Passing Jerusalem by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery
I have always had a fascination with vessels in motion. Photographing them in series as they pass or perform a maneuver is something special to me. The first time I did this, I was ten years of age. It was the M/V Island Queen with my father as captain backing out of the pier in Massachusetts's Falmouth Harbor. It is an unusual maneuver and takes a certain skill due to the pier's angle, the bow overhang, and the harbor shape. The engines must assist by backing on one engine and pushing ahead on the other. There is some rumbling involved due to natural cavitation beneath the vessel. This causes some back eddies as the vessel turns and the visual results are fascinating.
Passing Jerusalem (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)
In the case displayed here, there is no special maneuvering. It is a fishing vessel passing Galilee and Jerusalem. The results are still fascinating. We are able to see the vessel from all angles.
From the bow, we see that its performance in the curling bow wave. From the beam (perpendicular to the viewer or the side), we see that the holds are full as it is riding "down by the head". From the stern quarter, we see working areas. We can also predict handling in a following sea from the high counter.
Looking at a vessel such as this, we also understand why we see a vessel as a person or personality. They have many facets and are interesting to explore, understand, and discover.
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