Foto Friday – At Play by OneEighteen

At Play by OneEighteen

Houston ship pilot and uber maritime photographer Lou Vest, aka OneEighteen on, shares with us another amazing photograph. Here’s what he has to say about this picture:

Taken on the Houston Ship Channel. For those of you who don’t spend a lot of time around ports and ships, this is a fairly common (but always enjoyable) sight. Dolphins love to get out in front of ships and other vessels and ride the pressure wave in front of the ship, sort of like surfing. When there is a lot of phosphorescense in the water at night the play of the dolphins under the bow like this can be spectacular. Weaving comets in trails of bright green. Out at sea I have seen dolphins from far away converging toward the tug I was on to come ride with us.

Check out the larger version on Flickr here.

I’ve previously posted Lou’s photos here, here, here, here and here.

As an avid amateur photographer, Lou’s work consistently blows me away and I’m totally jealous of his talent. ;-)

If you use, make sure you subscribe to OneEighteeen’s feed; if you aren’t on Flickr, it’s worth the time and effort to join just to see what Lou’s up to.

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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

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