I have a lot of respect for folks who make their living in the maritime industry and that came from spending a bit of time photographing them at work. The conditions can be challenging due to the weather and working at night can be particularly dangerous due to the contrasty lighting and uneven surfaces. Staying safe requires real focus when many of the things in your work area are hard, sharp, or under a lot of tension. Though I enjoyed my time with the deckhands and I like being on the water, I was glad to get back to the parking lot and the relative safety of my car.
There are usually a few working boats along the Savannah riverfront and I saw this composition during a morning walk there. The lines, cables, and pulleys look pretty harmless, but I know better.