Sunday, February 28, 2010

Slater Park, Pawtucket, RI

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Slater Park Pond in Pawtucket, RI. The building here in this photo is the home of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. Carol is taking my picture as I shoot this photo. We were just hanging out on Saturday morning awaiting a party in our honor, celebrating 40 years of marriage. So naturally I took my camera along, and got this shot... not the best weather. I think I will shoot here again in the spring.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

SeaFreeze freezer control room

The control room for the freezer at the SeaFreeze facility in Quonset Point. This maze of pipes and controls keep the temperature at a minus 20 degrees in the freezer room.

Captian's Chair, Persistence

A view from the Captain's seat aboard the fishing vessel Persistence. The many controls that are required at sea surround the man in control, the Captain. This is his view...

F/V Persistence - On Deck

On the deck of the fishing vessel Persistence. This is the working end of the boat, where the net comes up and dumps the fish.

Engine Room of Persistence

The engine room of the fishing vessel Persistence. Now this is a big diesel engine, and there are several others running generators to provide the electricity for the ship. I always find the engine room of ships and boats to be fascinating places. This engine room is very well kept and would be a good workable engine room. Some engine rooms are so tight you just can't get around the equipment to work.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Freezer Room at Seafreeze

The freezer room at the Seafreeze facility in Quonset Point. This is where the fish are stored after removal from the boats. The temperature is 20º below zero in this room. Very cold in here.

The Freezer, aboard F/V Persistence

The freezer area aboard the fishing vessel Persistence. Once the fish are prepared and boxed, at the far end of this room the boxes are inserted between the plates on these racks where they are frozen solid. Once frozen, they are removed from the racks and put into cold storage aboard until Persistence returns to the dock for unloading. The freezing process takes about four hours.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wheelhouse of F/V Persistence

The wheelhouse of the fishing vessel Persistence at the dock in Quonset Point at the Seafreeze facility. We were taking a tour and learning about life at sea, fishing quotas and lean ship operation. It was a very good time. No wheel in this wheelhouse just a joystick...

Dock at Woods Hole • Edward Huff

Along the Woods Hole waterfront on a cold Valentines Day 2010. Just can't pass up shooting pix of boats. All the settings were wrong and got a bad stitch but still thought I would share this image. - ed

Nobska Light, Woods Hole, MA

Nobska Light, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Valentines Day. Carol and I took a drive out to the Cape and had lunch at a great little restaurant called the Fish Monger right on Water Street in Woods Hole. After lunch we took a drive along the water and discovered the Nobska light house. Very Pretty spot, but cold. . . .

Relentless Persistence

The boats Relentless and Persistence at the Seafreeze dock at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I was fortunate to get a tour of this facility and of Persistence. These ships are far removed from my little tug Tapestry, all work and no play, but still things of beauty. Persistence had just returned from nine days of fishing off the New Jersey coast with 240 tons of fish aboard. This is the view from the dock. The image is a composite of 35 exposures.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pinewood Derby with Pack 10

I shot this image during the Pinewood Derby. The scouts all had a good day with plenty of snacks and lots of racing action.