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photoblog image On her way....

On her way....


... to Jorf Lasfar in Morocco, the Lady Jasmine is assisted out of Liverpool docks by three tugboats (one is hidden on the starboard side)

On her way....


... to Jorf Lasfar in Morocco, the Lady Jasmine is assisted out of Liverpool docks by three tugboats (one is hidden on the starboard side)

comments (8)

Got a feeling this would make a good b&w picture Les.
Les Auld: I did try Bill but was not happy with the end result, so it stayed in colour. Thanks for the comment.
It reminds me of watching the tugboats guiding the 'Queens' into births in Southampton Water back in the 50's. Mmmmmmmmmm. richard
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, would have liked to see that myself.
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 27 Apr 2008, 09:13
Nice composition and colours.
Les Auld: Thanks Ian, the red works well for me.
I love the red of the boat in this Les. If you do as Bill says about B&W the only problem would be losing the red, otherwise it would still be a good picture. Brian.
Les Auld: can only agree Brian, tried in B&W but it just did not work. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • Damp England
  • 28 Apr 2008, 00:44
I'm really surprised she doesn't use thrusters, she's a supply boat isn't she?
Les Auld: Not a supply boat Ellie, just an ordinary tanker, and even a supply boat would need tugs in that part of the docks as it is so tight and HMS Albion was also moored ahead of it. Thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • 28 Apr 2008, 22:00
I'm surprised that tugs are needed on a ship like; they try to be "self sufficient" these days, don't they? A lovely industrial scene.
Les Auld: HMS Albion was moored just ahead of here and the docks are very narrow at that point so tugs become somewhat of a necessity. Thanks for the comment.
We all seem to have gone nautical lately. I think yours - this in particular - make far more interesting shots than the clean lines of modern cruise liners, be they Queens or Princesses.

I have no idea what Jasmine looks like, but I always imagined it this colour.
Les Auld: Thanks Colin, I have only seen jasmine in white or yellow so not sure how the red fits in, but it does make it very visible.
After we are long gone Les, shots like these will be a great reminder of "how it used to be". Good stuff.
Reading others suggesting B+W conversion,when you convert to B+W, do you try experimenting in channel mixer? That red could get quite interesting there!
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment David, I did try the channel mixer but was not too happy with the results so kept in colour.

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