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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2010, 22:30 
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This may seem like a silly question but I am very interested to know what the best way is to capture photographs of lightning strikes.

Obviously my store-bought basic digital camera won't cut the mustard but was hoping for some advice on the best equipment / technique please?

Great photos Monique, photography is something I'm quite interested.

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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 19 Aug 2010, 06:59 
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Monique, I heard that photography is the art of playing with light on a palette. You illustrate how true that is. I especially like the one of the lone white ship on the gray ocean with the gray background, that moody shot of the sub with the bird behind it and the shot ofthe A301 with the tug boats next to it and the light reflecting off its sides. Very impressive.

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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 24 Aug 2010, 16:48 
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Thanks for the comments guys.

Sailing with the storm...
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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 25 Aug 2010, 17:34 
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Hi All

With regard to the first pictures, are ships always towed into the harbour or had this one "broken down"?

Monique those photos are awesome.


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PostPosted: 25 Aug 2010, 20:03 
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Ships are not towed in but go in under there own power. Tugs are connected to the ship in case it needs help and then turns it in the harbour.


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Only some ships (ones with bow thrusters and/or other special equipment) are able to manoevre in the small spaces inside a harbour. Most need help with "parking" at the dock.


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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2010, 16:24 
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A bit more activity lately:

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How close are these whales???

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Lunchtime arrival at Simon's Town today, courtesy of Doug:

INS Talwar (F40) of the Indian Navy.
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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2010, 17:03 
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Great pics !!! The IBSAMAR guys are here :D Methinks, though, we got our countries "deurmekaar" ... this looks like the Brazilian Niteroi class.

Weird coincidence though, both navies have a F-40 :lol:
Brazil F-40 = Niterói
Indian F-40 = Talwar

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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
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That's me. :oops:

Doug did say Brazilian! sorry Doug. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 22 Sep 2010, 18:27 
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Sitting at Glencairn beach I had my own fleet review as all the ships entered false bay made a big circle and left.

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A rough sea on a stormy Sunday 3rd Oct 2010 NSRI from Simonstown operating off Glencairn.


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ooohh No .. I feel seasisck, just looking at the pic .. I really don't know how the puddle pirates handle that constant bouncing around :shock:

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Dont no if any of you guys saw it but the monday after AAD at around 2, I was leaving CT on a plane bound for Durban but on the way up and away I glanced towards Simonstown and low & behold there was SAS Drakensberg leaving port and looking further towards Cape Point I saw the Beginnings of the Indian,South Africa & Brazillian navies making their way into port. Quite a nice sight from 7000ft.


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Anyone know why DKB was being showered? This was two Sundays ago.

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