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Something Different 52

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 […]

Something Different 51

I copied this photo from what has been a very influential book  for me, Portrait of a Port: Boston 1852–1914, compiled and annotated by W. H. Bunting.  More on that later.    I hope Mr. Bunting sees this post as a hat tip to his works, especially this book and Steamers, Schooners, Cutters, Sloops:  The Marine […]

Something Different 50

This follows such “something different” posts as Whatzit 41 and 39, Something Different 48 and Irene Aftermath 1 and 2.  If you’re not familiar with the color coding, blue is for passenger vessels, pink is personal vessels, and aqua is tugboats.  A circle means anchored or moored and an arrow means underway.   These two […]

Something Different 49*

*I could have called this “ports of ___” because I’m not telling you yet where this unexpected location is.  Not yet.  Tomorrow. These photos were sent to me yesterday.  And I’m asking for your help if you chose, later in this post. Here are the wares delivered by the “french bakery” boat. In tomorrow’s post, […]

Something Different 48

Before the internet and interactive maps of all sorts, I covered my walls with maps and studied atlases.  I’ve moved along with some technological modifications.  Recently when a friend reported a planned trip to Guinea Conakry, I was looking at various ships in the offing there, and saw this notation below for STI Onyx.   […]

Something Different 47

Looking, seeing . . . but not understanding makes me wonder if I’ve missed stuff before.  Am I dense, or is that something I don’t recall noticing before.  See it too? Here’s the rest of the vessel with the (I believe) unusually high mast.  And as large as this bulk carrier is, she seems disproportionately […]

Something Different 46

What the title means is something different than I had planned . . .  So watch this series of screen shots . . .  first at 0010 hrs today. But then, look who picks it up, re-messages it, and it appears in their news feed!!  NBC, NYDailyNews, USNews . . .!! Tri-CityHerald comes from Washington […]

Something Different 45

Ferries cross the entrance to the Saguenay River, a truly magical place.  Do visit if you can. Weather appears to vary with turns around capes on the river. Farms even stitch themselves into the valleys. Rain intensifies beyond each point until   just when you think it’ll snow, sunny slopes appear. We wind past islands […]

Something Different 44

I think I read this story right . . .  NYPD got called in for an unruly large group of champagne brunch passengers.  Excessive alcohol was involved . . .  BEFORE the champagne brunch.  What!@#!? On youtube, there’s a whole series of these CRAZY Boating Fails . . . . Then there are Darwin Award […]

Something Different 43

Here are previous installments. The photos below are NOT mine but they’ve captivated me since I first saw them on FB.  Credit and context can be found by clicking on the photo itself. What I learned–and you could too be following the thread embedded in the photo– is that it was posted about two years […]