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Cleaning Up

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 23 August 2009 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

You wouldn't believe the crud what was on the hull of this boat. Fiona loves seeing boats in slings.

NIKON D700 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

SCOTT F. SCHILLING from San Martin, United States

Wonderful colors and very interesting work! It is amazing to see that whole boat lifted in the air! Great shot Jack!

23 Aug 2009 5:11am

@SCOTT F. SCHILLING: Thanks, Scott.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Perfectly framed! Very interesting shot

23 Aug 2009 5:31am

@Magda: Thank you.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Bright color, wonderful detail, interesting story. I've never seen this taking place before. Thanks.

23 Aug 2009 6:38am

@Dulcie: Common scene in working boatyards.

khadi from New Delhi, India

Fascinating image - I keep seeing new details every time I look at it. Well captured.

23 Aug 2009 7:44am

@khadi: Thank you.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

Just seagrass isn't it ? it slows down the boat. Excellent capture

23 Aug 2009 8:19am

@Veronique: Also barnacles. In addition to power spraying, they scraped the bottom.

PATRICK from miramas, France


23 Aug 2009 9:33am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

Good working shot,lots going on.

23 Aug 2009 10:24am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Love the big, bright colours!

23 Aug 2009 11:07am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Great colors and a beautiful composition for this shipyard !

23 Aug 2009 11:10am

masoud from tehran, Iran

very nice , Beautiful capture

23 Aug 2009 11:30am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Some of the crud is on the ground! Wonderful shot, something I would never get to see otherwise.

23 Aug 2009 12:23pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful colors

23 Aug 2009 12:49pm

Don from spokane, United States

These boat lifts are so impressive with how easily they handle these large and very heavy boats. It's easy to see why a dirty hull increases fuel consumption and slows the cruising speed. Nice shot of the hosing off action.

23 Aug 2009 2:01pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wonderful colors, and the story is neat! I have never seen the underside of a boat like that! Too cool!

23 Aug 2009 2:03pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent framing ! Interesting shot , never seen anything like that before :))

23 Aug 2009 3:01pm

@MARIANA: It's a common scene in working boatyards. Our granddaughter goes bonkers over big boats in slings.

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I like seeing boats in slings too....nice catch.

23 Aug 2009 3:11pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

excellent framing ,jack !
friendships !

23 Aug 2009 3:45pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice framing

23 Aug 2009 4:22pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Gorgeous boat and not a scene you see everyday, I Love it...i miss photos too much :)

23 Aug 2009 5:11pm

@Lorraine: So delighted that you are still with us.

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

this looks like a thrilling place to photograph

23 Aug 2009 5:43pm

@shallowregret: You could spend days photographing (which, of course, we did).

MJ from Delaware, United States

Great shot of the working men in a boat yard... Great colors and something most of us don't get to see

23 Aug 2009 5:52pm

@MJ: Thank you.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Nice one...lots going on there.

23 Aug 2009 10:03pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Great capture.
I love the colours

23 Aug 2009 11:57pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I love those bold, primary colors!
What a job, eh?

24 Aug 2009 12:54am

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

interesting take..and what a mess! haha :))

24 Aug 2009 1:19am

@Nadia Olisa: Thank goodness it is their mess!!

willow from Chelsea, United States

So much going on in this image. It feels full of action despite the fact that most of the objects are sitting still.

24 Aug 2009 1:46am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Maybe you will show us the "after" picture later on. ;-))

24 Aug 2009 2:50am

@B. Thomas: Unfortunately I have already deleted all of the shots taken after it was clean.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Looks like a great location to get some interesting shots. This is a good action shot. The spray from the presher washer probably make the task much easier.

24 Aug 2009 3:10am

@Lee: The spray made the shot.

Tammy-Cricket from somewhere out there, United States

We did the same for my small boat the other day. I can only imagine what a mess this big boat was to clean up. Nice.

24 Aug 2009 3:33pm

@Tammy-Cricket: Thanks.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a dirty job.

24 Aug 2009 4:06pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice capture..something we don,t see often...nice colors

28 Aug 2009 3:07pm