PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

20100314-20080715-20080715-20080715-IMG_6470-220100216-20080715-20080715-20080715-IMG_6517-2I’m watching “Pirates Of The Caribbean, At Worlds End” at the moment. The “Lady Washington” (top shot) was used in this movie! I thought it might be appropriate to put up couple shots of her,seeing as how I’m watching the movie!
The other ship is the “Hawaiian Chieftain”.(bottom shot)

THE “HAWIIAN CHIEFTAIN” & THE “LADY WASHINGTON”

20120829-20080715-20080727-IMG_6514-2I originally shot this on July 15th,08. They both were visiting Tofino. Tofino was the end town for a Tall Ship festival. Many ships started out in Seattle,than Vancouver,onto Victoria & than to Port Alberni & finally Tofino. Only these two came to Tofino.
This was taken the night before they were to leave. It was part of a dueling show. They would make runs towards each other & let their canons go!
I was lucky to find that not a single boat was out with me & them! That was great because I did not want them in my foreground scene!

The Tall Ship festival is suppose to be every three years but they didn’t come back in 2011. The economy was depressed enough to keep them tied up at their berths.
Hope they come back soon!
The ship on the right (Lady Washington) was used in the first “Pirates of the Caribbean”movie with Johnny Depp. The “Curse of the Black Pearl”. The ships name in the movie was the “Interceptor”

Dueling!

Both of these ships were part of theTall Ship Festival. Every three years there is a Tall Ship Festival on the west coast.
I believe the order goes like this: Vancouver,Seattle,Victoria,Port Alberni and than lastly …………Tofino!
On this night,they were dueling! It was the last night of their stay in Tofino and the weather/light could not of been better! We lucked out! Not only did I luck out for weather,but also for traffic!
I was the only boat out there from start to finish! I had them all to myself.
A few whale watching boats dropped in for a few minutes,but took off after 5 minutes.
I realized after shooting for awhile, that Strathcona’s mountains would be a fantastic backdrop . I zipped to the south of them and tried to get as far away as possible!
I than used my big lens and zoomed in them. The longer the focal length,the better the compression factor will be between the foreground and the background! It makes the background “appear” to be closer than it actually is! It’s much more dramatic!
Felice island was blocking some of the view .
I tried to get shots of the cannons going off. I never knew when the cannons were going to fire ,but had to be ready to shoot at any given second!
The Hawaiian Chieftain is the one in the foreground and The Lady Washington is in the background. She had just fired her cannon!