It’s not every day that you drive around corner and see 2 tall ships getting ready to go into battle, but that is exactly what happened on Saturday afternoon in Aberdeen, WA. We were on our way to the Washington coast for the afternoon and as we drove into Aberdeen we saw the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain getting ready for battle. Ok, you might now be asking why, in 2014, two tall ships would be going into battle in Aberdeen, and the answer is quite simple, it is part of a show / cruise that takes people out on the tall ships for a few hours. You can actually find more information about these cruises, and the ships themselves, on the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority website.
Odds are that you have actually seen The Lady Washington on film or TV before. A couple of her more well known credits include the first Pirates of the Carribiean movie and she was even the “Enterprise” in an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” where they made Worf walk the plank. It probably comes as no surprise that these girls demand attention everywhere they go, in the 10 or 15 minutes that we stood on the shore and watched them, we were joined by at least a dozen other people with cameras.
I don’t typically spend a ton of time post processing my images, I am certainly not one of those people that spends hours and hours working on an image, but I did spend a little more time with this one than normal. I knew that I wanted to give it a “old timey” feel.
I hope that you enjoy the image, and also hope that you get a chance to see these regal ladies in real life someday, it really is a treat.