Ship Propeller

Welcome back! Today's image was taken in Baltimore's Inner Harbor area where that City's Maritime Museum is located. It consists of several ships, including the USS Constellation, USS Torsk and the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, to name a few. I like the fact that the many ships are spread over five different piers which makes for a very nice walking tour.

Outside of the Maritime offices there is a large ship propeller, as seen below.

Ship Propeller
Ship Propeller

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This propeller, origins unknown to me, is a hot spot for tourist. It has a magical draw for visitors with cameras and can often be seen with kids climbing on it, albeit unsafe to do so.

Processing

This was a 3-shot bracket (+2 to -2) which was processed using HDR Efex Pro. I wanted to add a hint of a painterly effect, which was applied via the "BuzSim" filter in Topaz Lab's Simplify 3 using the settings shown below.

BuzSim Settings - Ship Propeller
BuzSim Settings - Ship Propeller

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Thanks so much for visiting!

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM