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Photographer:Christina Baseos [View profile]Title:BLUE STAR 1Added:May 09, 2013
Captured:April 26, 2013IMO:9197105Hits:3,968
Location:Piraeus, Greece
Photo Category: Ferries
Arriving at Piraeus port, 26/04/13 - 06:30am
Vessel Identification
Name:Blue Star 1
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:29,858 tons
Summer DWT:4,500 tons
Length:176 m
Beam:29 m
Draught:6 m

Additional Information
Class society:Lloyd´s Shipping Register
Build year:2000
AIS Information
Last known position:
37°32’35.4” N, 25°47’11.4” E
Speed, course (heading):
24.9kts, 110° (110°)
Location:Pir Thy Ko Rod
Arrival:20th Mar 2019
07:00:11 UTC
Last update:
45 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 10th, 05:00:52 UTCPiraeus
2018 September 8th, 07:10:08 UTCPi Sy Pat Le Ka Ko R
2018 September 6th, 07:10:41 UTCPir Sy Pa Le Ko Rho
2018 September 5th, 02:00:30 UTCPiraeus Kos
2018 August 28th, 03:50:15 UTCRho Symi Ko Th Pir
2018 August 22nd, 05:05:59 UTCKo-le-pat-sy-piraeus
2018 August 18th, 20:15:01 UTCRo Ko Kat Pir
2018 August 14th, 03:45:50 UTCSy-ko-thira-piraeus
2018 August 12th, 22:30:11 UTCPa-na-pat-le-ko
2018 August 11th, 06:00:08 UTCRho Kos Vathi Pir
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Photo Comments (25)

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Tuomas Romu on May 13, 2013 18:57 (5 years ago)
In my opinion, the main problem of this photograph is its technical quality. The the raw image produced by the camera likely wasn't good enough, so aggressive post-processing (e.g. over-sharpening) was required and the end result wasn't that good. For this reason, our rules say that the members should be aware of the limitations of their cameras.

That aside, capturing a scene like this is perfectly possible with a decent camera - it's more of a matter of timing after all. Thus, I see no point in blaming the photographer for /image manipulation/. The moon may look a bit unrealistic, but I have no doubts that it wasn't there when the picture was taken.
Cdawg on May 12, 2013 23:49 (5 years ago)
Is this where we are headed?
I am not sure about everyone else here,but I actually go to sea for a living and most of my pictures are taken at sea.
I had a picture removed because the vessel was to small in the picture..oh no!
I had to "straighten" a horizon,because the FRC happens to move in a seaway.
We are not(I don't think)professional photographers,but there sure are a lot of professional critics.
I like the picture,btw.
Christina Baseos on May 12, 2013 23:16 (5 years ago)
Once again, thank you all for the comments, they’re duly appreciated and criticism is always welcomed, when it’s bona fide.
In my previous comment the other day, when I said that this photo hasn’t been photoshopped, I was replying to the gentleman who said that the moon has been added on. In other words (or at least that is what I understood), he meant that this photo had no moon at all and that I added it from a different photo, which is not the case. I never claimed that I didn’t use any software at all for the picture…I think it’s quite obvious that something must have been used or how else would I add my name or the border? So, my comment earlier “it hasn’t been photoshopped” was making reference to the ‘added moon’.
With all due respect, to the best of my knowledge, there’s no rule here that doesn’t allow post processing of photos. The only rule is that the ship should dominate the photo and given that it’s totally subjective whether one likes a photo or not and basically it all comes down to personal preferences, whether there has been any other kind of processing little does it matter. In the event that a photo may ‘look unreal’, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not real indeed…especially with seascape/landscape sceneries. I was just lucky to see this view from my house in the morning after the moon doesn’t happen every day :)

I won’t mention the names of each & everyone who has left a comment here, however, I thank you all together! Looking forward to seeing your photos! Take care everyone! Best regards!
Marpacifico on May 11, 2013 08:05 (5 years ago)
Wonderfull shot, many thanks for sharing...
Cheers, Marpacifico
Patagualino on May 11, 2013 00:23 (5 years ago)
Christina: Thank you for posting. I enjoyed the photo. Enough said.
Steve Geronazzo on May 10, 2013 23:39 (5 years ago)
Hello Peter. With all due respect, the proof is in the picture. Just look at the front of the ship and you will see a brush stroke above the mountain range. I am not judging the photographer's work... I am just saying that Photoshop was used... too much... just enough... it is subjective. I have seen Chistina's work on other websites and I really like her work. She is a talented photographer.
Kelvin Davies on May 10, 2013 23:32 (5 years ago)
I agree with Peter and Christina. There is no evidence that this photo has been manipulated, If Christina had tweaked it with Photoshop, I would expect the sky would have been adjusted by use of noise filters and I would expect to see sharpening; look at the ship's name. That has not been sharpened.
And I don't see what is wrong with the mountains or the "chimneys".
By the way, the same applies to her other photo, MSC Augusta. Nothing wrong with that one either.
Steve Geronazzo on May 10, 2013 22:34 (5 years ago)
This photo although very nice and artistic has been manipulated with Photoshop. We can see evident signs of this in front of the ship (mountain range), around the chimneys and also the sky.
carimar on May 10, 2013 21:07 (5 years ago)
Amzing picture Christina. dont look at the negativer comments. this picture is just great! Congrats. Regards
Korkira on May 10, 2013 17:06 (5 years ago)
It's AMAZING scene!
It's like fantasy and reality in one. I love it!

Regards to all!
Stan Muller on May 10, 2013 11:45 (5 years ago)
It is made with a Nikon COOLPIX L310 and worked with Adobe Photoshop CS2. doesn't look that bad at all in small size. looks awfull in full size, but I've seen worse on the site. The atmosphere on the other hand is great!
Christina Baseos on May 10, 2013 11:43 (5 years ago)
Thank you all for your comments. I appreciate all of them, the positive ones and the negative ones. Just for your info though, it is not photoshopped. The picture was taken on April the 26th at 6:32am (after the moon eclipse). The reason I took this photo is exactly because it was a scenerey I personally hadn't seen ever again...I've never seen a full moon again so big and so low to the horizon at the break of the dawn, when it wasn't dark anymore.
Anyway though, thank you again everyone :)
Eric Leschevec on May 10, 2013 10:08 (5 years ago)
This pic has been played around with on photo shop , the moon looks like it has been added on , the ship is over saturated with color , looks awful .
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on May 10, 2013 09:53 (5 years ago)
Indeed a nice photo, but looks like some fishy buisness going on, also on her other picture. But what do i know.

yoryos on May 10, 2013 09:32 (5 years ago)
Perfection! we are so blessed in Greece, imagine actually 'living' moments like this... thank you Christina!
Cedric Hacke on May 10, 2013 09:04 (5 years ago)
Fantastic shot, it could go straight into a Blue Star Ferries brochure
Cornelia Klier on May 10, 2013 06:53 (5 years ago)
Oh no, I think this looks very ugly ! Artificial, photoshopped but never like it looks in reality. :/
Lars Brunkman on May 10, 2013 06:45 (5 years ago)
Wonderful photo, Christina! Thanks for sharing!
Tim Vogel on May 10, 2013 06:11 (5 years ago)
Thanks for sharing this perfect picture! Awesome!
primedude on May 10, 2013 05:44 (5 years ago)
Wow .. where were you standing christina .......
So Romantic ... I would Love to take my wife to the Deck of that Ferry .... and watch the Moon..... so Breath Taking ..
Thank you very much for sharing such a Marvelous Picture .. you just made my Day ...


Shahid Ayub
Knut Helge Schistad on May 10, 2013 05:39 (5 years ago)
Awesome.Well done job.Christina
Knut Helge
Christina Baseos on May 09, 2013 22:52 (5 years ago)
Thank you Fernando! :)
Fernando Montes on May 09, 2013 22:29 (5 years ago)
Awesome, congratulations!
Christina Baseos on May 09, 2013 18:34 (5 years ago)
Thank you Godra!
Godra on May 09, 2013 18:30 (5 years ago)
Great picture!!
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