Just Drifting

I often find myself strolling the shorelines of waterways looking for things of interest to photograph. One such item is driftwood of odd shapes or those that happen to be positioned in a certain way. While walking the shores of the Rappahannock River in Lancaster County, Virginia I came upon an area that serves as a magnet for driftwood and other marine debris. There must be something about the position of this shoreline and it's relationship with the tides that lend this area to collecting all sorts of things.

One of the many things I've photographed on this stretch of sand is this large piece of driftwood below.

Just Drifting
Just Drifting

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This piece has been in place for quite some time and will likely take a large storm of some sort to dislodge it. Unseen in this frame are the many branches buried deeply in the sandy shore, locking the driftwood in place. Judging by the size of this (at least 20-feet in length), it was likely the casualty of a previous storm along this waterway.

Next we have a black and white conversion of the scene above.

Just Drifting - black & white photo
Just Drifting - black & white photo

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Over the years, this area has seen it's share of tropical storms.

In a future post we will visit a once popular hangout along the river that is no more.

Thanks for visiting!

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