This is a followup to last week’s post At The Water’s Edge. The boat that was moored in the previous photograph is now serenely sailing. The photographer John B. Capewell of Westville, NJ is not in this shot. He’s on the bank shooting this picture between 100 and 110 years ago.
Last week I guessed that they may be on the Big Timber Creek that connects with the Delaware River, but it’s a guess at best. There’s not enough detail in the background to definitively say where they are sailing.
The name of the boat is a guess, too.
If the camera I used was a higher resolution, it would probably be easier to make out the letters. It looks like Collatina which an internet search revealed was the goddess of the hills in Roman mythology.
As with all of the photographs in the Capewell Collection, I placed the 5â€³ x 7â€³ glass negative on a lightbox and shot them with a digital camera locked down on a tripod. The â€œprocessingâ€ was done digitally on a Mac using Adobe Photoshop.