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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 07:38 AM UTC
I like what modelers like Carl Musselman, Rob Kerrigan and Peter Fulgoney do for a background when photographing their models. I've found a couple of images that when printed on a large scale (23" long) do not distort.

Here's what I've found:




I've got some others to try, also. So, what would you use and how?

Kenny
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 08:15 AM UTC
I have a couple nice ones from my cruise. I'll have to give them a try and see how they turn out.


BTW....those are very nice

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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 09:35 AM UTC
Hi Kenny and Jim

I usually don't put any background images on my MOD/Feature photos...
I use the same blue card type as for the bottom part.

If you want I can take some High-Res photos of the seascape here, and send to anyone interested
Of course, I can make different snaps (good weather, cloudy and bad weather - as we are having now, with a strong overcast).
Please let me know if you need/want this photos - it just take me 5 minutes to get to the seashore!

Rui
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 10:16 AM UTC
That would be awesome Rui! Thanks for the offer.

Kenny
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 12:31 PM UTC
I would like some sent to me. stormy ones seem like a good choice. so put me on your mailing list Rui (boss)
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 03:26 PM UTC
Here are a some I took in early November. The top two are sunrise over Cozumel Island. I have full sized images in anyone is interested. The bottom one is a sunset at sea. I still have a few others to look through. Sorry no stormy ones this trip,









C|:-)
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 08:06 PM UTC
I was looking for something like that forever.As it stands now i am using a neutral background of some sort of plain white/grey paper ,but these are very nice and could add some atmosphere in the photo as well .As i work in a reprographics center i would be able to print them in color laser printers in any size i would like but i will need the original file in as much higher definition as possible for best results.Can everyone who posted those images feel free to email the original files to me at katsflyby@hotmail.com.
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 11:07 PM UTC
Hi Guys

So, I will take some photos during the next few days in different hours, to catch different atmospheres.
I will post them here and will sent the ones asked for, to the proper recipient.

Be a little patient on this please

Rui
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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 06:07 AM UTC
Does MSW/KitMaker have a function similar to a "public folder"? Any images (files) can be deposited for public (member) download as needed, instead of having an individual email to many members. Would that work?
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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 07:27 AM UTC
Hi James

The thing is the allowed file size... I am about to upload some images edited, but the unedited ones are 2~3Mb each.
This would make our image server suffer a "little" bit


So, Guys...
Here is the first "test shots" of "My Sea"
I expect during January 2nd, to take the day and make a hour-by-hour photo shoot, with the same "angles", but it will differ in the sunlight, and of course it will also affect the sea color.

If you need any of these images, please email me with the image name...















Rui

PS: Please let me know if these kind of snapshots are ok, or if you want more water in it...
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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 08:40 AM UTC
Those are beautiful Rui. I love the way you can see the clouds move through.

Kenny
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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 12:14 PM UTC
I was looking through some of the other pictures I took out to sea. Most of my recent ones had either me or my wife in them so I figured nobody wanted to see those. But this one is interesting.

I could hardly see the ship on the horizon with the naked eye.

The picture is 20% its regular size. I take everything at the full 10.3mp setting.







ADDED:

Rui,

Those are very nice!

I miss the ocean.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 03:04 PM UTC
Those are beautiful photos guys. The size is perfect to do a 23" long print for me.

Kenny
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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 05:00 AM UTC
All gorgeous pictures....

Rui - oops, my brain skipped the "file size" issue
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 04:35 AM UTC
Continuuing...

Just a note that due to bad weather I didn't take the hour by hour seascape photos - I didn't want to take a hourly shower!
Sorry

These have a overcast...













As I said before, email me if any needed - no charges!!

Cheers,
Rui
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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 08:18 AM UTC
I just used this printout in color laser as a background for my WEM Q.Elizabeth.What do u think?


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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 08:21 AM UTC
I give up with the pics .
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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 09:20 AM UTC
A little help, Kostas







A quick tip, and the way that I do it, is:
- In gallery, see the image I want
- Right click over the big image and choose: open image in new window
- Copy the url and paste it between the image tags
- Et voilá!

Hope this helps you Kostas, and also others with the same issue.
BTW, it looks very good!! Congratulations!!


Rui
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Posted: Monday, February 02, 2009 - 06:35 AM UTC
Those Q E pics were certainly worth the effort. Nothing like warming the guns for the upcoming WWI campaign.

Good work!

--Karl
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 01:24 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Here are a some I took in early November. The top two are sunrise over Cozumel Island. I have full sized images in anyone is interested. The bottom one is a sunset at sea. I still have a few others to look through. Sorry no stormy ones this trip,










C|:-)



Jim -
Can you please send all three of them full size to my e-mail: guido.hoppATgmail.com ?
TIA
Guido
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 01:46 AM UTC
Guido,

Will do mate!

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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 03:59 AM UTC
I'm glad to see this thread still going.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 09:01 AM UTC
Need a nice DOOM and GLOOM Denmark Strait pic.
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 06:13 PM UTC
You can go to a website called stock photo exchange http://www.sxc.hu/ and download great pics for free. Then go to perfect posters.com and upload the pics to them to make into posters (20-30 inch for a 1/700 scale ship). Mount them to foam core boards and you have a great background.