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Wildcat Marine

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 13 April 2009 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Another one from my recent photo shoot for a company called Wildcat Marine who transport maintenance personnel out to offshore windfarms like this one in the Irish Sea in the NW of England.

The boat is an 11 meter long catamaran especially built for the job. The rubber buffers on the front are for docking up against the turbine bases to allow the maintenance guys to step across onto the access ladders that run up the side of the structure of the turbine base.

They can operate in up to a 2 meter swell....ie the boat can be rising and falling 2 meters alongside the turbine access ladder and still safely transfer personnel.

NIKON D40 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 200 87 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

une fantastique série !

13 Apr 2009 5:59am

Marie LC from France

Extraordinary photograph

13 Apr 2009 6:55am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe impression

13 Apr 2009 7:31am

Marie from FRESNES, France

géniale, cette compo avec les éoliennes à l'arrière.

13 Apr 2009 9:13am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

amazing ... love this series!

13 Apr 2009 10:34am

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Nice series Ian.

13 Apr 2009 11:25am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

The forward movement of the boat really brings this photo to life. I like it!

13 Apr 2009 11:28am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

I love the power and action of the boat you've captured! I feel the speed cutting thru the waters. Superb

13 Apr 2009 1:23pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice composition... great shot..

13 Apr 2009 2:22pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Outstanding! Awesome power.

13 Apr 2009 2:54pm

Frida from Sweden

Really nice series and this is a great action shot.

13 Apr 2009 8:09pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Fabulous! The composition, colour and action captured are superb. Your post editing is outstanding too!

14 Apr 2009 12:10am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic shot! great close up on the ferry as it is speeding towards you - i can really feel the boat rushing towards me as though i was actually there...

14 Apr 2009 3:24am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Very very cool shot, Ian!! Love all your shots from this "wind farm" in the water... fascinating. And a big ginormous congratulations on the photo contest win!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!

14 Apr 2009 3:31am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

wowowow!

14 Apr 2009 8:19am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Outstanding color and composition!

17 Apr 2009 1:48pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

vivid color, powerful image!!

27 Apr 2009 11:42pm

NIKON D40
1/250 second
F/9.0
ISO 200
87 mm (35mm equiv.)