It was a great day to be sailing when the four of us had the pleasure to be guests aboard the Elissa as she tacked around Galveston Bay in March. I was trying to get an interesting composition of this bell with as little specular highlights as possible when I saw one of the crew working on the deck behind it and decided to include him in the shot but not in sharp focus so the bell would stand out. For some interesting history on the ship and to see more great pictures check out the blogs from Shirley, Larry Patrick and Steve in their March posts from the list on the right of blogs I visit.
Camera info: Nikon D200, 24 - 70 mm f2.8 lens at 24mm and f2.8 at 1/8000th, ISO 100, cloudy whitebalance
Post processing: 3 separate levels adjustments to brighten the overall image and to bring up detail inside of the bell, sharpened with the Edge from Kubota actions