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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Gearing up gracefully

I took this on July 3rd. I mentioned in my last post that part of the waterfront that directly deals with commercial fish processing was gearing up for the season. Here one of the guys manages a chute as chopped ice pours down from somewhere into somewhere else. I haven't been inside this operation myself, and I don't know what goes on inside the building. Maybe this year I'll find out. But one thing that's so cool is that the River Walk and Waterfront Trolley run right between two of the buildings, so you can see fish on one side (very close up) and parts of the packing operation on the other side. Although the buildings are right on the walkway, this was at the far side of the building, and I used the zoom. The mountains on the other side of the river don't look anywhere near that big with the naked eye.

With ice from the chute and the great Columbia River beyond, I thought this was a fitting image for Watery Wednesday. For more wet photos from around the world, click here.

6 comments:

AB said...

Nice composition - the silhouette of a man looking at the action out of the picture

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Love those posts that explain what we are seeing. I loved learning about this activity on the Columbia River!

Don and Krise said...

This is like a photo within a photo. The man watching the ice within the rest of the picture. Another really nice shot Sheryl.

Lee Spangler said...

My hearth is for you. I think the ice is for sardines. Actually if you look, there really is no such fish as a sardine. It is a general term for a number of small bait fish, one of which is the herring.

Jacob said...

Excellent lighting! I like your commentary to...from somewhere to somewhere... ;-)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great photo we like Astoria

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