Saturday, June 11, 2022

American Countess, Part 1

 The American Countess arrived at Huntington WV around 10:30 a.m. yesterday and departed downbound around 5 p.m. -- during a mild rain that came and went. That made photography a bit difficult, as most digital cameras don't like rain. Mine is weather-resistant, but I don't interpret that to mean waterproof. Nevertheless, I got some photos in the rain.

First, the boat going under the Ashland KY bridges.

Then under the bridge connecting Ironton OH and Russell KY.

And last, this one as seen from Russell with Ironton in the background.

When I figured the boat was moving about 10 miles per hour and it would reach Greenup KY in less than an hour, I figured why not? Thus Part 2.

American Countess, Part 2

There's an unwritten rule that says if you own a camera and a big passenger boat is in your neighborhood, you must get a photo and share it online. Yesterday the American Countess was in the Huntington WV area, so I did my part to avoid coming down with the burning ague (King James language for an illness with a bad fever). Here is where I caught it having passed Greenup KY on its way down the river.

A few minutes before, the M/V Charles T. Jones came by pushing a few barges. I lucked out in that the two boats passed port to port, allowing me to get a photo with the barges between me and the American Countess. It was a different view.

I took these photos while holding an umbrella in my left hand and bracing the lens against it. It'snot easy getting sharp images while keeping your electronics from getting wet. Plus it was close to getting dark.

In case you're wondering where Part 1 is, I'm writing that one second. I wanted to post Part 2 first because I liked the images better.