Photo of the Week – January 7, 2015
Wooden Boat (Flat-Bottomed Skiff), Yorktown Virginia (December 2014)
This past December, on our annual trip to eastern Virginia, we spent several hours walking around the new (to me) business district in Yorktown. The area is located on the water, and under the York River Bridge to Gloucester Point. As you enter the town, there is the Waterman’s Museum. Behind the museum, in a grassy section of beach, is this deteriorating flat-bottom skiff.
The photo was taken as a full color digital image and converted to a black and white image using Corel PaintShop Pro X4, and “aged” using the program’s Time Machine feature to create a Daguerreotype image. The Daguerreotype image, common in the late 1800s, was captured directly onto a sheet of silver-plated copper. There was no negative, and prints or copies could not be made. Each image was unique.
Photo ©2014 Jeff Richmond
Photo of the Week – January 7, 2015, Flat Bottomed Skiff, Yorktown Virginia (December 2014)