Thursday, June 2, 2011


I saw the Mountain State today for the first time in a long time. Cool.

And the Capt. Deane Orr, too.

The Orr was using this flag -- a POW/MIA flag -- at the head of the tow. I assume this is for Memorial Day and not a year-round custom for Consol Energy, but I just don't know. Adam, who turns 12 later this year, was with me, and I explained what the flag meant.

Ah, a boat and a river. Life am good.

Black and white, part 10

If I had to choose a favorite modern black-and-white photo of a towboat only -- no kids 00  it would probably be this one. It's the Fred Way at the Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam last summer. It's got a nice-looking boat, and it has my favorite dam in the background,.

Having said that, the Fred Way looks pretty good in color, too.

I'll probably revisit black and white someday. But I have to worry about a couple of other things photographically right now.