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a 75 km/h gale

On our way to the UK for some vintage hi-fi shopping, aboard the high speed ferry Stena Discovery from the Hoek van Holland – Harwich service. This ferry crosses the North Sea with a cruising speed of 75 m/h. Wanting to know how this speed feels outside, for inside there is not much of a speed sensation. The tiny aft deck was the place to go and the force and the sound of the wind was impressing together with the darkish sky.
On the deck there were also two twin bros having a big time playing with the wind. Again the fast F10 came in handy to capture the lively scene without much ado.

Some facts about the Discovery
The world's largest high-speed ferry - which crosses the North Sea in three hours and 40 minutes. Dimensions: 126,60 x 40,00 X 5,8 m meter, Power plant: 2 General Electric Gas turbines, delivering 78.000 kW. Capacity: 1500 passengers, 375 cars (or 50 lorries and 100 cars). Built in Finland in 1997.

PCS tech: slightly cropped, adjusted the levels, contrast saturation and curves differentially, ran thru Noiseware, USM-ed , added a frame added and saved for the web.


exif data

Camera Manufacturer : FUJIFILM
Camera Model : FinePix F10
Shutter speed [s] : 1/416
Aperture : F2.8
Exposure program : Normal (2)
ISO speed ratings : 100
Date taken : 2005:08:05 10:03:05
Exposure bias value : -33/100
Metering mode : Average (1)
Focal length [mm] : 45 mm
Colour space : sRGB
Image width : 2848
Image length : 2136
Sharpness : Normal
White balance : Auto
Chroma Saturation : Normal

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