Storm clouds are coming so we have a most interesting morning. Then the clouds arrive and all we have is a gray day.

A wiser man and better photographer than I am readily shares his key to good photography, “Just get up.” It helps to be parked beside a nice old semi-abandoned ship that offers instant atmosphere. The Arctic Discoverer is our neighbor, our test platform for lens testing and other camera experiments, a home to a goodly number of pigeons and maybe to some eagles that are in the area. It has seen better days and what days they were. In the late 80’s, the Arctic Discoverer was the recovery vessel that pulled up some $200,000,000 in gold from the 1857 wreck of the SS Central America off Charleston. Now it is our friend. We check on it every morning and some mornings we have quite a treat.

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