05 April 2012

Isabella in the Stockholm archipelago, 26 February 2012


IMO 8700723
Built 1989, Brodogradiliste Split, Yugoslavia
Tonnage 35 154 GT
Length 169,40 m
Width 27,60 m
Draugth 6,40 m
2 480 passengers
2 166 berths
364 cars
900 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä-Pielstick diesels, combined 23 760 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
Speed 21,5 knots

For a brief history of the Isabella, see this entry. The photographs below show the Isabella in the Stockholm archipelago, outbound from Stockholm to Mariehamn and Turku on the morning of 26 February 2012. Photographed from the upper sun deck of the Silja Symphony. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

We passed the Isabella in the section where the shipping lane forks so it was sheer luck the Bella happened to be in a good position for photographs.
A pretty ridiculous amount of fiddling with colour curves went into these photos to get them right - though I think in the end I paid more attention to the trees in the fore- and background than to the actual ship itself. But the trees do look good... ;)
Impressive sky (mother nature did get a little image editing program help).
I rather like the composition on this one. The Isabella looks like a natural extension of the islands - perspective is a wonderful, wonderful thing.


  1. Että sitten vihaan tätä kohtaa Tukholman saaristossa... Niin monta hyvää kuvaa jäänyt ottamatta noiden saarien takia....

    1. Kyllä! Jos sattuu käymään hyvä tuuri niin laivat kohtaa sopivasti tässä välikössä, mutta monta monta kertaa sitä on vaan tuijottanu turhautuneena kamera kädessä kun laivasta näkyy vaan korsteeni ja vähän muuta puiden yläpuolelta...