Saturday, January 29, 2022

Open again!

 One of my favorite places for photography is the fishing wharf in Buceo harbor. When Covid-19 struck, back in March 2020, some bright mind in our Harbor Administration (or maybe it was in some Ministry) decided to close access to the public, even though it is as open a place as they come, with more than enough wind to clear away any virus aerosol in milliseconds, and many people went there for a walk or to fish with a reel. Or to shoot pictures, with all kind of cameras and smartphones.

 I kept checking the place almost every week and getting more frustrated each time.

Last Sunday, under gray skies, I checked once again and was thrilled to see that common people were allowed into the wharf, as before. Immediately I got inside and started shooting, trying to recover two years of lost subject.

The old boats were still around. The water was dirty, maybe because of those recent floods.







The pilot launch was busy, coming and going, and the ADES rescue boat came from an exercise while I was shooting.



There were some interesting currents and waves in the oily, dirty water close to the stairs. I must come back with a longer telephoto lens and enough film to get a few abstracts. Light on water is a satisfying subject.


All with Nikon F2, 35-105 zoom, FP4+ in D-23. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 05, 2021

The old Perez watermill

A long time ago, a creek was feeding a grain mill, the old Perez water mill. As the city extended, the old mill became a park. It is located in the Malvin rambla, next to Alejandro Gallinal street. I posted on this mill a couple of years ago; it is a good place to exercise old film cameras.

The interior of the mill was once converted into a museum, and there were some cultural activities from time to time. Now the building is closed, and the old weathered doors are a twin image of neglect among graffiti.

 


The wagon is still outside, with its broken wheel and rusted metal.



During my photo expedition, a tourist tour came into the park. The tour guide told them the (true) story of the place being used for marijuana legalization meetings, before the weed became legalized in 2016.

Technical: Pentax K-1000 with 24-35 zoom and 100 mm lens; FP4+ in Beutler.


Friday, October 22, 2021

Punta del Este, again

 A few from a weekend, a rare occasion for me. 

A seawolf owns this area in the harbor, at least when fish are being cleaned.



The gazebo marks the spot where the River Plate ends, or so I was told. 


The fishing boats are candy for the eye.





Fish cleaning area with seabirds



Church interior, with chairs 



The old lighthouse could be visited. We went upstairs, all of 150 steps in the spiral, and the final wood stair to the top. 


View from the top and manufacturer’s proud plate.




Thanks for looking!  All with Nikon F, various lenses, FP4+ in Beutler.