The last light of day illuminates the western skyline as night falls on the Washington waterfront and the Pamlico River.
Scroll over the image above to magnify.
Click on a thumbnail above, then scroll over the larger image to magnify.
Beaufort County, NC
The river has always been the reason for Washington’s existence. Since before the colonies became the states, Washington was a river port. The commerce of deep-water ships and coastal schooners, barges and rafts made some men rich and other men a meager living, but it was the river that kept the town alive.
Commercial traffic is gone from the river. There was a time when the town languished, too poor to tear down and rebuild. That poverty had a surprising benefit when tourism became a significant business. The old buildings had architectural and historic value. They were refitted and occupied by art galleries, restaurants, pubs, and artisans.
Pleasure boats now occupy the town’s gentrified waterfront and people watch dramatic sunsets from the gazebo.
$50.65 – $164.40
Our archival quality images are printed on Moab Exhibition paper using Canon Lucia inks, providing lustrous reproducttions with a board color gamut that resists aging. For more information on the technology used, see our page on print quality.
The images on this site have been highly compressed to speed page loading. Some artifacts from the process may be visible but the image files used for printing are high resolution.
Five percent of the profits from all sales on this site are donated to Sound Rivers, a non-profit organization dedicated to defending the quality of rivers on the Carolina coastal plain.