Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Crew change for the M/V Glenn A. Hendon


Of course I didn't have my good camera with me when I caught Hines-Furlong's M/V Glenn A. Hendon doing a crew change at Harris Riverfront Park in downtown Huntington, West Virginia (America's Best Community, you know).

All I had was my phone, so I made do.

Take a look at the boat in this one for a lesson on why you should not tilt your camera while shooting a panoramic.

The van seen here has "Glenn A. Hendon" on the rear. A guy getting off the boat told me the van is assigned to the boat for crew changes.

One guy said he'd been on the river for 60 of the past 61 days. He did one hitch on a different boat, came home and was called out to this one. I asked if his wife cried or cheered when he was told he had to go out again. "Both," he said.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

A quiet morning down by the Ohio River

The day was overcast, with enough light for photography but not so much as to cause shadows.

Toward the end of the visit, the M/V Capt. Tommy Parris came by.

Other than that, there wasn't much activity on the river in my area yesterday. 

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.