The world as I see it — by R C Norman



Broad Creek at Dawn

Broad Creek at Dawn

View from the back of my boat at 5:30 AM on a late spring morning. The water is like glass reflecting the yellow, orange and blue colors of dawn.
Deltaville, Virginia, May 28, 2011.
Nikon 18 mm, F/5, 1/100, ISO 400


Sunrise on Norman Creek

Sunrise on Norman Creek

In 2007 I bought an old boat — a 1975, 36-foot Trojan Tri-Cabin. I had never owned a boat before, but had grown up on them with my family. She was berthed in a little tributary called, of all things, “Norman Creek”, which fed into Middle River. From there, we had a straight shoot to the upper Chesapeake Bay, where we would make the long trip south, turn west around Windmill Point and head 30 miles up the Rappahannock to a little town called Urbanna. The morning of our voyage down the bay, my father, brother and I awoke before dawn to get an early start. Before we left port, I captured this sunrise from the bridge.
May 4, 2007
Nikon 55 mm, F/11, 1/400