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Wedding on HMS Warrior 1

Well, I did the reconnaissance visit a week ahead (last Friday). Unfortunately I was unable to "get on" for the time (which will be 5.15 pm and likely photos on deck about 6-7 pm)






I thought "WoW" what a beautiful Venue for a Wedding ! and it IS BUT a photographers NIGHTMARE as you shall see later on !





I took all my "stock shots" that is the ones I shall use as a black & white sketch, for a colour print to be printed over a part thereof - for album pages.

I am producing a set/album of max 30 small images for Social Networking publications ; a set for general "at home" A4 prints and the final full size images only for use with large prints for the B&G and their friends/family.


It is a truly magnificant ship I was allowed in all sorts of not-for-the-Public-places - the Captains bedroom don't worry his "cot" was only for ONE (not a hammock, as they could not have a Captain falling out of bed )


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Usually the Captains quarters are at the rear, with a bank of large windows, looking out to sea ... not so on Warrior! Where the Propeller is below, it is hauled up "in store" when under sail. It takes up ALL the room.

The chainlinks are MASSIVE

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The Captains dining table is reserved for small functions - small weddings or family/friends/corporate lunch/dinner. It is a beautiful room.


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With a SNUG fireplace/stove and comfy chair
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CLEAR IMAGES/Portraits shall be at a premium - as EVERY nook and cranny is stuffed with equipment and with such a low ceiling??? and teeny weeny "windows" not much light to illuminate people at the wedding

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The Captains lounge/sitting/Dining room - is where the B & G sign the Register at his desk, sitting in HIS chair.

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Warring family skirmishes' are protected from "Swashbuckling" as the Cutlass; Flintlock Rifles and Pistols are securely locked up - but clearly on display.

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There is some nice pieces of equipment - I am thinking of a family group here, between the wheels - for a sort of "hands on" approach

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For my shots of "Guests at table" I may use the Fisheye lens ??? maybe not. Here you can see the "challange to me" ... surrounded by hulking great black cannons and a rare, teeny weeny porthole of light into the gloomy darkness - low ceilings which are "stocked overhead and over the tables"

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Frankly, its a nightmare ! I think I may use my macro lens for peoples faces - and blurr out the background


Any ideas warmly received ?


I did not put this in LFP because this is really a reccie, opportunity but it is a very interesting exercise !

I do get them - last one was the Bride marrying her African man and white balance probs thanks to Mark for lots of hints and tips on THAT one !
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Re: Wedding on HMS Warrior 1

Warrior was state of the art when it was launched, and outclassed every other fighting ship on the ocean. It was referred to as 'the black snake amongst the rabbits'. It never saw action though and was soon rendered obsolete when other navies caught up.

IIRC only one of the main armament is authentic - the rest are wooden models.
The engines are huge, but again are only wooden mockups.

The small arms are not flintlocks, but the far more modern percussion (but still blackpowder).

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Warrior was state of the art when it was launched, and outclassed every other fighting ship on the ocean. It was referred to as 'the black snake amongst the rabbits'. It never saw action though and was soon rendered obsolete when other navies caught up.

IIRC only one of the main armament is authentic - the rest are wooden models.
The engines are huge, but again are only wooden mockups.

The small arms are not flintlocks, but the far more modern percussion (but still blackpowder).

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Thanks Jim, yes Flintlock Rifles only

I do not know of the wood vs original fitments - but the effect is AWESOME and the Staff onboard simply Majestic so helpful, happy & smiling
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Thanks Jim, yes Flintlock Rifles only
The rifles are also percussion!

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Re: Wedding on HMS Warrior 1

Amazing craft. We once had an Officer's Mess Regimental Dinner on HMS Warrior crammed into the quite small area that houses those very tables. G&Ts on the deck beforehand all dolled up in our Mess Kit made us feel really grand!

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Amazing craft. We once had an Officer's Mess Regimental Dinner on HMS Warrior crammed into the quite small area that houses those very tables. G&Ts on the deck beforehand all dolled up in our Mess Kit made us feel really grand!

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WoW David, Lucky you ! Well you must have earned your place !

I was also so VERY impressed with the Staff, all of them so very Hapopy to be there and obliging that every one involved with a wedding is assisted as much as possible

I asked this "chap" if I could take your phot? please" he said "WHY?" and I said "because your so gorgous and happy, you so look the part"


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Re: Wedding on HMS Warrior 1

and I lurve the Warrior LOGO - I may use it as "a frame or border" for a Portrait






and David, I guess your "qualified and entitled" to fly this on any boat your on/of yours ?

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Re: Wedding on HMS Warrior 1

Well Chevvy, there is certainly no shortage of backdrops against which to pose your bridal party and I am sure the wedding will be lots of fun !
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Re: Wedding on HMS Warrior 1

I'm sure you will do just fine Chevvy.

We never went on Warrior when we were at Portsmouth Harbour, seeing these makes me wish we had.
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Re: Wedding on HMS Warrior 1

I dont like that last pic at all Chevvy ... It's a rip-off of our beloved Aussie flag ... You poms should design your own instead of pinching ours!
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I dont like that last pic at all Chevvy ... It's a rip-off of our beloved Aussie flag ... You poms should design your own instead of pinching ours!
Duh ! Mark I think you shall find THAT FLAG has been about HERE far far longer Its the Royal Navy Ensign on ALL Commonwealth Warships
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I'm sure you will do just fine Chevvy.

We never went on Warrior when we were at Portsmouth Harbour, seeing these makes me wish we had.
I went on HMS Victory in Portsmouth as a young child and the Cutty Sark often (when I lived at Blackheath almost next door to Greenwich Maritime Museum and entry to local residents was FREE )

But never before HMS Warrior I have hundreds of interesting images ... as she "is well equipped as a museum to that age"
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Amazing craft. We once had an Officer's Mess Regimental Dinner on HMS Warrior crammed into the quite small area that houses those very tables. G&Ts on the deck beforehand all dolled up in our Mess Kit made us feel really grand!

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David, a friend who lives in Bethseda, North Wales (not the USA one) and who now in ex Navy sort of Retirement - manages a 26 bed Snowdonia "facility" for Navy personel and their families and outward bound activities - is at HMS Nelson for a 1 hour meeting today and LUNCH on Warrior WHAT A COINCIDENCE !

I did of course invite him to stop by, but he is "travelling on Navy transport and not permitted to go off route" and as we have 6 little ones a trip over to meet up with him is not possible (no chatting with 6 littlees )

However, we are meeting up in late June in Betws-y-Coed and Bethseda
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Re: Wedding on HMS Warrior 1

Chevvy, I would be inclined to forego the fisheye and concentrate where possible on DoF. With such historic backdrops it would be such a shame to not include them to commemorate this special wedding venue?
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Chevvy, I would be inclined to forego the fisheye and concentrate where possible on DoF. With such historic backdrops it would be such a shame to not include them to commemorate this special wedding venue?
Thanks for this - I was erring on this - its a question of ? like or dislike the backdrops ?
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