Four images.

I can do technically accurate captures, but I’m generally more interested in presenting my own spin on reality. In these photos, taken at Bay Shipbuilding, I played with the color–increasing saturation–and buffed out any graininess in order to achieve a more painterly effect.


 Then, some creative cropping to remove distractions: Bottom of the door is boring! or redirect the eye:  Look at the little overhang!


Most of the chalked notations throughout the yard are in a no-nonsense, businesslike hand, but in the case of the photo above…very interesting.  Flourishes. Drama, even. The artist seized the moment and his canvas.


I’m not sure if there’s a style or genre for the pictures in this set: Shipyard Romantic? Maybe Sheet Metal Moody?


  1. sedge808 says:

    these are stunning. wish i was there with you (and my Canon 5D mark 2).

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    Nice eye for details. But…

    … you didn’t mention “rust” in your categories or in your writing. Are you OK?

  3. Lily Lau says:

    Shipyard Romantic clearly, I’m glad I discovered this blog so I can learn from you, maestro 😉

  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Fabulous details, Patricia. Love.

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