The ships on the right are the Foinhaven FPSO and behind it is an oil tanker. Below the FPSO are more than a dozen risers (flexible pipelines), rising up from the seabed 600m below, pumping oil to the ship. The FPSO then passes the oil to the tanker, which will sail off when full.
Technology lesson for today.
what an amazing photo... unique perspective & love the choice of b/w & those clouds... absolutely lovely donmac"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue