Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Watery Wednesday II: The Ohio River

Friday's Fences is the last shot if you want to scroll down. :)
 
I promised Tricia I'd join her for her new meme this week if I had to shoot my own yard pond. As it turned out Hubby and I ventured over to Marietta, Ohio a couple of days ago and as we were crossing the bridge I thought I'd try to capture some watery shots. I was shooting into the sun from a moving vehicle while Hubby drove so they are what they are.
This first shot is looking at the town of Marietta from the Interstate 77 bridge across the Ohio River.
A few of you may remember my Sternwheeler Race shots from a few weeks ago. (Click here.) This is where they took place. The Ohio is much wider but it is split here. The left side of the picture is the Ohio bank of the river. The trees you see on the left are part of the island that splits the river here at Marietta.
This is a shot I took in September of the Sternwheel Races under the bridge.
Zooming in to the center of the bridge that joins Marietta, Ohio and Williamstown, West Virginia. The right side of the picture is the trees of the island and the left side is the West Virginia bank of the Ohio. If I had planned these shots I would tried to get the island. Looking under the bridge toward the back left you can see the top of a small tug boat. That is where the Muskingum River flows into the Ohio. The Muskingum River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 111 miles (179 km) long, in southeastern Ohio in the United States. An important commercial route in the 19th century, it flows generally southward through the eastern hill country of Ohio. Via the Ohio, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed. The Muskingum is navigable for much of its length through a series of locks and dams.
One last attempted shot as we came to the end of the Interstate bridge.
This shot I took last September as we left the Sternwheel festival and is looking up the river away from Marietta. In the very back of the shot you will see the Interstate bridge I took today's shots from.
It's what's behind this week's Friday's Fences. As we rode over the bridge I was snapping shots up river one after the other to try and capture the sternwheelers. When I downloaded my shots the out of focus fence showed up. There is a walkway across the bridge and this fence runs the length of it. If you stare closely at the middle of the fence you can tell where these two boats are. I do like the pattern of the fence and the abstract look of the photo.
A big thank you Tricia for starting a new Watery Wednesday meme. Wishing you much success in your new endeavors. Thanks too, to Janis for Friday's Fences where you post a picture of a fence or something through a fence.  And thanks to all of you who take the time to come by and leave a comment.
Linking to Tricia's Watery Wednesday II and Friday's Fences.

35 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

well, i'd say those qualify as watery for sure. :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Nice shots - I love those boats with the wheel!

Elaine said...

Lovely selection of shots!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos, Carletta! I love those sternwheel boats!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

oh too cool .. . the hubby & i loved Marietta, Ohio when we were there... it was so great & fun. love your shots. (:

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Paddle boats are so cool. Nice shots of the river.

Red said...

Neat post the way you combine a series of photos and events.

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show - I especially like the first.
Wish you a good Thursday :)
Hanne Bente

Faye said...

I've been stalking the Ohio River too, Carletta but my drivers haven't slowed down enough for me to get even a passible shot! As your shots prove, the Ohio is a majestic river and the old steamboats just add to the glamour.

Pat said...

Beautiful shots of the Ohio river! That would have been fun to see the boat races.

Tricia Hays said...

The Ohio River definitely qualifies as very, very watery! Lovin all the different shots, esp that 3rd one, the color is so pretty! I've never been that far north east of the Mississippi River before, so this is an interesting post for me. I see lots of fall colors in the trees on the river banks, but further up on the hills the leaves seem to have already fallen.
Now, the boats, esp the tugboats, are something I'd love to take a ride on! LoL! =)

Thank you Thank you Thank you for joining, Carletta, very much appreciated! =)

Tricia Hays said...

you said tug boat, but what kind of boats are those w/ the wheel on the back? steamboats? i just realized i dunno the difference... so embarrassed =) do they have school do-overs? cuz i need to go back to school! LoL!

Carletta said...

TRICIA,
THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS.
ACTUALLY, I MENTIONED THE TUG BOAT FOR WHERE IT WAS (THEY PUSH OTHER BOATS OR BARGES). THE OTHER BOATS IN THE POST wITH PADDLES ARE STERNWHEELERS AND THESE YOU SEE ARE DIESEL FUELED, ALTHOUGH WE WERE TOLD ONE RUNS ON FRENCH FRY OIL.
A STEAMBOAT IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF BOAT. IT CAN HAVE PADDLEWHEELS BUT THE BOAT ITSELF IS SHAPED LIKE A BOAT AND RUNS ON STEAM. THE STERNWHEELER HAS A FLAT BOTTOM TO ALLOW NAVIGATION THROUGH THE SHALLOWER WATER OF THE RIVERS.

Jan n Jer said...

Great water shots Carletta n the fence shot is cool looking through to the water...love the blur

Pride In Photos said...

My daughter lives in Cincinnati and I absolutely LOVE the paddle boats!! So nostalgia! She is moving to Texas next year and will miss this area.
Laurie

Rose said...

I would love to live near a river that was really used a lot...I so love seeing life on them. Enjoyed these shots a lot.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful water shots! And thanks for the info about the new water meme!

diane b said...

That is a great river system. The paddle boat races must have been fun to watch too. Good shots from a moving car.

Karen said...

Love those colorful sternwheelers and that amazing bridge. Wonderful photos! xx

Judy said...

I love the photo of the back of the stern wheeler!!
And the fence is something else!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the idea of chasing after the sternwheeler. You got some really neat photos here, Carletta!

Renae said...

Carletta! hi! hey, that is very impressive. we have very few rivers here and the ones we do have are small. i've seen the Colombia River bordering Washington and Oregon. Massively impressive!

Jori said...

SO gorgeous!!! I love the boats!

Tanya said...

2 birds with 1 stone! what a fun time you must have had!

Marie said...

Great pictures! I love the shots of the bridges and the waterways and the tugboat. Neat! And the FF was great!

Ramona said...

Great photos, Love the first shot

Pearl Maple said...

fun to see a race of the old boats, have a great weekend

Daniel LaFrance said...

I've seen old steamers and paddle-wheelers as shipwrecks.

It's nice to see them running on the surface. :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Even fuzzy fences can be lovely!

Banjo String Fence

Neal said...

Well you certainly captured some watery shots. :) I love driving along a river taking pictures.

Pam :) said...

I enjoyed your wonderful series of watery shots and info, Carletta.

I have never been to this area, thanks for sharing your journey.

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful bridge shots.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, such a nice big river!

Liz said...

Great water shots, Carletta!! Not at all bad from a moving vehicle!! Well done.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Nice picture takes. I also like the fall look.