Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Portrait of a boat

These are some of my favorite photos of boats I've known. Two of them are of the M/V Bearcat, a Tennessee River tow boat on which I was a deckhand for about eight months in, what was it, the year 2000. The other two are of a small ship docked at the port of New Orleans in July of 1999; I took them while visiting New Orleans for the first time with my friend Steven.

I challenge anyone but Steven and My Buddy Bradley (who worked on the Bearcat with me) to know which two belong to the Bearcat and which two belong to the other boat.

Why are these four photos together under a single heading -- reading, in part, "a boat"? Because they fit together, despite the fact that they were shot in different states, of different boats, with different cameras, etc. They are similarly graphic in nature and I simply like them together. You're welcome to argue the point with me, should you choose to do so -- and assuming there's a "you" reading this.


Blogger Robert Neno said...

I love the second one down. Really rich. Its full of detail and seems nautical in a vague way which I like. It’s not a photo of a whole damn boat. Its something a sailor could appreciate; which I am not. I had a ticket for that $300 million power ball but God hates me so that didn't work out. If that were different I might be a sailor, albeit a rookie.

My login says Robert, but don't be confused. It's 1:00am friday and this is Mark.

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