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Pride of the Aggie fleet
Pride of the Aggie fleet

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Canon
Location: Galveston, Texas
Date: Mar 6, 2011
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2011

Built in 1968, this ship has had a number of names. Originally the SS Indian Mail, it was then the SS President Jackson, and appears to have spent most of it's career as the SS Cape Gibson. It is now a training vessel, moored at Texas A&M in Galveston and named the TS Texas Clipper IV, though the hull is still adorned with the Cape Gibson moniker.

Information I have suggests this is part of the US ready reserve fleet and could be reactivated for service in 5 days.

Ran across this on a visit to Galveston. I was hoping to get some good views of the shipyards there and was quite pleased to find a ship like this that was so accessible for photos.

I'm quite pleased with how this shot turned out. The strong perspective view reminds me of some classic travel posters I have seen.

Post-challenge notes:
In spite of how much I like it, it failed to impress very many people. Win some, lose some.

Place: 214 out of 324
Avg (all users): 5.2254
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1600
Avg (non-participants): 5.3810
Views since voting: 626
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 142
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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01/05/2013 01:11:19 PM
Such graceful lines
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04/08/2011 08:03:36 AM
Wow, I gave this an 8!
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04/08/2011 07:21:42 AM
5.2? Hmm. I didn't think it'd be in your front page, but did think it might be closer to 6 than 5.5. Never thought it'd be closer to 5.
Better luck next time I suppose :)
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04/08/2011 03:50:04 AM
This score should be decommissioned. It's a great perspective and tack sharp.

As much as you want some foreground, I think this would have benefited from a tighter crop, possibly square. It would be large and in charge then, and the massive ship would feel a bit more massive.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/01/2011 04:07:37 PM
Love the prespective and colours.
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