Vikingship, Roskilde

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keiberg on August 14, 2009

Very nice picture, looks like a boot picture (but this is ofcourse of the record).

Marbiz on August 14, 2009

The monotones add character to this picture Norrel, very nice.

JC EBY © NO VIEWS! on August 14, 2009

Très belle photo "monochrome"....

Amitiés, Jean-Claude

someGuyinmasset on August 14, 2009

Hey cool, you ain't getting me to cross the Atlantic in that thing though!

Nawitka on August 14, 2009

Very good choice of sepia for this one, Norrel! Beautiful shot!

Wilf Ratzburg on August 14, 2009

Great lines! Some awesome marine architects in those days.

Cheers, frtzw906

Norrel on August 14, 2009

You're kidding me, keyberg! Please stop! ;>)

Thanks, marbiz, I thought that some old-fashioned colouring would fit this picture.

Merci, jean-Claude!

What's that, Guy? Are you chicken? The Vikings went from Denmark to Newfoundland in ships like this.

Thanks, Nawitka. The Vikings would have liked sepia as well!

There is a little wharf at the museum where you can order an old fashioned hand-made boat, frtzw906. Not only a Viking ship, but old fishing boats as well.

someGuyinmasset on August 14, 2009

Yeah Norrel, but them big Viking women they had rowing intimidate me!

Ritva Astikainen on August 15, 2009

Great sepia Norrel, very nice ship :)

Warm greetings, Ippa

Norrel on August 16, 2009

Now I understand, Guy, like Ippa is rowing her Vikingship on lake Pielinen. ;>)

Ritva Astikainen on August 16, 2009

LOOOL, perhaps we have been a Viking couple in our past ... ;))

not1word on August 16, 2009

The only reason that the Vikings rowed across the Atlantic, was they thought they were going to New Fund Land. They were trying to escape their own fincancial crisis.

Cal Kimola Brown on August 17, 2009

Maybe its an optical illusion but that water sure seems shallow - if so the boat can't have much of a keel. Lovely shot in sepia.

Norrel on August 17, 2009

LOL, Ippa. I know that cartoon, it is in some Dutch newpapers as well.

If they were, not1word, they didn't succeed. That's why they started looting my country.

The water is shallow, Cal. The boats didn't have much of a keel. They carried stones inside the boat, to prevent it from capsizing.

Norrel on August 17, 2009

I've viewed the picture again, Cal, but it is largely optical illusion. The water wasn't as shallow as it looks like in the pic. The depth was about 3 ft/1m. In the picture it looks like if the boat is stuck in the mud.

Károly Kovács on August 18, 2009

Hi Norrel!

Thank you for the vote!


Norrel on August 18, 2009

I give my vote to the best pic, Kari ;>)

Sanja Kosanovic on August 21, 2009

Very artistic! Good reflection.

I like it!

Norrel on August 21, 2009

Thanks for your nice comment, Sankos!

mardrl on August 22, 2009

I really love this picture in sepia (for old) and I can't come up with the right thing to say. It is really a great shot even if it is stuck in the mud. :)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 13, 2009
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Norrel
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A100
    • Taken on 2009/08/10 13:33:38
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash