Rainbow Warrior III

A few months ago i blogged about a benefit gig i photographed for the new Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior III. The ship has now been built. On 12th and 13th of November there boat tours of the ship as it visited London as part of it’s testing stage, and also to say thank you to all the supporters who donated money to fund the build. As Greenpeace get no corporate or government funding, then it’s quite amazing how many people donated money to have such a fine new ship built.
The Rainbow Warrior III is the first ever purpose built campaigning ship. It’s possibly the most environmentally friendly ship on the planet, can sail at around 15 knots, has masts over 50 metres high, is highly maneuverable, and has far too many technical details for me to remember, let alone talk about here.

I had the opportunity to visit the new ship on Saturday 12th. The tour was due to start at 5pm so i took in a photography exhibition along the way and arrived at around 4:15. It was almost dark by this time so there was no chance of getting any photographs of the ship overall, but with lighting on the ship i thought i could get something decent.

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On the stern of the ship.

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Volunteers waiting to give us the tour.

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Everything is so new and shiny....

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Visitors admiring the ship.

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The bridge and masts.

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A crew member showing us around the bridge.

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These boats can do around 40 knots and are very maneuverable.

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Looking back after the tour at the red lights of the masts and their reflection.


A Greenpeace video from the Rainbow Warrior III visit to London with comments from both Greenpeace people and visitors.



About PurpleT

Much of my photography is art and documentary. I try to capture a scene as i see it in my mind, whether that be black and white, colour, or somewhere in between. I try to make an interesting, and/or attractive image from what i see around me, not just what would be expected, but also subjects that would be seen boring, mundane, or ugly by many. But they all have an interest as art photography. I have also spent nearly twenty years working as a life model, then the human figure in art is very important to me, and is something i try to bring into my work at times.
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