Navy@Vivo

I got to know this event from Facebook and decided take a look on a weekday, when there it is not so crowded. The ship anchored is RSS Endurance, a really big ship by our Navy’s standard.

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Unlike typical events which I’ll cover with my olympus DSLR, E620, this time I had with me just a Sony NEX5R with a kit lens. And instead of painstaking post processing the selected raw with Dxo Optics Pro, I merely uploaded the out-of-cam-pics to my android via WIFI and did some touch up using the free app, Snapseed. I purposely exaggerate the colours and effects (much towards HDR than realistic photography) to spice up the otherwise ‘boring’ scenes due to the overcast skies and dull coloured objects (military colours).

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Anchoring a military ship in a civilian environment does produce some contrasting photographic event. I overlooked the corner when I push the tones for this shot.

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Waiting to board the ship.

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The sky threatened to unleash a heavy downpour but wasn’t this dark (dramatise via Dramatic tones)

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Super puma on the deck. The deck is big enough for 2.

DSC01751_1View from other parts of the various decks.

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While I thought the deck was huge, the interior was even bigger.

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It was then that the downpour started… and trapped many on board from leaving. But created an opportunity to take pictures without people around.

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Overall, even though the results was far from perfect and a far cry in terms of output quality compared to raw processing using Dxo optics pro, then tone-mapped with Photomatix, the speed at which I can upload, select, process the pictures provided me a great compromise in terms of time and effort if the shoot is not that critical to me.

 

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