Shapes and Shadows.......! by Roy  Massicks


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The Mayan Queen berthed at Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand is the largest of many super yachts here at the moment for the Rugby World cup.
Owned by the Mexican billionaire Alberto Bailleres she was built in 2007 by Blohm Voss in Hamburg, Germany with a length of 93 mtrs and gross tonnage of 4200gt. She is the second super yacht to carry this name and has a crew of 24 which is about the average number for the cargo ships I served on.

Fuji HS10 at 120mm, 1/2000, f/8, iso200, mode manual.


mayan queen, super yacht, alberto bailleres, mexico, wynyard quarter, auckland, new zealand, rugby world cup


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 3 years ago

  • myraj
    myrajalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture, great angle Roy. Interesting reading too.
    Have to goggle Alberto to see how he made his billions….so his wealth comes from mining etc. Guess he might as well spend some of it and enjoy retirement, lol,

  • Thank you Myra – he can come and dig holes in my backyard for a million or two….lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    OCTOBER 24rd, 2011
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  • Thank you so much Mary – honour appreciated.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    October 24, 2011

  • Many thanks Deborah – off to Auckland on Saturday for a week so I can brighten up my portfolio !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 3 years ago

    I bet you didn’t have maids, chefs and masseuses on the freighters. Great capture Roy almost an abstract feel about it.

  • Thank you for your comment Colin – that was just the image I was trying to portay ! I’m glad I almost got it right… ! You should have seen some of the other ’ gin palaces ’ down there, the money was tangible but none rubbed off on me sadly !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    great work Roy!

  • Thanks Charmiene – pity I couldn’t get a shot of the whole boat in one frame – it was magnificent !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 2 years ago

    Such a Wonderful View

  • Thank you Bobby – appreciate your comment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 2 years ago

    Superb Roy !!!

  • Sorry for the delay Trevor – we have been away for a week. Thank you so much for your comment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Toni Kane
    Toni Kaneover 2 years ago

    Fantastic shot Roy and read. Love the lighting.

  • Thank you kindly Toni – Oh to have money……………lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 2 years ago

    Superb work Roy!!…………Tony

  • Many thanks Tony – the NZ paper shows the Mayan Queen is now in Sydney, Australia.

    – Roy Massicks

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