Four Ship Funnels in Nassau

While our ship was docked in Nassau during our 2017 Disney Cruise, I came across a rather unusual sight. Earlier in the day, we had seen that there were four cruise ships docked in the port. But later on, I discovered that I could see all four of them from the deck of the Disney Dream.

Four Ship Funnels in Nassau

In this view, you can see the funnels of all four ships. From left to right: Norwegian Escape, MSC Divinia, Disney Dream, and Carnival Liberty. Of course, since I was on the deck of the Disney Dream, that funnel is the largest in this view, but the others are definitely also in view. If you are having trouble locating them, check out this handy identification guide:

Four Ship Funnels in Nassau

You can click that photo to see it larger if that helps. And you might remember the Carnival Liberty from our 2016 Cruise to Mexico, by the way.

I would guess that no one else on the ship was excited to be able to capture all four funnels together in one photo like I was. I am not quite sure what that might say about me, but I still thought it was pretty cool.

That just goes to show that everyone sees something different when looking at the same thing. Here are some of the other things I would guess that people were thinking from their view at that time on that particular day:

  • “All of these other ships are blocking my views of the water and the city.”
  • “Look at all of those clouds! I sure hope it doesn’t rain.”
  • “Look at all of those clouds! I sure am glad it isn’t raining.”
  • “How long is it until dinner?”
  • “Why is that guy up there taking a photo of all of the ships?”

And so on. Maybe it is a half-full/half-empty kind of thing. Someone might be thinking, “This place is too crowded with ships!” Meanwhile, I am thinking, “Look at all the cool ships!”

To get this photo, I had to go to the adults-only area of the top deck at the front of the ship. Not that anything “adult” was going on up there, besides some adults taking naps while lying in the cloud-filtered sun. But it was nice and quiet without any children running around, which explains why they have an adults-only area on a family ship.

Always take some time to notice what is around you. You just might think it is cool.

A house is built by wisdom, and it is established by understanding; by knowledge the rooms are filled with every precious and beautiful treasure. - Proverbs 24:3-4

About the photo:

It should be pretty obvious that I used a fisheye lens for this photo. That was the only way to be able to get the four ships in one photo. Just another example of why I love a super wide angle.

I had originally thought that I would have to create two exposures from the original Raw file, using one to bring out the detail of the clouds. But as it turns out, adjusting the highlights and shadows and creating just one Raw exposure, and then processing it with some Nik filters in Photoshop gave exactly the look that I was wanting to achieve, saving me a little work. Cool.

Photo: A single Raw exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens
Date: June 9, 2017
Location: Nassau, Bahamas

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