One of my favourite docks to photograph is on Longboat Key Florida. I have been going there for over 30 years to vacation and this dock always draws my eye and my camera.
A Facebook friend recently posted a visually striking black and white photo of a man on a pier and it reminded me just how drawn I am to photographing docks and piers and breakwaters. I think it is the idea that the dock leads somewhere and the somewhere is often an expansive body of water. The boats at the docks are transport for adventure into the ocean or lake. There is something solitary about many of these images at the same time. Perhaps we are dwarfed by Nature.
It spurred me to look through my photo library for pictures of docks and piers that I have taken in many parts of the world. I have so many that I have to divide this into three parts. I hope you enjoy this maritime travelogue.