Wednesday, October 28, 2009

mv. Tri-State in the rain

I was going through some photos I shot this past summer and found this one. It's the mv. Tri-State of Marathon Petroleum heading upriver under the Silver Memorial Bridge in the rain on July 29. My 15-year-old son, Joey, held an umbrella over me so I could shoot the boat as it passed by Tu-Endie-Wie park in Point Pleasant WV.

Shooting in the rain gave an overall gray cast to the photo and blurred some of the fine details, but I didn't mind. I liked it anyway because of the rain-induced imperfections. The mood fits me some days, you know?

I'm thinking about a series on my 10 favorite towboats, and the Tri-State would be on the list.