I was born in Hamburg, Blankenese on 2 August 1952, for me the most beautiful part of Hamburg, and lived there until I was 16 years old. The proximity of the River Elbe as well as the fact, that my Father was a seaman, are the basis for my connection to this river, navigation and ships in general.
In June 2005 I started taking digital photographs of ships. Originally my intention was just to create a
private database, but after a while I decided to send photos of general interest to the extensive and very informative
website >www.ship-photo.de< at that time. At the beginning of 2006 the idea of creating my own website
>www.dragons-schiffsfotos.de< took shape.
Beginning of 2010 I had to reduce all activities due to massive health problems which also resulted in the closing of my old
website in summer 2010.
Due to many requests, when I'll go online again, I decided by the end of 2010, much earlier than originally planned, to reopen my website, but under a different name. In contrast to my old website the name of the new one >www.ships-and-funnels.de< definite shows the focus on my main interests but the website itself is still based on the old one, including some changes: an increase in ship categories and a clearer differentiation between German and English language.
Some details about the content: because of the high number of different websites including ship photos in 2006, at that time I decided to vary my website in such a way to offer the technical data available and up to 3 photos of each ship, taken from different angles. Additionally visitors of this website could also find a collection of funnel signs - from my point of view propably the best organized and largest collection of a single photographer - (an old hobby from childhood). Furthermore I offer a beautiful collection of impressions.
Since October 2006 I'm involved in the German website www.schiffsarchiv.de and sent in related photos, until summer 2010 as user "Dragon" and since summer 2010 as user "Dieter".
Since November 2007 I also send photos to the website www.vesseltracker.com. There I'm registered as user "Dragon2".
From July 2009 until the midth of 2014 I also participated in the website www.containership-info. Since 2014, these website hasn't been maintained.
Additionally you will find a large number of my ship photos in the database of www.ship-db.de.
Below is a list of the equipment used for those who are interested in technique:
|camera 1||Canon EOS 7D (18,0 Megapixel)|
|zoom lens 1||Canon EF 100-400 mm 1:4.5-5.6L IS II USM|
|zoom lens 2||Canon EF 70-200 mm 1:2.8L IS USM|
|camera 2||Canon EOS 7D (18,0 Megapixel)|
|zoom lens 3||Canon EF 24-105 mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS STM|
|zoom lens 4||Canon EF 24-70 mm 1:2.8L USM|
|extender||Canon Extender EF 1.4x II|
|binoculars||Canon 15x50 IS All Weather|
Below is a list of the printed literature used for those who are interested in ship data:
|Binnenvaart 2014||Authors: W. van Heck / A.M. van Zanten - Publisher: De Alk B.V., Alkmaar, Netherlands|
|Dansk Illustreret Skibsliste 2011||Publisher: Seapress ApS, Højbjerg, Denmark|
|Deutschlands Handelsflotte||Author: Karsten Kunibert Krüger-Kopiske - Publisher: Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft, Hamburg, Germany, 2010|
|Die Typschiffe der Sietas-Werft||Author: Gert Uwe Detlefsen - Publisher: H.M. Hauschild GmbH, Bremen, Germany, 2010|
|Fiskeriflåden Illustreret 2016, fishing vessels of Denmark, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greenland and Sweden||Publisher: Fiskeriflåden Illustreret ApS, Hanstholm, Denmark|
|Illustrert Norsk Skipsliste 2015/16, Del. 1, merchant ships||Publisher: Krohn Johansen Forlag AS, Larvik, Norway|
|Illustrert Norsk Skipsliste 2015, Del. 2, ferries, fishing vessels >15m, Government vessels, Navy vessels and passenger ships||Publisher: Krohn Johansen Forlag AS, Larvik, Norway|
|Illustrert Norsk Skipsliste 2015, Del. 3, fishing vessels <15m||Publisher: Krohn Johansen Forlag AS, Larvik, Norway|
|Jane's Fighting Ships 1985/86||Publisher: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., London, Grossbritannien|
|Lloyd's Register of Ships 2007/08||Publisher: Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd., Surrey, United Kingdom|
|Lloyd's Register of Ships 2015/16||Publisher: Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd., Surrey, United Kingdom|
|Scheepvaart 2013/14||Author: G.J. de Boer - Publisher: De Alk B.V., Alkmaar, Netherlands|
|Sleep en Duwboten 2013||Authors: W. van Heck / A.M. van Zanten - Publisher: De Alk B.V., Alkmaar, Niederlande|
|The Naval Institute Guide to "Combat Fleets of the World" - 16th Edition, 2013||Author: Eric Wertheim - Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, USA|
I hope you enjoy this website and the photos and data included.
Dieter Kannengießer alias >Dragon2<
(Member of the World Ship Society "WSS" as well as of the Deutscher Fährschiffahrtsverein e.V. "DFV")
Copyright 2011 - 2017 © Dieter Kannengießer
Tornesch, January 19th 2017
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