Thursday, August 29, 2013

cranes at sunset

Another shot of our iconic shipping cranes.  Sometimes we get a clear sunset with no fog creeping over the hills from the coast line.

14 comments:

  1. Great sunset shot with these crane profiles. I like it.

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  2. I sometimes wish our port were out by the ocean so I could see more of these shipping cranes.
    beautiful sunset.

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  3. Nice. Kind of a "War Of The Worlds" effect.

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  4. Wonderful shot. Has kind of a sci fi feel to it.

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  5. This looks beautiful, almost surreal!
    I like it!

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  6. That's fantastic! Love how sparkly the water is. :)

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  7. Great photo, Carolyn!
    Containerized shipping - and consequently the cranes - was invented in Oakland. Matson Lines were the first to use containerized shipping. The first crane went into service in 1958, and the last <> knew, is still in use. Matson (and American Presidents Line, APL) wanted to use the system in San Francisco, but were bitterly (and violently) fought by the Longshoremans Union. The upshot of this was both Matson and APL pulled out of San Francisco as their principal port and moved to Oakland, which welcomed them. This gave rise to Oakland as one of the major ports in the U.S. - and the end of San Francisco as a major port. It is a classic case of union obstructionism costing rather than preserving jobs. Matson is still headquartered in San Francisco, but APL moved everything to Oakland.

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  8. Oops, Louis did this from his iPad. He forgot that the French-style quote marks don't work on the iPad, thus the "<>" where his name should be...

    Fabulous masthead photo, by the way...

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