LONG LINES BUT NO WAITING

Posted: August 9, 2016 in Abstracts, Black and White, Black and White Photography, Bridges, Details, Main Street Bridge, Photography, Shadows

Taken on the Main Street Bridge shortly before and shortly after dawn, Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Click for a gallery slideshow.

My next couple of posts will explain what I was doing hanging around in predawn Green Bay.

Okay…you forced me to tell you why. (Wow! You are good!) The Tall Ships were in town and your friend really wanted to take pictures of the ships,  but she faced two large hurdles on her way to that goal.

#1. Wabi Sabi hates crowds. Not Walking Around Crowds or City Street Crowds…those are cool… but Line Up to Get Someplace Crowds. She gets…hmmm…cranky. You should see her when she boards an airplane or attends a venue without assigned seating.

#2. Wabi Sabi does not wish to spend a bucket of money to stand in long lines and then share her personal bubble with people she does not know.  Many thousands of people attended this three day event under cloudless skies, with temps kissing 90 degrees. My fair skin is a gift from my Irish ancestors and I would have looked like a pork rind long before I had the chance to even approach the first ship.

Given those issues, I decided to be downtown well ahead of anyone else and see what I could capture. The Main Street Bridge was a pretty good vantage point for taking pictures of the ships but all those lovely crack ‘o dawn shadows on the bridge were a real distraction.

Next time: Actual ship pictures.

Comments
  1. sedge808 says:

    ‘Next time: Actual ship pictures.’
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    #3 Wabi Sabi gets seasick even just looking at a glass of water?

    These are brilliant shots. The shadows interact seamlessly with the railing.

  3. Jane Lurie says:

    You crack me up, Patricia. Aside from majestic tall ships, you zeroed in on what I would most likely, too. You found such cool lines and shadows and created masterful compositions.

    • Thank you, Jane…I am so unaccustomed to creating images in black and white that I am usually overcome with a feeling of “Well, look at that! Where did that come from?” and “Why don’t I do this more often?”
      (I was also distracted by a pelican facing down a mammoth rubber ducky, but I did eventually address the matter of the ships. 🙂 )

  4. Betsy says:

    Wow, what great pictures. Love, love, love them. Maybe one of my favorites so far. You have a wonderful eye

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