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The Batavia – HDR – On the day we visited the Batavia yard, it was very rainy and windy – the dark sky made the ship look even more impressive, and gave some ‘adventurous’ touch to our visit of the place.
Lelystad, the Netherlands, Sept. 23, 2008

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Batavia Yard series
First of a series of pics about the Batavia yard I plan to upload in the coming days/weeks – just stay tuned ;)

  1. “The Batavia Yard” in Lelystad, the Netherlands, is foremost a center for traditional shipbuilding. Since 1985 over 200 young people have built an authentic reconstruction of the VOC-merchantman Batavia from 1628. " – read more about this amazing place, and about the reconstruction of this marvellous sail ship here Batavia Yard
  2. Some material of the original ship wreck is exhibited in the Western Australia Fremantle Maritime Museum – read more about it here
    Thanks to Andrew Makowiecki for bringing in this additional info! :)

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax 18-55 lens –
HDR proces info : Pseudo-HDR made from 1 pic (f/3.5, 1/1000sec, 200 iso – handheld) – I first did some retouching (removed a disturbing flag and light pole at both edges left and right , then slightly adjusted levels and sharpening in Photoshop 7.0 – Then I imported the image in Lightroom 2 and made 5 copies with different exposures. Since the orig pic was underlighted, I choose for exposure settings -1 0 +1 +2 +3 . Then exported each of these pics to use in Dynamic Photo HDR program to make the HDR version

featured on RB-Explore (Feb.05, 2012)

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This photo was featured in Miniatures and Mammoths
and also in ImageWriting
Top10 placement and feature in Boats and rain – Rain, the good , the bad, the ugly (July 8, 2010)
Featured in A love of boats (Feb. 8, 2012)

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
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  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 5 years ago

  • featured on RB-Explore (Feb.05, 2012)

    Click on thumb to view large

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 5 years ago

    wonderful capture.

  • Aimelle
    Aimellealmost 5 years ago

    this is totally awesome dear ! and the colors are superb… awwww
    now, this is something I’ve never done (HDR) and from only one picture, I’m curious to know the process :p well done my friend

  • Thanks a lot, Aimelle! – well, I used Dynamic Photo HDR – and I must admit, the results are fabulous, and it’s quite easy to learn the process. I would continue playing with it forever… I’m sure you will like it too! You can use the trial, but the program will then leave a watermark on your end-result.
    You may also like to try this free program instead picturenaut – just found that link, and am going to try it out myself too… ;)

    – steppeland

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordalmost 5 years ago

  • Marellous! Thank you so much! :)

    – steppeland

  • KcranmerArt
    KcranmerArtalmost 5 years ago

    Wow beautiful ship!!! I’ve been on one similar in Mexico for an exursion…can’t believe the workmanship put into these!!

  • Yes, it’s incredible that people made this by hand (like, of course they have been doing through the ages… ) – it was marvellous to see them at work on the yard! – thanks for your kind comment! :)

    – steppeland

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62almost 5 years ago

    Congratulatons on the feature in Miniatures and Mammoths! : ) well done! Wen x

  • Thank you, Wendy! That’s awesome! Sorry for the late reply due to summer holiday :)

    – steppeland

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 5 years ago

    superbly captured!! a stunning vessel looking terrific!

  • Isn’t it amazing – and saying that that is all made by hand! Thanks for the kind comment! (Sorry for the late reply due to summer holiday :) )

    – steppeland

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxalmost 5 years ago

    Erg mooi! En gefeliciteerd met je feature!

  • Bedankt! Ja, ik word echt verwend met die features! :)

    – steppeland

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    This is Stunning…..what a gorgeous capture !! Awesome simply awesome !!

  • Aww, thank you for so much praise, and for the fav, Sean! It means a lot!

    – steppeland

  • BarbL
    BarbLover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you so much for your visit, Barb, and for the kind comment! :)

    – steppeland

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