Last time I was at the coast, I noticed three identical cargo ships, which I assumed were just waiting to get into the Port of Tyne. It’s quite common to see a few ships waiting out there. But I read a news story about them which was interesting – apparently their owner went out of business, leaving them in a floating state of limbo off the north east coast. Apparently they’re in the process of being sold, so they’ll probably be moving off at some point moderately soon.
So I though I’d go down with the big lens and see what I could do. First, here’s a general view at the wide end of my 16-55mm lens.
Now if you view the full size image (click on the one above) you might just be able to make out a vague speck to the right of the second ship from the right. Let’s take a closer look at the short end of the 100-400mm with the 2x teleconverter.
Oh, that speck looks like a boat some distance closer to the camera than the cargo ship which we can now appreciate is a wee bit on the large side. Shall we take a closer look at the boat? Some tiny one-man thing?
Well, at the long end, that’s 800mm we can see that while it’s not something I’d want to go to sea in, it’s not all that small – as you can judge from the standing figures at the rear.
All the above images are uncropped to offer a nice comparison of zoom ranges…