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Oil Rig Sedco 712 in the Comarty Firth

By Phil_Restan    
It's just over a year since I last uploaded to Ephotozine. I haven't done much photography in that time but last month I had the opportunity to photograph an oil rig being tugged in the Cromarty Firth, so I thought this would be a good time to update my portfolio.

The Sedco 712 has been at anchor in the Cromarty Firth for the past four years, last month it was moved to the dock at Invergordon. The conditions were a bit overcast and grey, not ideal photography weather, the only consolation being it wasn't raining and the firth was fairly calm' This photo shows the 80 metre long anchor vessel Normand Neptun towing the massive rig towards Invergordon

More info can be found on my blog Here

All work on this image has been done in Lightroom, even to the point of exporting the ephoto size.

Tags: General Places Tug Rigs Invergordon SEDCO 712 Completed work

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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
4 Feb 2013 11:59AM
This looks fine Phil


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Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
4 Feb 2013 12:15PM
Thanks Brian
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
4 Feb 2013 12:16PM
Good to see you back.

These 'tugs' are massive ........not what I grew up thinking of a tug.
4 Feb 2013 12:18PM
They are quite something when you see them 'in the flesh'! Used to live up there & been back several times and they still look impressive. I like the composition of the picture with the 3 elements.
Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
4 Feb 2013 12:19PM

Quote:Good to see you back.

These 'tugs' are massive ........not what I grew up thinking of a tug.

Yes, just enormous when up close, the small vessel between the rig and the large tug is the ports own tug.
Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
4 Feb 2013 12:33PM
Thanks Christine,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Feb 2013 2:01PM
Good to see you back, Phil, and with such a fine crisp image of this rig under tow.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
4 Feb 2013 4:03PM
Nice Image! I Like it!!
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
4 Feb 2013 5:22PM
great to see you posting again Mate...impressive capture
Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
4 Feb 2013 5:33PM
Cheers Ronnie, Bill, Gary
Richsr 11 91 223 England
4 Feb 2013 7:16PM
Good to see you work again Phil, like the details and tones in this
Regards Richard
Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
4 Feb 2013 7:21PM
Thanks Richard

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