Heimdal, I guess that you have a fishing boat register like ours.., maybe you should add something about owners, when built, things like that..I like your boats, they only have an ugly color !! ;-), Cheers, Oddrun 17:30, 28 March 2007 (MDT)
I have, someplace, a few photos of various local (and probably a few visitors) fishing boats, taken in Lerwick '77/'78. I was wondering about uploading maybe one or two of the best ones to to here? I don't know how well they will scan, but I'd be willing to give it a try, if there's interest.
There's also a few of the naming ceremony of the RNLB "Soldian", by HRH Prince.... errr, I forget who, from the same era, which I could try doing as well if those were of any interest.
Ghostrider 14:55, 19 June 2007 (MDT)
- Come wi dem :-).. As Oddrun just said to tell you,, All Boats Are Of Interest! Even if we can't find a page for them, they will go in the Boat Gallery.
The Soldian pics will be great. The lifeboat page needs more pics,, and a lot more text,, ermmm,, if you fancy a little research project,, hint, hint ;-)
Robbie 15:07, 19 June 2007 (MDT)
- Ghostrider, weep the dust and get them scanned. I think the best example how valuable such stuff may be are Peter's pics of the Braer disaster on which we did a bit of work. When they are a bit blueish or redish or "pale" due to the age, we can always try to give them an "electronical colour refresh" as long as they are big enough so that the filters of modern proggis have a chance to work. Scan them with 1200/2400px and 16mio colours and in case you have no suitable tool to break them down to sizes in pxs an kbs that can be uploaded send them as e-mail and I will try my best ... :-) (that's to say: sum of attachments not bigger than 10MB per mail, otherwise the security settings of our mail server will throw them into the dustbin automatically ...)Islandhopper 15:18, 19 June 2007 (MDT)
Ghostrider, if you are stuck, my scanner can do prints, negs, or transparencies to 12,800 dpi (though I've never had to use that setting [;-)]. I did Peter's from negs for the Braer pics. All boats are of interest !
Heimdal 17:23, 19 June 2007 (MDT)
Forgot to say, I'm in Lk. Heimdal 17:28, 19 June 2007 (MDT)
I'll see if I can get them found and dusted, and give a few a try next I have my scanner set up. I can't promise anything, the camera was nothing special as I recall, and they're just old prints. Some old ones scan exceptionally well, others not, it seems to be pot luck how good the processor's work was on the day they did them.
Most are of small/medium - medium sized boats of the day, and most will be Lerwick boats, it was just what happened to be lying in round the pier on two or three occasions I happened to have a camera on me and the weather was good.
Several, if they scan in sharp enough to be of use, will need a bit of tidying up. A little trimming, rotation, bringhtening and such, fadeing, and blueing will be issues for some if I am recalling accurately what they're like. I have a version of Paint Shop on another computer, but it and me have never managed to get on very well, so, Islandhopper, if you, or anyone else for that matter, who has a better mastery of photo programs than I want to give them a go, any work that could be done on them would be very welcome, I'd appreciate it.
@Robbie, The Lifeboat, unfortunately isn't my specialist subject, other than recognising her in passing, but research for that shouldn't be too difficult I shouldn't think. I'll maybe take a look, and see what I can find out.
@Heimdal, I should still have the negs for these somewhere as well, so if it is the prints in an of themselves which aren't scanning well, scanning straight off the negative would be the way to go. Thanks for the offer. I'll see how it goes with the prints, and if they're no good, will get in touch to see if something can be organised with the negs. I'm at the Ness, but know a few folk who are in the town daily/regularly who'd be willing to drop them off and collect again later, so getting them shouldn't be a problem.
Ghostrider 17:55, 19 June 2007 (MDT)