Post by Low Light Mike on Oct 4, 2009 17:34:07 GMT -8
When preparing pictures for the Nov.09 flagship nominations, I cropped 15 pics to the banner size.
Here are my rejects, after selecting my favourite 3 (actually my choice of 3 was intended to show 3 different ships. It turns out that my best shots were of the Seaspan Doris, but I had to pick just one of her....): ================
Post by Low Light Mike on Oct 4, 2009 18:59:08 GMT -8
I think he photogenic powers are because of her long hull and the effect of the red & black colours and the port holes. The 2 decks of freight and the elevator help make her an interesting vessel to view.
Post by Low Light Mike on Oct 10, 2009 14:13:00 GMT -8
Carrier Princess, arriving at Nanaimo on Oct 10 2009, right on schedule for her 12:30pm berthing.
- When first appeared to me from behind Gallows Point on Protection Island, my impression was that she was travelling pretty fast (at least compared to the slower Challenger tug that I saw yesterday). The ex CP-CP can fly...
I sent an e-mail to Ray Giampa, terminal super for Seaspan Tilbury, asking if there was any chance of having a look around any of their vessels. I mentioned that we were a relatively civilized bunch who had a good reputation from attending tours and events with BC Ferries. He replied that with tightening of security procedures since 9-11, and particularly now with stricter TC regulations and the upcoming Olympics, Seaspan couldn't host tours from the general public. I told him I understood, and thanked him for his reply.
Post by Retrovision on Oct 16, 2009 15:16:00 GMT -8
After looking through the same file that I got my first flagship entry from for this month, as well as realizing that the Van Isle Barge Services' schedule now operates after dark, I decided to put together a few of those images to display here, including a couple stitches captured at Seaspan Coastal Intermodal's Tilbury Ferry Terminal. (For largest versions through flickr click 'ALL SIZES' and then the largest size given)
And now, Seaspan Coastal Intermodal ( See: www.coastalintermodal.com )... Seaspan Greg (ex Greg Yorke) on the Fraser River passing Deas Island:
In various shots, from left to right, Carrier Princess, Seaspan Challenger pushing Coastal Spirit, and Seaspan Greg (ex Greg Yorke) at Seaspan Coastal Intermodal's Tilbury Ferry Terminal in Delta on the south bank of the Fraser River...
And last but not least, a couple stitches from Tilbury. It's always a pleasant surprise when I realize that I had so long ago setup a series of photos in anticipation of learning how to stitch down the road as I have to a certain degree today through autostitch.net. I find that the first one helps emphasize just how gradual the grade has to be for a rail berth's ramp...
What ship in particular would you like to have photos of? i have lots of connections that i could possible get a small (less than 5) aboard a vessel... if i asked REALLY nicely
Careful or you'll get someone like me, who if given the choice to get aboard just one coastal boat has always dreamed of getting aboard the Carrier Princess, extremely interested in one of those "less than 5" spots.
Post by oilelectric on Nov 16, 2009 18:57:32 GMT -8
Indeed I wrote a blog article concerning rail barge operations, one of six such articles I have written to be found at www.oil-electric.com Apparently the reader didn't read my profile. There is no mention of me having been employed by SeaSpan.
Apparently the reader didn't read my profile. There is no mention of me having been employed by SeaSpan.
I'm not quite sure what you're getting at there. Presumably by "the reader", you're referring to forum member "Mill Bay", who's post that I've quoted below doesn't suggest that you were employed by SeaSpan.
Post by oilelectric on Nov 16, 2009 22:28:39 GMT -8
You just never know where or when I will show up. I have a latent interest in the BC Ferry System. Our toonerville ferry system (Washington) should be handed over to Foss or Crowley - let someone run boats who know how to run boats. My dad was an assistant engineer on the Hollyburn. Somewhere, there is an engine room log, with the entry "It's a boy!" announcing my arrival ...