Friday, August 28, 2009

the early bird gets the...ship?

i woke up this morning at 3:30 a.m. tho' i actually had 'til 4:30. and naturally, i couldn't get back to sleep.  so i got up and got ready for my 7:05 flight. because i was spending my day at a ship repair yard. and since i've now got a splitting headache, there's a mouse in the house (thank you, lila) and my family is yelling at me to watch coupling with them on BBC entertainment, i'll leave you with some scenes from my day.

even the trash is beautiful at a shipyard.

and so are the containers in which they lift it off the ship

not sure what this is, but it looks cool.

dry dock

now that's a really, really big spool

do not press the red button.

there are always ropes posing nicely onboard a ship.

more tomorrow.

22 comments:

berfin said...

Dear Julotchka,

It is sweet to realize that we were posting at the very same time to our blogs tonight. Beautiful photo shoots again..
I just want you to know that it was a great surprise to read your comment this morning on my way to the course in the traffic. And you cant know how this motivated me from so far away.
There is a letter left for you in today's post on my blog.
Love to Danmark
from a big fan of H.C. Andersen

kristina said...

lovely pics! your job takes you to fascinating places :-)

Elizabeth said...

Love your pics. You and my husband would get along fine. He is always 'dragging' us to any harbour/shipyard he can find while we are on vacation or otherwise. He too photographs of boats, ropes, etc. It is so funny to see you doing just the same. But the photographs are always exciting to look at. Why is that? Good question, no answer right now.

See you and get rid of the mouse and your headache. Have a great weekend.

iasa said...

can't i press the red button even a little bit?

I love coupling, well at least the ones with Jeff in them.

Maria-Thérèse said...

how beautiful!

I usually fall asleep around 3 a.m....

Bill Stankus said...

Once I was working on a ship that was testing to see if manganese nodules could be dredged up for deep water, very deep water in the mid-Pacific. We were using the largest "spool" of cable that could be found on the West Coast. It was like the drum in your photo and it had over 25,000 feet of braided 3/4" steel cable.

Lorac said...

Very cool pics! I love shots of work areas.

Char said...

I love these....so gritty really, but, uhmmmmm, did you notice the knots look rather like bollocks?

ADRIAN said...

I am addicted to the textures of old metal.
The bollocks are monkeys fists. All the best.

Bill Stankus said...

Back again.
One of the great things about ships and ship yards - people do things - noticeable things, it's a world of constant effort. As Neil Young once said, rust never sleeps.

beth said...

who knew you could find beauty here ?

wow..you sure did it !!!

McGillicutty said...

I love Coupling ...they should show it all the time!!!

Joei - Alvond said...

Hi!
it was a nice shot, even it look scrappy, still you put life in to it through your photos..
and the red button can i press that? hmmm... I wonder what will happend If i press that.

havea nice day

_joei

kristina k said...

omg, how do you deal with getting up so early. lovely photos though! hope watching coupling with the family eased your headache away?

have i ever mentioned that in pervious jobs i had to handle the import of books and book related merchandise into the EU? forwarding bills of lading, packing lists, dealing with freight forwarders and customs authorities. years ago i even took a course on custom handling for import/export. such an unlikely thing for me to do it seemed, but interesting nevertheless. it's always good to keep an open mind, i guess!

kristina k said...

oops, should have said that this was all shipping (with the occasional airfreight thrown in), so that's why i came to think of it. shipping is fascinating.

I_am_Tulsa said...

Buttons make me "trigger happy"...it looks like it is saying "press me please!". Why is it that all that steel and rope is so photogenic!? Kind of like an abstract painting!

SE'LAH... said...

i got to press the red button once...when i was in the hospital watching my nephew emerge without doctors in the room. the nurse there dared my sister-in-law to push. ha ha.

great pics. i love the spool. ;)

p.s. thanks so much for spreading the word about the "gift of jewels" project. i hope you get someone cool. remember, you can't tell them. LOL

Janet said...

all so interesting. especially like the ropes.

Just Jules said...

I love the guard over the red button :)

paris parfait said...

Really cool photos - who knew shipyards and ships could be so beautiful and interesting??!!

spudballoo said...

I thought I commented here, clearly going senile....but these are lovely, so much colour! x

Bee said...

I kept scrolling up and down through these photos . . . the repetition of blues and reds and silvers and certain shapes add up to a very pleasing whole. I just got back from Norfolk and seem to have nothing but pictures of small boats. Hmmm . . .