Friday, August 27, 2021

Sky Watch Friday, August 27, 2021

Sky Watch Friday and The Weekend in Black and White

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Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, August 20, 2021
The late afternoon sun gave a warm glow to Pickwick Lock and Dam on the Tennessee River when we were there last Friday. We drove across the bridge (the very top of the structure) and along the other side of the river.

After we crossed the river, I turned to face directly into the sun to get this photo for The Weekend in Black and White.

After a few minutes the boat was near where I was standing. It was the 'Roger L Knight' owned by Tennessee Valley Towing. If you look across the river, you can see the rocky shore near the dam where I made the first photo. The red balls in the sky are attached to the electric power lines to make the lines more visible to airplanes.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking in today with Skywatch Friday and The Weekend in Black and White

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  1. Nice black and white capture. Every time I see a good B&W picture I wonder why I don't experiment with it. I didn't know about the red balls so learned something today. Have a great weekend.

  2. Good shots, Lea! That barge is so long!

    1. Actually that is 14 barges all hooked together

  3. I guess there must be a lock at the dam for the barge and boat to be going toward it. I wonder if riverboat life is any fun.

  4. infrastructure, barges, and skies!! Love this.

  5.'s neat to see the river barge, something that isn't seen here.

  6. That is a gorgeous b&w photo. I find myself fascinated by tugboats!

  7. an amazing bnw picture, with a strong contrast. i like this kind of barge too.

  8. Awesome cloud and sky photos ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Greetings and Salutations! Thank you for clearing up why the red balls are on lines. My husband and I have been wondering why? We can always learn something. If we are not learning something everyday it is a wasted day.

  10. That's so beautiful! Nicely photographed!


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