A tanker at anchor in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, offshore from Victoria, Vancouver Island,British Columbia,Canada. The Olympic Mountains of Washington State, USA, in the background.

Feb. 5, 2010
Fuji S100FS camera
about 350 mm.

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  • TerrillWelch
    TerrillWelchover 4 years ago

    You have done a great job George of capturing the size of these things. The seem like seaworthy giants sometimes.

  • Thanks Terrill, I’ve always loved ships and I’m always looking for another one to photo, especially with the mountains or islands for a background.

    – George Cousins

  • Phil Woodman
    Phil Woodmanover 4 years ago

    George, we have similar ships to those in Newcastle, except ours are coal ships of around 200,000 tonne capacity. Excellent shot/composition.

  • Hi Phil, I’ve seen some of those that you or Bev posted on RB. Massive things, to be sure. This tanker was not especially large, and it was unusual for her to be anchored and empty. Most of them keep going to Vancouver, about all we get in Victoria are cruise liners

    – George Cousins

  • Andrew Ness - www.nessphotography.com
    Andrew Ness - ...over 4 years ago

    Still amazes me how these huge heavy ships can float! Great shot George, love the blue tones and the background of the mountains.

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 4 years ago

    Hi Andrew, you’re right, I guess it’s all explained in physics.not my best subject in school..lol! This one is quite average size, nothing like the monsters that are out there somewhere:)

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