CNN has a nice article (with pictures by Gregers Heering) by Thom Patterson covering the Maersk Majestic.
Think about a ship that size with a crew of 19… could get lonely 🙂
Length: 1,312 feet (400 meters)
Width: 193 feet (59 meters)
Height: 239 feet (73 meters)
Weight: 60,000 tons
Capacity: About 18,000 containers
Cost: About $185 million
Maximum speed: About 26 mph (23 knots)
The Prelude – maybe not really a ship, but at more than 530 yards long, 80 yards wide, and constructed with 260,000 metric tons of steel, it’s claimed to be the largest floating structure ever.
Stephen Mallon hired a crane and took more than 1,000 separate photos, now published as a composite Photosynth image.
the prelude by jonhuang on photosynth
A page of pretty impressive photography outlining the salvage and removal of the New Carissa from the North Spit near Coos Bay, Oregon.
Many boaters are into photography, and why not, there is so much beautiful scenery around the shorelines. I think the view is a large part of why many people are ‘out there’ anyhow.
The Seascape Photography Bundle is a new set of book that Trey Ratcliff (Stuck In Customs) is publishing.
Surprisingly low price for what I’m sure is a quality set. Check it out.
We’ve had several other links to Stuck In Customs photos before (for example). Trey Ratcliff is an incredible artist to me, and has a very engaging manner in his videos.
This series is a "for sale" thing (yes, that’s an affiliate link), but seems pretty good. Photography seems to be a common hobby with boaters (with scenery like you have on a boat, are you surprised?).
You can check out the first lesson for free below and see what you think.
What a great picture of a beautiful ship.
Gjert Wilhelmsen is a norwegian Search And Rescue (SAR) vessel. One of several vessels from the Norwegian Redningsselskapet. Here seen at the coast of Finnmark, Norway in a bit rough weather.
That had to have been a beautiful craft once… still is in a way.
No, not really a pirate ship, but definitely a pretty old boat. Trey over at Stuck In Customs posted this recently and I really liked it.
This is the ancient village of Feng Huang in distant southern China. From Stuck In Customs…
OK, for something a little bit different… we’ve had several pictures from Stuck In Customs. over time. Trey Ratcliff uses a technique called HDR (High Dynamic Range) to process and edit his photos. This gives them their great colors and "pop" which I really like.
He has started offering a course on DVD, either the basic or added value premium. A bit more pricey than what you may be used to picking up, but given the quality of much of his work, I’m betting they are worth it.
(yes, I am an affiliate member, so I will get a cut if you buy through my link)