I seem to always be chasing something… interesting. Today it was a tug boat pushing a barge, fun series of photos and so am posting one of the first.
The Live Oaks on Hilton Head Island are magnificent, but very hard to photograph because of their size. I am experimenting with a semi – fisheye lens on a infrared camera body.
Honey Horn Plantation on Hilton Head Island is the home of the Coastal Discovery Museum and some of the most magnificent trees on Hilton Head Island.
As I left the dock a few days ago, I was amazed to see not one, but two floating train like tows coming down the Intracoastal Waterway. The first was a tug pulling a large dredge and its support materials and the second was another tug pulling the dredge’s pipe. Along with the tugs pulling were smaller push boats helping the lengthy tows around the winding channel.
I have photographed the two shrimp boats that ran aground in Jarvis Creek on Hilton Head Island several times. They could not be salvaged and are now being broken up and hauled away. The Lady Essie was already gone when I made one more trip up the creek to photograph the Dianie. Even with fairly high water, I almost ran aground in this tricky channel, and I only need about two feet to stay afloat. I was however able to get fairly close to the boat. It is a sad sight, the loss of a shrimp boat and the demise of someone’s livelihood.
I have been posting a photo for everyday here for six months. It has been enjoyable and a way to keep up somewhat with my photo editing. However, I have been overtaken with some other fun projects and have decided to reallocate my time. I will be updating the blog here on a more irregular basis to provide information on my latest projects.
Like boating… John Van Horn
It is a hard way to make a living in today’s world!
OK, this is the moon, no sun, and there was not a full moon on November 28, took the photo on November 18…
I took another trip up Jarvis Creek to see the Lady Essie. Her appearance changes with the tide and the water is continuing the pull her apart.
This is the third photo of this series, please see the two previous posts.