It was quiet across the creek at Norview Marina while I was waiting for the sun to break the horizon. When it did, a slight breeze rippled the golden surface that was like glass earlier when the sky was a washed out pink.
Broad Creek, Deltaville, Virginia. May 28, 2011
Nikon 40 mm, F/9, 1/320, ISO 100
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