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Photographer:Marc Piché [View profile]Title:CP PRIDEAdded:Oct 06, 2007
Photo Category: Containerships built 1991-2000
Distant stern view taken at a focal lenght of 480mm depicting CP PRIDE off Verchères on August 8, 2005.
Her new name is clearly pictured on this photograph.

Marc Piché photo.
Vessel Identification
Name:Mississauga Express
Former name(s):
- Cp Pride (Until 2006 Apr)
- Canmar Pride (Until 2005 Aug)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:39,174 tons
Summer DWT:40,881 tons
Length:245 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:8.7 m

Additional Information
Home port:Hamilton
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1998
AIS Information
Last known position:
36°4’52.91” N, 5°20’57.91” W
Speed, course (heading):
14.6kts, 82° (85°)
Arrival:20th Apr 2018
06:00:34 UTC
Last update:
3 hours 24 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 April 20th, 06:00:34 UTCEsalg
2018 April 15th, 10:00:38 UTCFrfos
2018 April 14th, 08:00:09 UTCFrfos
2018 April 12th, 15:30:36 UTCItgoa
2018 April 11th, 06:45:51 UTCItliv
2018 April 9th, 17:30:12 UTCItcag
2018 April 8th, 04:00:39 UTCEssag
2018 April 6th, 09:00:35 UTCEsalg
2018 April 3rd, 18:00:51 UTCItliv
2018 March 14th, 12:00:55 UTCMaptm
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Photo Comments (14)

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Marc Piché on Aug 10, 2005 10:22 (12 years ago)
I find it interesting that a photo should attract some attention. Most of the photos uploaded here disappear into anonymity a day after they were posted so a flurry of comments certainly denote interest. This is what this site is all about, right?

Pekka Laakso on Aug 09, 2005 21:17 (12 years ago)
Peculiar? That I find very interesting, because why everyone should like ultra closed-up photos? If I understood right which you meant is weird. It´s just like listenic music (an example), people has different style of opinions. :-)

Well, haven´t seen yet any other photos with so much comments while I´ve been a member here. :-D
Kent Malo on Aug 09, 2005 19:39 (12 years ago)
Most Inetresting to say the least, I have taken photos like that and never heard criticism from anyone, it saddens me. I will wait for the checker board to return, there is a logo that we have not seen for awhile. Great photo, by the way.
Marc Piché on Aug 09, 2005 19:23 (12 years ago)
Calm down Kenny. I promise you that the next set of photos depicting CP PRIDE will feature the checkerboard logo. All CP ships will be renamed and the new (or old!) logo fitted before mid-September so I was told...

This photo is really attracting a lot of attention which I find most peculiar but VERY interesting...

Kent Malo on Aug 09, 2005 18:47 (12 years ago)
What's all the noise about, I still can't see the checker board on the stack, you are going to have to de better if you want to keep me happy, I want to see the checker board. :-D
Pekka Laakso on Aug 09, 2005 16:53 (12 years ago)
I understand all of your opinions. As Phil said that the subject fills the whole photo, it´s of course good for attracting the attention. My humble opinion about this kind of zoomed shots is just different. As I like to see the whole vessel and how the ship looks, it´s of course for me more pleasant to see the "standard" angled shots than these totally zoomed ones. They namely show only one view of the ship. For that kind of photos I prefer then only totally detailed photos, for example a close-up of the names of the vessel or her superstucture.

@Marc: As you wrote below, your experience of shipphotographty for 35 years really have made you one of the famous shipphotographer in Canada and also in other countries, and you really make very good work with your photos. It´s more than great that you also are here for sharing your excellent photos for shiplovers everywhere. 8-)
Marc Piché on Aug 09, 2005 13:35 (12 years ago)
I use a Canon 300D reflex with two zoom lenses, a 18 to 60mm mini and a 90-300mm long lens. With the 1 to 1.6 ratio offered to D-SLRs, the long lens can offer up to 480mm focal lenght which is very handy in photographing tugs or more distant subjects in good clear light. As the view finder is much smaller than the ones on 35mm SLRs, the eye has to get used to the diminutive target area. Both camera and lens are on the heavy side so aiming properly is of the utmost importance. I use a shutter speed which is around 1/400 to 1/500th of a second given to me on the automatic mode set at 100ASA so there is no image stabilizer. Mostly 35 years of experience in ship photography with 35mm cameras and a good eye allow me to produce high quality material.

Marc Piché on Aug 09, 2005 13:20 (12 years ago)
Thanks for accolade of me being one of the top photographers on this site, a very rewarding comment indeed as I do work hard to find the best locations, angles and light quality. My views are usually taken from the standard angles but sometimes, I like to surprise viewers with unusual frames such as this one where light is a predominant factor and details shoot out vividly. I find that these photos particularly appeal more to the layman who is more attracted to photography as an art form than to standard ship portraits.


Lanaud on Aug 09, 2005 13:16 (12 years ago)
Stupid look? Errr... I'm sure what Marc wanted to do here was just to get a real good shot of the name. All that fleet is presently getting a name change. I'm guessing it was to show us the repainting of the name
Phil English on Aug 09, 2005 12:13 (12 years ago)
MVSnordica wrote:

"I can´t see no idea with these ultra-mega zoomed shots. They look so stupid."

Each to their own view, but I couldn't disagree more. The visual impact of such images is outstanding. With virtually the whole frame filled by the vessel, there is nothing else in the picture to distract one's attention from the subject matter. Side on or semi-angled shots are OK, but can have too much background clutter, sea and sky!

Unless you can get really up close to ships in absolute perfect uncluttered surroundings, I would recommend an ultra-zoom camera/lens to anyone.
Pekka Laakso on Aug 09, 2005 09:22 (12 years ago)
Sorry, although the photo is very sharp and Marc is - probably - the best photographer on this whole place here, I can´t see no idea with these ultra-mega zoomed shots. They look so stupid.
Phil English on Aug 09, 2005 07:55 (12 years ago)
Cracking shot Marc. What camera/lens were you using? Is it image stabilised?
Marc Piché on Aug 09, 2005 02:04 (12 years ago)
I'm pretty proud of it myself as I didn't have a tripod to put the camera on. Just steady your aim, hold your breath and shoot like with a rifle.

Jeff Thoreson on Aug 09, 2005 01:30 (12 years ago)
Excellent shot Marc. Wonderful.
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