Ships undergo nearly constant maintenance during their career, whether they be underway, pier side, or in some cases, in periods of reduced operating status between charters or shipping seasons.
Most ships, however, require trips to special facilities such as a dry dock at regular intervals. Tasks often done at drydock include removing biological growths on the hull, sandblasting and repainting the hull, and replacing sacrificial anodes used to protect submerged equipment from corrosion. Major repairs to the propulsion and steering systems as well as major electrical systems are also often performed at dry dock.
Vessels that sustain major damage at sea may be repaired at a facility equipped for major repairs, such as a shipyard. Ships may also be converted for a new purpose: oil tankers are often converted into floating production storage and offloading units...Wikipedia
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lousat (93606) 2014-06-03 11:18
Hi Geo! Welcome back after some months,what happen's? I hope that all is right for you! And you're back with this imposing perspective of this very old boat,a great capture made with the best detail and colors,and excellent note too about the old boats and the danger for men and sea too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-06-03 11:40
superb composition with great pov. The aged liner rising up against the clear blue sky has a great visual impact. Excellent picture with minimum elements. The colours are natural and the details revealed in perfect clarity.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
miumiu (6113) 2014-06-03 11:45
Very nice composition and nice colours too.
l like it!
mesutilgim (95800) 2014-06-03 11:48
Hello dear Georgios,
Nice to see you here again with this marvelleous capture of this old ship taken with perfect pov and with very good layout.
Perfect sharpness and very nice colors.
A good TE entry with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
ktanska (28148) 2014-06-03 12:27
Those signs of rust certainly makes this ship more picturesque. Close and low angle gives it massive appearance. Quite impressive view of the old giant.
dta (79525) 2014-06-03 13:10
Hello Georgios ,
A moody capture of this old ship , in an attractive vertical format .
ikeharel (73549) 2014-06-03 14:24
Kalispera Georgios, glad to see you back here, and a marvelous pic. about the old rusty ship.
details and light superbly collected, view from its bow enhanced the height of the old vessel.
Hanssie (10852) 2014-06-04 1:46
Great photo of this ship, full of fantastic textures, I also like the lot of space above, nice done !
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-06-04 8:51
une superbe mise en image de ce vieux bateau, une photo pleine de charme, de très belles couleurs et un excellent choix du POV.
abmdsudi (55604) 2014-06-05 5:49
Quite a dramatic picture, a subject that has seen much life and now badly in need of major repairs. I love the pp treatment and the rustic feel and there's a feel of depth, perspective and great contrast to blue background with good feel of scale. Excellent photojournalism documenting its journey and
an informative image to view. Congrats.
siudzi (34141) 2014-06-07 4:40
Great to see you back here:) The scene is so interesting and very well captured in the vertical framing. Like it! Smartly composed and presented. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
batalay (39271) 2014-06-10 5:59
This is a superb shot of the "rusty scupper," as old ships are often called in English. It is the type of ship I would associate with Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." The portrait format is well chosen.
macjake (69775) 2014-06-24 11:45
one of my all time favorite subjects.
this one looks like its been used quite alot.
love the rust dripping down the hull, love the blue sky and clouds. its a perfect exposure.
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-03 11:10