Day 7, 13th September – At Sea

Day 7 of our virtual cruise and we are now two-thirds the way across the Atlantic ocean, it’s at this stage we are all really wanting to get back on dry land. There’s lots going on aboard the Marco Polo, games, cabarets and lectures.

But for a photographer, there’s only so many ways you can photograph the sea! So to scratch my itch to get photographing I start photographing the empty rear deck.

Aft deck on the MV Marco Polo

For photographers, it is a good exercise – pick a subject that you wouldn’t normally photograph. Preferably something that is ordinary – something that most people would never even think of pointing a camera at. Then see what way you can make an image of it. It’s the photographic equivalent of doing musical scales. It exercises all your photographic muscles.

Here are my attempts:

Aft deck on the MV Marco Polo

Aft deck on the MV Marco Polo

Aft deck on the MV Marco Polo

We still have one last day at sea before we get to St John’s in Newfoundland. And I’ll be giving a lecture on photography when the weather turns bad.