Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Liz and Bill

The Elizabeth Bleiler form Houston, TX...note the crewman on a stepladder scraping paint. Scraping and painting is a never ending job on the boats.

Mr. Bill from Rockport TX pushing a spud barge with a crane and a barge load of pipe. Yhe large vertical structures are called spuds. When the barge is positioned , the spuds are dropped through openings in the barge into the bottom of the bay. This is a very effective way to hold the barge in place. This particular rig does a lot of work in the local bays...mostly on oilfield structures but also setting pilings for various projects like docks, bulkheads and bridges.

Hey, I told you I dig sunflowers...I also like to play with selective color sometimes...all three of these shots were with the Minolta 70-210 f4.


Wendy said...

I love it when you tell us what is going on with the ships/boats. Nice to learn something new everyday! LOL to the sunflowers, they're gorgeous. How can you not take photos of them! Great job on the color accent!

shutterflycutie said...

Amen to the tidbits of knowledge you share. There was a time when I knew something of the boats/barges/bays...guess been too long. Love the color selective shots too...