(... with thanks to Gerry and Pacemakers for the original song!)
Please post your ferry related pictures, past and present, any make and style of camera (with appropriate details of course), here
To start us off ...
My fondness for ferries, particularly those run by Caledonian MacBrayne, comes from the fact they have so often been a major features of holidays to my favourite places, the islands and peninsulas of Scotland. David Anthony's recent ferry pictures in the Weather thread inspired me to start a "Ferry" thread as I'm sure I'm not alone in liking this mode of transport. (http://www.photoclubalpha.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=66631#p66631
) Thanks to DA for starting this train of thought and a dig through the archives of old pictures which I really enjoyed
Here are a few to start us of.
Probably one of the busiest summer ferries for Cal Mac - the MV Isle of Mull runs from Oban on the main land to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. The trip is a round 30 minutes each way, with spectacular scenery including iconic Scotish castles and lighthouses, all with the backdrop of heather covered mountains. This is a shot of this busy ferry ploughing through Oban harbour back in 2006. Ferry - 2006 Isle of Mull leaving Oban
, on Flickr
Taken with a Pentax Optio WPi (nice little pocketable, waterproof, 6Mp P&S). Re-pp'd in LR3.
Even further back in time - 2003. The same ferry as above, this time taken from the grounds of Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull itself. The ferry is heading back to Oban on an amzing calm, blue sky day. The clear air with a blue sky over a calm sea leading to an amazing saturation of colour.Ferry - 2003 Isle of Mull in the blue Sound of Mull
, on Flickr
Taken with a Sony Cybershot P1, my first digital camera - see DPR review here http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscp1/
. The MSRP of 799USD is scary
! Hope my wife didn't pay the GBP equivalent of this when she bought it for my birthday. It had an amazing 3 Mp, a size which the press at the time said was good enough for all but the most serious need. (My wife bought a second 8 Mb memory stick for it at Jessops and was royally ripped off!) It was during this trip to Scotand in 2003 that the P1 suffered a collision with the ground and broke the LCD display. Back in the days of OVF this was not terminal, but still inconvenient
Nex 5, Nex 6 (IR), A7M2, A99 and a bunch of lenses.