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    Re: ::: Finnmarken :::


    Ok, it's a gangway, a nice gangway. But does it really have to be painted bright white? And why not change the illumination to something more interesting than fluorescent tubes?

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      Sometimes I feel like amazed... The way to cabin 204.




      A lot of cupboards available!


      One of these also includes a minisafe.


      And a big desk to put your things on. No wonder that Finnmarken was used on the Australian charter. One of the doors also hides a fridge.


      I guess this room is for a bag. Better not be a too big bag then.

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        Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

        Hello Tommi;
        Thanks for your pictures from the interior of Finnmarken. You have a great eye for details. What impresses me most, is the absence of sloping lines. Do you use a lens with perspective control? Or do you correct it afterwards, in Photoshop?
        Regards; Sigve.
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        IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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          Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

          Originally posted by Sigve View Post
          Hello Tommi;
          Thanks for your pictures from the interior of Finnmarken. You have a great eye for details. What impresses me most, is the absence of sloping lines. Do you use a lens with perspective control? Or do you correct it afterwards, in Photoshop?
          Thank you Sigve.
          Actually, I begun to think about those sloping lines when I was photographing interiors in old Finnmarken at the CVF autumn cruise 2011. Back then it was just a thought, but now it is something I consider very thoughtfully when composing the frames.
          I use only ordinary lenses, it would probably be a bit un-practical with a tilt-shift lens when photographing without a tripod? I'm not doing any perspective corrections in the computer in normal pictures, just in multi-picture panoramas, but I spend quite much care in rotating the images correctly.
          Actually, when I was working with these last pictures I came aware several times that I also need to adjust the tilt/swivel of the monitor - just for not be fooled by the perspective.

          There are actually some sloping lines in the pictures, #840/2 is probably the best example. I recall there was a practical reason for those, probably something with composition of the rail in the foreground.

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            I had use of a wide angle “perspective control lens” back in the old days of 35mm film. When I say wide angle, it was 35mm, at a time when a typical “standard lens” was 50mm. It was simple and easy to use hand held. I’d totally forgotten about it until reading your post Tommi.

            I tend to take the view regarding sloping lines and suchlike that just a little can look like a “mistake” whereas a bit more or a lot appears intentional if the whole is well composed! Same with “extreme exposures” used creatively.

            Back to Finnmarken –it’s a wonderful collection of images you’ve taken Tommi, and everything from straightforward documentary to details.

            Fløibaren never much appealed to me –I used to just go there to look at the paintings and the old photographs rather than to sit and stay. Your photo #836/5 is almost enough to make me change my mind and go sit on that curve of seats though – it so captures the mood of that Nupen painting.

            I was actually looking at my photos of the stained glass in the café earlier yesterday, to choose something for a birthday card. Details of that glass are still, along with the Dagfinn Bakke cartoons, my favourite things on Finnmarken.

            There was scarcely anyone ever in Babette’s Café as I remember it, but yours and other recent trip reports now suggest otherwise. Another time I’d be interested to try the “different” food now on offer there (I never saw the servery actually manned and serving!), and who knows, I might even adopt a favourite seat there! There are definitely some contenders in your photos Tommi.

            Thank you so much for all you’ve shared from your trip.

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              Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

              Dear Tommi,

              Lots of great shots from Finnmarken...

              Just a tiny questions: those cabin furnitures, were they added for the Australian charter or were they also there originally?
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                Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                I had use of a wide angle “perspective control lens” back in the old days of 35mm film. When I say wide angle, it was 35mm, at a time when a typical “standard lens” was 50mm. It was simple and easy to use hand held. I’d totally forgotten about it until reading your post Tommi.

                I tend to take the view regarding sloping lines and suchlike that just a little can look like a “mistake” whereas a bit more or a lot appears intentional if the whole is well composed! Same with “extreme exposures” used creatively.

                Back to Finnmarken –it’s a wonderful collection of images you’ve taken Tommi, and everything from straightforward documentary to details.

                Fløibaren never much appealed to me –I used to just go there to look at the paintings and the old photographs rather than to sit and stay. Your photo #836/5 is almost enough to make me change my mind and go sit on that curve of seats though – it so captures the mood of that Nupen painting.

                I was actually looking at my photos of the stained glass in the café earlier yesterday, to choose something for a birthday card. Details of that glass are still, along with the Dagfinn Bakke cartoons, my favourite things on Finnmarken.

                There was scarcely anyone ever in Babette’s Café as I remember it, but yours and other recent trip reports now suggest otherwise. Another time I’d be interested to try the “different” food now on offer there (I never saw the servery actually manned and serving!), and who knows, I might even adopt a favourite seat there! There are definitely some contenders in your photos Tommi.

                Thank you so much for all you’ve shared from your trip.
                Thank you very much Seagull for commenting, highly appreciated.
                I think that the "straight approach" has become a part of my photographing style.
                Of course, "sloping lines" can be used for creating nice effects, photography is indeed a creative activity.

                I think Fløibaren can be a really nice place if you fill it up with all your friends, like all CVF members. Otherwise it seems to be a bit large area.

                Yes, there were quite much people at Babettes. They made some special calls, announcing fresh waffles and similar. I found it as a good place to sit in while keeping a great overview of the surroundings of the ship. I cannot remember that they actually had "real" dishes to serve up here, just a normal cafeteria selection of pastries and sandwiches.
                Finnmarken is probably quite nice even when carrying the maximal number of passengers due to the large public areas. One difference to the large public areas of TF/MS is that there seems to be more seats available.
                At low season there's probably always some areas that are deserted.

                Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                Dear Tommi,
                Lots of great shots from Finnmarken...
                Just a tiny questions: those cabin furnitures, were they added for the Australian charter or were they also there originally?
                Thank you pakarang.
                I got the impression that furniture we're all installed at the same time period.

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                  Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                  Finnmarken is absolutely on my list of Hurtigruten ships i want to travel with, which contains three ships (Lofoten (at any time again), Vesteralen and Finnmarken). At least your wonderful pictures are showing that Finnmarken is a creative evolution of the KH, RW, NL, NK, PL and NN-class with the additional deck including the pool and Babettes Cafe.
                  As you know, i don't like the design of MS and TF at all, outside as inside and can't understand the change. But this is making even more FM unique and interesting - and full of own character.

                  Regarding your comment about the gangway:
                  "Ok, it's a gangway, a nice gangway. But does it really have to be painted bright white? And why not change the illumination to something more interesting than fluorescent tubes?"

                  It is clearly visible that this area is not anymore the playground of the interior designers. This is created by engineers and has to show that they are shaking their heads constantly about the freaks spending such a lot of money for useless gimmicks! They are building ships, no floating hotels.

                  Tommi, again thank you, i enjoyed this very much!
                  Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                    Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                    Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                    Finnmarken is absolutely on my list of Hurtigruten ships i want to travel with, which contains three ships (Lofoten (at any time again), Vesteralen and Finnmarken). At least your wonderful pictures are showing that Finnmarken is a creative evolution of the KH, RW, NL, NK, PL and NN-class with the additional deck including the pool and Babettes Cafe.
                    As you know, i don't like the design of MS and TF at all, outside as inside and can't understand the change. But this is making even more FM unique and interesting - and full of own character.
                    Hi Ralf, nice to hear that you like what you see.

                    I would say that FM is in many ways a larger version of Nordnorge. And that is, almost everything is one size larger. On my southbound sailing we met Nordnorge in Rørvik. When having a quick walk on board NN everything felt more close and compact than on FM.
                    FM is indeed a splendid ship that works very well in the Hurtigruten service. I also love Trollfjord, but I think that I actually would enjoy her more on some other route. The big difference between FM and the smaller TF/MS is that later sisters have more unused "space" in the interior. The aulas are larger, the panorama lounge is spacier, there are more and wider corridors etcetera. Now and then some areas of the FM feels a bit more deserted due to the lower number passengers.
                    FM also offers more outer decks to explore, while TF/MS has the giant upper sundeck and not so much more. The forecastle on FM is perfect and the pool area is a very nice addition.

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                      I fully agree to your description. I don't like these spacier areas, i feel more comfortable in cozier surroundings, especially when they are deserted. As more outer decks as better and i will be happy when i stand on that forecastle for the first time and try the pool!
                      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                        Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                        Thank you so much Tommi for all these beautiful pictures!

                        Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                        Finnmarken is absolutely on my list of Hurtigruten ships i want to travel with, which contains three ships (Lofoten (at any time again), Vesteralen and Finnmarken).
                        Interestingly, I have exactly the same list (+ Fram)! Finnmarken appeals to me because she looks like Fram's big sister (as far as I can tell from the pictures) particularly in the interior decoration, and I feel very good aboard MS Fram so I can imagine feeling good aboard Finnmarken (and I love the idea of an outside bow deck).

                        Unfortunately my travel companion has an even more restricted list (he finds MS Finnmarken way too big, and didn't like MS Vesteraalen at all when we spent two nights on board last year - while I was quite charmed by her quirkiness), so next trip will be on MS Lofoten again (I'm not complaining, but will keep advertising MS Finnmarken to him, and Tommi's picture will sure help!).
                        MS Lofoten April 2006, March 2012, Feb 2013. MS Polarlys Dec 2010. MS Fram Feb 2009, Sep 2011.
                        Upcoming : MS Fram Dec 2013, MS Lofoten Sep 2014
                        My travelblog : http://voyageterremer.blogspot.com. Hurtigruten, Antarctica, Svalbard, Norway (and other places...).

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                          Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                          "Finnmarken" north yesterday.


                          Finnmarken by Asimut, on Flickr
                          Best wishes from
                          Bengt Domben

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                            Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                            "Finnmarken" south again last night.


                            Finnmarken på sydgående by Asimut, on Flickr
                            Best wishes from
                            Bengt Domben

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                              Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                              Hooray, the light is back! The best light during the year I believe?

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                                Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                                Had anyone else found the site http://reisebyraaet.com, running a series of programmes from FM as she works her way up the coast. Norwegian only I'm afraid - but nice pictures for everyone!
                                Cheers,

                                Mark.

                                www.pologlover.co.uk

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