Saturday, December 8, 2018

M/V Janis R Brewer

Passing Huntington the other day.

I just like the look of this line of boat. What can I say?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

M/V Chris in black and white

This photo is from a couple of weeks ago or thereabouts. I figured I would play with it in black and white to see how it came out.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

M/V Chris Arden

Seen Nov. 29 upbound past Huntington, W.Va.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Delta Queen

By now you've all probably heard the news about the Delta Queen. I don't have anything to add except that I'll get really excited when I see the boat back on the river in 2020, assuming it happens. I may have to fight every photographer and every drone operator to get a good spot to shoot, but I'll get something, God willing.

I'm already planning my shooting spots (and hoping my contacts who can get me access to some really good ones that are off limits to the general public have not retired by then).

Who knows, I might even drag out every photo I took of the DQ in the film era, including when I squeezed every shot possible out of every roll.

Perhaps 2020 will be a good year after all.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Nightfall at the Gallipolis locks

On the way up the river today, running late for a delivery to a family member, I went through Glenwood, W.Va., and saw three boats upbound, all heading for the Gallipolis Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam. I figured with luck I would see one or two at the locks on the way back down. Which I did, just as night was falling.

The A.B. York was about to leave the locks, and I saw the Catlettsburg waiting.

Downriver, between the thriving metropolises of Bladen, Ohio, and Apple Grove, W.Va., the West Virginia was out in the channel waiting its turn.

Then it was time for the Catlettsburg to enter the lock.

One regret: The Steven J. Mason was out there, but I didn't get to see it. At least Jeff Cumptan did. He posted  photos on the Facebook page Ohio & Kanawha River Photography if you would like to see them.

The Ohio River at night

I gotta remember to carry a tripod so I don't have to do these night shots handheld.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

M/V Morgan Leigh and M/V Chris

I saw the two boats today when I ran out to the store to get stuff we needed for dinner.

First, the Morgan Leigh passing under the Sixth Street Bridge as seen from Chesapeake, Ohio, with Huntington, W.Va. (America's Best Community) in the background.

And then the Chris as see from Proctorville, Ohio, again with Huntington in the background.

It was a dreary day, the kind that sucks the life out of me but gives my older son joy. He takes after his momma's side.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

And thank you to the loyal followers of The Ohio River Blog, both of you.

Whether you're with family or whether you're working, have a good day. Please.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Deckhand on the M/V Louise S

Getting all artsy for a day

Here with minimal comments are a few photos I got of boats and barges today.

Enjoy them if you wish

I still plan to write that piece on the M/V Tri-State sometime this week, by the way.