Birma wrote:Interesting pictures Henry and a side of Japan we don't often see. I wish the UK still made big ships like this. It is a bit crazy being on an island and not making ships!
Birma wrote:Love those whirl pools. There is a similar effect between some Scottish Islands which is called 'Corryvreckan'. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gulf_of_Corryvreckan We went on a boat trip through it some years ago but it wasn't 'whirling that day, it was just a a bit 'bouncy' in the boat!
Greg Beetham wrote:I like the ship building shots Henry, and the whirl pools too, I wouldn't like to be in a dingy.
sury wrote:All I can say is flower in my backyard.
sury wrote:Your photos are multidimensional at so many levels, it is just amazing.
Whether it is technique, composition or uniqueness of the subject,
the cultural and geographical diversity you capture and let us share,
the knowledge you impart, they all make for a nice spicy dish to savor
and relish. Even if I visit all the places you do, I am not sure I will be anything
more than a flat lander. Thank you.
Greg Beetham wrote:I had to get an idea where this Island was so I did a search, it wasn’t all that easy to find there’s a few with the same name but I eventually found the one you were on Henry. The interactive map I found shows all the islands, there must be dozens scattered along that area. http://en.japantravel.com/view/oshima-island I didn’t know there were so many.
Greg Beetham wrote:What I would be fascinated with is how they shape those giant steel plates onto the matching curves to fit onto the frames of the ships. If you look at the sweeping curves some reverse curve as well, and they curve in a lateral direction as well as the vertical. When you crane a large heavy curved plate into position it has to fit, and the left ones are a reverse of the right ones. I can imagine large roller presses with adjustable angled rollers but I have no idea how they are controlled with the great 3D precision needed.
Birma wrote:Great shots of all of the boats and boat building, Henry
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