Friday, April 9, 2021

Osage in Huntington

 After a long Friday at work, I went down to the river to decompress before going home. The Coast Guard buoy tender Osage was about to tie up at Harris Riverfront Park for the night. All I had was my phone, so I got off a few pics.

Maybe someday I'll be like that guy I follow on Facebook who showed a photo of his new iPhone and said, I bought a camera and a phone came with it. ...

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Green is coming

 Before the end of this month, the hills in the Ohio Valley will have turned from their winter brown to their spring and summer green.


Full disclosure: I Photoshopped out a couple of leafless branches that were in the corner of the image. They added nothing but distraction.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

M/V O. Nelson Jones at Huntington

 I'm not a perfectionist, but this photo disappointed me. It could have been better, but it wasn't. I tried it in color and black and white.

Not bad, but not what I was hoping for. It happens. From what I hear, it's why the real pro photographers don't turn loose of everything they shoot, because in any instance where you shoot a large number of pictures, some will turn out to be duds. A photojournalist told me he would shoot an entire roll of film in hopes of getting one or two good photos.

This time of year, with spring sunlight but bare trees, makes getting a good boat picture more difficult because of the background. In about four weeks we will have green hills, and that will help immensely. Add to that how I had a couple of camera adjustments wrong, and ... it could have been better.

When I see the boat again next month, I will try again.

Friday, March 19, 2021

M/V John Vaughn

I got my internet back late last week. With everything going on with taking care of storm damage (an effort that will take several weekends), I've fallen behind here.

Anyone interested in a towboat picture? Let's go old school and do it in black and white.

I hope to have more soon. We shall see.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

I'll see you in April

 To the loyal readers of this blog (both of you):

The power at my house was out from Feb. 11 to Feb. 26 because of the back-to-back ice storms followed a couple of days later by a nice snowfall. My home internet service is still out, and my provider refuses to give an estimate on when service might be restored.

I hope it's before the first of April. I hope to talk to you before then.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

A boat in a storm

Photo taken Feb. 12, 2021, a bit more than 24 hours after the power went out at my house thanks to an ice storm. It's still out.

First of several I got that morning. I will process and post others when I get longer access to electricity and the internet.

FWIW, this is Kirby's M/V City of Natchez passing Huntington, W.Va.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

More photos of the M/V Elizabeth Ann

 Passing Huntington WV the evening of Feb. 6, 2021.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

M/V Elizabeth Ann

 Approaching downtown Huntington WV ...

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

M/V Samuel J

Florida Marine Transporters.

As seen from Huntington, W.Va. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

A winter evening along the Ohio

 At Lock and Dam 27 ...

... so quiet.