Big ship, little bike

February 16th, 2009
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A mini motorcycle adds a sense of ironic scale to the Queen Mary 2 in the background, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at Sand Island Park.  The Queen Mary 2, one of the largest cruiseliners in existence, made a stop in Honolulu as part of her voyage around the world.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

A mini motorcycle adds a sense of ironic scale to the Queen Mary 2 in the background, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at Sand Island Park. The Queen Mary 2, one of the largest cruiseliners in existence, made a stop in Honolulu as part of her voyage around the world. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

I had been assigned to shoot the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship yesterday, and I thought it’d be a good angle to shoot from Sand Island.  But what I came across was even more amusing–a pocket bike, was just parked on a concrete block, and the owner of the bike was fishing off the breakwater.  Hmm, huge ship, little bike–in one frame–how fun!

6 Responses to “Big ship, little bike”

  1. billso:

    Very clever! Nice shot. We went to Aloha Tower to see the QM2 leave the harbor. It’s a big ship – and it can turn itself around without any help from tugs. I think it’s faster than the Superferry.


  2. Andy:

    Cool shot, and a good idea!

    QM2: 29.62 knots
    HSF: 40-45 knots

    Sorry, not even close Billso! :)


  3. Ji-Soo:

    cool concept. but that shadow kinda detracts. my eyes keep being diverted to it ….


  4. jammaquino:

    Good point, Ji-Soo but the shadow does add a bit of human element to the frame. A woman was also viewing the QM2 from the elevated concrete slab where I and the mini bike were located. I shot a few frames when she left also, but compositionally, it wasn’t as different as having the shadow there, which is why I decided to go with that one.


  5. Newbie:

    hmmm… this picture doesn’t do it… If i saw this pic I wouldn’t know what you’re trying to show. Looks like grandma shot this by accident with point and shoot camera.


  6. james nachtwey:

    i agree w/ newbie.

    there is no scale whatsover that conveys to the viewer that the bike is small


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