Cruise Ship Dock
For Seattleites, the cruise season is an economic boon and a big investment, with some lingering concerns about traffic and pollution.
The taxpayer-funded Port of Seattle spent $72 million to build the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, said port spokesman Peter McGraw. The building sits at the end of Pier 91, which juts more than 4,000 feet into Elliott Bay. Over the decades, the pier has hosted cargo ships, fishing vessels and the U.S. Navy.
Each cruise ship that docks in Seattle brings a wave of money. The port estimates that cruises are worth $312 million in annual business revenue. Passengers and crews spend on hotel rooms, meals, taxis and souvenirs in downtown Seattle (sometimes almost swamping Pike Place Market, a favorite spot). Cruise lines buy supplies and food locally for their bountiful shipboard buffets.
For many downtown hotels, the cruise season is a welcome boost, especially during this economic slump. The Edgewater Hotel, for example, books about 300 rooms a month to passengers on pre-cruise stays, said spokeswoman Christina Starr.
The new Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, reached via the approach road to Magnolia Bridge and the West Galer Street Flyover, will also bring more traffic congestion to the area along Elliott Avenue West and 15th Avenue West, from private cars, buses, taxis and supply trucks.
The terminal will host six ships on summer weekends two a day arriving and departing each Friday, Saturday and Sunday including the towering Golden Princess, which carries 2,600 passengers and about 1,100 crew.
Friday mornings could have the most impact on commuters because ships arrive in the early morning and unload passengers and resupply, then sail out again in the afternoon.
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pajaran (44354) 2011-11-07 11:15
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na luku sa lepim jahtama i velikim turistickim brodom, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje i trenutak.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Nice view of the harbor with a nice big yachts and tourist trips, beautiful images.
Good shot severity, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors and the moment.
All the best in the new week, which has begun.
bema (26205) 2011-11-07 11:34
a well executed shot and note too.. fine to learn something about the economy of such a big building, as you show here, a splendid composed picture, for sure!
thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd
claudeD (28253) 2011-11-07 12:16
Belle image portuaire avec une excellente composition et de belles couleurs fraiches. j'aime vraiement cette image qui me rapelle mes derniers jourscde vacances. Merci pour le partage.
salutations amicales du Luxembourg
mesutilgim (75550) 2011-11-07 12:29
Hello dear Danos,
Another nice harbour scene, well seen and captured.
The cruise ship at back looks like the Goliath in the land of pigmies !
TFS and best regards
eldancer1 (22435) 2011-11-07 12:36
I've seen some of those cruise ships and they are massive! Great capture with good dof and nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
vasilpro (40685) 2011-11-07 14:12
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Ωραιότατη φωτογραφία με το επιβλητικό αυτό κρουαζιερόπλοιο, όμορφη ατμόσφαιρα και χρώματα.
Καλό βράδυ, Βασίλης.
Sonata11 (31881) 2011-11-07 16:46
what a marvelous composition and frame of this beautiful huge cruise ship from an excellent point of view. The beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity are fantastic. Wonderful image with marvelous sky. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
pierrefonds (52578) 2011-11-07 18:23
The pier is framing well the ship. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the cruise ship and of the smaller boats. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
edge (6070) 2011-11-07 18:48
Hello Danos, Great harbor view. Interesting information on the cruises etc in your notes. I know that Seattle is the principal harbor for all cruises to Alaska, but more of the cruises on the west coast originate from San Francisco. The large cruiser here dominates over the small boats in the harbor. Excellent compostion and lovely skies in this presentaton. Regards Roger
geoant68 (2747) 2011-11-07 22:36
εξαιρετική η παρουσίαση του Cruise ship dock με τα μπροστινά ιδιωτικά σκάφη να φαίνονται τόσο μικροσκοπικά συγκρινόμενα μαζί του.Τα χρώματα και οι αποχρώσεις τους άχουν αποδοθεί υπέροχα.
Graal (93586) 2011-11-07 23:36
an interesting reportage from the dock. Good panoramic format. Amazing big ship in BG. Also interesting informations. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (44082) 2011-11-08 1:05
Very fine port scene. I like those beautiful white yachts and the good mood atmosphere. Well catch!
ikeharel (46976) 2011-11-08 4:08
Fine composition to show the mighty cruise-ship anchored, scaled by the smaller boats.
Clear details and colors texture well collected.
siudzi (29031) 2011-11-08 5:09
This is very interesting image of that modern marina captured with superb details and sharpness. Great chosen POV, excellent light control and saturation. Well done. TFS.
kato (10577) 2011-11-08 7:46
You're capturing well this cruse terminal by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's ipmressive to see the spectacle that the harbor where liner tonnage and some boats are at anchor. It's interesting in hearing it has contributed to the economic effect of this area, too. And, clean sky with clouds draws out a good mood in this image.
janusz2054 (2) 2011-11-08 11:51
Excellent composition with such a variety of watercraft.
Great colours, details, sharpnes, DOF and POV.
anokutan (15097) 2011-11-09 5:07
The beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity are fantastic. Wonderful image with marvelous sky.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-09 6:50
First, I like this impressive and beautiful sky very well collected. Image very well composed too with a nice contrast betewwen the small boats in the Fg and the big boat in the BG.
isabela_sor (47467) 2011-11-09 9:10
i wish such a trip, but i know that i afraid of waters ....so i will skip it :)
your presentation is perfect and someone there must pay to you for such a great publicity
all the best
sacimar (25971) 2011-11-09 9:17
It is impressive the differences of sizes between the ships, the biggest is awesome, thanks for your note also, well done,
Fis2 (78776) 2011-11-09 9:30
Good frame and composition.
I like light and cky.
Very impressive the Edgewater Hotel.
paololg (31448) 2011-11-09 9:50
Ciao dear Danos,
interesting image, but especially interesting notes about the benefit and convenience for a city to have a well-equipped tourist harbor. The picture is very rich in details, and as always, has a perfect quality. Excellent work, dear friend, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday!
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-10 2:29
a spectacular photo with attractive composition and details, the colours and lights are very nice, superb view, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-11-10 2:55
The photo is impressive with these boats, small, and especially big. The composition is very popular. The excellent quality allows to observe number of details. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Silvio1953 (109295) 2011-11-10 6:56
Ciao Danos, beautiful composition with lovely boats and fantastic ships, superb sky, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-11-10 9:48
An incredible presence of the cruise ship, although the ship is nicely docked in the background, the overwhelming presence of the ship can still be felt. Those boats in the foreground are good size by our standards. But they still look like toy boats in the presence of this massive cruise ship. I like how you put the entire scene diagonally in perspective. And the dramatic sky and the clouds are reinforcing that. This is indeed Danos like framing, dynamic yet exceedingly elegant. The natural rendition of the colours is another notable aspect of the photo. I love the photograph. I love the way you have captured the spirit of the entire scene. It is very impressive.
With my very best regards,
Have a very pleasant evening, Danos
P.S: Thank you Danos for your kindness.
baddori (19153) 2011-11-10 15:45
Un centro crociere light e molto accattivante.
Magnifiche giganti navi ed esili attracchi .
Un turismo condivisibile .
Una foto bella ed urbanisticamente condivisibile .
mauro61 (52623) 2011-11-11 0:24
un buon taglio sul porto con imbarcazioni dalle dimensioni diverse tra loro.
Immagine presentata sotto una buona luce con un bel cielo di fondo,
clic (13006) 2011-11-11 13:18
Geia sou Danos and thanks for your visit.
I see many docked countesses that curtsey to her majesty under wonderful skies!
The mood is to expensive vacations!
siolaw (37642) 2011-11-11 23:19
Geia sou Danos,
Harbours always evoke travelling to far fetched land, provoking the ilagination!
Here you have well exposed white boats, with natural colours and sharpness.
raszid62 (18583) 2011-11-12 22:23
Καλά φωτογραφήθηκε θραύσμα λιμάνι με μεγάλη στέκεται στο εδώλιο του κατηγορουμένου και σύγχρονες γιοτ σε πρώτο πλάνο. Μεγάλη ουρανό.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-11-15 5:46
Ola Danos ,
Interessante contraste de tamanhos entre estes navios ,gostei muito do céu tem umas belas nuvens , boas cores e luz , parabéns!
Um abraço Gonçalo
s_lush (16128) 2011-11-15 8:37
The gigantic cruise ship looks like a boss among smaller vessels. The whole scene are highly impressive being captured by you against the beautifully clouded blue sky. Very well composed and quite masterfully captured!
skippy007 (12510) 2011-11-16 1:31
Hello Danos, This cruise ship is gigantic compared to the smaller boats in the FG, I know they can be very bid, the one I went on was 15 levels high, crew & passengers were almost 4000, a floating village. The cloudy sky compliments this lovely harbour view, well captured.
Longroute (19392) 2011-11-16 3:16
Beautiful view of this harbour with the small yachts and the huge cruising ship behind. The environment is quite interesting and you found a very fine sky which enriches the image. The photo has an excellent clarity which allows us to appreciate every single detail.
a nice capture,
Kielia (21953) 2011-11-18 5:50
what a fantastic sight!
A very interesting note is accompanying this wonderful impression of the cruise ship that is so nicely surrounded by the boats. The perspective is excellent.
sacavem (18608) 2011-11-18 13:39
The greatness of the cruise ship dock is really impressive and only near the small pleasure boats we noticed such a huge difference.
Good work to capture this beautiful image.
kordinator (14805) 2011-11-19 0:31
Predivan motiv iz luke.
Sve je u savrenom skladu.
subhendu_bagchi (23613) 2011-11-24 5:21
nice panoramic view here. Love the scene with the cruise in such blue sea. You composed it well with a lovely sky at top. Excellent light and fine depth. A really pleasant view to see. Tfs.
Vasa (16658) 2011-12-10 12:05
This photo also must have 100 smiles. It is my humble contribution, Danos my friend. After all, the subject is great and we cannot see it in Belgrade. Many thanks and best continuation!
UlfE (14453) 2012-01-01 9:59
An excellent harbour scene. You perspective is very good and the blue sky with very nice clouds is a perfect backdrop to the all the white boats. TFS and my best wishes for the new year!
jusninasirun (17152) 2012-03-05 18:53
I like this beautiful image of the dock with good details on a beautiful day. The note on Seattle Economy is interesting and how much this dock is contributing to Seattleites.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
ChrisJ (92116) 2012-03-05 19:02
That cruise ship is massive! The fg boats give us an idea of scale. Good color & sharpness. The blue sky with clouds adds a nice tonal range. Tfs!
Robert1969 (6712) 2013-01-24 0:52
The cut up and/or below makes the picture
extra wide. Composition and the light
management are good and the diagonal
"lines" of the boats creates an extra depth.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (80278)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-27
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Panasonic ZS3
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/90 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Three weeks in USA
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-07 11:11