31 January 2012

Silja Serenade in Helsinki, 21 October 2011

Silja Serenade

IMO 8715259
Built 1990, Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Tonnage 58 376 GT
Length 203,03 m
Width 31,93 m
Draugth 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

These are the very last ship photos I took in 2011 that are worthy of publishing. I admit the rather glorious setting of the photos was completely accidental, I was on my way home from photographing the Princess Anastasia and by sheer change I happened to be on the ferry (Suomenlinna II in this case) that was inbound to Kauppatori just as the Silja Serenade was outbound. The autumn sunset and foliage conspired with the setting to make for rather excellent photographs (if I may say so myself).

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Reversing from the quay at Olympiaterminaali, with Valkosaari in the foreground.
So close... the image is slightly blurry as I completely forgot that the autofocus in the camera is still broken. Taking that into account I think this turned out pretty damn well.
Passing through the channel between Katajanokka and Valkosaari.
And into Kruunuvuorenselkä. Valkosaari and Klippan in the background on the right.

1 comment:

  1. Yes you may say so yourself, they are beautiful