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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: "Shared" photos on: August 18, 2016, 07:29:53 pm
Does this do anything?

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2  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: What is the purpose of YOUR posting on shipspotting.com on: August 08, 2016, 07:57:01 pm
I can understand Tomas if his question directed towards a couple of members on here who literally dump whatever they saw today, interesting or not, everyday even if they already have tens or more pics of the same vessel during various weather.

I, when I was posting mine pics, didn't care of whether there are hundreds of (maybe better) shots of same vessel already on site.  I see an interesting for me ship in my port that I'd like to document the viewing & have in my collection.  I'd walk hours to the spot & try my best to get many 10-20 pics of that ship, soon I review all of them, select better ones, enhance & post as much as it's allowed (4) if they all are great for me.  Why?  As a sort of "presenting the best of this ship by me" & being proud I have it in my uploads as well.  Maybe mine photos of that ship are not the best & not up to everyone's taste, but I just HAVE to post it, cause I spent time & efforts making a photo of that ship!  Of course I'm not gonna post one & the same ship over & over even if it's only I can see it in my hometown, unless the photo is remarkably better than those of it I already have...  I wouldn't even try making a photo of the annoying ship eventually too.  Wouldn't intend posting a boring (in my view) photo of a boring ship too - to avoid the annoyance enhancing it & stumbling across it in my gallery.  I wasn't in the race to be the top poster on here, cause I can't simply dump 40 raw photos per day - I'm very pedantic about certain stuff & I'll go enhancing each photo, although slightly & barely noticeable, to the point I'll be erasing birds in the sky who are just some 5x5px in size! xD

Hopefully my example answers something.


Btw, Tomas' case is different.  He needs to post only 1-2 photos of this or that ship, because those are automatically excellent thanks to his location & no need to post 4 photos of that ship or 1 of that ship from some different date, as those photos would be very identical.    Not like how it's here when there are barely any vantage points left, or seeing a certain ship is the only instance, or having an ability to go around the ship making equally good photos from many angles.
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum on: August 06, 2016, 05:23:55 pm
I'm looking for camera that's under 20000 roubles (~275 Euros) or 15000 roubles.   I bought mine in 2008 for 14000 roubles - that's pretty expensive even now, just the camera was pretty new at that time. 
Anything you can suggest regarding the brand, model, country of making, etc.
Pieter, what's in that link is what I'd call "rocket science" as much of what's written there doesn't tell me anything.  I don't know anything in those theories, parameters, abbreviations, etc.   All I need is a suggestion list of "better cameras" & examples of what each can produce.  Having compared the "photos by this one look better than by that one" then I can decide & go looking for it in shops here.
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum on: August 06, 2016, 12:37:17 pm
Hello, could anyone suggest me a "better camera"?    I bought mine SONY DCS-T300 back in 2008 just cause I needed "a small compact camera & that one looked cool & 10.1 Mpx with a 5x zoom seemed to be enough (for that time)".  It's the one I made & keep making all my ship pics...  But I never was fully satisfied with how the pics turn out - some were Ok, some were not as it's either the ship is too far away or on zoom-ins the pic looks "flat & grainy", couldn't make good enough shots indoor, etc. 
I'm still a n00b in terms of cameras - all I could do is pressing the button while having some simple settings.  So this time I'm buying a new one I need to be sure I didn't miss a better choice.   So what I'm looking for should be:
- compact camera (not a big thing with a special case for it)
- Mpx as much as possible
- greater zoom-ins with photo at such looking like the camera indeed got closer to the object, but not like if the normal pic got cropped & all the grain & haze & stuff visible at it's best.
- additional lens?
- great photos indoor even if the lighting is poor & flash not used
- long living battery
- preferably a touch-screen on the back
- photos looking "sharp & alive" as if done by a professional with a professional big camera.

Though if there's no compact pocket camera that can be that good, suggest anything else - the only thing I'm afraid here is that the camera + collection of lenses & other accessories would be too expensive & too much of stuff for me to carry.

Regards,
Denis
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: A new feature for the website. on: July 06, 2016, 12:03:20 pm
You can compare by having both ships open in separate windows.

 Huh
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Abandonment private contribution of my photographs. on: June 03, 2016, 09:53:05 pm
Some new photos just slip away from the admin's eyes & they slowly go in to the depths of the database...   I would be right to think that even when I or someone else of the team is not monitoring the site, plenty of others do.  However, now in a catching up mode due to the lack of time on here & interests/occupations expanded elsewhere, I have to go through the recent uploads of like 15-20 pages with 200 photos on each once in like 4-6 days & there are still photos uploaded several days ago that don't meet the site standards or have incorrect name or missing IMO still not fixed.  Such makes me partly agree with Carlos that admins are not universally great at their duties on here.
To those who complain like "mine got deleted, yet other much worse ones still stay on!" - yours was deleted as it didn't meet the Site Standards & you can bring the "worse ones" to admin's attention so they can be dealt with too, except the ones uploaded several years ago. 
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ships-favourite names,not the ships,but the names,for any reason ! on: March 26, 2016, 11:27:20 pm
Try to pronounce this one - DVADESETPRVI MAJ (IMO 9582427).
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ships-favourite names,not the ships,but the names,for any reason ! on: March 24, 2016, 12:37:53 pm

Only those who have absolutely no relation or knowledge in ships could come up with names like that.
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: administrative policy. on: March 18, 2016, 02:22:43 pm
Well, JanHu has nearly ALL of his photos with such watermark & black frame.   
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: How does one delete one's account? on: March 12, 2016, 06:37:38 pm
Via request by a Webmaster, I'd say.
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / TOLANDO (IMO 5363952) on: March 10, 2016, 05:57:26 pm
Accidentally just came across this interesting ship:
http://nok-schiffsbilder.de/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=15247
http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:958135/mmsi:-5363952/vessel:TOLANDO
Pretty curvy?  Grin

Couldn't find any photos of her on here, so if someone of you have this in your archives - please, do share!

Regards,
Denis
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ships-favourite names,not the ships,but the names,for any reason ! on: March 10, 2016, 01:00:36 pm
Just remembered these 2 same looking heavylifters:
LIFT-ON - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1767700
LIFT-OFF - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1813523

And of course, BigLift's ships with names that make no sense:
HAPPY DYNAMIC
HAPPY RIVER
HAPPY DELTA
HAPPY STAR
HAPPY DIAMOND
HAPPY SKY

Oh & just came across a happy tanker called HAPPY FELLOW.
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ships-favourite names,not the ships,but the names,for any reason ! on: March 08, 2016, 11:12:43 pm
All I could remember (Except the WOOLLOOMOOLOO & those already mentioned long-namers) were:

FUNNY GIRL - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1380755
CRAZY ME - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?query=crazy+me&x=0&y=0
CRAZY CAT - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=780899
TITAN URANUS - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2200903
FART - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=961862
KISS THE SKY - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1060164
FOLLOW ME - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1073098
MY LIFE - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1061148
MY BOAT - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?query=My+Boat&x=26&y=13
MY GIRL - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2325907
METALLICA - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2364651
FULL AHEAD - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=61091

And, of course, my favourite one I still remember seeing - OOSTERSCHELDEBORG - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=429011 I mean how do you pronouce it as one word?  Which letter is under emphasis?  Could had no problems with it if it was just written just OOSTER SCHELDE BORG. Grin


Beside all that, here are more creative names:
http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2014/03/20/25-of-the-funniest-boat-names-of-all-time/
http://thechive.com/2013/06/05/there-are-some-clever-boat-names-out-there-29-photos/

And http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/3533682033_85bc395ec0.jpg  Grin
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / IMOs on: March 04, 2016, 07:57:07 pm
I'm curious about this for a long time...
Ships that were built in the 50s have IMO starting with 5, 60s - with 6, 70s - with 7, etc.  That's correct for most of cases & for them if the IMO starts with, say, 73 - then it's safe to say the vessel was built in 1973 or somewhen around that year.  Also correct for most of cases.  Ships built in the 90s have IMO starting with 9... I thought long ago that for those that will be built in 2000s the IMO will start from 0, for those built in 2010s - from 1, etc. Of course, that's wrong!  Even for a 2016 built ship (not a yacht) it would still start with 9.  But there are only 7 digits in IMO & what if eventually there are/were so many vessels built since the 90s, that whatever 7 digit number starting with 9 you can come up with - it's already taken.  What then?  Huh  Taking IMOs from long ago of vessels that no longer exist? Start IMOs from 0-4? Introduce 8 digit IMOs?
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Vessels moored versus vessels on the move ! on: March 04, 2016, 11:50:12 am
From my daily observations of recent uploads through out 8 years (or if you can simply look at recent uploads within 24h on any given day), I'd say there are more photos of ships on the move than moored.
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