We’re back on the water again this week but this time we have a larger boat and a larger body of water. Being that the photographer John B. Capewell lived in Westville, New Jersey, I think it’s safe to assume that he shot this 5″ x 7″ glass negative on the banks of the Delaware River.
When I was first examining the negative, I assumed that the background on the left featured some industrial structures or dock-work. On closer examination, it sort of looks like a bridge. I’m hoping that somebody with a better grasp of the region’s history will enlighten us all.
On the other side of the photo is the wider Delaware with some ships and what is probably Camden, NJ in the distance.
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.