Sunday, September 11, 2011

TP 52's cranked up off Angel Island at the BBS

Day 2 of the Big Boat Series, the TP 52 Class is having a lot of fun with these downwind screamers... goggles required.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Big Air Big Wind Big Crash at Big Boats!

Good wind at the first day of the BBS in San Francisco resulted in some knock downs for the Farr 30 Class. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Penobscot Bay Rendezvous 2011

Great sailing weather weekend for this new race sponsored by the local boatyards, check out all my photos here!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wooden Boat Show and World Championship Dog Competition Rockland Maine.

Thanks to everyone who came by first ever booth at the Maine Boats and Harbors Home show this weekend in Rockland!  Check out my short video of the Boat Yard Dog World Championships below... I am planning on cleaning up at this event next year with a very well trained border collie who can catch frisbees while riding in an inflatable. The dog can steer the inflatable to very near where the frisbee is landing then he leaps out of the inflatable and catches the frisbee in mid air, then splashes into the water... this will easily win this competition as you can see in my video, the dogs in this year's competition were so incredibly untalented, the winner was chosen by the handler who got dressed up the best and acted funny and fell into the water!  Thanks to Jeff Scher for the photo of me at my Booth.  Check out his blog post for a great aerial photo of the show.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Camden to Brookline Feeder Race Video & Kite Shots

Got some great kite shots, stills and a sweet video here of Spartan homing on victory... check it out, but be aware, this is a rare beauty and you just have to watch this video OVER and OVER... Way more to come, we covered this race with two photographers, please request your photos on the request link on my maine site... enjoy.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Setting up a Sunrise Shot in 12 Minutes

I've been hoping to use this new iPad App I had purchased a while back called "The Photographers Ephemeris," available here, that lines up sunrises and moonrises for photographers based on their location.  A good example of how technology and art can collide in nice shot.  I had crashed in the welcome to maine rest area coming back from newport and woke at 4am.  Somehow the idea popped into my head that I could shoot a sunrise somewhere so I fired up my droid X Nav and said "Navigate to Portland Head Light" then also found that sunrise was at 5:12.  The Droid told me that I'd be there at approximately 4:58 so everything looked great to try it out.  I also had the new iRadar and iPad App to go along for the ride, and it did pick up a few cops on Broadway in South Portland, though I think they were just munching on donuts.   I had also picked up the "FOLDIT" Aluminum Foldable cart  pictured here at West Marine in Newport which provide a great way to quickly get all my gear from the boat into the position I needed for the sunrise.  Using the TPE app for my iPad (you need internet connectivity so I had it tethered with my Rooted Droid) I was able to position the camera well before the sunrise on a Gorillapod SLR which is great for those like me in constant motion and want to travel very light and fast.  Once the sun poked up it was just a matter of quickly trying a few exposures and looking in the review screen to make sure I had a decent image... now someone please order a 16 by 20 of this so I can buy more gadgets!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Melges 32 Rounding Shot from a KITE

Shot this in Newport yesterday, using a very customized (by me) KAP rig kit (Kite Aerial Photography)

One of my first really decent racing shots with this set up, definitely "takes practice" and I'm finally getting the hang of it after a bunch of failures, at least it you want to try this, you've got a steep learning curve to compete with me...more to come!  We'll have a whole gallery posted of this Melges 32 Event in Newport Coming up ... stay tuned.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Marblehead to Halifax Finish

Some nice wind at the finish of this race up in Halifax, following the fleet in a whaler all the way up there is NOT recommended... just kidding we drove and spent about $400 in gas getting there... please buy some photos when we get the gallery up, or we'll never do that again, or at least until the canadian dollar tanks.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sail Cover July

I took this photo in the Fox Island Thoroughfare, on my typical route from Rockport to Northeast Harbor.  There are a good number of  "summa folk" in this area that have some pretty nice boats; and this is just their daysailer mind you.   A beautiful Morris 26 on a picture perfect day. Flip to page 6 of this issue and you'll see that Morris took out a full page ad for this boat.  You can snag one of these beauties by winning the lottery, or just save up a quarter million doing the 9-5, which may take slightly longer.   

Sunday, June 12, 2011

NYYC Regatta Newport 2011

Cannonball comes off a nice swell  

Classic 6 Meters in Close action  

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Starting up

This was during the MS Regatta last year, ram island in the backround... get ready for the sailing season!