I brought my GH4 to the s/v Pommern in Mariehamn, Aland, the other day to see how the camera would deal with details and very difficult light condition. A few shots with a monopod but most free hand which you unfortunately can see. Very strong sunshine with sharp shadows and really challenging condition as no ND filter was used. All settings out of the box which was UHD 3840 x 2160 25fps. Everything edited with a Macbook Air 11 inch screen. Shooting and editing took 5 hrs in total so this could have been done much better, but despite all this and the fact that I am still learning how to use the camera I am very pleased with the result. As I am a guy who prefers "showing what it looked like", I feel that I have after a long search finally found "my camera".
The Pommern sailing ship belongs today to the Aland's Maritime Museum in Mariehamn. The 4 masted barque was built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1903. Her last owner was the Gustaf Eriksson shipping company who sailed with the Pommern and her mighty sisters with grain from S. Australia (Normally Port Lincoln) to the United Kingdom. The Pommern won the Great Grain Race twice, and the era of these huge square riggers came to an end by the outbreak of the WW2. The song "Rolling Home" was frequently heard on these ships while doing the extremely heavy work onboard. Imaging a crew of 26 all together with 4 000 square meters of canvas, 300ft ship and and heavy weather in the roaring forties or the screaming fifties..She is really a monument of sailors from all seafaring nations you never will find today..
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