There was still some ice on Braddock Bay marina when I shot this last month, probably all gone now. The yellowish color is from sediment and vegetation in the shallow water at the docks. These slips will be filled with boats very soon, if not already. Fishermen gotta fish!
Bonus pic: my new car. care to guess what it is?
Really like those docks . . . and that looks like a Chevy Monza, circa 1978.
Very close. Very close.
Good shots! and congratz with your new car; no idea what it is. 🙂
Thanks, Harri. I’ll give you a hint: it’s gray!
excellent shots…I am not even gonna guess what your new car is…but it looks nice
Thsnks, smacked. Another hint: it’s last years model.
Great pix! The first one makes me feel that walking on that jetty would be a huge risk for my health! That I could fall into the drink! As to the car, something to appease your racing car driver fantasies, I presume? (no idea what it is but looks like my kinda car)
Thanks, Janina. The walkways look a little rickety bu I’ve seen folks much heavier than I walk across them, just not when they were icy.
Another hint: it’s not a race car. Far from it.
Not a race car — hmmm? A flashy SUV perhaps?
I love th efirst image, great light, very subtle, and nicely composed with the eye travelling along the rickety jetty.
I don’t know what your new car is though. I call mine ‘the old jalopy’!! But yours looks a bit shinier!!
Thanks, Tony. The car I had before this was my “old jalopy”. Now I have a new jalopy. This one is a luxury car for me because it has a transmission that shifts automatically and a radio!
Absolutely wonderful photos, Ken! Love the combination of colors, makes for a great painting.
Thanks, Gracie. Gives a new meaning to the term “water color”, don’t ya think?
I’m with Gracie: love the colors in the top two photographs—and the perspective.
Thanks, Linda. I think the yellow/blue combination is beautiful.
I love the two pictures Ken, they look like water-color paintings. On the first one it’s funny it looks as if the deck is not straight…to walk on!!
I Have no idea of what you car is and I am looking forward to see it!
Thanks, Chantal. The deck is not at all straight. After a day of boating and beer, I don’t think I’d want to walk it.
I would have thought after a day of boating and beer it would look straight to you, and it’d be a breeze to walk.
I think you may be a little inexperienced in the boating/beer convention. If this is a breeze to walk you obviously haven’t had enough beer.
True, that. I had exactly one sip of beer, when I was 19. Knew it was not for me.
BUT . . . I thought if you had enough to drink, you’d weave a crooked path. The trick, then, is to hit the first step in the right direction. Perhaps someone can help you get started.
That dock is a hoot.
And the car… that is easy. It is one of these:
Thanks, John. I love the docks at Braddock Bay Marina. Especially when there are no boats there. I’ll have to go back in a month and see what it looks like.
Your close with the car. It’s one of Car and Driver’s 10 best (2013).
Interesting clouds in the first two photos…great dock as well.
As far as the car goes it a bit like a Mazda3 headlight.
Thanks, Earl. The “3” is a good guess. Think smaller.
Almost there. Same size as the “2” and same country of origin but different manufacturer.
Well then it would have to be a Toyota Yaris or Honda Fit — it looks a bit more like the Fit.
There’s also the Nissan Versa but the headlights but the headlights are different…at least on the current model.
You’re so close, Earl. I drove the Versa and it was a solid candidate. I liked it quite a bit but I liked this one a bit better.
Honda Fit is correct! You win dinner for one at Vic and Irv’s any time between November and March. The reason being that you can’t get there from here due to the outlet bridge being closed during the Summer months. That’s not entirely true; you can drive around the world and get there, but not on one tank of gas.
Nice little car, Ken. They’ve gotten some good press. Congratulation and enjoy that gas sipping mileage!
Best onion rings ever!
Well, I liked the photo, but would have never guessed the car. 🙂
Thanks, Paul. I miss the Ford but this more than makes up for it.
That dock looks like it could be a little challenging to walk on, but i like the photos, Ken. Something about your processing works well with the scene.
I’m late to the party on the car, but was thinking that it could be a Honda. I guess I would have gotten that much right! 🙂
Thanks, Tom. Yes, it’s a Honda Fit and it’s exactly what I wanted. The processing was minimal on the dock photos and all done in LR5. I hesitate to walk out on the docks myself at this time of year because they are still icy and the water is still cold and fairly deep. Maybe I’d feel different if I had a nice boat tied up here, though.
I would never have guessed. But, I do hear good things about the Honda Fit. Enjoy!
Thanks, Monte. The Fit is highly rated by Consumer Reports. There are a few very nice cars in this category and I drove them all, but this was a good fit (get it?) for me.
You’re so right… fishermen gotta fish! 🙂 I’m heading out on the Chesapeake this weekend for the Rock Fish open.
Love these pics, man. I’d offer a guess on the new car but that would be cheating at this point, since I’ve read all of the comments. 🙂 Congrats on the new wheels, my friend. Just in time for the great weather ahead. Time to go exploring!
Thanks, Jimi. Folks tell me the fishing here at the Bay is excellent but you do need a boat to fish here. There must be a lot of fish here because a lot of people come here to fish.
These are lovely shots, I think the fisherman is mad as I’d nut venture out there I value my life more. I guess though it’s slightly different from the frozen lakes we get here in the UK, so he must know what he’s doing.
Now I’ve found your site I will definitely pop back.
Thanks, SP. Now I’ve found your site, too. I’ll be back.
I’m late to the guessing here. I have a Fit and so it was going to be an easy guess. Nice car. Only drawback we have noticed is it can be a bit noisy on the highway. Otherwise we have had no problems at all.
I love your dock/pier photos. The chaotic alignment and colours are great.
Thanks, ehpem. I really like the car so far. Highway noise is no problem at all for me. The problem for me is that the stock tires are not good in the snow (we get lots of it here). I plan on getting 4 good quality snow tires for it in the fall. I had very good luck with them on the Focus.
Ah yes, the tires. I have had mine long enough to get a new set and even made a timelapse of that chage which you mifht remember. We don’t normally get much snow here so I got similar tires. Which caused me to be stranded a few weeks ago so I too may be looking for a set of good winter tires next fall.
Those are gorgeous landscape photographs, Ken!
Thanks, DAS. The ice is gone now and the boats are back. Maybe it’s time for another visit.