Abandoned Barge

Another take on the river traffic in nearly constant motion on the Mississippi, I found this barge tethered to the shore during one of my walks with The Hubs. I, of course, immediately started to imagine what had been on it, who had worked on it, and why it was left tied to the shoreline…

Abandoned Barge

Even though it is old and rusted and literally decrepit, I fell in love with the colors. Add the river and the driftwood on the shore, perfectly illustrating (to my untrained eye) how the water from a higher river level flowed at one time.

I didn’t have to do much with this one. Just my standard import settings and a tiny nudge to the contrast was all it took to make it a keeper.

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