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Photo of the Week: “Swashbucklers”

Posted by on September 12, 2012

The tall ship HMS Bounty, star of the film “Mutiny on the Bounty”, made a stop over in Plymouth Harbor as part of its 2012 East Coast Cruise. The photography club was a buzz with rumors of when the ship would arrive in port and I ended up “chasing” it for a few days to grab that elusive arrival shot! Watching the Bounty as it lay at anchor off of the Gurnet I had day dreams of what Squanto must have felt like when he first saw the sails of the Mayflower in Plymouth Bay! Two days later the Bounty was on the move and I hustled down to the waterfront to start snapping off pictures. “Swashbucklers” depicts the motley crew along the starboard rail as they work to secure the Bounty to State Pier next to the Mayflower. Stay tuned for more photos from this set in the weeks ahead!

-Kayak Dave

Notes: The photo was taken with my Cannon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR camera with EF-S 55-250mm lens . The camera was set to aperture priority with f/8 and ISO 100 to calculate a shutter speed of 1/640s. The focal length was 123mm.

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