I was eating dinner down the shore one night, and my father-in-law and I were walking along the docks.
I had a thought that might have been a silly question, but still, I didn’t know the right answer.
The question of the day, was why boats are usually white. So we asked some boat crews the question. There are actually a couple reasons.
- White boats deflect the sun’s heat more, so the boat stays cooler. (makes complete sense)
- White boats can be picked up easier by radars. (okay, I’ll accept that)
Pretty neat stuff for photographers who enjoy photographing boats. White ones reflect the light so much that they cause brighter reflections in the water (as you can see in this photo). That’s always fun, and even more fun during a sunset.
Thanks for reading and happy shooting,