Container Shipping

Here’s an interesting video I made while working on the Delaware River recently. Passing Packer Avenue Container Terminal, there was a ship taking on bunker fuel.

This is a part of the USA infrastructure that many people do not see. All types of products travel via the container system, which is quite remarkable. More on this soon. (Video made with Nikon D810.)

 

Advertisements

SS United States in black and white

Was on the river recently and managed to capture some nice video passing the SS United States, where it has been docked for many years now in Philadelphia. Here’s the video:

That’s the fastest trans-Atlantic liner ever. Impressive even in its current sorry state. Wonder what will happen to it. (captured with Nikon D810)

Splice

In keeping with my nautical and photography themes, take a look at this photo of a tugboat deckhand splicing a line:

SpliceBW

This image was taken with a Nikon F3HP camera, Nikkor 55mm lens, Kodak TMax 100 film. The negative was scanned at the lab. Came out fairly nice. Film photography does seem to be more challenging than I recall. By that I mean merely the technical aspects, getting the exposure, focus, and such correct. Today’s digital world makes these things easier. Nonetheless, a challenge forces us to concentrate and work harder which is good for everything. Enjoy.

Bollard (Hasselblad SWC/M)

Testing out the Hasselblad SWC/M, I took the shot below.

fullsizeoutput_aa9

As you can see, that 38mm biogon lens captures the whole scene. This was Kodak Tri-X and then scanned by the lab from the negative. All in all the SWC is working correctly. I tested it with a light meter and the bracketed the aperture and shutterspeeds with predictable results. Now it’s time to find some worthy subject matter.