In the year 1708 a baby girl was born in Lively Virginia, a small community in Lancaster County. Her name was Mary Ball...
All along the Chesapeake Bay and it's rivers and tributaries you can find commercial fishing vessels of various sizes working their trade. For the smaller work boats and their crews, the season will soon be over as the temperatures drop and the fish move to deeper waters. Operations like the one pictured below will call it a season soon after Thanksgiving and spend the next few months relaxing with family and awaiting the arrival of Spring to begin the next commercial fishing season.
Captain Joe Henderson (2nd from right) and crew work the waters of the Rappahannock River and are seen here coming home again with a load of fresh fish. During the season they head out 6 days per week, often leaving around 1:00 am and returning at 8:00 am. Many operations like this supply the fish processing houses in the area, as well as local residents who meet them at the dock upon their return.
This is a gill-netting operation, requiring nets to be placed at a specific licensed location. Many work several nets, some of which extend for 1000 feet from one end to the other. Make no mistake about it, this is hard work that requires a good deal of knowledge, grit and dedication.
After long, hard hours on the open water, taking on the elements, it nice to see these crews coming home again.
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After a perfect summer day, I recall hanging out and enjoying the approaching night fall on Carter's Creek in Virginia. I had been out from before sunrise boating and visiting friends along the Northern Neck and the day was rapidly winding down. But I could not resist the urge to get a few night shots, like this Blue Hour shot and this Edge of Night image. Today I share another of the many from that fun-filled day.
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After docking we were simply milling about after unloading and finishing off a few cold ones when the boat in the foreground began to really stand out under the lamp post on the dock. It looked totally different than 30 minutes before, no doubt the effect of the now subdued lighting. I was particularly drawn to the teak wood across the stern and the name, "Out of the Blue".
This image was processed back during the summer and placed in my "To be posted" file, so I am unclear as to the exact process. I am however, certain that Topaz Adjust was applied to some degree.
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