What Is It About This Photo?
Yesterday I got several requests for this photo. What the heck? I have shot this same shot 1000 times. And yet yesterdays sparked the most feedback. The only thing I can surmise is that the two wood boats in the background complete the story. A timeless story.
The rounded stern one is an amazing boat that was the last rounded stern dead rise built by George Butlers father, as is the other which is the last built Butler Built boat George Butler built. Father and son designs and built all at the same place. And that combined with the Chris Craft I suppose paint a timeless scene. Such is life here in Reedville and around the Northern Neck of Virginia. It’s a timeless place that enjoys being suspended in a place of goodness.
I am posting other versions of the photo and other times. Enjoy. I have shooting them. All with an iphone 11 pro BTW.
Beautiful, Matt. And not a single pontoon in frame in any shot.
Very nice, thanks for sharing
Nice little tongue twister there with “the last built Butler Built boat George Butler built” along with the eye pleasing photo – – Thank You for both AND all the other pieces of your life you generously share – –
Your pics and text are both what make this site so special. Sometimes there’s only enough time for a quick glance, so the pics get the lion’s share of our attention, I’m sure. Thankfully they’re all so rich they fill us up – all credit to the care and time you take to craft them.
Love the header photo, with the boats in color and the rest in B&W. Very cool story behind the boats. Even better to hear there are so many historic work boats still in use there!
It is probably a gift in the difficulty to find the words to express the feelings captured. Years ago we went to the ACBS show on Bass Lake. It is a joint effort between the So and Northern California chapters. We brought our daughters’ best friend and her mom with us and on a ride in the boat the mom turned to me and said, “This is so timeless, I feel like I’m in the TV show “Twin Peaks”. She was right on. It’s a moment I have never forgotten.
It’s funny, but you are right about yesterday’s header doing something magical. I looked at it a long time yesterday before reading the article. Beautiful location, beautiful boats, beautifully captured. Kudos!
Are you sure the requests were for that picture and not one posted by Troy? Hey, would it ever be possible to have a ‘Troy Header Day?
That picture would make an outstanding 1,000 piece puzzle. Something to keep us Midwesterners busy during the coming Winter months.
Of course the same could be said of some of the tool photos from the last couple of days.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Thanks for sharing the photos Matt. You are so very fortunate to live where you do. I really enjoy the stories of your local area. There’s so much history, stunning beauty, and great boating that you capture in photos! I love the local stories you share. All just outside, in your back yard.
Yes! I love your photos and this one is really good. But have you thought that the weeds in the foreground might be making it what it is?
And I would like a copy for my laptop background
Wow, Gary thanks for noticing the weeds. I combed each one and had a Weed fluffer on the job to keep them stright.
Beautiful photos! Besides the nice composition and of course the subject matter, it’s the sill water! (also a lack of plastic).
Don’t know about the rest of you but I keep expecting the Creature from the Black Lagoon to rise out of the water and clamber over the tunnels of the two vessels in the background!
…over the gunnels…