The 72-foot, 3-deck ship is run by Massachusetts Bay Lines and is a replica of an old-time steamboat. It actually does not use steam for power, though it does use a paddlewheel.
I saw this vessel from a distance while wandering along Fort Point Channel in Boston, seeing what I could see and taking photos. The ship was so full of golden light and detail amidst the darkness of the harbor that I just had to try and get a shot.
This proved more difficult than I had at first thought, as I needed a fairly long exposure, and the boat was rocking ever so slightly in the water. So I experimented and took around 15 exposures at varying lengths of exposure.
This is the sharpest among all of those shots with the exposure fairly even across the whole frame, though it’s still a bit soft around the center of the exposure. I tried to compensate for this a bit by lowering the exposure a bit in this area and sharpening using Adobe Lightroom, so it’s not super noticeable in the smaller sizes.
In any case, I liked the light and color and sharpness in the rest of the frame so much that I just had to post it, despite the lack of sharpness in some areas of the boat itself.