I have a unique opportunity...

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  1. Saddlebreds4me

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    Hi Everyone!

    Next Monday morning I have a unique opportunity to sail aboard one of the historic Tall Ships that are coming into Boston as a part of 'Sail Boston 2009'. Of course I am going to bring my camera, but only really shooting animals, I'm not sure about what I want to take on the ship...ideas anyone? I know laying down on the deck and taking the sails straight up would be cool...but can anyone give me any tips? We will be sailing around Cape Cod and back into Boston Harbor the next day.

    I'm really looking forward to this! We've had SUCH crappy weather, I can only hope the sun will shine on Monday (even a little bit!).

    Here is the ship [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I imagine you will be able to get some cool shots using ropes/rigging as frames or backgrounds. You should def climb up the mast and take a shot looking down!
     
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    Oooh I never thought about climbing the mast....I will ask - hopefully the Russian staff speaks English! :)
     
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    Lucky bastard, thanks to work I don't know if I'll make it to see them this year.
     
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    Thanks! I just found out yesterday that this trip is an overnight too...a once in a lifetime chance.
     
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    screw that idea lol...that looks pretty damn high.
     
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    LOL...you are right!
     
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    That's why you tie a rope around yourself too the ship when you get up there. ;)

    Crow's nest is a good idea for some shots though. Do it for the shot, no matter how scary it is. (Or am I just enough of a fanatic to say that...)
     
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    Forever being cautious....do you think they would allow me to do that due to liability issues? I mean I would never cause anyone strife due to my own want to get a good shot...but, what the hell, I will ask. All they can say is no.
     
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    Lol yeah, I was kinda half joking. It would be a cool shot, but no way you'd ever catch me up there, swaying around in the breeze :???:
     
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    thats awesome!
    do you have anything wider than your 80-200? 80 might be a bit long when confined to a ship. maybe some cool macro type shots of the pulleys and ropes and such? just trying to think what i would wanna shoot on a cool ship like that.

    on a side note...where in NH are you located? im in hudson, down by nashua.

    can't wait to see what shots you wind up with!:thumbup:
    sounds like a great opportunity to get some winners!
     
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    just dont do the leo and pretend you're flying on the bow.......congrats on the opportunity, i bet it will be fun
     

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