Shadow Shot Sunday arrives courtesy of Tracy is soon to be Spring Brisbane.
And happily for me – last week was one of the few times I did not post. The dumb tropical storm last week was not an issue for us as we are a at least 8 miles (13 km) from high tide, and our home is at a reassuring 400 ft (125 M) above sea level. We did not even lose power – although my office and colleagues did. The worst of the effects along the shore was due to the wind and rain occurring at high tide.
We in the US are now at the beginning of a long weekend, with the holiday on Monday Labor Day. I thought that maybe industrial shadows, staffed by labor, might be appropriate.
So when leaving the office in West Haven, I travelled east to the port area in New Haven around Stiles and Waterfront Streets.
What exists there is scrap metal exporting and a large number of oil tanks full of liquids such as gasoline/petrol, diesel and kerosene. Not a pretty place, but full of the requisite shadowy effects.
So, unassuming, stealthy and sort-of clandestine I remained in the area as subjects were sought.
None of the subjects today have any real style, their look always taking the look of functionality. The oil product tanks are cylindrical, no doubt to maximize their capacity inside. The fuel here is for local delivery, although a pipeline exists from this point that carries Jet-A fuel to the Hartford airport, about 50 miles north of here.
So established, the unattractive structures nevertheless hold shadows of interest to the intrepid shadow chaser…
Today, it is a day of sunny brilliance, a wonderful day of great temperature of 77°F (25°C), low humidity and blue sky. The late summer sky allows for strong shadows, the tanks and such leaving a wake of shadowy effects.
The last frame just shows I-95 on the outskirts of the industrial area, where the new Quinnipiac River bridge is being built alongside the old. The bridge supports and steel framing offer shadows that bid me adieu.