I have always been fascinated by the water and anything that either floats on it, lives under it or crosses over it. In July 2012 I had a chance to visit a harbor just off of Sturgeon Bay, WI. There were several long bridges that crossed the wide river as well as large ships at dock that travel the mighty waters of Lake Michigan. This particular harbor was also the base for a number of tug boats of varying sizes. While the tugs themselves were well interesting, I especially liked the bow of one particular vessel. It was well weathered from cutting through the waters and often bearing the initial contact when the boats gently mate for their journey.
On this particular vessel’s bow, the water line measurements are visible. The grit and rust give a wonderful texture. A thick bow padding is supplemented by additional old, well-worn tires hanging from above to give extra protection when moving it’s intended target. In the background one of the massive bridges is seen to give interest to the remaining space in the frame. The image was processed with light color and an almost line art feel to showcase the details.
Single Frame, Processed in LR and PS