24 November 2011

Norwegian Sun in Helsinki, 21 August 2011

Norwegian Sun

IMO 9218131
Built 2001, Aker MTW Wismar, Germany (hull), Lloyds Werft Bremerhaven, Germany (outfitting)
Tonnage 78 309 GT
Length 258,06 m
Width 32,20 m
Draugth 8,00 m
1 936 passengers (double occupancy), 2 400 passengers (maximum)
6 MAN/B&W diesels, combined 50 700 kW
2 propellers
3 bow thrusters
2 stern thrusters
Speed 22 knots

For a (very) brief history of the Norwegian Sun, see the first entry on her. The photographs below show the NSun departing from Helsinki West Harbour on 21 August 2011. Photographed from Vattuniemi. Click on the images to see then in larger size.

Norwegian Sun and the photographer's wife, part 1.
It was very hard to get a "clean" shot of the NSun this day, as there was a "floating boat exhibition" at Lauttasaari and hence the sea was full of all sort of small craft. As you probably know I'm all for photogenic sailboats, but a sailboat without sails is not very photogenic - and neither is three or four different types of boats in the foreground of a photo.
I should take more vertical photographs like this, methinks. Of course, there's the problem that I tend to screw up the horizon in them even worse than usually.
Step 1: Take a normal photo with the placement of the subject a bit off. Step 2: Crop the photo to panoramic dimensions. Step 3: ???. Step 4: Profit!
The photographer's wife, part 2. Probably wishing she was on the NSun and not stuck in Vattuniemi with me.


  1. Remarkable photos, amazing blog

    All the best

  2. Thank you very much. I'm an admirer of your blogs and photos, so your compliments means a lot to me.