Foto Friday – ClydeSights

ClydeSights - STEN ODIN and Pipers

I love photography. I love the Internet. Put the two together and you’ve got something that rivals this.

One of the greatest things about it is the wide range of styles that you can experience. Some like our friend OneEighteen are artists behind the lens and others, like another good friend, Tugster, are comprehensive documentarians. ClydeSights falls in the latter category.

While Tugster’s backdrops are the manmade mountains of Manhattan, ClydeSights are god’s version in Scotland. The full blog title is ClydeSights – Contemporary local shipping on the Clyde and the website says:

The ClydeSighter is a shipping enthusiast, who spent several years at sea sailing around the world before taking up employment with a local company.
Just like when visiting with Tugster, I can find my self lost for hours checking out the ships that work The Clyde. These photographers do a wonderful job of capturing our maritime heritage for future generations. Check it out.

Foto Friday – No Anchoring

"No Anchoring" by Tim the Sailor as seen outside the Russian Admiralty in St. Petersburg

The above photo was from a Flickr set called Signs by Tim the Sailor.  Like our Flickr friend OneEighteen, Tim the Sailor is a professional mariner who’s also a good photographer. From the About page of his great blog Tim’s Times:

I’m originally from Ireland but now live in Sweden.

The blog is mostly about ships or related to the shipping industry, but not limited to that, it’s a blog not a professional publication.

I am a qualified Master Mariner and have been working in shipping since 1990. Opinions expressed have experience in their substance, of course they are my opinions and I take responsibility for them.

Check out his Flickr photostream. He is also pretty active in the social media space; in addition to Tim’s Times, he’s got a great photoblog, Photo Journey, and you can keep up with him on Twitter. Tim experiments with his photography and does a great job of capturing the life of a sailor. Hope you enjoy his work.

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