Last weekend after all the birthday festivities for the Woodyboatress we ran back to the river from our Boulder Bureau on Saturday for some fun on the water. We did not have time to enjoy one of the countless shows around the US.. Ugh.. But we did have a fantastic time with pals and boating for boating sake time on the Northern Neck of Virginia. While sitting on the deck while my companions enjoyed a frosty or two, I noticed that the light and wind were at the perfect place for a nice photo. That’s what happens when all you drink is iced tea.. You stay in work mode…. and have to pee a lot.. Anyway.. We jumped in the boats and ran out to the river and set the boat a drift. Just let it float..
The golden hour was upon us.. And of course all I had was my trusty iPhone.. That’s right.. These images were all taken with an iPhone.. no retouching of light.. Composition.. The shots are of Fellow Woody Boater Jim Scotts wonderful Danenberg restored Rivera..
Also below is Jim’s Cavalier. The temporary Woody Boater boat. Like a rental from the body shop…This darn thing grows on ya.. Nice modern 350.. It screams and starts and runs.. A Plywoody…Very fun.. Its all about light and weather, don’t be scared to just get out there.
Take your boat out in two feet of water and walk around it. Get low, pay attention to the sky and the background.. The little white boat houses set off the white on Termite Terror..
The cloud set off Yannon. the ripples in the water and reflections.. Yea yea, I know i sound like a art snob.. I aint.. but god damm, that light is killer.. The Cavalier shot was first thing in the morning, two feet off my dock…