Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fly-by Photobombers..



Driving home along the coast road yesterday it was impossible to ignore the mammoth out to sea! For once I had my zoom lens AND tripod, which was just as well as the wind was blowing so fiercely it almost lifted me off my feet! Considering the 21,129 tonne, 107 x 101m oil rig the Ocean Monarch was roughly 6/9km out to sea, I was pretty ok with these shots. Anchored off-shore for maintenance work the Ocean Monarch featured in the action movie Armageddon.. hopefully it's stay in Perth waters will not be as dramatic :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..



24 comments:

  1. What a claim to fame, Armageddon, I remember the movie.

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  2. Great pics, Grace! What a sea!

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  3. Nice photos Grace! That thing is a behemoth. Such a rough ocean with the wind.

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  4. Wonderful shots Grace! I love the photobombers.

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  5. Wow, that is so far away. Your dislike of being on the water in a craft would be quite justified in this case.

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  6. Oh my gosh, those are fantastic shots. You can see how windy it was by the choppy water.

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  7. It is a special combination, the huge oil moloch at the horizon and the thin wind surfers.

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  8. Fantastic photos, Grace. The sea looks a bit rough due to the high winds.

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  9. Great captures, Grace! Love the juxtaposition of the two in the rough waters!

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  10. Great work Grace. I like the way the paraglider person makes the entire scene look surreal. Maybe they will give the Ocean Monarch a test run where it is and they will strike oil.

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  11. I love these shots with the wind-surfer and massive rig. I always like seeing ocean photos since I live so far from it!

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  12. Fine telephoto shots. The wind surfer is one brave, skilled fellow. His sail did not hurt your pictures. Love the second one.

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  13. Wow amazing pics. Superb captured.

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  14. Wonderful shots with the windsurfer's sail in front.

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  15. Extra bonus for adding the windsurfer in the shots.

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  16. I love Armageddon--the movie, not the final battle of good and not so good. How cool!

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  17. It sure looks impressive, Grace, and it´s a movie star kinda, too :-)
    A great background for those "photobombers"!

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  18. You say the oil rig is anchored for maintenance which implies it will move to another site. Is it self-propelled or moved with tugs?

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