I decided to make my Dark and Light entry on the theme of cruise ships so that all the photos would have similar subject matter.
MS Europa – Hapag Lloyd Cruises. The first one is a crop of one that I did not like so much. I used my PC’s photo editing tool to change it to black and white and give the appearance of an orange filter. The dark elements are the threatening looking clouds and the light, the sun breaking through. The second photo was taken on the same day but in this one I just cropped it a bit and used the auto enhance feature in Picasa.
Dawn Princess – Princess Cruises
Another cloudy day in Hobart and another cruise ship. Hobart is such a great place to photograph cruise ships as there are several good vantage points. I probably cropped this photo after I took it but left the even nastier looking rain clouds as I thought they were a great contrast to the white ship. I like the red frontage of the cruise terminal as well.
Carnival Legend – Carnival Cruises
Carnival Legend was visiting Sydney when we were there and this is a nice bright picture of her at Circular Quay. This picture is definitely in the “light” category.
Queen Victoria – Cunard
Also in Sydney in March 2016 was Queen Victoria the newest Cunard cruise ship. The “Queens” always have dark coloured hulls which contrast with their white superstructure. Incidentally I was quite surprised to learn that Carnival, the world’s biggest cruise company also owns Cunard which I think of as essentially British.