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Prop Wash - Staten Island Ferry | by chris_rutkowski
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Prop Wash - Staten Island Ferry

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No photography for quite a while. Life's other duties called and call still. But perhaps I'll have a few efforts to share.


This was taken from the fantail of the ferry while riding across with my other daughter, Laurie and her fiancé, Eric. Eric proposed to Laurie on the ferry (Not this night; a few months back). They're going to be married on a boat sailing in the harbor. Very romantic!


Laurie, on seeing this shot on the camera's LCD said "Wierd..." Sigh. I try to accept such unvarnished filial candor with more aplomb than I did in years past. So yeah, she has a point.


I hadn't been across the ferry in fifty years as near as I could recall, and I was oddly moved by it. This shot is divisible into quite a few sub-compositions which are successful in their own right. Is this the opposite of the classic photographer's admonition to "get closer?" I find myself stepping back to take in more to make a "close up" of the whole. The pieces comprise the experience - combined they tell a story, a riddle, like a kanji for eye and mind.


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Taken on May 5, 2010