Driving into Portland for a Mother’s Day gathering, I caught sight of a ship heading upriver as I made my way down I-5. Doubling back at Kalama, I stopped at a beach access point that I’d never noticed before and waited.
It didn’t take long for the Colorado Voyager to heave into view. The Gracious Sky is taking on cargo in the background.
This isn’t Formula One… these are pretty ponderous heading changes. But, while it may not exactly be a white-knuckle experience, it’s not a stretch to imagine a small bump of adrenaline pumping through the river pilot’s bloodstream as the tanker rounds this bend.
70-300mm “G” zoom @ 300mm, ISO 100, 1/640th @ f/8