Although I usually bring reading material and other things to occupy my time between bridge lifts, I’m often just studying the details of the harbor. Besides the boat traffic, there’s the effect of light and wind on the water, the play of light on the various structures that surround the harbor and the land traffic as well. One area that I am frequently attracted to is the Cargill grain terminal. It stands out by virtue of being painted white and when the late afternoon sun hits it, it literally glows. Also, the shadows cast by the elevator to the west add to the geometry of the composition.