Sailing Ships in Nassau, Bahamas

Sailing ships, including the Disney Dream, are docked in Nassau, Bahamas. Read all about it at Burnsland!

Sailing ships are docked in a row in Nassau, Bahamas. From left to right are the Disney Dream, Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas, Carnival Sensation, and a bright yellow tug boat in the foreground. And believe it or not, there was another ship as well, as the Carnival Ecstasy was on the other side of the Disney Dream, although it can’t be seen from this angle because the Dream is much longer.

As you can tell, the Port of Nassau was hopping that day, with three shiploads of visitors coming in. Of course, I’m sure they don’t mind it at all, because most of those visitors end up spending some money while they are there in Nassau, and that’s the whole purpose of having them come in.

Interestingly, even with all of the people that those ships can hold, there are only two people visible in this photo, and you can only see them when you zoom in really close. Here they are, in a detail of the stern of the Carnival Sensation:

Ships at Nassau-detail

One person is under the umbrellas at the left, while the other is up one deck on the right. And there may be a couple of other people behind the railings, as well. But everyone else on the ships was ashore somewhere or at the ship’s pools, I’m guessing. If you ever want to have some alone time on the ship, get it while everyone else is off doing something in the port, apparently.

Also, it was interesting to see that the Dream and Majesty of the Seas both backed in, while the Sensation pulled straight in. I wonder if there is a reason for that, or if it is just up to the captain. Either way, there has to be a time of turning around in the harbor, because the ships all sail straight ahead back out when they leave. The Disney Dream turned around when we arrived, as I mentioned in an earlier post, and apparently, the Majesty of the Seas did the same thing. But then I watched from our verandah as the Sensation turned around in front of the Dream before it left. And although you can’t see it here, the Carnival Ecstasy had also backed in, so it isn’t apparently just a Carnival ship thing to pull in and back out. So who knows what the reason is, or if there even is one. Maybe it was just so that the passengers on the two Carnival ships could tell them apart when they came back to reboard their ships. “I think ours was the one with the pointy end pointing toward us, dear.”

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About the Photo

I liked the blue tones that were already present in this photo, so I worked with the colors a bit to bring them out even more. So I really like how it has a sunny, blue feel to it.

And as I have been doing a lot lately, I pulled in some areas from different exposures of the original Raw file to bring out the sky a bit more, as well as to lighten up some of the detail on the ships. Maybe the yellows here are just a little too yellow, but I don’t mind that at all, because it helps them to stand out from the blues.

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: Olympus M.Zukio 25mm f1.8
Date: June 2, 2015
Location: Nassau, Bahamas

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