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Sunsets at sea: Colour versus black & white photography

Sunsets at sea: Colour versus black & white photography

In a world addicted to colour, it takes a bit of courage to photograph a sunset in black and white. Doing so can be tricky, but going off the beaten track has its rewards. The use of greyscale enables the photographer to show a different aspect of reality that has been hidden by colour. It is a challenge to both the eye and the mind.

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My one and only regret as a maritime writer

My one and only regret as a maritime writer

“Of all fruitless errands, sending a tear to look after a day that is gone is the most fruitless,” wrote Charles Dickens in his novel Nicholas Nickleby. How so true. Yet, how many of us have not run the errand Dickens spoke of? As a maritime writer, I’ve had only one regret which I fortunately jettisoned after some soul-searching.

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Sunset Over Water: A black & white photo challenge

Sunset Over Water: A black & white photo challenge

Sunsets are a well-worn subject in photography. However, to capture a sunset in black & white can be a real challenge—a test of the photographer’s artistic eye and technical savvy. With this in mind, I am inviting amateur and professional photographers to take part in a special Marine Café Blog feature on the theme ‘Sunset Over Water’.

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Choice quotes for ship captains from Joseph Conrad

Choice quotes for ship captains from Joseph Conrad

Who better to write about the sea and sailors than a man of letters who had been a ship captain? Joseph Conrad, a Polish author who wrote in English, is regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language. He served for 16 years in the British merchant marine, assuming his first command in 1888 at the age of 31 — the three-masted iron barque Otago.

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