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Docked Skiff

A docked skiff is seen just off the waters of the Rappahannock River as the evening light softened before sundown. The water was dead calm as I set up for the shot but that all changed during this long exposure as a speed boat whizzed by in the background. Notice the red line from the bow light and the ghost like image of the boat itself, which is barely visible.

Photograph of a docked skiff near the Rappahannock River
Photograph of a docked skiff near the Rappahannock River

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The water remained calm in this exposure since the wake from the boat had not shown itself while the shutter was open.

Timing is everything. I really didn't want the passing boat involved in this but at least the shot was complete while some serenity remained. :-)

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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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At the Dock

As far back as I can remember I have always been drawn to the water. Whether a lake, beach or any other nautical body, I have always found them to be the great escape. There is just something magical about water, for me anyway. :-) In a previous post we had a look at some canoes for rent. Today we turn the camera 180 degrees in the opposite direction and capture that morning after a night of intense storms. This was during the "dog days of Summer" when we had a string of 100 + degree days. The storms provided some much needed relief and a little fog as well, as seen in the image below.

At the Dock
At the Dock
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