Tall Ships Revisited

Canadian Brigantine Playfair

Canadian Brigantine Playfair

Now that cooler weather is setting in, it’s time to go back and edit some of the photos that I took over the summer and never had time to work on.  Today I went back to the photos taken during Cleveland’s Tall Ship Parade of Sail on July 3rd.  This first photo, enhanced to look old and worn, depicts the Canadian Brigantine Playfair.  The Playfair trains youths aged 13-18 with a crew of youth officers aged 15-18 with the captain being the only adult on board.  Each training cruise lasts 2 weeks while cruising from port to port on the Great Lakes.

Schooner Denis Sullivan

Schooner Denis Sullivan

The three masted schooner Denis Sullivan flies the U.S. flag and it’s home port is Milwaukee, WI.  It is the flagship of Wisconsin and operates as a floating classroom  and goodwill ambassador for the state of Wisconsin.  She winters in Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

All of the tall ships were quite majestic.  The day however was extremely overcast and hazy.  Enhancing the photos in Photoshop and with the Nik Software plug-ins enabled me to add texture and drama to what were otherwise rather mediocre photos of beautiful ships!


About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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8 Responses to Tall Ships Revisited

  1. msmisty62 says:

    Just so beautiful. My favorites.


  2. msmisty62 says:

    I never said she liked them. I just said she made me say that. LOL


  3. Maria Kaiser says:

    Gorgeous …. Kolman Now you need to go overnight on one of those beauties Maria


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