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photoblog image Life Saving at the Algobay.

Life Saving at the Algobay.

The Ultra-Wide Series

Yet another in the ultra-wide angle series. I do want to buy the olympus 7-14mm lens one day. Too bad it's so damned expensive. Again this image was shot with VV's rental lens on his camera when we went out to the Toronto Port Lands a few weeks ago. This is the third consecutive image in the series.

This is the Algobay, a great-lakes cargo liner that is mostly out of the water and sitting in the Toronto Portlands. The owner of the now no-longer sailing ship allowed us to come onto his property to snap a few shots.

There is a shot I posted a few days back showing the entire ship in its setting. It can be found 'here'

A satellite image of the ship can be found here.

-sL

[followup] - Maybe it still is used. Oddly the boat was registered in 1993 and is owned by a company called Algoma Central Corporation which has offices in Toronto. I don't know. It most definitley does not look that sea-worthy to me! Especially with it's anchor ditched ashore. Registration Info .

[followup 2] Ah... A back history can be found here. It was built in 1978 but its internal bulkheads collapsed from salt-water corrosion.

Life Saving at the Algobay.

The Ultra-Wide Series

Yet another in the ultra-wide angle series. I do want to buy the olympus 7-14mm lens one day. Too bad it's so damned expensive. Again this image was shot with VV's rental lens on his camera when we went out to the Toronto Port Lands a few weeks ago. This is the third consecutive image in the series.

This is the Algobay, a great-lakes cargo liner that is mostly out of the water and sitting in the Toronto Portlands. The owner of the now no-longer sailing ship allowed us to come onto his property to snap a few shots.

There is a shot I posted a few days back showing the entire ship in its setting. It can be found 'here'

A satellite image of the ship can be found here.

-sL

[followup] - Maybe it still is used. Oddly the boat was registered in 1993 and is owned by a company called Algoma Central Corporation which has offices in Toronto. I don't know. It most definitley does not look that sea-worthy to me! Especially with it's anchor ditched ashore. Registration Info .

[followup 2] Ah... A back history can be found here. It was built in 1978 but its internal bulkheads collapsed from salt-water corrosion.

comments (5)

[followup 3] this thing has been there so long that even if they wanted to put it back into service now, i doubt they could. Yay Algoma Centra Corp.! They have created a monument for themselves... now my question is... why is it such a hard decision in the first place, look at how big this thing is, imagine how expensive it must have been to build... how do you decied "hey, lets dump this stupidly expensive thing here for a while until we can decide what to do with it..." isin't there some accountant somewhere going "umm.. guys... you know that ship you ditched in toronto... well it's costing us $100,000 a month to keep it there, can we maybe do something with it before we run out of money... hell sell it to greenpeace or something! i don't care!"

-V V-
hey sl,

i really like the effects of the wide angle. i really like the way the center of the ship bulges. i also really like the way the shot draws the viewer's eyes upwards. i am not a nautical expert on any level, but if that thing can float in the water then i am quite certain that pigs can fly.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 24 Aug 2006, 07:10
i like that there are som many shots with the one. I like the light on the hull and the shadow from the ladder. nice composition
  • AP
  • Point of No Return
  • 24 Aug 2006, 13:16
Good shot man. Really like the juxtaposition of the wild flowers against the rusting hulk of the boat. The way you shot here makes it look like it is sitting in a grassy field.
Damit that's where that ship is I knew we left it around somewhere.

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