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Photographer:Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen [View profile]Title:POLAR PRINCEAdded:Jan 13, 2008
Captured:January 11, 2008IMO:9181481Hits:1,308
Location:Stavanger, Norway
Photo Category: Support Vessels
Another angle of this very posh and fine offshorevessel.
A highlight of the trip to Stavanger.
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Tomas Angell-Jacobsen
Vessel Identification
Name:Polar Prince
Flag:Norway International Register
Technical Data
Vessel type:Research/survey Vessel
Gross tonnage:6,951 tons
Summer DWT:4,500 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Bergen
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1999
AIS Information
Last known position:
37°26’12.28” N, 24°56’27.23” E
Speed, course (heading):
0.1kts, 75° (320°)
Arrival:17th Sep 2018
18:00:04 UTC
Last update:
19 minutes 33 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 17th, 10:00:27 UTCPachi
2018 September 10th, 14:30:14 UTCCeuta
2018 August 8th, 11:00:05 UTCHartlepool
2018 July 9th, 20:00:31 UTCKriegers Flak
2018 July 7th, 17:00:01 UTCKoge, Denmark
2018 May 22nd, 08:00:39 UTCHartlepool, U.k.
2018 May 22nd, 06:00:18 UTCMiddlesbrough Uk
2018 May 16th, 06:00:10 UTCKoege
2018 April 22nd, 14:00:48 UTCKriegers Flak
2018 April 18th, 13:00:38 UTCCopenhagen
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Photo Comments (34)

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Jens Boldt on Jan 15, 2008 21:25 (10 years ago)
Let them be strange, high quality, plain bad, exciting, boring, overexposed, too dark, whatever!
For me that's what this site is about... :-)
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 15, 2008 18:17 (10 years ago)
I really must say i am very happy that people like these strange shots i am making. Thanx a lot for the comments!
Jens Boldt on Jan 14, 2008 22:42 (10 years ago)
Oops, you're right!
Had to change the mouse while scrolling up :-D

Ok then, last comment here now there's a new record.! Let's change to another photo to comment on. :lol:
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 14, 2008 22:35 (10 years ago)
You got that right, brother. No, well. I like to respond to every comment, feel that its kind of a nice thing to do. But this gets sick, hehe! 30 comments!
Last "record".
Jens Boldt on Jan 14, 2008 22:18 (10 years ago)
What's naive about that one?
I've seen much more worse on my own camera! :-D

What really makes it a very good photo is another thing: "Cold, dark, bohus". That did it (at least for me) :-D

Comments are like ship-pics: You can never have enough (even if they tend to drift away from the original subject after some time - the comments, not the pics! :lol: )
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 14, 2008 14:36 (10 years ago)
Not the intention to over-crowd with comments, but if you like, here is a pretty naive picture made with my old cam and gorillapod.
Bohus at night
Jens Boldt on Jan 13, 2008 23:43 (10 years ago)
Then let's start with the English cousin! If I'm satisfied with the results we can talk about the American :-D

I see Tomas is no longer with us. Nevertheless sleep well both of you and good night. (My employer's got this annoying attitude. He thinks I should go to work tomorrow :-D )
Cornelia Klier on Jan 13, 2008 23:37 (10 years ago)
That gorillapods sounds interesting but I do take too often photos when I am on ship, myself. Ah, no I still need my sister, she will be in good use in Hamburg, mid-February. But I have many cousins, so.. you'd just have to pay them flights from England, and USA though :-D
Jens Boldt on Jan 13, 2008 23:28 (10 years ago)
Well done, the Monte Pascoal!
If you don't need your sister any longer tell her there's a job waiting in Hamburg for her! :-D (I'm always afraid my camera falls down if I'm not careful putting it somewhere to have a steady shot!)

The Goriilapodus looks very interesting. Thanks for the link, Tomas. Just saved it to my favourites for further studies later on.
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 23:11 (10 years ago)
There is also this smart thing called a gorillapod, click here for info:

Cornelia Klier on Jan 13, 2008 23:08 (10 years ago)
Ask my sister to stand steady and put it on her head :-D No, I did usually find something, a wall or so, where you can put the camera on, I did this with the Monte Pascoal
Jens Boldt on Jan 13, 2008 23:04 (10 years ago)
You put your camera on something which is steady at the ferry station Oevelgoenne?
What did you do? Knock out some passers-by and put your camera on top of them? :lol:
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 23:00 (10 years ago)
Very good point.
Cornelia Klier on Jan 13, 2008 22:57 (10 years ago)
But this works only if you do not take photos from the HVV-ferry, as that one does move alot. I have taken photos of Hamburg Süd ships by night / evening and then I have put my camera on something, which is steady and take the photo.
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 22:50 (10 years ago)
Dusk and morning rules. Black night aint to bad either but... The skies are best in the morning i think.
Try it out!
Jens Boldt on Jan 13, 2008 22:48 (10 years ago)
I think I'll be looking for a tripod in the future and try and experiment with my camera. (Sony DSC H9)
Maybe, if I succeed, I'll become a nightshot junkie :-D
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 22:41 (10 years ago)
Do that! You just try, and you learn. I havent got a clue. I try it out.
Good luck brother!
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 22:41 (10 years ago)
Yeah, if you are somehow steady on your hand. But WITH a triåpd. things are different. But no doupt, no problem even without.
Pekka Laakso on Jan 13, 2008 22:38 (10 years ago)
I think with EOS400 you can take some good nightshots even without tripod. Just choosing the ISO and shutter speed right. Like I did yesterday with my father´s one, which is a bit older design but quite a similar.
Jens Boldt on Jan 13, 2008 22:37 (10 years ago)
I could make night excursions here in Hamburg if I had one.
Maybe I should reconsider my opinion.
If there's a cruise liner in drydock at Blohm & Voss like Balmoral at the moment or Jewel of the Seas last year (my one and only nightshot which succeeded without tripod) it looks really gorgeous at night.
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 22:30 (10 years ago)
Thats just something i dont mind having around. 95 percent of my shots are done without tripod, but night/long distance is tripod a must.
Mine weith next to nothing. And its cheap! Well worth it.
Jens Boldt on Jan 13, 2008 22:13 (10 years ago)
That's why there are as good as no nightshots posted by me. I haven't got a tripod! :-D
Isn't it quite laborious to drag it along all day when you're out taking photos? (At least when you go on a trip like Stavanger?)
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 22:04 (10 years ago)
Yeah, it was a treat. 40 hours awake of different reasons. Heavy weather, nice people, some cool ships. I love it. This ship was a special treat though. I had nothing to do with the result. I just set up the tripod, moved it around a little, and there it was. Lucky man!

Jens Boldt on Jan 13, 2008 21:57 (10 years ago)
Excellent photo and as an extra you always can learn something new reading the comments. Nice!

I see your trip to Stavanger was a real success :-D
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 20:53 (10 years ago)
Its the truth. Check it up.
Click and search
Cornelia Klier on Jan 13, 2008 20:51 (10 years ago)
Made up very quickly that, hehe you have good phantasy !! And you know, English is NOT my motherlanguage..
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 20:49 (10 years ago)
Then you will have the time of your life. It takes sick shots. If you have the dollar for it, buy a 18(Or28)-200mm. Thats my next lens.
I have a 18-55 and a 75-300mm lens.
Pekka Laakso on Jan 13, 2008 20:44 (10 years ago)
You were lucky indeed, the results are simply awesome.

By the way, am now also starting using EOS 400D. My old Olympus got completely broken on Wednesday.
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 20:43 (10 years ago)
Well. It hails from the english shipping-line P&O, penninsular and orienal, you know. The rich passengers on their way to india, wanted the best. So: They wanted port out, starboard home, because ofo the shadow. There you have it: Those with enough money and style, became the posh.

Port out, starboard home.
Cornelia Klier on Jan 13, 2008 20:36 (10 years ago)
Well, what posh means, it is what the dictionary shows me and what is here associated with cruiseships and the alikes with good and expensive style, a place where rich folks spend their leisure times. Offshore Oilrigs I would not put in the same category, to be honest, otherwise I have missed something I think hehe :-D
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 20:32 (10 years ago)
Every dog has its day, hehe! Do you know the reason behind the expression "Posh"?
Cornelia Klier on Jan 13, 2008 20:31 (10 years ago)
Nothing posh about offshore-vessels, but - that's a great atmospheric photo !!! :-)
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 13, 2008 20:30 (10 years ago)
Really? Yeah, she has been around here and there i know. I was just lucky with light, ship, surroundings. Everything. Very cool ship.
And that the helipad was illuminated did not do anything either!

Pekka Laakso on Jan 13, 2008 20:28 (10 years ago)
Beautiful getting night photos of this cool one. She even was once in Finland repairing a cable line outside Rauma.
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