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This morning on the docks

This morning on the docks
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Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-09
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSI, EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM, B+W Circular polarizer 58 mm
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-09 12:26
Viewed: 1860
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Day ,

The spring season is here( Technically ). The weather is still pretty cold and wet although. But it is time for me and Martine to leave all that behind us, as we are now on vacation. we are about to escape to Mexican Riviera for the next two weeks.

This morning, on the docks , there was a lot of activities, I just disembarked from the MV Supertramp. She is actually in port, discharging a load of bagged cocoa beans coming from Ivory Coast. In the background, the MV Saint-Paul is docked ahead of her while at the grain elevators the MV Hon. Paul J. Martin is discharging her load of grain and the MV All Star is loading hers.

Here I wanted to capture the busy morning ambiance. So I opted to use my zoom to gather all ships in one shot, and bring them closer together. I just waited a few minutes to get the loads being discharged by ship's cranes, and forklifts and stevedores working all together to complete the composition.

A bit more journalistic mood , than artistic (^_^), No photo alterations besides a slight crop for a more panoramic effect. Again you can appreciate is a dull grey day here. We had snow three times this week. Fortunately , it is not staying on the ground very long at this time of the year.

Enjoy your long weekend everybody.
Robert ( and Martine )

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-04-09 12:42]
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Bonjour Robert,
Alors, j'ai juste le temps de vous souhaiter de formidables vacances!!!
Avril semble vouloir rester gris cette année! Mais cela permet aussi aux couleurs de ressortir superbement contre la grisaille comme sur ta photo! Excellents point de vue et format qui donnent un aperçu fort pertinent de la vie sur les "docks". Bravo et encore une fois et profitez pleinement de ces vacances bien méritées.

Good day my friend,
Happy to see this picture of you! Excellent daily life impression of the harbour. Almost a picture of my childhood, a habour full of busy people, loading/unloading ships. Great composition, like all the details. Great posting Robert, looking forward to more :-)
Take care and say hello to Martine!

Well, I'd say you did a very good job of capturing the ambience of a very busy morning Robert. So much to see here/so much going on .. but not in a bad way. Especially interesting because this is not something that most of us get the chance to see in our lifetime. Great shot on a grey day.
Have a fantastic vacation in lovely Mexico!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-04-09 23:57]

Have a great time and bring us some gorgeous pictures !

best regards,

I like this kind of shot Robert.
Love the work and the business in the harbours...
This is a well captured and well ballanced image.
Good colors, sharpness and composition.
This image really shows, that nice weather isn't always a necessity for photography.


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-04-10 3:16]

Hello Robert.
Busy day in the harbour presented. Good shot in action and show us daily work at the docks.
A lot of detalis.
Janek Kloss

Hi Robert,

Good to hear from you and learning of your escape to Mexico.

The Schwartz's are leaving April 29 for almost four months in Europe. If you can escape once again, for a trip to France, you are welcome to stay in Peynier.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-04-11 2:38]

Hi Robert, nearly missed you.
This is a busy scene and I hope it settles a bit over the Easter weekend
Best regards

Hello Robert :)

Intéressante cette photo ! Nous n'avons pas d'aussi gros cargos sur nos côtes, c'est impressionnant. On imagine bien le travail que cela doit représenter.
Un petit rayon de soleil aurait enjolivé le tout, mais nous ne sommes pas maîtres du temps;)
Bonnes vacances !

Hi Robert..nice sharp shot..well composed..nicely done.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-05-08 4:23]

Hi Robert,
Nice to see you! This is an excellent post- really nice details in this scene. You can see the hustle/bustle of the docks. Good coloring/and lighting. Have a great weekend, Julie

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  • Leica Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 113 W: 54 N: 79] (3180)
  • [2009-05-08 17:19]

Impressive. I don't think their helmets are much protection for the heavy weight above them. ;o)

I like your composition and sharpness. There is a feel of morning all over this shot.

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