An element of the digital darkroom unexpectedly discovered is the rendering of a photographic image; altering the color balance, contrast, light enhancements and filtering. This is an element I'm constantly exploring, learning more from and engaging with my images on new levels. This page ~ Nautical Impressions is going to be a gallery of just such works.
Hope you enjoy...
|Title: Beach Walkers Photographer: J. Foster Fanning|
In 1902, the Northern Pacific Railway opened the route to
Flat and unprotected from Pacific storms, Pacific beach and Moclips are about as close to the ocean beach as any town in
. Geographically, Moclips might even be considered actually on the beach. Besides being ravaged by several major fires early in the early 1900’s, Moclips has been decimated by fierce storms over the years -- especially a big one that blew through in 1911. Washington
WOMAN ON BEACH
|Title: Woman on Beach Photographer: J. Foster Fanning|
The photo was shot on Clark Island in Rosario Strait, east side of the San Juan Island group.
Charles Wilkes named the island during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838-1842, in honor of midshipman John Clark, who was killed during the 1812 Battle of Lake Erie. Previously
Clark and , had been named Islas de Aquays in 1792, by the Spanish explorer Francisco de Eliza, in honor of Eliza's patron, the Viceroy of Mexico, Juan Vicente de Güemes Padilla Horcasitas y Aguayo, 2nd Count of Revillagigedo. Barnes Islands
ROLFE COVE, MATIA ISLAND
|Title: Rolfe Cove, Matia Island Photographer: J. Foster Fanning|
Matia Island State Park is 145 acres in size, and located in the San Juan Islands, Washington state U.S.A. Rolfe Cove on the northwest corner of the island faces it’s neighboring marine state park of Sucia. Rolfe Cove has several mooring buoys and limited dock.
History has it that in April of 1892 Elvin H. Smith sailed to Matia Island and took up residence to stake a claim. Smith was an embittered veteran of the Civil War and lived for almost 30 years in a cabin on a bay in the island's southeast corner. He was dubbed “The Hermit of Matia Island”. Smith vanished during a storm on February 23, 1921 while rowing his supply laden boat from nearby Orcas Island.
|Title: Sailing Dory Photographer: J. Foster Fanning|
Owner / builder Larry Silva sailing his handmade dory on Curlew Lake during an annual regatta. I like the lines associated with this vessel and it's sails. The full roach main, working jib, the angle of the hull in the water. It all works for me.Curlew Lake
Seven mile long Curlew Lake is located in Ferry County, Washington State, U.S.A. and is just under a 1,000 acres surface area in size. The lake sits in a glacier carved valley at the foot of a now dormant and very ancient volcano, Mount Elizabeth. Ten miles south of the lake is the town of Republic.
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