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!