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.