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Beauty in the photographs details 1: Appreciating Panama Canal Photo

Knowing what to look for, and what the photographer saw in the photo, adds to the appreciation of the photograph. Below is a photo as we were in the Gatun locks in the Panama Canal in December 2016. What I love are the details, the woman alone on the deck observing, the very small space between the ship and the edge of the canal, the workmen looking up, the lines of the rails, the lighthouse. Each are such a small part of the photo, yet so important, even in their smallness, Each detail adds to the appreciation of this photo.

Even though it is not a “great” photo, knowing the details adds so much. Hope you appreciate the photo of this engineering feat, where people are small, and lines and shapes dominate, as viewed from a cruise ship. In the final photo I cut out the lighthouse to emphasize the smallness of the people, the lines, and include the picnic table.


Panama Canal Gatun Locks and Lake

These photos document the 3 locks used to raise ships 85 feet up to Gatun Lake. As we rose the lake regally came into view!

It is such an amazing mankind accomplishment, and something I enjoyed while having breakfast on a cruise ship 🙂

Crossing the Panama Canal was a major bucket item list that I was able to finally accomplish on our South America cruise in December 2016!

A great documentary is available that I would highly recommend on youtube and is well worth watching!