A strange Sight

Posted by
Jerry (Aberdeen, United States) on 23 October 2019 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Photo: Aberdeen, Washington USA

Today I was doing my daily walk along the river front and on the way back I suddenly stopped as I saw this image. Previously I had walked by this scene several times and with all the conflicting colors I didn't pay much attention to it, but today I saw it in my mind in B&W and that changed everything.

This boat has been in this small creek for about a month, it apparently washed downstream and came to rest at this location. Someone tied it off but it has not been removed.

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/4000 second F/4.0 ISO 500 21 mm (35mm equiv.)

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

You are right here Jerry, a very strange sight. Great find.

23 Oct 2019 11:24am

@Shaun: Thanks Shaun. Some photographers have a keen eye to see things in B&W, you've done some good ones. I like the work of David Yarrow who says his two favorite colors are black and white. In an urban setting there are many great BW photographers but mostly I am drawn to the old masters from the 20s to the 50s.

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

You have seen this scene well in b/w and also photographed well.

23 Oct 2019 5:49pm

@Willem: Thank-you Willem. I was surprised that today the boat was gone

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is such a strange place for it to end up! A fabulous image in black and white.

23 Oct 2019 11:13pm

Stu from From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan

At first I wondered if it was one of those huge sink holes that have been appearing recently. B&W definitely has its place from time to time - and this is one of those times.

24 Oct 2019 3:04am

1/4000 second
ISO 500
21 mm (35mm equiv.)