Mini Challenge #232: Ships and Boats

Meta4Meta4 Major grinsPosts: 200Registered Users Major grins
edited September 6, 2016 in The Dgrin Challenges
I've always loved boats and the water and use them as photo subjects often.
Ships and boats are interesting and often photogenic.
For this challenge I'm looking for images of watercraft from dinghies and canoes up to huge ships.
A straight photo of a beautiful vessel is always good but if you can make a picture that makes your eyes linger and take in the details that's even better.

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

This Mini will run for two weeks; from today, Sunday, August 21st, 2016 to Sunday, September 4th, 2016 at 11 pm EST.

Usual Stuff:
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OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES
1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and YOU POST 1-3 IMAGES. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter. The 1st place winner becomes the next host, chooses the next topic and becomes the next judge.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
5. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
6. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and re-size your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. When quoting a post, change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (See here for help).
7. Don't be hesitant; share 'em and enter!

Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round, your first step is coming up with a new theme and starting a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging, start a new thread (again using the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up. It is important to have runners up in case the winner does not show within the 72-hour window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72 hours to set up the next mini-challenge.
7. If the winner does not show/start the next mini-challenge after 72 hours, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the next mini challenge!

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Here are some examples to start you off:
1. Large and small vessels on Hong Kong harbour
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2. A San Francisco pilot boat punching into the Pacific Ocean on a windy day

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3. Tugboat and mooring crew ready to send off a cruise liner at midnight
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4. So Green ... It's a straight ship photo but everything comes together to make a real picture here
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5. Sunset Landfall A giant bulk carrier is met by tugboats waiting to escort it into port
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