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Lighting Crane 6  :::::  Jeremiah O'Brien  :::::  February 2012

Lighting Crane 6

More from the Jeremiah O’Brien in dry dock in San Francisco.  Even at night the ship was swarming with workers and caretakers, some, like Scott here, living aboard her, 24/7.  When he showed me that the signaling lamps on the flying bridge still operated, I immediately saw it as a light painting tool and had […]

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Funnel Shadowplay  :::::  Jeremiah O'Brien in Drydock  :::::  February 2012

Funnel Shadowplay

When the SS Jeremiah O’Brien was in dry dock last winter I was allowed on board to do some night shooting among all the cranes and mixed lighting in the BAE shipyard.  The camera was sitting on the deck, pointed almost straight up, in this view.  348 seconds at f/22.  Available light only.  

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Downtown from the Flying Bridge  :::::  February 2012

Downtown from the Flying Bridge

The best thing about a ship in dry dock for night photography?  It doesn’t move.  This allowed for long exposures at f/16 to get sparkling lights and crispy details of both the ship and the downtown San Francisco skyline.  Base exposure of 85 seconds with some blown out highlight areas stripped in with 30 and […]

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Late Night Welding  :::::  February 2012

Jeremiah O’Brien in Dry Dock

The Jeremiah O’Brien was in dry dock for about a month.  I was lucky enough to be on the very short list of people allowed into the BAE shipyard at San Francisco’s pier 70 to shoot her and I was the only one to do it at night.  BAE is a tough location to access, […]

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Sagittarian and Bearcat

Jeremiah O’Brien goes to Dry Dock

Back in January, I was invited to ride on the Jeremiah O’Brien for its trip to dry dock for repairs, cleaning and repainting.  The JO’B is one of the last surviving Liberty Ships from WWII, now converted to a museum, permanently docked in San Francisco. We left at 5:30, before dawn, on a cold and […]

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