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Taking pictures on a cruise ship?

 
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Jan 04, 2011 11:02 |  #16

I was just thinking...a long exposure of the stars on a gently rocking ship could be interesting. Might make for some nice patterns...like Spirograph!! :)


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Aug 05, 2014 05:12 |  #17

BKATX wrote in post #11543461 (external link)
I'm curious how this will turn out. We took a cruise in May to Alaska and when the boat was "out at sea" there was a lot of movement. But while in the inside passage (coastal areas) the waters were very calm and you couldn't feel the boat moving much.

How big was your ship? I'm currently thinking whether it's worth bringing my Feisol carbon fibre tripod on a cruise as I read that there will be vibration regardless of the size of the ship. I wonder if the carbon fibre tripod and using shutter speeds that's at least 1/250 will help address the issue?




  
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Aug 05, 2014 10:06 |  #18

lsquare wrote in post #17077127 (external link)
How big was your ship? I'm currently thinking whether it's worth bringing my Feisol carbon fibre tripod on a cruise as I read that there will be vibration regardless of the size of the ship. I wonder if the carbon fibre tripod and using shutter speeds that's at least 1/250 will help address the issue?

you realize this is a 3 year old thread?
Also on cruise you have many stop off daily, so tripod could be used at those also vs handheld.....
(I also have a Feisol CF tripod, love it, one of the best investment's in photography I've made)


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Aug 06, 2014 05:58 |  #19

mtbdudex wrote in post #17077520 (external link)
you realize this is a 3 year old thread?
Also on cruise you have many stop off daily, so tripod could be used at those also vs handheld.....
(I also have a Feisol CF tripod, love it, one of the best investment's in photography I've made)

Yea and it shouldn't matter how old a thread is. If the topic is relevant, then I rather participate in it rather than create a new thread.




  
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Sep 15, 2014 21:07 as a reply to  @ lsquare's post |  #20

Do a little research on your itinerary. Allot of times between close islands the ship will just sit in one place for 5-6 hours to be able to time a sunrise landfall. If the seas are calm and not much wind during this time you should have a relatively stable platform to shoot from.


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Sep 16, 2014 16:10 |  #21

Hey lsquare,

Here's a thread I started last year as I couldn't see any discussion on it at the time, seems my search skills could use some improvement. Haha.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1276634

Our cruise ship was surprisingly stable and almost wished I'd taken my scope and mount. Shooting perpendicular to the ship I was getting 8-10 sec exposures on my 50mm. However different story when shooting down the length of the ship as they were often making slight course corrections.

Hope this helps, any questions feel free.

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P.s. They are lit up like a Xmas tree, so don't expect darkness.


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Oct 03, 2014 20:15 |  #22

Cruise ships create a heavy amount of light pollution, a good exposure of the Milky Way will not work


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Oct 03, 2014 20:19 |  #23

calypsob wrote in post #17192565 (external link)
Cruise ships create a heavy amount of light pollution, a good exposure of the Milky Way will not work

That depends on the ship, the location, and where you are on the ship. If you go out on the bow at night during an open ocean transit, you're likely to find it quite dark because the bridge watch doesn't want their night vision damaged. That was my experience on a cruise I took last summer.


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