Friday, December 05, 2008

Sunset ships and light on the water

Now the colors really begin. This is pretty accurate. I clean up photos because digital cameras usually make them kind of gray, but I try not to add color. Nature and the painters of the bulk carrier Ocean Exporter did this. Actually, the sun is doing most of it, because as you can see blow and in this photo, the hull is mostly blue. Seventeen minutes later, at 4:38 pm, it was a whole different story - the light had faded and was glowing pink (see the picture below).

You can see now that the faint lines coming toward us in the water are from the ship's lights. You probably have to click on the photo and enlarge it to see that. Now if you look at the red photo above this, you can see the faint lights streaking the water as well. I saw the lines before, but I wouldn't have guessed that the onboard illumination could have made such an impression with the sun so bright.

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