Patapsco River

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Baltimore Inner Harbor

A popular tourist stop for anyone visiting the historic seaside city of Baltimore, the inner harbor area was once an industrial shipping seaport with old warehouses and cranes dotting the landscape. 

Falls Avenue Canal

Welcome back, everyone! One of the benefits of living in close proximity to major waterways that lead to the ocean, are the countless scenes of beauty. Today we focus on a canal in downtown Baltimore. It is flanked by East and West Falls Avenue and it connects to the inner harbor, which in fact, is a part of the Patapsco River. What was once a heavily industrialized area with a skyline full of cranes to load and unload ships, has been transformed over the years to hotels, offices and living spaces.

The image taken below looks southward toward the harbor. In the background you can see one of the many bridges that connect the entire perimeter of the inner harbor area, allowing pedestrians to walk from one side to the other, although that walk is quite a distance.

Falls Avenue Canal
Falls Avenue Canal

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The sun was dropping quickly on this early Fall evening and this area had become heavily shaded, which added a very soft lighting situation.

Thanks for visiting!

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Sunrise Off The Stern

"Sunrise off the stern" is a phrase one might hear while sailing the high seas aboard a large ship or boat, the stern being the rear or aft section of the vessel, for my non-nautical friends. :-) Such was the case in the image below as I stood across the outer harbor section of Baltimore along the Patapsco River. It was during that magic hour when the sun had just broken over the horizon and began to burn away what was a dense fog. At times like this the sky becomes a painter's palette, with nature doing the painting, and the results can often be stunning for a brief period.

Sunrise Off The Stern
Sunrise Off The Stern

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These large ships really stood out in a scene that I wanted to capture and remember. The peace and solitude of an early morning along the shoreline is something to behold.

Processing

LR Settings - Sunrise Off The Stern
LR Settings - Sunrise Off The Stern

Back at the computer, the images were opened in Lightroom 4 where one of several Sunrise presets (Sunrise 5) I've created was applied. Surprisingly, this was one of those instances where the job was done right then and there. Lucky me. ;-)

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At the Docks

At the Docks
At the Docks

Welcome to Friday, friends. This week suddenly became quite busy and I am glad to see it's conclusion. Today we visit a common dock scene along the Patapsco River. I took this shot last Summer on a day that was transitioning into bad weather.

Thanks for all the support this week, it's very much appreciated.

Have a great weekend!

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