Lancaster County Virginia

Boat with No Name

Today we flash back to last June and one of many boat excursions along the waterways of the Mid Atlantic Region, a favorite pastime. Whether fishing or simply cruising around, it is always a fun experience.The image below was taken on the Corrotoman River, which lies about 8 miles north of the mouth to the Rappahanock River in Virginia's Lancaster County. While there visiting friends we decided to head out early one Sunday morning, ending up at an old oyster processing house. As I surveyed the oyster processing house I spotted this older model boat with no name.

Boat with no Name
Boat with no Name

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Suddenly it dawn on me, this boat had been sitting here the last few times I visited. It continues to show signs of weathering and the old window air conditioner, well, has seen it's better days as well.

This once proud cabin cruiser seems to be just riding out the string of life or awaiting someone to breathe new life and vibrancy into her. Hopefully the latter.

Since the waters were calm and the morning light had not become too harsh at this point in time, I decided to fire off a few brackets in case she was gone the next time I came through. With no visible registration numbers, no name and a general look of abandonment, heaven only knows what fate awaits. Sort of reminds me of this "Better Days" image.

Boat with No Name in Black and White
Boat with No Name in Black and White

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This black and white conversion was accomplished using Photoshop, which sometimes leaves the image a little flat for my liking. This time around the result was a little better than expected.

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A Boatyard in Lancaster

Today we take a quick swing by the boatyard in Lancaster Virginia for a peek at a few of the many boats scattered about for repairs and refurbishments. I've seen boats here from as far away as Seattle Washington, which is one heck of a sail from the east coast. This image was taken a very short distance from this launch ramp and this image at water's edge, all a part of the Yankee Point Marina.

Boatyard in Lancaster
Boatyard in Lancaster

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When I first saw this image I knew I wanted to convert it to B&W, so here it is below.

Boatyard in Lancaster - B&W
Boatyard in Lancaster - B&W

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Processing took place in Lightroom 4 before exporting to Photoshop for a couple of final tweaks.

As always, thanks so much for visiting.

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Down by the Riverside

Today's image is from one of my favorite hangouts along Carter's Creek in the great state of Virginia. You can see a couple of previous images here and here. With another trip to the Northern Neck scheduled soon, I thought I would share this shot here today. The sun has just dropped over the horizon to the right and the first hint of the blue hour has began to show in the sky above. The blue hour supplies a surreal type of overhead lighting that is great for details and colors, often yielding unique scenes with hues of awesome purple and blue. This is no doubt one of the best times for photography.

That lovely home across the creek was worked on during it's construction by my long-time fishing pal and great friend Joe Woods. Joe was a Master Carpenter who left us too soon a couple of years ago. But like my old pal, this area brings me many great memories.

Down by the Riverside
Down by the Riverside

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Farm Fresh

Inspired by Chris Frailey's "Elvis Has Left the Building", a spiffy B&W he produced, I thought I would add one to my collection, albeit small at this point in time. I've been saying to myself that I was going to process more of them, so it's time I step up the effort. One of the things I love about the Summer season is the many roadside stands you see as you travel around the counties. I showed a local one here in a previous post. This time around I captured one on the way back from Lancaster County, Virginia where we saw an old barn falling apart. We actually stopped and gathered some goodies, as this is a regular stop for me each time I visit the area. They have a great selection of hot sauces, and one in particular (Peach) always has me grabbing several bottles at a time. But that's another story for another time. :-)

Today I wanted to share this photo taken in front of a farm where the owners have their produce stand.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy this fine day.

Farm Fresh
Farm Fresh
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