Friday, January 29, 2010

Fishing boats in Piriápolis dock

In the resort of Piriápolis there is a long dock for fishing boats, at the southern end of the harbor. I make a point of photographing there every year, because those little fishing boats are painted in orange or red, and combine nicely with the deep green ocean water (although technically this is still the River Plate, which ends about 30 km East).

The bay and cityscape make a wonderful environment for the boats. You might see the large "Argentino Hotel" in the background at the upper right corner.

Naguka I

The smaller boats are clustered. While I was shooting, several were coming in with their modest capture.

Three bows together

The cabins are made to withstand waves and wind. There might be plenty of both in a sudden summer storm.

Naguka II

In the brutal early afternoon sun, tired little boats endure the heat,


with their nets ready for their next catch.


Technical details: Zorki-4 with Jupiter-8 and -12 lenses. Film: Fuji Quality 100. Minolta Autocord with Provia 100 film. Excuse the midday blues of Provia. I need a warming filter.


  1. I missed the fact on first glance that a couple of those are from the Autocord. I'll be interested in learning how it performs for you.
    The Zorki and the Jupiters certainly came through with flying colors.

  2. The Autocord has a great lens and it is fast becoming my favorite instrument for 6x6. An excellent TLR, no doubt.

    Compared to my Ikoflex Ib, the focusing screen is darker and uneven (darker at the corners). Besides, it takes time to get used to the focus lever and to the different loading routine. But results wipe out all these small problems.