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« on: February 03, 2016, 06:48:55 am »

In order of priority and probably because I'm just a bit weird, the first 3 things I like to know about a vessel when it comes onto the database, is as follows:

1)  Location of photo
2)  Build year
3)  Current location

My 2nd priority used to be the vessels builder.

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 09:05:47 am »

Hi MattyBoy, quite interesting 'research' you initiated!
My preferences:
1. V/L techical data;
2. Description;
3. Location.

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 12:22:26 pm »

1. IMO number
2. year of built
3. builder
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 01:05:19 pm »

1.Vessel History
2.Quality of Image
3.Renamings
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 06:42:25 pm »

1. Location
2. Date Of Photograph (approx. will do)
3. IMO#

Anything else I can find out for myself if I need it.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 02:19:06 am »

Thanking you for your input. It's interesting to note what piques others interests on what is such an varied & fascinating subject.

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2016, 07:11:07 am »

As a general rule of thumb for me:

1. Vessel type (there are several categories on the site where I never open up any photo)
2. Age of the photo, (historic shots are more interesting than new ones, everybody is a "photographer" these days)
3. Location of the photto (photos taken in Asia tend to show more ships that never make it to my area)
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 08:30:57 pm »

1. Name
2. IMO
3. Port of Registry
4. Location

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2016, 01:57:59 pm »

1) Builder.
2) Date of build.
3) Photo location.
4) Date of photo.
5) IMO.
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2016, 03:52:13 pm »

A) The photo itself (regarding greatness, interest, quality standards being met).
B) Name/IMO (to see if it's correct or missing for this photo).

1) Year of built (often I try to guess it by the looks of the vessel & then see if I'm right).
2) Length & Breadth (to imagine how big the ship is, of course).
3) Builder (was) (to know why this ship looks like this & sometimes to find other (sister) ships by that yard).
4) Type/Category (to know the type & see if the photo is placed correctly).
5) Owner/Manager (was) (sometimes to find their site, more ship infos & GA plans if a vessel is very interesting for me to look further in to).
7) Date/Location (to feel how fresh is this photo & where it was made, of course).


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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2016, 06:36:20 am »

To be impressive. To be caught from an angle that can blow you away. Anything caught in that shot besides the ship is good for that photo. Also each photo has to tell a story, and that story can improve if anything else can be caught in that shot.
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2016, 09:09:28 am »

Yes, that's the point - can a photo tell a story. Only this is what is making a good photo.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2016, 09:35:41 am »

Originality and dedication from the photographer.
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2016, 12:03:36 pm »

I am surprised that nobody so far has been honest enough to tell that the first thing they look at is the number of comments that a picture has generated.  Wink

The number of views to even a mediocre shot explodes when someboday places a comment, so somehow it is factor that significantly counts....

This morning I posted three shots, one got a comment and has already been seen quite a lot, while another shot showed a (to me much more interesting) ship for the very first time on the site, and the number of views are far less.....
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2016, 01:09:57 pm »

The "Peters Look" ships, like those from Sietas, have a big fan club so are likely to get a few comments and hence more hits.
I notice, though, that there are a number of little mutual-admiration "cliques" on the site that get lots of hits for their sometimes-indifferent photos while other, better or more-interesting ones quickly disappear into the depths of the site without many people viewing them.
Interesting SHIPS are what I look for first on this site. I am not too bothered about the skill of the photographer who posted it and will certainly not be waxing lyrical about the light, ambience or composition of the photo. But that's just my view.
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