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Vasamuseet (2), the royal warship Vasa

This museum is actually an intact royal warship, the Vasa, which capsized in Stockholm harbor on its maiden voyage in 1628 and was salvaged in the 1950s, with other exhibits about life on the ship and the salvage and restoration processes. The ship was preserved for more than 300 years on the seabed, close to the site of the museum, by the brackish water of the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren. It was one of my favorite attractions in Stockholm.

To say photographing the Vasa was a challenge would be an understatement. I do hope these images will give a hint of the sheer size and magnificence of this warship. The two forward masts are original to the vessel; the one closest to the stern is not.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/50s f/3.2 at 24.0mm iso6400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Stephanie10-Sep-2012 12:53
Incredible details of this ship! V
pkocinski10-Sep-2012 12:41
This ship is huge and magnificent. What details in it.
Walter Otto Koenig09-Sep-2012 16:34
Great job in these tight low light conditions. The carving and details are fantastic for having been under water for over 300 years. "V"
Jim Coffman09-Sep-2012 16:01
Awesome detail!
Martin Lamoon09-Sep-2012 16:01
An amazing exposure, the detail with this lens is excellent. V
Isabel Cutler09-Sep-2012 15:55 did a great job!