Eastern Shore

Boats Moored on Slaughter Creek

One of the many places I like to hang out is on the eastern shore of Maryland. Like the western shore, you'll find a thousand outlets to rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. One such outlet is Slaughter Creek, which separates Taylors Island from the mainland. Slaughter Creek is also the place where this "Daybreak" image was created. Needless to say, I have taken many photos of the area, one of which is shown below.

Boats Moored on Slaughter Creek
Boats Moored on Slaughter Creek

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This is a very common scene wherever boats are located and I have been hard pressed to explain why I like this particular view, other than "there is just something about it". ;-)

In any case, I share it and this B&W version for your feedback and critique.

Boats Moored on Slaughter Creek - B&W
Boats Moored on Slaughter Creek - B&W

The image was taken in late evening as the sky was transitioning toward the blue hour. I recall this being an extremely hot day so the fact that the sun was dipping below the horizon was a good thing indeed.

The black & white version was converted using Topaz Lab's Black & White Effects.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Empty Docks

Short post today folks! First of all, I'd like to thank the many visitors and those of you who have taken your valuable time to leave comments. It is really appreciated! I try to make the rounds and visit as many of your sites as possible while sharing the great talents that you have. It's what photo-blogging is all about in my opinion.

Now on to today's post.

In an area that normally has numerous boats I arrived to find a nautical ghost town. :-) The weather could not have been better if you personally dialed it up yourself, so certainly this played a role in the fact that practically every boat slip at the docks was empty. It was an eerie feeling of sorts that begged the question... where is everyone? The answer was a simple one of course, out on the water.

I thought I'd share this early evening scene with you in hopes that you'd enjoy it. The image was taken on Slaughter Creek, just off of Taylor's Island in Dorchester County Maryland. This tributary leads out to the Chesapeake Bay.

Empty Docks
Empty Docks
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