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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sultana Projects

Last weekend, the schooner Sultana  sailed into neighboring Sultana0603 (29)Onancock, VA where it docked before heading to a tall ships event in Cape Charles, VA. Sultana is a “nearly” exact replica of a 1768 British revenue cutter that patrolled North American waters prior to the American Revolution. The original ship was the smallest schooner ever registered on the British Royal Navy Lists.

Based out of Chestertown, MD, this recreation sails as the “Schoolship of the Chesapeake.”  Sultana is a floating classroom for learning about colonial maritime history. It sails the Chesapeake Bay providing hands-on education in the history and natural environment of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.  Since its launch in 2001, an estimated 45,000 students and teachers have sailed her decks to learn about the history, culture and natural environment of North America’s largest estuary. Sultana overviewSeveral times a year, Sultana is open to the to the public for dockside open-houses, which usually coincide with a public festival in which the vessel is participating. During its weekend docking in Onancock, we boarded and toured her. Below are images from our visit, image processing done in Picasa.

Masts in “pencil sketch”

mast stenfil1neon ropes

Ropes in “neon”heat lampThe above images using “heat map”

The choices in Picasa’s image processing edits create impressive imagery from ordinary photos. These were done by simply selecting a photo in Picasa and then clicking to edit it — it’s fun and best of all FREE. (And, those are two of my favorite words.)

10 comments:

Daisy said...

Fun and free are favorites of mine too. Neat photos and editing of them too, Beatrice. :)

Sandra said...

those tall ships are amazing to see and I LOVE that neon rope

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Are are so lucky to be living where you are and get to see these amazing sites. Are you sure you want to move?

Lois Evensen said...

What a lovely sail ship! Great post!

L. D. Burgus said...

I would have liked to see the boat in person. Thanks for sharing the great captures. I like to play with the edits of a couple of different programs. Your creations are great.

L. D. Burgus said...

I would have liked to see the boat in person. Thanks for sharing the great captures. I like to play with the edits of a couple of different programs. Your creations are great.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I love these old ships! But I rarely see any now days since I live so far inland.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Montanagirl said...

Very cool effects! I like them.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Daisy, we are all for fun & free anytime. Thanks for the compliment too, but really not much work was put into the photo editing, just click on an option in Picasa and it does the work, quick and easy and FREE!

Thanks, Sandra and I know how you love to play with effects too.

Hi Tammy, yes we do get to see interesting sights, but would search them out anywhere we're living and yes we are very sure we want to move.

Lois & Larry, thanks for the feedback and kind words too :-)

Christer, but we so enjoy the inland views you post on your blog.

Thanks, Mona.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Hmm, I have not used Picasa will have to try that...had a lot of photos online with Kodak share which has now been bought out by Shutterfly, but the collage capability is too limited. I used to be able to capture a journey with many more photos on an 8x11 sheet, now am limited to 9.

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