Greenock welcomed the last big cruise ship of the year today.
At 78,000-tonne, her last visit to Greenock was in September 2010.
She departed at 18:30 bound for Dublin - a little later than planned - and with the sun setting fast I wondered if I would manage any decent shots.
Although the sun disappeared behind a cloud, it suddenly burst through just as she left her berth to give some dramatic lighting.
A busier than ever schedule is planned for cruise ships to visit our waters next year, so many more photo opportunities will beckon.
Cruise Ship - Norwegian Sun - Off Greenock Esplanade
Cruise Ship - Norwegian Sun - Departing Greenock
Norwegian Sun - Dublin Bound
Norwegian Sun and Pilot Cutter Gantock
Norwegian Sun - Departs in the Last Remnants of the Setting Sun
More images are available at - www.dougie-coull-photography.co.uk - and are also better resolution.