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    I figure the "HT Photo Sharing Thread" in the Workshop section is really more about photography as a hobby, and perhaps folks were getting tired of seeing the boating photos there, so... this thread is for those who want to see 'em and also will post some of their own. And it seems more appropriate here in the "Player's Place" section, for obvious reasons.
    The photos in this post (and the next few posts to follow) were all taken at today's race on Kaneohe Bay.







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    And more...







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    And still more...







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    You're still looking? Okay, then. Here's s'more...







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    My Photoshop engine is on high wind RPM, tacking about.

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    Last two photos...





    Pau.
    Although if you're a glutton for punishment, all 54 photos from today are in a slideshow at this link.

    To borrow a line from another HT'er: "Well thanks for your time."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai View Post
    My Photoshop engine is on high wind RPM, tacking about.
    Have fun with it! The photos are the untouched and uncropped originals.
    I get a chuckle out of the last one, where it looks like Keith (steering the boat) is ducking to stay under the airplane.
    I'm curious to hear which one is your favorite.
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    Really, really hard to choose a favorite...
    Guess the second shot of Ho'okahiko.

    If I was a dog and my owner's name pavlov...
    I'd be salivating for sure.

    Thanks for the Great sailing shots!
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    I get a chuckle out of the last one, where it looks like Keith (steering the boat) is ducking to stay under the airplane
    Which is a P-3 Orion, the aircraft involved in the Hainan Island incident.



    Wow. Awesome photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Really, really hard to choose a favorite...
    Guess the second shot of Ho'okahiko.
    That would be the last shot in post #2, with the closeup of the cockpit and Ron looking over and grinning, right? Ho`okahiko is a Bristol Channel Cutter 28, and Ron just returned recently from a cruise to Tahiti on it. Had one crew with him going down there, and singlehanded it home. 21 days each way.
    I like that photo too, but I kinda feel my own favorite is the very first photo (Miki`oi) in post #1.

    If I was a dog and my owner's name pavlov... I'd be salivating for sure.
    Ah yes, good old Pavlovian Response. But I think his training regimen involved food as rewards, not boats. That silly landlubber.

    Thanks for the Great sailing shots!
    I'm looking forward to seeing boating shots from you and other HT'ers too!
    Totally overcast and frequently rainy over here today, so probably will do some work on the boat instead of going out with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai View Post
    Which is a P-3 Orion, the aircraft involved in the Hainan Island incident.
    Right. And those are the planes they want to phase out and replace, as I recall.
    That particular one was getting ready for takeoff. It's even more fun sailing right there when the P-3's are coming in for a landing and are maybe 100' over the top of the mast.

    Wow. Awesome photo!
    Thanks. I saw that opportunity coming and just got lucky.
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    More Photoshop Phun....

    Sepia Tone


    Film Grain filter


    Cutout filter

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    Photoshop Angle Strokes filter


    Extrude filter


    Graphic Pen filter



    I'll try applying a Stippling effect (fine dotted lines, usually using a Rapidograph pen) later. It requires some tweaking using the high pass filter.

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    Stippling effect...


    This was done by converting the image to grayscale, increasing the contrast (to make the meaningful lines of the boat more distinguishable), then converting the image again to bitmap and adjusting the output.

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    Nice work, Pomai. My favorite was the Photoshop Angle Strokes filter in your first photo in post #12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai View Post
    Stippling effect...
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    This was done by converting the image to grayscale, increasing the contrast (to make the meaningful lines of the boat more distinguishable), then converting the image again to bitmap and adjusting the output.
    Dang, Pomai, I love that effect. Down the road I want to take some photos of palm trees and turn 'em B&W and graphically interesting, blow 'em up (well, you know what I mean!), frame 'em then hang 'em in my town condo. You're giving me some great ideas altho' I'm not a PS-slut...don't even own it! Possibly my beloved Adobe PhotoDeluxe (Mac OS 9!!!) will work. Should be fun.

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    There are two great photos of the new 100' racing sailboat "Speedboat" getting ready to get wet. The first photo is here and it's great, but now look at the second photo.
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    LikaNui, I thought my reaction to the storm photos likely contributed to your moving your boating pics over here. That wasn't my intention and I hope you won't stop posting your boating photos in the Photo Sharing Thread.

    You mentioned that you wondered if posters wouldn't tire of seeing the boat photos. I don't think that's the case. Since I started posting pics, I notice I seem to post more than others and I've wondered if I haven't overdone it, too. I find communication on the net to be a little complex without being able to see others directly. The emoticons help. They say the nail that stands up gets hammered down. I have a fairly limited interest in being hammered down, but I enjoy putting the photos up so I guess I'll keep posting till I feel that first thump on the head.

    I don't have many boating photos, but I have a few from catamaran trips. Here's one coming up the west coast of Kauai toward the Napali Coast. I don't know where the kayakers came from, but it must've been the Northshore as it would've been a really long paddle from the South.

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    On that same trip, we came upon a pod of dolphins. The boat captain said he thought there might have been more than a hundred. Many came right up to the boat. The formations of the Napali Coast were amazing. These whale/dolphin watch/snorkel trips are a blast. It's money well spent and I highly recommend it to anyone.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim75 View Post
    LikaNui, I thought my reaction to the storm photos likely contributed to your moving your boating pics over here. That wasn't my intention and I hope you won't stop posting your boating photos in the Photo Sharing Thread.
    Thanks for your thoughts, Jim, but I simply decided -- as I wrote in post #1 here -- that the Photo Sharing Thread was for photography as a hobby, and the boating photos are about a sport and have a limited audience. Ergo, anyone clicking on this thread will know exactly what they're getting, while the other thread is always a mixed bag full of fun surprises.
    And as usual, I love the photos you posted here (and there, too!)
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    Hey, I was out on the bay that same Sunday! ...and a few pictures were taken of me, too.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/poinographer/2421736981/

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    Quote Originally Posted by poinographer View Post
    Hey, I was out on the bay that same Sunday! ...and a few pictures were taken of me, too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/poinographer/2421736981/
    I saw you, Doug! I just didn't know that you were you.
    I'd hauled ash up to "A" mark and was waiting for our fleet to round the mark, and saw your 14's get there first. Was it yours that broached, or the other one? I hope it was the other one, cuz I mentioned to the other folks on my boat that whichever 14 rounded first must be happy, looking at the other one lying mast-down on the water. They did a good job of righting it, but sure lost valuable time.
    I told our R/C Sail that we should be coordinating with you guys on the race schedules, to avoid those kind of traffic jams. It was like the H-1 at rush hour out there!
    I was blasting around at 22 knots taking photos after our start, but tried to make sure my wake didn't affect any of your racers (or ours). Next time, call me and I'll swoop up behind you so you can surf my wake. And I'll get some pix of you too.
    Those 14's are hot.

    EDIT: Hey Doug, I'm in one of your photos -- the one at this link!!! There are two sailboats way in the background, and just to the right of them, see the powerboat with two antennas? Dat's me.
    Last edited by LikaNui; April 18th, 2008 at 08:22 PM. Reason: Because I saw myself in Doug's photo. That means we'll have six more weeks of winter.
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    Ya gotta love HawaiiThreads, folks. I mean, 7,826 members (!!!) and two of us were on our boats within yards of each other in the middle of Kaneohe Bay... and never knew it.
    Maybe the next HT Get-Together should be at the sandbar.
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    Neat!

    It was the other boat that capsized. In fact, that capsize gave us first place for that race! ...often the case in the I-14, haha.

    By the way, next weekend would be another good occasion to take your boat out for photos. Saturday thru Tuesday is the Pacific Rim Championship for I-14s. We'll have about 20 boats with sailors from all over: Japan, Australia, Canada, Hawaii, Washington, California, and even one or two from the East Coast!

    Unfortunately, I can't get Monday and Tuesday off, but the first two days should be fun enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poinographer View Post
    It was the other boat that capsized. In fact, that capsize gave us first place for that race!
    No surprise there.
    Glad it wasn't your boat that broached.

    By the way, next weekend would be another good occasion to take your boat out for photos. Saturday thru Tuesday is the Pacific Rim Championship for I-14s. We'll have about 20 boats with sailors from all over: (...) Unfortunately, I can't get Monday and Tuesday off, but the first two days should be fun enough!
    We have a race scheduled for Saturday the 26th too, so I'll definitely be out there. I'll try to get shots of you if I can. Will you still be sail #1115?
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    Yup, I am USA 1115. Thanks!

    Gotta warn you, though, I probably won't be near the front. The visiting competitors that are coming are usually excellent sailors!

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