Four images from Thursday night and a fifth to put them into perspective

Thursday night’s expedition to Bay Shipbuilding for some Industry-After-Dark shots. The weather was more than cooperative with great lights, little cloud cover, and a bright comma of a moon in the indigo-blue post-sunset sky.

I’ve been trying to decide how best to present the series. The shots I am posting here were actually minimally processed and I have spent some long minutes just drinking in the richness of the colors.

Does anyone else do this? Sometimes I just stare at an image and think “I could not possibly have taken that picture. It does not belong to me but instead climbed into my camera looking for a warm place to take a nap.”

The structure you can see on the left of each photo is the pilothouse of the freighter American Century. The following are simply different versions of the same scene and I am perfectly delighted with them as they stand. However, I thought it would be helpful to include a fifth picture to show you the sheer enormity of both the ship and the crane.

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The American Century, of which you could only glimpse portions of the pilothouse in those earlier images, is a thousand-foot-long Great Lakes freighter that generally hauls coal on the Lakes.

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Comments
  1. Really beautiful images!! Mastery of the evening shot. Perfect!

  2. Marjorie says:

    In the still of the night…..beautiful

  3. sedge808 says:

    night photoing is very addictive.

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