Start of the Day on the Navigator of the Seas

June 2016 - Photography by Ian Lubbock

Sunrise on a ship is magical - the occasional deck-hand, the odd jogger, the very odd photographer....

....and dew on a freshly varnished handrail.

Used my 'nifty fifty' lens for this shot

If you're lucky and look carefully, you can get two see two sunrises at the same time....

Smoke from the ship drifting off in the distance.

It's so peaceful at this time of the day, especially deck 4, as all the smokers are in bed... Just after I took this photo and put my camera back in it's case, I saw a humpback whale. Without hesitation, I quickly got my camera back out, changed from the wide-angle lens to the telephoto..... and never saw another whale or dolphin on the trip again!

You can almost hear my knees creaking as I bent down for this shot... well it was early

Not a 'spotlight'... just the sunlight gently 'knocking' on the crew's door via a large round 'porthole' in the ship's framework....

Wakey wakey

Considering the time of day (and my age) I think I was fairly quick running around changing lenses and getting photos...

We were not always alone out on the open waves....

serene scene

...although it might have felt like it to this ship in the early morning mist.

Maid of the mist

Last sun-up photo - this is the front bit of the ship, (the bow) and this is where the driver sits! No, not on the benches or the helicopter pad, but with his mates up in the wide curved glass bit.... I'm so nautical it hurts!

Say 'cheese' Captain

These last two photos were taken a lot later.... after I had caught up with my sleep.

The driver and his buddies (no seat belts!)
As you can see, we are either flying at 2000 feet - below sea level or the driver's smalls are on a pre-wash!
Good morning and Goodbye from Ian

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