View of the Port of Oakland

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jan 17 2010

Category: ocean travel

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Focal Length:18mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80


Busybusybusy… so many lines and colors in this image going every which way.  After a while you notice all sorts of little details, like the “Port of Oakland” writing on the crane, the truck on the pavement with the Evergreen container, the man in at the bottom center essentially working security for the only entrance to the ship, thirty or so feet above the dock.  I especially like the separation between ship and pier, made by an almost perfect straight line that strikes down vertically just to the right of the center.

Again it’s tricky to figure out the scale of everything here since it’s all this super-sized industrial stuff.  These are  the massive machines that are the enablers of world trade.  The superstructure on the ship rises about eight stories above the security man, built on a hunk of metal over three football fields long.

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