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Down in the Harbor with a Kiev 88

 

 

 

   

 

 This "center slice" (at left) was my best choice of the photos I was able to take of this ship. I stood behind a concrete post and cropped out the post and the flare.  I was not able to isolate the ship from the power boat nest to it, especially in profile (below)

                            

 

  I have not yet learned to predict the final result of the very small image in the viewfinder The two below are examples. 

Lens and finder compatibility remained unchanged during the 20+ years these models were made. 

 

 

This one is not too bad, considering the uneven lighting. I could have used a couple of flashes to light the lower areas to improve it.   The VX1000 and 500 saw the body shape altered and added an instant-return mirror, among other changes.

 

 

This one has possibilities, but I executed poorly. I could not move further back, so I cut off the hull when I attempted to include more rigging. The other tall ships behind it on the right confuse the issue. 

                            No beauty queens here, strictly "shooters."

 

I suppose I should rent a rowboat and shoot from the water side next time. Shooting with a longer lens in the afternoon when the ships are plying their trade is another possibility, if I am willing to forego the fisheye...
 

 

MyMy early 90s thread mount fisheye is marked "Made in USSR" 

I do not use it enough. It appears to be  single coated, and it is subject to flare unless I can get the sun behind me.  

 

 

 

 

 

 A couple of shots with the Arsat 80 in the same area.

The two forward stacks of the ship shown below are visible right of center in this shot.

This area is called Rainbow Harbor.

 

 

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ThI had to turn the camera diagonally to fit the Queen into the frame with the 80.  I think I'll reshoot this with a 65, a 50  and  a 45 to use it as a moderate wide angle test...

 

 

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