by the sea

Out of the Blue

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.

Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue

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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.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend.

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Anchored

Happy Friday everyone! Weekends often provide time for some fun and relaxation, moments to gather your thoughts or to pursue your favorite pastime. Whatever the case, here's to a great one filled with memories. I'll be busy on Saturday but a 1/2 weekend will do nicely as well. ;-)

We close out the week with a peaceful scene of a sailboat anchored in the harbor during the blue hour. It was around 5:40 am, which is one of my favorite times to be out and about, chasing that short-lived twilight. There is something very special about this time of day, beyond the special lighting available to us photogs. There is that solitude and brief period to connect with nature, uninterrupted.

Well, before I go off waxing philosophical, let's get on to today's image.

Anchored
Anchored

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One last look...

Anchored - B&W
Anchored - B&W

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Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!

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