While in Annapolis, I had the luxury of spending a few hours on the docks, by myself. I had some wonderful quiet time, did some great people watching, and mostly looked at boats. It was fascinating what they were named and where they were from. Especially intriguing were the ones “from” landlocked interior states, or ones literally all the way from the Pacific coast. After taking these first seven prosaic photos of the boats, I started to look at the arrangement of closer up frames of the complicated scene as little abstract works of art in themselves. The study of bright light and blue shadow was captivating as the only time I’ve photographed shadows of such hues were on brilliant snow. The ropes added engaging pattern. The compositions here were carefully orchestrated and interesting to contemplate. I hope you think so too!