Passing Laboe Naval Memorial

by Arnold Wolfgang

passing laboe naval memorial monochromatic sailing ships sea seeking critique arnold wolfgang

Gallery: Monochromatic

Tags: monochromatic sailing ships sea seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D90
Date Time Original : 2011-04-25 15:21:33
Focal Length : 270/1
Exposure Time : 1/1250
F Number : 5.6
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 405
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0:
Software : Aperture 3.1.2
Gps Latitude Ref : N
Gps Latitude : 54/1 243/10 0/1
Gps Longitude Ref : E
Gps Longitude : 10/1 229/20 0/1

Published: Thursday 2nd of June 2011 08:21:36 PM


Olaf de Vries

Strong combination..! The Memorial is fantastic..!

Claudia Willison

Yes, the b&w or sepia becomes this subject very well, maybe even a little more sepia? The composition and old (ship) + new (industrial tower) work nicely together. Nice shot!

All the best, Claudia

Richard Lanthier

very nicely done. I like your b&w treatment.

Alf Bailey
Hi Wolfgang

Superb nautical scene, with a touch of nostalgia courtesy of the subtle sepia tones. A kind of tribute of traditional to modern that is conveyed very well. Nicely done!

Best Regards


Ruud Albers

Beautifully composed work, Wofgang!

Leon Roijen

The way you depict it, shows us this ship in all its glory. Great sepia tones!

Claudia Willison

Hi Wolfgang, yeah, there is always that danger of 'kitsch', so you are right to be careful. But like everything else, what is 'kitsch' for one is the most beautiful piece of art for the other. And this is your piece of art and you prefer it in very soft sepia. I still think it would work very well with a little more - have a look - but in the end it is a question of what impression YOU want to convey, and then do, what you think is best, right?! Still like your version and I absolutely love the ship!!

Wolfgang Arnold

hey, many thanks for your reply and proposal - I have to confess: it's good - I like it :-)

cheers, Wolfgang

Wolfgang Arnold
Ruud, Richard, Alf, Claudia, Leon, Olaf,

many thanks for your encouraging comments!

@Claudia: well, you might be right about a bit stronger sepia - I might have been too careful, yet I wanted to avoid overdoing it (and slipping into 'kitsch'), because the subject already conveys quite a sense of nostalgia.


Claudia Willison

You're welcome and thanx!! ;-)

Ramon Monegal

Hi, Wolfgang.

Very pleasant shot. I like your choice, but maybe I agree with Claudia: I prefer a bit more sepia...

Great photo, indeed.

Kind regards,


Barbara Corvino

I like a lot this atmosphere.

Wolfgang Arnold
Historic sailor... ...outbound Kiel bight, baltic sea. The scene just called for sepia. Enjoy.

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