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Subject: [Leica] The HMS Bounty from the Kennedy Town Praha
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 22:57:13 -0600 (CST)


The HMS Bounty shots are very nice, the fog really give them a nice look.  
the 80-400 seems to work very well, as does the 1.4x TC.  Did you get the 
Version II or the III TC?


----- Original Message -----
From: "H&ECummer" <cummer at>
To: lug at
Sent: Friday, March 6, 2015 5:30:07 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: [Leica] The HMS Bounty from the Kennedy Town Praha

Morning Luggers,
Yesterday I lugged my Nikon D4 and the 80 - 400 VR zoom plus 1.4 Extender to 
the water front at the Kennedy Town Praha to test the lens extender 
combination by taking pictures of the ship traffic in the West Harbour 
region. It was misty and not very good conditions for lens testing but I was 
lucky in one sense because while I was photographing the jet foils that rush 
the gamblers to and from Hong Kong to Macao out of the mist came the 
apparation of an old sailing ship. It was the HMS Bounty -
which I had first photographed in Sydney Australia in the mid 90?s with my 
Rolliewide and then again in 2008 when Hong Kong became its home port after 
a local real estate company bought the vessel. Th is is the second HMS 
Bounty built in New Zealand in 1978. The first replica was building in 
Lunenburg Nova Scotia in 1960 and used in the Marlon Brando movie of Mutiny 
on the Bounty. It sank in a storm in 2012.


Here is a closer view of the Bounty replica:


And the old and the new: The Jetfoil Pico  and the Bounty. The jetfoils skim 
their way between Hong Kong and Macao carrying gamblers and tourists back 
and forth.
They are made by Boeing and they go very quickly. The jetfoils are 30 tonne 
vessels and can travel up to 47 knots - 80 km per hour. I am always 
fascinated by them and have been photographing them for years.


The Funchal on its way from Macao to Hongkong:


The Urzela on its way from Hong Kong to Macao:


Hong Kong does not have its own navy but it has a very well equipped and 
well trained marine police force;
Here is the smuggler chaser on a circuit of the Western shipping lanes:


Please look large. C&C always welcome:


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