CEE’S BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE: RIGGING CLOSEUPS

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: CLOSE-UPS


There are closeups and then, there are even closer-ups. I take a lot of super closeups using a macro lens– typically flowers. These photographs are all closeups of the rigging of the tall ship “Beaver” at the Tea Party wharf in Boston Harbor. These closeups are intended to give you a detailed look.

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I’ve always found the rigging on tall ships fascinating. I used to know what each piece of the rigging was called — there are traditional names for almost every part of a ship and its rigging — but time has eroded those memories. Still, the rigging is elegant and these pictures give you a pretty good look at the way it’s put together.

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This final picture of the Beaver will give you have a broader view of the rigging and its complexity. This is a relatively small ship. A merchant schooner. A big war ship would have at least three (or more) masts, easily twice as much rigging and carry far more canvas. And of course, there would be guns.

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14 thoughts on “CEE’S BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE: RIGGING CLOSEUPS

  1. Really nice photos… and the subject works very well in black and white. To think that I only stumbled across this because I’ve just taken a few shots of the rigging of the Cutty Sark for a different photo challenge earlier this week and I was just checking if anybody else tagged a post “rigging”… 🙂 I found another great post in the Reader too – somebody has taken a few great black and white pictures of HMS Victory.

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  2. How I love black and white photos. It shows me of how beautiful the world in dim would be… this is so me. 🙂

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  3. Great shots! I, too, am fascinated by the rigging of “tall ships,” and enjoy tracing it from top to bottom. The last shot in this group is wonderful for that — and I actually took a shot similar to #2 of the Pilgrim, which is moored in Dana Point Harbor. A fun post!

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