Tugboat idling

Spotted this handsome tugboat idling in the river during a recent video mission.DSC_1780

Great looking boat, well cared for, and working steadily. (Nikon D810)

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Under the bridge…

Here’s another video from a day on the Delaware River. This time, we pass under the Ben Franklin Bridge in glorious black and white. Stay with the video all the way to the end to see the subway train crossing.

That’s a handsome bridge, especially from that angle. I have another one coming in which we’ll pass under the Walt Whitman. Stay tuned.

Splice

In keeping with my nautical and photography themes, take a look at this photo of a tugboat deckhand splicing a line:

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This image was taken with a Nikon F3HP camera, Nikkor 55mm lens, Kodak TMax 100 film. The negative was scanned at the lab. Came out fairly nice. Film photography does seem to be more challenging than I recall. By that I mean merely the technical aspects, getting the exposure, focus, and such correct. Today’s digital world makes these things easier. Nonetheless, a challenge forces us to concentrate and work harder which is good for everything. Enjoy.

GoPro Hero 5 on the waterfront.

I took the GoPro5 on the river with me recently. Did a great job for the little camera that it is. Here’s an example of some footage in real world conditions at dawn (video runs at 2x normal speed):

Pretty good clarity and range to handle the types of light, subject matter. I’ll be doing a more thorough review of the GoPro 5 after I put it through some more paces. Hopefully, I’ll have some interesting subjects to work with. Stay tuned.