share: boats and ships

pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
123
I am not really into ships but I like them! I've seen some very nice photos of boats and ships here. So I was looking for a related thread but could not find it. So I thought to start one. My apologies if I missed it. I will delete this post if there is another. Let me start with number one: the boat that our former Queen Wilhelmina used to ride through the canals of Amsterdam in the first part of the last century.


I am looking forward to your photos!.

Peter

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pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
123
AlbertInFrance And a Dutchman [URL=http://s248.photobucket.com/user/photopikey/media/5002f13d-8237-43d0-9fbb-c87e3e17040e_zps2316f844.jpg.html said:
LOL. Now you know why we lost world power!

Great set of photos! Thanks for sharing.

Peter
 

joeradza

Regular
Feb 22, 2013
18
Peter, You may not be a world power as some define it, but the name of the Queen's boat says it all.

Albert, The definition of a ship and a boat!

Joe
 

loquat149

Regular
Apr 22, 2013
3
Thanks! It's an oceanographic research vessel at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, FL.

Dave
 

pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
123
Hi, Joe!
Yes, indeed. But we had some wars in Europe in the past! I read the diary of Sir Samuel Pepys, who worked for the British Navy in the 17th century. At that time they were afraid that the Dutch would invade London via the Thames. These days Cameron would probably only raise his eyebrow. ;-)

Peter, You may not be a world power as some define it, but the name of the Queen's boat says it all.
Joe
 

pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
123
Nicely captured. Which adapter do you use for your Nikon Lens?

reason for asking: I still have an AF-S 70-210 zoomlens that performed remarkably good at the D800. So I was thinking about using it for a while until I've read more about the new Fuji zoom.

Fuji X-E1 with 105mm Nikkor. I was in a similar boat going the other way.
 

AlbertInFrance

Regular
Feb 11, 2013
8
Morbihan, France
Intruiging! It alsmost looks like Noah's arc.
Admittedly she was in the middle of a serious refit/rebuild. She's about 70 years old.

That strange black & white structure actually fits directly on the stem; if you've ever seen the ship that part is a serious clue. The bit at the bottom is actually more important than the bit at the top.
 

pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
123
mmm. world famous? about 70 years old? I don't recognize the structure. If it would have been almost black I would have mentioned the Queen Mary 1. A few years ago I heard about a company that wanted to restore the ship to its full glory. It's a bit diificult to get an idea about the size of the structure. So I'm afraid you have to enlighten me.... Nice quiz question!

Admittedly she was in the middle of a serious refit/rebuild. She's about 70 years old.

That strange black & white structure actually fits directly on the stem; if you've ever seen the ship that part is a serious clue. The bit at the bottom is actually more important than the bit at the top.
 

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