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I hope this post elucidates what goes on in this photographer’s mind while taking photos, and later at home–in my own type of darkroom–while examining the “catch,” so to speak.

I’d seen these mergansers swim by while I was waiting for a ship.

Two minutes after that . . . in my zoom, I could make out these three tugs, clearly prepared and on their way to meet the same ship.  The mental connection, obviously, was the sets of three, patterns.

A single merganser and

a single tugboat, objectively, have no connection.  The connection is only in the photographer’s brain.

It would not surprise you either if I confessed to seeing the paint protector sheet on the tug fendering as mimicking the face masks that have become ubiquitous in my neighborhood.

 

Photos and tangential thoughts, WVD.

 

Toyster suggestion comes from Charles A Crosby, who writes:  “Toy fleet I built for my grandsons. Wood, no plans just all by eye.  The laker [which looks a lot like Roger Blough] is around 10.5″ and large container ship is 12″.   The ships are in a general scale . . . not perfect by any means.  I am building a dredge fleet, too,  bigger scale and simple, toyish also, but fun to do.  Stay safe,  my friend.”

You, too, Charles, and thanks for the photo, including quite the variety of vessels from lakers with and without self-unloading gear, tugboat, ATB, tanker, bulk carriers, container ship, LNG carrier, carferries, and a cruise ship or liner.

Stay healthy.

Related:  Over 10 years ago, I did a post on toy boats, here.

 

 

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