This photo is from my first visit to Boston few years back. It was 3 day family trip and I got to explore Boston as a pure tourist. I had camera around my neck and only one lens. No tripod, no filters no replacement lenses. It felt liberating and fun.
My favorite part of the exploration was short (10min) and inexpensive ($3.00) boat ride from Long Wharf to Charlestown Navy Yard. While on the boat I witnessed Boston from completely different perspective and later got to photograph historical navy yard.
It was fascinating to see USS Cassin Young sitting in Dry Dock 1. It is not often you get to see navy ship so accessible and completely exposed.
The Dock 1 is not a big place and as result it was challenging to find good angle to photograph it. After few unsuccessful attempts I decided to concentrate on dock itself instead of ship, emphasizing deep perspective of the composition. Short focal length (14mm) at very close distance was my solution. I think it worked well.
With deep shadows at the bottom of the dock and bright sky the dynamic range of the scene was quite high. HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing was obvious choice. I took 3 bracketed exposures hand-held (no tripod) and processed the for HDR in Photomatix.