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Propeller

This one is pretty self explanatory  We’re out of the water right now so we got the bottom and props cleaned. I took this one at 1 am using a headlamp to light up the prop. The pattern on the prop is not from the light however but from the grinder used to clean it.

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    Sunburst 2 “Bahamas”

    In my last post, I complained explained how I’m working ridiculous hours which affects my ability to post regularly. The bonus of my job is the ablilty to capture photo’s that others wouldn’t necessarily be exposed to. I see a lot of sunsets. Seriously, a lot of sunsets. You could say I watch pretty much every one. I see a lot of sunburst effects. I love the effect they give and yet few translate into a decent photo.

    This one I got lucky. We were cruising some guests through what has to be one of the best channels in the Bahamas. The run is made all the more surreal by the fact that we were doing it at around 55 kts (~100 km/h) through water so shallow and clear you think you are flying. I had my camera with the hopes of somehow capturing the essence of this run. I don’t think it’s possible to do so in one photo. This one however presented it’s self at the end of the run. Respect to Nikon for their vibration reduction. This photo could have never happened otherwise. At a relative wind speed of 65+kts in a boat, it’s like trying to photograph the world from a paint-shaker.

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      Back

      So I had a short hiatus there. I just started a new job and was thrown in the deep end right away resulting in three 130 hour work weeks back to back. Anyways, I’m back. The update schedule is probably going to be sporradic for a bit but i’m hoping to average 4-5 photos a month.

      This is one I’ve been holding on to for a while. It’s rather fitting as that’s a back end of my last job. As is the theme some of my more recent posts, i’m not quite happy with the way some of these have been turning out. I think i’m relying too much on post processing and too little on subject composition. It’s something i’m going to be working on.

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        Schooner

        This is one I’ve had sitting here for a while. I was saving it for when I didn’t have time to get a photo finished. I guess this will work.

        This was taken while we were anchored below Mt Etna in Sicily. Mt Etna is one of the worlds most active volcanoes. I was working the night shift that trip and as a result was able to watch Etna as tiny fingers of lava ran down it’s side in addition to the lava being spewed out of the vent. It wasn’t a particularly large eruption however being the first active eruption i’ve ever seen it was still pretty cool to watch.

        The photo was taken as the sun was coming up and I was coming off shift and heading down for some breakfast and bed.

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          Fly No More

          Every day I get to drive by two shrimp fishing boats that are quite obviously no longer being maintained. They just sit at the dock moving with the tides. I’m guessing that this has something to do with the collapse of the gulf shrimp stock combined with the cheap importation of South American farmed shrimp.

          I see a lot of boats worldwide that have been abandoned and are slowly rusting away. For some reason, fishing boats always look different.

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            Wally

            The Good: Crusing around in this thing was pretty amazing. Like cruising around in a Lamborghini limo (if they even make those).

            The Bad: It was a pig to drive, a nightmare for the engineers, as reliable as a watch from a Looky Looky guy and as the photo illustrates, had to be towed everywhere.

             

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              Rust

              One of the defining things about my job is how much time is spent managing rust and corrosion. It’s amazing what salt water can do in a short period of time. Even more impressive as time goes on.

              I took this while waiting in the tender for the chef who was off getting some provisions. I’m always curious how old the rings and bollards are in these places and what ships used to tie up to them.

              I really like the three dimensional aspect this photo took on.

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                Untitled

                Dad and I found this beach by accident. In the Lonely Planet guide Dad got for free from the rental agency, there was a small footnote about a hole in the wall cliff with some old stones used to test peoples strength to become fisherman. This was accessed by a tiny unassuming road almost indistinguishable from it’s surroundings from the snow blown over it. After exploring the stones and the hole in the wall we decided to walk the extra 200m over to the beach. The wind was just whipping in and the waves were massive and thundering ashore. With only one other couple there it made the entire experience very surreal as you felt very much at the mercy of the weather around you.

                In a side note, I still maintain the fisherman’s test stones were frozen to the ground. Also, if you are going to Iceland, the Lonely Planet is a must. Without it you will drive past roads you didn’t even know were there and miss some of the best features Iceland has to offer.  This was by far the highlight of the day.

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