11 July 2001

Duluth

This is a recent photo, from our trip to Minnesota this spring:

William A Irvin

It shows a scene in Duluth. The big orange boat is the William A. Irvin, a huge cargo boat which was once the flagship of US Steel. Now it sits perpetually in dock, as a tourist attraction. (I say “boat” not “ship” because it sailed on Lake Superior, and technically only seagoing vessels are “ships”.)

I’m really happy with how the composition turned out. I wanted pictures of the reflections in the water, the boat, the smaller leisure boats, and the large cylindrical metal tanks looming over the buildings. Unexpectedly, I managed to fit them all in one single frame that I still found pleasing.

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