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April 4
04-APR-2012 © Walter O. Koenig

April 4

The Helmsman's View

A quite limited view with even just a few sails set.
With all the canvas aloft only the binnacle in the foreground could be used for finding the direction.
The binnacle contains a ship's magnetic compass, mounted in gimbals to keep it level while the ship pitched from waves.
It also contained an oil lamp for navigation at night. The iron balls on either side compensate for magnetic deviation.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
1/640s f/8.0 at 14.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Mike H.06-Apr-2012 12:43
Appealing image and interesting facts;
great work as always, Walter.
burtmann05-Apr-2012 13:50
Superb DOF and POV. Beautiful capture. v
René Gysi05-Apr-2012 08:14
Wunderbare Aufnahme über Deck aus der Sicht des Steuermanns.
Sehr schön die vielen Details. V
rousselziak05-Apr-2012 05:46
Excellent compo ! -V-
Gérard Koehl05-Apr-2012 04:40
Superbe cadrage. V
Bryan Murahashi05-Apr-2012 04:37
Fabulous perspective and capture. V
globalgadabout05-Apr-2012 02:22
that's an absorbing these older terms binnacles and gimbals...nautical nuances that require a bit of research...V
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