The Moon Is Our Backdrop Part One: The Ferries by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

September 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Late summer means evenings have spectacular (and sometimes challenging) light. It is my favorite time of the season to take an evening stroll by the water. The light is both exciting and calm at the same time as the air cools.

On this evening, there was a special treat. The moon started to rise and served as our personal backdrop. In this case, it served to highlight the comings and goings of various Block Island ferries. The ships bathed in the light of the sun from the west as the moon rises in the east, providing a visual feast.

Between The Jackstaff And Pilot House
BetweenTheJackstaffAndPilotHouse_20200830_850_8062Between The Jackstaff And Pilot HouseThe moon captured between the pilothouse and the jackstaff of the M/V Carol Jean. The vessel is slowing down entering the Port of Galilee while bathed in the light of sunset.

Anna C Departing

AnnaCDeparting_20200830_850_8342Anna C DepartingThe M/V Anna C departing the Port of Galilee for Block Island in the light of sunset. The moon is ascending in the east with the soft fire of the remaining sunlight.

High Speed Ferry Moon

HighSpeedFerryMoon_20200830_850_8081High Speed Ferry MoonThere is nothing like arriving at sunset, unless the moon is also rising. This is the late summer scene as the M/C Islander arrives from Block Island.

Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Ships" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). See more here:

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