Yesterday June and I stole a few hours and were able to sail across the Bay. Ever an admirer of boats, I spotted the Pearson 365 “Sea-Duction” looking very tidy for an oldie but goodie like ours. It’s nice make some snaps of our Ospreys…ever a sign or environmental hope. The Chesapeake Bay is an active […]
Havre de Grace, Maryland: The town was “pre-season” and we had a nice little lunch at one of the local eateries and then proceeded to drive around town. Some of this is documented n my Tidewater Book but I always think that I can do it again better which is why I take longer than anyone to finish anything. Anyway…here’s a spread from the book on Havre de Grace and a few pictures from yesterday’s outing.
The Osprey are back and are feeling comfortable. The Washington Post ran an article on their migratory habits. These birds are well-traveled and eerily precise in their sense of time. And they have become so comfortable in their environment that they are sitting on an a fire alarm in New Jersey
I had the opportunity to make some new infrared images at Herrington Harbour Marina and thought I would share the results with you. For “repeatable” results, it’s best to set the camera on automatic and bracket one-half stop in each direction. More importantly, setting the “white balance” on the camera (see lifepixel website) is essential if you want control over the skies.
It’s nearing the end of the boating season (at least for us!). We started the day off with rain and decided to simply stop by the Marina for lunch and take a stroll but all of sudden, serendipity. The weather went from fog, to crystal clear and back to cloudy in three blissful hours of sailing with a steady ten to fifteen knot wind.
Welcome back to whatever we call “normal” here in DC. I am looking forward to seeing nine flights this coming October 19th weekend and will be up at BWI greeting flights this afternoon. Congrats to everyone on a perfectly executed strategy during a difficult time. I believe Honor Flight garnered great media attention as the […]
L’Escargot is berthed at Herrington Harbour Marina which is about fifty minutes from my DC office. It’s a pleasure to spend some of these Fall days using the boat both as an office as well as for making images like the one above. I am sitll stunned that the Marina has wi-fi so I can spend time near the water in this beautiful Fall weat
The light on the Chesapeake is quite extraordinary during these Fall afternoons and I have worked out a new camera kit which is proving quite useful when sailing. As always, there were some graceful and colorful boats and future versions of Tidewater: The Chesapeake Bay in Photographs will be richer for the afternoon.
Tidewater: The Chesapeake Bay in Photographs” is now uploaded to the Amazon website and can be downloaded instantly for your reading pleasure on almost any device. Cool Technology!
These are a few images I’ve made around the Herrington Harbour Marina area. Workboats, sailboats, powerboats…they are all gorgeous and possible inclusions in the new edition of “Tidewater: the Chesapeake Bay in Photographs”.
“Witchcraft”, a 1902 wooden sailing vessel berthed for the night at Herrington Harbour Marina. It’s a work of art and history. There is a video on the yacht’s website which shows you how little room you get in a 52 foot wooden yacht! The wooden rocking chair on the stern is just the perfect touch!
It’s been a busy year in Washington, DC but every week, I try to get out on the L’Escargot and capture the beauty of sailing on the Chesapeake. I know exactly which photograph this will replace in the new edition of Tidewater: The Chesapeake Bay in Photographs. This is a classic Tartan 37 cruiser/racer. I’d guess it’s early seventies and in great shape and trim as it sails off Herrington Harbour.
TIDEWATER: The Chesapeake Bay in Photographs is now available on iBooks! While we like our print books, we have to admit the images look fantastic on screen. This digital edition includes new photographs, captions and links to additional resources for your next trip to the Bay. TIDEWATER remains the most complete photographic book on the […]
Cool weather brought out hundreds of boats from Herrington Harbour South out on the Chesapeake Bay this weekend and L’Escargot happened to be passing by LaNeve, a restored Cape Dory 31 which my neighbor Jim Evans has been working on. There were tons of fishing boats which looked to be picking up crabs, flounder and rockfish […]
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You can get a feel for the setting that greeted the captain, and which is now part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail in Tidewater: The Chesapeake Bay in Photographs, a book compiled through the lenses of Stephen R. Brown that reflects the past and the present on the bay’s waters….”
A beautiful day of photography on the Bay. and a few photos for the Tidewater project. Herrington Harbour is just getting ready for the season and looks spectacularly fresh. The Osprey have set up their nests in the channel and the ducks have temporarily taken over the pool. Next weekend, they’ll have some competition.
Les Foster and I finished hanging thirty five images at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and will let the others revolve through the two months the show is up. TALK: “Photographing the Chesapeake” January 26, 2012 7:8:30 p.m. RECEPTION: January 27, 2012 5:30-7:30 p.m
Glen Rosenbluth was good enough to send me these images of L’Escargot, the Bristol 32 sailboat used for photography. Forty two of my images will be displayed this month at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. I will be speaking on photographing the Bay on January 26th and the opening reception will be January 27th. Check with […]
WHAT’S UP MAGAZINE gave the TIDEWATER: The Chesapeake Bay in Photographs January 26th lecture and January 27th reception at the Annapolis Maritime Museum a nice write up and I’d like to thank Elyse Exposito for the nice mention.
This was the scene from the helm this weekend as we took advantage of the light winds to finish up the season. I’ve been dropping off cases of “Tidewater” at the various marinas we visit on our explorations of the Chesapeake.
L’Escargot, now the nicest Bristol 32 on the Chesapeake Bay, is in the water and going fast (for a Bristol 32). I’d like to thank everyone who coordinated their efforts to get the boat through the yard: Buster Phipps for his innovative hatches and woodwork, Osprey Marine Composites for a smooth bottom and structural […]
I’ve been driving down to the Eastern Shore to get Tidewater books out to Museums and bookstores and took some time out to visit with the Cutts brothers who were just finishing up the rigging one of their classic boats. And in the pool at Mears Marina found Margaret L. Anderson Rosenfeld whose autographed book “On […]
Captain Wade Murphy of the Rebecca Ruark will be making “Tidewater: The Chesapeake Bay in Photographs” available on his daily tours for the Summer. The Rebecca Ruark is promiently featured in Tidewater.