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The Boat in Slip 8

Other than the magnificently beautiful boats, yachts and other water craft you see in marinas, nothing brings excitement like an old wooden boat that's under restoration. They have a certain character with their peeling paint and weathered wood and of course, a story to tell and a connection to history. I immediately think of the days when these old boats were in their prime and how seamen plied their trade by making a living on the open waters. Occasionally you can come across someone from that era and have them reflect upon those by-gone times.

Anyhow, I came upon this boat in Annapolis Maryland at the city docks.

Boat in Slip
Boat in Slip

I have no idea when this boat was built and there was no way to see the nomenclature plaque, which often has lots of info, without actually boarding the boat. After taking this photo I left feeling there was an untold story. Perhaps I will have better luck on my next visit to the capital city of Annapolis.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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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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The Edge of Night

Welcome back photography lovers! I hope all is going well for you.

Today's short post features an image taken at nightfall on Carter's Creek in the lovely state of Virginia. It is a few coves away from this blue hour image recently posted. The title, "The Edge of Night" may have drawn in a few fans of the soap opera series, for which I apologize, but everyone likes to look at photos, right? :-)

The Edge of Night
The Edge of Night

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I had given some thought to lightening this image but also considered losing the mood here so it was left in it's "as shot" state.

It was a very peaceful night on Carter's Creek which added another page to the many fond memories I have of this area.

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At Waters Edge

At Waters Edge
At Waters Edge

Continuing the theme from the previous post, today we have a look at a few yachts within the Yankee Point Marina in Lancaster Virginia. I took this shot just after sunrise, one of my favorite time to be out photographing. The peace and solitude of the early morning cannot be beat and the soft lighting is a huge plus as well. Anyhow this is one of the many tranquil scenes you'll find at waters edge, which makes this a favorite topic to cover.

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Using my trusty Nikkor 18-200mm, this image was created from a 3-shot bracket (-2 to +2), run through HDR Efex Pro, then imported into Photoshop where I applied the "Portrait Drama" filter within Topaz Labs Adjust 5. Initially the colors were a bit too saturated but lowering a saturation slider makes for an easy fix.

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