Dar Młodzieży

Dar Młodzieży - Tall Ship


This is one of the main ships here for the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival, the Dar Młodzieży – a Polish sail training ship – I think I am right in saying that this was one of the largest ships here (~109m long) – so much so, that she had to be berthed in the Thames accessible only by Thames Clipper.

The photograph was taken from the South side of the Thames from Tunnel Wharf (normally closed to the public) – looking across the Thames, you can see Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs in front of the bow of the ship, and (because of the bend in the river), the two domes of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich behind the stern of the ship.

This was a three shot panorama – the resulting (cropped) image is some 8547×4808 pixels wide.

Unfortunately, I missed the ‘Parade of Sail’ due to work commitments (though I did see some of the ships sail up to Greenwich at lunchtime before that started) – I’m sure it would have been quite a sight!  South Dock and Wood Wharf look quite mundane now that the ships that were berthed here have gone.


Post processing

Obviously the three shots were stitched together in Photoshop – gradient applied from top to darken the sky, another from the bottom to improve the water – boosted the shadows and reduced the highlights, adjusting the exposure and contrast to compensate – cropped to 1920×1080

Technical details:

Samsung NX300; 1/160s;f/20@20mm (20-50mm; f/3.5-5.6; Stock lens); ISO200 – Handheld – Post processing in Lightroom 5.6, Photoshop CS5 (panorama stitching) and Perfect Enhance 8