“Now there’s three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain.” ~Casey Stengel
We must have been channeling Casey Stengel in June when a group from the Massasoit Art Guild decided to take a bus trip to Salem, Massachusetts. The plan was to ride up there to enjoy a boat ride and a little bit of time walking around Salem. On a nice day, that would definitely have been a win. Or, I suppose, the weather could have been sooooo bad that the trip would have been canceled. That would have been a loss. But what we got was rain.
I’m not complaining. The boat trip was good even though the last third of it was in a downpour. I still took a few photos although my paranoia about getting my equipment wet won out in the end and I was more concerned about ruining something than getting a usable shot. But I got a few nonetheless.
Well, these photos have been stewing on my hard drive for a little while now. We actually took this Salem trip a month ago on June 11. But my excuse is that I have been pretty busy this summer. Lame, I know. I should have looked at them right away but got distracted by something or other and didn’t get to them until now.
While looking through them, I realized that on a grey day out on the water, things look pretty black and white. So I decided to process many of them in black and white. I also realized that a pretty darn good way to get dry after a rainy boat ride is to eat clam chowder and drink a nice micro-brewed stout for lunch. That’s how to win even if you get rained out.
Thanks to Don Doe for planning this trip.