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This is a shot of “The Queenscliff”, a ferry of the Sydney Ferry Service. I took this while visiting Manly, and waiting for this ferry to pick us up for the return trip back to town. As I was setting up to take the shot the sky opened up to give it that “Coming Through the Storm” feeling.

This service provided by the Sydney Ferry Service runs from Manly in the east to Parramatta in the west. It is used primarily by tourists though there is a significant number of commuters that use it to travel into the CBD as well. Someday I’ll need to get a shot of all the passengers disembarking at Circular Quay on their rush to work. It is a money losing proposition but speaking as one who uses it often, very much appreciated. How do you put a price on the tourist appeal and convenience, and keeping some cars off the over burdened Sydney streets?

The Queenscliff was commissioned in 1983. It is a 70.4 m vessel with a displacement of 1140 tons. Its capacity is 1100 people. It was named after Queenscliff Beach (north of Manly Beach). It along with 3 other “Freshwater” class ships support the Manly to Circular Quay route.

Much of this from: http://www.answers.com/topic/sydney-ferries

Workflow:

Shot in Raw
Adjusted NEF shadows and highlights
Adjusted curves
Applied Smart Sharpen on a separate layer
Saved as tiff
Cropped, reduced image size, framed and saved as jpeg for this post

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