Great Belt Bridge – cruising under it in the Midnight Sun

Copenhagen was a great day. Leaving any port normally means a sail away party, and sailing out of many of the Baltic destinations is idyllic because it is almost fjord or lake like as you cruise past countless islands. Back out at sea there is now a special feature. Sailing under a bridge is quite spectacular, but to do it in the steely blue midnight sky is quite something else and it is made an event. In the bar it is likely there will be a special music show on stage, the in-house orchestra put together a small group and played beyond midnight and the bar stayed open.

The Arcadia sailed under the Great Belt Bridge with 10 meters clearance. Wow! It looks amazing.

Those of you wondering how it was shot, here is the technical stuff. It was midnight, low light clear interesting sky. The bridge and the ship are both lit. The camera was our Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera, with an active metabones (that gives extra stops) and a Canon EF 18 to 40mm lens. Camera set at ISO 1600, white balance was 5200 (guessed as I am not a cameraman). All hand held and only colour balanced in Final Cut, I didn’t even need to go to DaVinci (not that I can use that well). If you are interested in our technical set up you might like to see our composer at work for us in his fantastic studio.

The equipment we use to shoot Doris Visits is always under review, and is in a tech blog here. That camera is great but is for sale and we are looking to change to the more expensive but fixed lens Canon XC15.

If you are worried how to choose which cruise, which ship and where to go, take a look at our how to choose a cruise blog. Why not have a look at the LATE DEALS over a coffee. Doris Visits allows you to SEE THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA. We have videos of many of the cruise stops you might make from St Lucia to Barcelona, from Tallinn to St Maarten. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share. Most cruise operators will offer the Baltic, take a look at our Baltic section in Destinations.

In the book charts, SOLO CRUISER BOOK SERIES. Violet Becket has never cruised. In fact, she has been nowhere in a long time. Too long. Book 1, Virgin Voyage has been in the book charts for some weeks now.And she has never had romance, never ever. As an older woman time is running out and she needs to make a change. This romantic read is based around cruises because once she cruises she loves it. That is her romance, well, there is a little more. Sally Katz used the films on Doris Visits to peg her books on! With permission. Each good read shows off a typical good cruise. But it is not about the places or the ships, you will know them back to front, if not you will get to know them. It is about Violet’s journey. Warning, there are two versions; HER VIRGIN VOYAGE is the lighter version, but VIRGIN VOYAGE is the full fat raunchy version like 50 Shades. Her Virgin Voyage has all the story just about 2500 words shorter. It is about a woman discovering life late in life, Violet’s story ranges three books. The second is a Baltic Cruise, again there are two versions, the third in the USA / Caribbean and there is only the lighter romance version as her story concludes for a while. Book four follows another character you have met and liked.  Follow author Sally Katz by clicking her name and then on the author page on Amazon, click follow. Then as she releases a new book your are informed.