Pier 4

In today's post we take another sharp-angled look at a portion of the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

The red structure tucked into the right of the Pier 4 sign is the old Seven Foot Knoll Light, first lit back in 1855. It's original location was downstream at the mouth of the Patapsco River where it meets the Chesapeake Bay. It was relocated to the inner harbor (Pier 5) in 1988 and now serves as a museum.

Other attractions in this frame are the National Aquarium, the Marine Mammal Pavilion, and the World Trade Center Institute, to name a few. I chose this sharp angle, which actually makes these venues look much closer that they actually are, to simply capture the various architectural styles and points of interests.

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I find it somewhat fascinating that certain angles can compress a wide area into a single frame without distorting the actual buildings and other structures. The tall building with the setting sun reflecting off of the windows is TransAmerica Life Insurance, a full block away from the harbor, although it appears to be standing at water's edge.

This is one of the many things I love about photography, that wee bit of magic that can be captured in a fraction of a second but lasts for many, many years into the future.

Someday, someone will look at the photographic works of today and enjoy what will then be "old images" from the past. That thought always seems to bring a smile. :-)

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