a grand old lady!

this grand old lady, the Chief Commanda, once took passengers on cruises of Lake Nipissing and the French River from 1947 to 1974.  The original ship was named after Raymond Commanda, the local chief who drowned in the French River in 1944, three years before the Chief Commanda 1 was launched.  This location is at the Government Dock, and is now a restaurant in the summers months. Once the Chief Commanda 11 is launched I will take a few photos to post…in order they are black & white, color and sepia all have adjustments to them…
old Chief.b.and.w.2012
old Chief.color.2012
old Chief.sepia.2012

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11 responses

  1. You are really getting into tweaking the photos… Check out Leanne Coles site for neat tutorials and hints and tips about B/W, though I think you may not need it here, it does make for a useful read…
    http://leannecolephotography.com/2011/11/11/day-11-black-and-white-conversions/

    May 14, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    • I’m learning by doing over and over… someone told me a few months back there are very few people who are natural photographers, so it is a good thing photography is an art that can be learned by doing/reading as much as possible, whether it is true or not I like to think to some degree so I keep doing/reading. Thanks for the suggestion,but… I’ve been following Leanne for months now…I love her site, she has so much to offer in the way of tutorials, but I have to say I’ve not seen this particular tutorial, will definitely check it out…she is an inspiration, besides being a very kind, generous person. thanks again…

      May 14, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      • I remember this one in particular as it was about the same time I first started playing with B/W and then HDR B/W and I found it to be very useful. Its (in my opinion) too easy to lose sight of the outcomes in photography, make sure you do it for fun first, then try and follow the ‘rules’ second. Just my personal take but chasing perfect composition, light, etc etc is not what I am into (and any pro would agree if they looked at what I produce)

        May 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      • I couldn’t agree with you more…I don’t expect to become a pro, nor do I want to be so obsessed I strive for perfection. I’ve always felt I would like to learn what I can but please myself first. Having said that I do like it when a photographer I’m inspired by passes along a tip, being open to constructive help/tips is part of the whole process. I’m a firm believer beauty is in the eye of the beholder…what on person likes someone else won’t, so if I’m happy that is all that is important to me…sure it is nice to have people tell you your work is good/great, but if I’m happy with what I’m doing, the kind words are a bonus! Besides perfection isn’t always what it is cracked up to be…I do this because I’m enjoying it not to achieve perfection… 🙂

        May 15, 2013 at 12:23 am

      • Excellent, I could not agree more 🙂

        May 15, 2013 at 12:24 am

  2. You are absolutely great.Wonderful Images.

    May 15, 2013 at 2:20 am

    • thank you Hanno, for your kind words!

      May 15, 2013 at 3:13 am

      • They come from the bottom of my heart.May I ask you for a favour .Would you be so kind and vote before me at the site I linked in my post about the Exhibition it is the red marked link on top.I would be delighted to get as much votes as I can from my fellow blogger and friends.

        May 15, 2013 at 3:16 am

      • went to vote…looks like the top three have been chosen?

        May 15, 2013 at 3:43 am

      • Yes I know,may I belief you are implying that I was suppose to be one of the top three.:))XD.Well to be honest It is actually the People’s Choice Award .The top three were chosen by a expert Juror.Anyway thanks for your vote,I am looking forward to win the Award.zYou know I always life in hope positive thinker is my middle name.

        May 15, 2013 at 3:49 am

  3. Fascinating history….Great shots!

    May 15, 2013 at 8:47 am

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