Saturday, January 12, 2013

Another candidate for the mystery boat

While looking through an old album last night, I found this photo and thought it might be the mystery boat that someone had asked me about before. It's the Lesta K in the upper approach of the old Gallipolis locks. This was taken in the early to middle 1980s, I think.

This image is a photo of a photo. It wasn't worth it getting out the scanner and all, so I just used the camera to photograph the photograph.

There were a lot of boats built in that period with arches and designs that are out of fashion now.

Foggy day, no camera

I was kicking myself when I realized I had left home without my good camera. This is the R. Clayton McWhorter approaching the Gallipolis Locks and Dam, er, Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam in the middle of a warm April, er, January afternoon after a a steady rain had ended. 

The Ohio River didn't know what to do, so it covered itself in fog. This was taken with a smartphone, and the bright sun over my left shoulder combined with the fog to overwhelm the exposure sensor. I played with it a little before giving up.

This one worked a little better. The only editing was taking the file size down for uploading.

The R. Clayton McWhorter is one of Adam's favorite boats. I don't know why. There are several Vikings that frequent our part of the Ohio River, but he likes this one.