First commercial job for 2010 - the FV Amaltal Enterprise. This is one of the fishing vessels that I look after when wearing my IT hat. I think that when a lot of people think of a fishing boat they think of cold and wet "rust buckets" - but the reality of vessels like this is air-conditioned cabins - satellite TV - eMail - superb food ... but hard work (6 hours on, 6 hours off for 6 weeks, 2 trips on, 1 trip off for crew, 1 trip on, 1 trip off for officers).
All fish caught is processed onboard and frozen at sea a few hours after being caught.
I shot this at the request of one of the crew on 2nd January with Canon 1Ds3 & EF 70-200 F2.8L IS USM, in the rain (very reassuring to have weatherproof gear at times like that). Wee bit of work to clean up a few rust stains and evaporated salt (quite tricky actually - there's a very fine fine between making it look "too perfect" and "not perfect enough").