20 November 2012

Silja Symphony in Helsinki, 16 October 2012

Silja Symphony

IMO 8803769
Built 1991, Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Tonnage 58 377 GT
Length 203,03 m
Width 31,93 m
Draught 7,12 m
Ice class 1A Super
2 852 passengers
3 001 berths
410 cars
1 600 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä-Vasa diesels, combined 32 580 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 21 knots

The Silja Symphony seems to be in fashion these days (so to say) . The previous entry was about her, this entry is about her, and yesterday I returned from a two-night ferry cruise to Stockholm with her. I had hoped that the said trip would have yielded some interesting photographs (as we are nearing the end of my photos taken during this year), but alas the weather was quite bad during the entire trip and hence very few photos worth of posting were taken.

But regardless of that, do enjoy thesephotos, which show the Silja Symphony in and departing from Helsinki on the afternoon of 16 October 2012. Click on the imaes to see them in larger size.

Hiding behind firey trees.
Pictoresque fishermen's huts right outside the harbour.
Some time later at the Kustaanmiekka strait, with impressively lit clouds in the background. Unfortunately the impressive lighting didn't really extended to the ship itself.
Dark cloud formations in a somewhat atypical Finnish autumn weather. Usually there's just a mat of completely even light grey which makes photographing predominantly white ships extremely difficult.
I admit to cheating with this one: the ship and the rest of the image were treated separately, as that was only way to light up the ship without losing the dramatic dark clouds in the background.
Out of the strait, with even a little bit of setting sun reflecting from the windows.
Stockholm awaits.
Next time: Mariella

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