08 October 2012

Silja Serenade in Helsinki, 3 October 2012

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

The last time the Silja Serenade was featured in this blog was in winter photos. Today we continue with a "four seasons" theme, with the same ship photographed departing Helsinki in Autumn foliage last week.

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I was tempted to go out on this particular day due to the beautiful weather, even if the only ships to photograph were the regulars Silja Serenade and Gabriella...
But alas, just as the Serenade was coming to the Kustaanmiekka strait, the sun was obscured by a cloud.
Not that these would be bad photographs, but if the light had lasted, these would have been downright orgastic images.
Although I complained about the cloud obscuring the sun, those clounds in the background were pretty neat...
A little bit of sun there... and the advertized Autumn foliage too.
Even better as far the foliage goes.
Unusually, the Serenade departed via the Porkkala shipping lane rather than the open-sea lane. That, combined with the low sun, game some rather superb photo opportunities.
No comment needed, really.
Next time: Gabriella with more of the Autumn foliage

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