danwdooley
Contributor Level: First Mate

Be Careful of The Wearing of The Green

As it is St. Patty's Day I though of an interesting experience we had on one of our cruises, or I should say, before the cruise, and I figured it might be a good warning to all. 

You know the pre-boarding photo setups all cruises start with.  On your way to the gangway, the set up with backdrop and the people with the cameras ready to create your first memory of the cruise.  Generally those backdrops have been a scene of some sort which includes the ship's name, perhaps the destination and picture of the ship.  Something like that.

One cruise tried a different approach.  A high tech idea but a massive fail. Instead of a fixed backdrop, they used a green screen.  Uh oh.  Nice idea as the desired scenery background could be inserted digitally by the photography depart.

Unless you were wearing green clothes.  On this cruise we had our son, daughter in-law and grandkids with us.  One of our grandsons was wearing a green tee shirt.  You can imagine what that looked like when we later viewed the photos in the photo gallery.  A kid with a head, lower body, arms but no torso.  Happy

We saw several other pictures with similar results.

I wonder if that was a short lived experiment.  We've not seen in on later cruises so I hope it was a practice they decided against continuing.

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Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Man, you could have all sorts of fun with that.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I like the idea,  green long sleeve shirt,  green pants and green gloves..............   then my friend could reach up and hold my hair..... the pic would be my buddy holding my floating head..... maybe a Basket ball background.

 

Sounds like fun to me.

danwdooley
Contributor Level: First Mate

Big Smile

 

GTVCRUISER
Contributor Level: Captain

Happy St Patty`s Day

 

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Interesting. I've not seen the green screen approach to boarding photos. It may work for taking pics on board because it gives people a fighting chance to dress sans vert, so to speak.

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

I think my next cruise will be on St. Pattys day or even mardi gras! 

 

Most strangeness I had was being the tannest one in our picture. I made everyone look like pale ghosts next to me :(

MnSqAtSea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

That could be kind of fun...The bodyless cruiser... Bwahahah.

stephanierenee
Contributor Level: Captain

now I never thought to consider that Surprised

stephanierenee
Contributor Level: Captain

you were all set to go Happy

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