Car ship, inbound (video)

Of course, an iPhone will make great video. Today’s vid is more documentary than creative narrative. Nonetheless, it’s always good to practice one’s craft when the opportunity presents. So, here’s a quick look at a car ship on the Delaware River, inbound for Philadelphia:

The zoom on the iPhone degrades the quality a bit. Without a tripod, things get a bit shaky as well. Still, if you need to grab a shot, the iPhone can do the job.

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Indie Photo Lab, Philadelphia

Here’s a “thank you” and “job well done” to Indie Photo Lab in Philadelphia. As viewers of this blog will know, I’ve been meddling in film photography again. Of course, I need a professional lab to develop and scan my results. The crew at Indie Photo Lab did a great job, especially on some scans of 4X5 film I shot more than 15 years ago. Here’s a digital look at their storefront.

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They process b/w and color of various kinds. Check out their website for more details: http://www.indiephotolab.com Friendly staff at the counter, too, which makes a big difference. Enjoy the art.

Tugboat Devon

As long as we’re on the subject of boats, let’s go to one of my favorite categories, the tugboat. Here’s a snap from 1994 of the Devon at the dock in Philadelphia.

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Was a perfect morning for that photo, which prints much nicer than it scans for digital use here. Can’t wait to get out and do some old school photography soon. Will be interesting to see the artistic differences.

Parade Rest

In the back basin of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, you’ll find a number of ships in reserve or mothballed status. Fortunately, they’re not needed as intended. Still, sad to see them laid up. Here’s a look at a few on a clear morning.

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Eventually they will be sold or scrapped. I’m sure their former crews have many stories to tell.