Monday, August 22, 2011

Pic Story - Harbor Contrasts


Pic Story is a stylish meme that arrives courtesy of Tina. We use our cameras to take the picture that tells the story...The theme this week is Water


The place is New Haven Harbor, and the captures were caught, same day, from the Long Wharf. Although the water is a stylish blue, the bigger purpose is commerce. 



On top, the fuel farm and the large ship parked port show the business side of the waterway. Commerce needs the water to deliver and pick up the useful goods that make the world work. 




Naturally, the huge fuel tanks are the opposite of beautiful...

Yet should we take a look to the south (our right), the places alongside the water change from industrial  view to residential that leads to Lighthouse Point Park on the east shore. 


It now looks much more pleasant on the harbor, the blue sky and water are quieter. What is more interesting is that the top and bottom view are only about 1 mile (1.6 km) apart. The character changes quickly... A transformation has seemed to occur on a nice April day. 

8 comments:

Tina said...

Thanks for sharing your waters with us. I like more the natural second one :) It´s really a contrast. LG Tina

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What enjoyable scenes for your picstory!!! And I love your 'end of summer' ruby tuesday also.

Gulf Waters

Hope your week is off to a grand beginning!!

bj said...

Love this, Ralph. You could link with Watery Wednesday with this one, too.

What happened to Mary and our Ruby Tuesday??

Kim, USA said...

Two different photos both are important ^_^ Happy Tuesday!

Picstory

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautifuol views! An interesting skyline in the first photo!

Cildemer said...

The beauty of nature against the needs of humanity!
Thanks for sharing your very nice shots;o)

¤ Have a nice and happy day ¤

elke said...

Nice photos!

lg
elke

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Ralph, I usually visit you on Sunday for SSS, but here I am on Wednesday, and this is a double treat for me this week. I love your harbor shots - the light is gorgeous and you've shown the reason why cities were developed alongside water - for the commerce and transportation. nice shots Ralph. happy day to you.