October 19, 2011

Ahoy *Arthur*!

Great to see you down by the river checking this grand old lady of the sea.
My heartiest thanks and an extra ration of rum for your super seafaring feedback mate.

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Robert Jensen October 20, 2011

Love ships - great job capturing this one and presenting it in B&W. Some great clouds in the background definitely add to the overall appeal of this image. #9750125

Dennis Gay October 20, 2011

Avast *Robert*!

So good to see you down on the dock checking the Alma's sheets and bowsprit.
My warmest salty thanks for your very encouraging feedback mate.

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Carla Capra level-classic October 20, 2011

Hi Dennis;
What a dramatic image. Well done.
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Dennis Gay October 20, 2011

Shiver Me Timbers Mr Editor!!!!!

My salty thanks for awarding my maritime scene a PICK!

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Dennis Gay October 20, 2011

Capital *Carla*!

So nice to see you down by the river checking out the lines of the Alma.
Many maritime thanks for your inspiring feedback.

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Carol Eade level-addict November 16, 2011

Beautiful, Dennis, congratulations on your finalist! #9810613

Carla Capra level-classic November 17, 2011

Whew, Whoo and congratulations on this fine Finalist.
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Dennis Gay November 17, 2011

You li'l bobby dazzler!!!!!

Massive thanks to the Judge/s for elevating the Alma Doepel to FINALIST status.

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Dennis Gay November 17, 2011

Splice the mainbrace Carol & Carla!!

Great to see you come down by the river to check out the Alma.

BIIIIIG thanks to you both for your great feedback and extra suportive congratz on the FINALIST status.

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David M. Montero November 18, 2011

Very beautiful capture Dennis. Love trhe B&W. Congratulations on your Finalist selection! #9817792

Merna L. Nobile November 28, 2011

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

Dennis Gay April 04, 2012

A big Aussie G'day to you DAVE & MERNA!!

My humble apolgies for such a belated reply.

Massive thanks to you both for your great feedback and chery congratz.

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The 2nd of 19 photographs chosen by the developers of Coast Apartments in my home town of Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia. The large B&W prints grace the walls of the foyers, gymnasium and lift on permanent display.

The series gives the viewer a journey from the Hastings River, that runs through the town and down the coast to The Gap at Diamond Head Beach in the Crowdy Bay National Park.

Fuji S5500: HIgh res jpg, f/8 @ 1/120sec, 11mm, ISO 100.

Photoshop CS.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/120 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 10.70 mm, Model: FinePix S5500

Uploaded on October 19, 2011 Photo Contest Finalist

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