Some Rivers Have A Slow Eddy, Some A Fast Eddy
It was early afternoon and the sun was high in the sky. I was walking beside the southern bank of the Yarra River here in Melbourne. I had the 70-300mm lens on the camera and I was in search of an unusual shot.
That's when I spotted this buoy in the middle of the river. I've seen it hundreds of times, but I've never bothered to try and decipher what the words say, so I figured this was as good a time as any. Because I had a long lens, I was able to zoom in really close and frame a really tight shot.
The clarity of this image is pretty good - because the light was so strong. This is just a low-resolution version of the original, but you can see the moss on the bottom of the buoy, as well as the plastic-encased light that flashes in darkness.
The colour of the water, too, was really interesting - the silvery-grey tone is not something you see often, but maybe it was caused by the sun being directly overhead. It's almost as if the buoy is sitting on a flooded freeway, rather than a wide river.
On the other hand, maybe this was one of the Backstreet Buoys.
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